The Land Rover Explore Outdoor Phone was built by Bullitt, a British company that has put together handsets for companies like Caterpillar, Kodak, and JCB, and it looks like they’ve put together a product that will live up to its name. Land Rover has a well-deserved reputation of being durable, rugged, and capable. Unlike many other products marketed using popular brands, this phone isn’t some cheap knockoff looking to cash in on the popularity of a recognized name.
The phone does have some design features that seem inspired by the Land Rover, namely the vertical lines on the back of the phone which are reminiscent of a Land Rover grille. The phone features a 4000mAh battery that is capable of a promised two days of typical use, and uses a deca-core 2.6 GHz MTK Helio X27 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, not dissimilar from other phones currently on the market.
But what sets this phone apart is the accessories. The Explore comes with an Adventure Pack that can be attached to the back and adds a 3600mAh battery and a 25mm ceramic patch GPS antenna. There are more aftermarket packs that you can pick up, including a bike pack. Each pack can be set to automatically launch a navigation app appropriate to whatever activity you’re involved in.
The Explore is more than just a most recent addition to products trying to cash in on a popular brand. It’s a workhorse in its own right.