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The Aspera R9: An Indestructible Smartphone

Max Wilson
Published on January 30, 2021
The Aspera R9: An Indestructible Smartphone
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Smartphones provide us with everything at the tips of our fingers from contacting our loved ones to online shopping. However, as the years go by, phones seem to be more and more susceptible to damage while prices go up.

The Australian brand Aspera challenges this norm with their new phone, the ultra-rugged R9. It’s a sleek pocket-friendly phone that was built to be hardy and withstand being dropped and at the low $279 price-point, you certainly get a lot of bang for your buck. 

What makes it so robust is the tempered glass display, strong exterior casing and it was designed with high protection from water and dust which means you can use it in tough environments without being worried you’ll damage it.  

Aspera R9 Features

When you first see the R9, you may think it looks like an industrial satellite phone. You would be mistaken. This thing is built to last with a dual sim port, facial recognition and the highest IP69 water rating, meaning it can handle just about anything.

It has some of the latest processing power and an Autofocus 13mp rear Camera, so it can keep up to date with your usage.

Ideal for a tradie or an outdoor sporting enthusiast, and at less than $300 it’s also a great option for a second phone. Plus, you feel great supporting an Aussie-made product.

The R9 in its element: Courtesy of Aspera

R9 Specs

Screen: 5.45” HD+ 1440*720, tempered glass
OS: Android 10
IP Rating: IP69
Memory: 3GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Expandable memory: SD card max 128GB
Flexibility: Unlocked Dual 4G sim cards,
Secure: Facial recognition
Camera: 13MP Auto focus rear Camera + 5MP front camera
Network Reliable: 4G bands 1/3/5/7/8/28a+b and 3G  850/900/2100Mhz
Battery: 5000mAh
Size: 160.8*76.9*15.3mm
Connectivity: NFC, OTG, USB, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-fi hotspot, VOLTE

“With the R9 Aspera brings another great rugged smartphone specifically tailored to Australian conditions at a very affordable price. Users of the R9, as with all Aspera Mobiles, also enjoy our continued high level of commitment to local, Australian-based customer service.”

Aspera Mobile MD Allan Roberston

You can now buy the R9 at Harvey Norman for Australian $279.

Max Wilson is a writer for Women Love Tech and The Carousel. Born in Sydney, he grew up bilingual in German and English. He completed a Media & Communications Degree at The University of Melbourne. Max is passionate about writing and is currently studying Acting at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts.
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