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Land Rover smartphone: smart car accessory

When Land Rover allowed its brand to be used on a smartphone, was it just a gimmick? ARTHIUR GOLDSTUCK makes a great discovery.



Key specs of the Land Rover Explore phone

• 4000mAh battery, plus add-on Battery Packs
• IP68 Splash, Water and Dust resistance
• Drop-proof to 1.8 metres with factory fitted screen protector
• Premium grade, detailed off-road topographical mapping options from ViewRanger with Augmented Reality Skyline feature
• Customisable Outdoor Dashboard to access weather information, sensor data, and on-device tools for weather, wind, tides, compass, SOS light, etc
• Android ‘Nougat’, with scheduled upgrade to ‘Oreo’
• 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, expandable via microSD
• Deca-core 2.6GHz 64 bit MTK Helio X27 chipset with Dual SIM functionality
• 16 MP Rear camera, 8MP front camera, 4 x digital zoom
• Bright 5 inch FHD display, Corning  Gorilla Glass 5 protected, optimised for outdoor use
• Touchscreen can be controlled with gloves on or with wet fingers
• Night red filter mode reduces screen glare, preserving natural vision in low light and at night
• LTE Cat 6
• Curated apps and content catalogue relevant to outdoor pursuits

Adventure Pack Specifications

• 3600mAh additional battery
• 25 x 25mm Ceramic Patch GPS Antenna
• TPU Protective case
• Stainless Steel Carabiner with canvas strap
• IP68 and 1.8 metre drop tested

  • Arthur Goldstuck is founder of World Wide Worx and editor-in-chief of Follow him on Twitter on @art2gee and on YouTube

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