JCB Toughphone and Toughphone Max unveiled with a rugged body and MIL STD 810G

JCB Toughphone Max Price in Nepal
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JCB, a pioneer heavy equipment manufacturing company has revived its rugged phone lineup with two new devices, Toughphone and Toughphone Max. The British company released the original Toughphone back in 2007. And the new phones are coming with a MIL SPEC-810G rating and up to 1 month of battery standby. In this article, we’ll walk through the specs, features, and expected price of the JCB Toughphone and Toughphone Max in Nepal.

JCB Toughphone Max and Toughphone Overview:

Rugged Design 

As the name implies, JCB Toughphone and Toughphone Max are all about toughness and sturdiness. Both phones are complied with the Military SPEC-810G standard, enabling them to withstand harsh conditions. The certification requires 29 standard tests, structured to mimic various environmental conditions, such as humidity, rainfall, vibration, shock, and low and high-pressure conditions.

To achieve this, JCB has used a hardened plastic frame and rear side with metal elements. Moreover, the phones also get Gorilla Glass protection with rubber rims for enhanced protection and factory-fitted glass screen protectors. On top of that, you get an IP68 rating and both siblings can get dipped into 1.5m of water for 30 minutes.

The director of JCB Consumer Products, Matthew Seal, said “The JCB Toughphone range has been designed with our agricultural and construction customers in mind. JCB Toughphones will survive the rigors of hard work and come complete with a high-capacity battery, so there is no need to worry about finding a charging source when on the job.”

Display and Camera

Talking of the display, the Toughphone sports a 5.7-inch IPS LCD panel with a waterdrop notch and HD+ resolution. While the Max version gets a 6.67-inch IPS LCD screen at Full HD+ resolution and a more modern-looking punch-hole cutout.

JCB Toughphone Max Camera

As for the optics, the vanilla variant features a single 20MP rear camera. The Max version equips a quad camera setup with a 48MP main, 16MP ultrawide, 2MP macro, and 0.2MP VGA sensor. Upfront, the Toughphone duo houses a 20MP snapper for selfies and video calls.


Under the hood, both siblings are powered by Mediatek chipsets. The Toughphone features a Helio P22 chipset, which is an entry-level 4G SoC. While the Max one goes with a Dimensity 700 5G silicon. Memory-wise, the former is available in a 6/128GB variant and the latter one gets an 8/256GB variant. Both phone boot on Android 12 out of the box.

Battery and Others

Fueling the Toughphone is a 4050mAh battery. The Max version on the other hand packs a mammoth 12,200mAH battery which is rated for a 30 days standby. Talking of connectivity options, the rugged phones include 4G, 5G (Toughphone Max only), NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a USB-C port. Furthermore, you get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for biometrics security.

JCB Toughphone Max Rugged Smartphone

JCB Toughphone Max Price in Nepal and Availability

In the UK, the price of Toughphone Max is GBP 599.99 while the Toughphone retails at GBP 299.99. Although it’s very unlikely to launch here, we expect the JCB Toughphone and JCB Toughphone Max price in Nepal to be NPR 49,899 and NPR 99,799 (converted).

Smartphones Price in UK (Official) Price in Nepal (Converted)
JCB Toughphone (6/128GB) GBP 299.99 NPR 49,899
JCB Toughphone Max (8/256GB) GBP 599.99 NPR 99,799
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