When it comes to tests of rugged computers, many only want to see how much abuse a device can take. But RuggedPCReview rather takes devices apart to look for faults that could indicate on a non-rugged device.
Ruggedness specs should include, as a minimum, what kind of fall a device can survive while it's on, what temperature range it can reliably operate in, how well protected it is against dust and liquids, how much vibration it can handle.
Increasing repair costs of damaged smartphones around the globe should per logic mean that people got more educated about understanding TCO, (Total Cost of Ownership). Unfortunately, that isn't the case at all.