IP67 certified. Tough, smart and agile. Quad core processor and dual sim. Named "Rugged/Tradie Champion" CHOICE magazine August 2014. No longer available, upgraded to R5h, as of October 2015.

ASPERA R5 offers the best of both worlds. IP67 certified it is both waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes and totally dust resistant. The truly ruggedised shock resistant outer body also includes toughened, scratch resistant glass. But thats not all. R5 packs a quad core processor, great for high speed browsing, high quality video/audio streaming and seamless handling of any task thrown at it.

R5 is not just a great solution for industry and trades. Active individuals who are tough on their mobile will enjoy the performance, styling and resilience of this phone. Complete with Android 4.2 OS, 8MP camera and a 2800mAh battery to get you through two days average usage, R5 has you covered for just about anything.

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1st Digit Definition 2nd Digit Definition
0 No protection against contact and ingress of objects 0 No protection
1 Protected against ad large surface of the body, like the back of a hand. Protected against solid objects greater than 50mm in size 1 Protection against water drops
2 Protected against access to hazardous parts by a finger or similar object. Protected against solid objects greater than 12.5mm in size 2 Protection against water drops at a 15 degree angle
3 Protected against access to hazardous parts with a tool or thick wire. Protected against solid objects greater than 2.5mm in size 3 Protection against water spray at a 60 degree angle
4 Protected against access to hazardous parts with a wire, screw etc Protected against solid objects greater than 1mm in size 4 Protection against water splashing from any angle
5 Protected against access to hazardous parts. Dust protecte but not dust-tight 5 Protection against water jets from any angle
6 Protected against access to hazardous parts. Totally dust-tight 6 Protection against powerful water jets and heavy seas
7 Protection against effects of immersion at 1 metre for 30 mins
8 Protection against effects of immersion greater than 1m and more than 30 minutes
Quad core 1.2GHz processor
Android 4.2 OS
IP67 water/dust resistant
4.0" FWVGA display. IPS
Dual sim
8MP rear camera
3G data at 14.4Mbps
Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2800mAh
MicroSD to 32GB
Wifi hotspot
IP certification
Submersible in water to 1m for 30 minutes
Totally dust resistant
Rubberised outer body for shock absorption, high visibility yellow/black
Recessed screen, toughened glass, scratch resistant
Body joins reinforced with 12 screws
Seals for back cover, USB charger, 3.5mm headphone jack
External calling buttons for send/end
4.02" display
854x480 pixels (FWGVA) IPS
Screen recessed 2mm from rubberised protective body
Network frequency
GSM 2G 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Quad band)
(Telstra have announced 2G network closure at end of 2016)
(Optus have announced 2G network closure April 2017)
WCDMA 3G 850/2100MHz
Sim card
Dual sim: Sim 1 is 3G and Sim 2 is 2G
Full size
(Telstra have announced 2G network closure at end of 2016)
(Optus have announced 2G network closure April 2017)
Quad core 1.2GHz processor
MicroSD to 32GB
8MP rear, auto focus
1.3MP front
Scratch resistant lens
Video recording
Continuous shot to 99 shots
2 days average usage
9.5 hours talk time
600 hours standby
3G HSPA 14.4Mbps
Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Size 139.7x76.4x17.6mm
Weight 240g
Video AVI/MP4/3GP
FM radio
Video recording
Other features
Mini USB charger
Extra loud speaker
I'll Buy Another If This One Ever Dies!

Had this phone for well over a year now still getting at least 2 full days out of the battery. Gets plenty of use and abuse great reception bounced it off the back of the truck so many times. The screws holding it together means ya only gotta pick up one piece not five. Ill buy another if this one ever dies.

- Matthew - Perth on 27/07/2015

Best Signal Strength When Other Phones Have None!

I recently bought an R5 and it is the best phone I have ever used. Great reception in our area (Mt. Barker WA); I regularly have 3 bars of signal and most of the time see 4 bars, where previously I had no reception. Far better reception than Apple, HTC or Samsung. Good camera and I love the fact it's water and dust proof, great product.

- Max - Mount Barker. WA on 15/06/2015

15 Minutes in the Sea and "Hasn't Missed a Beat"

Dear Aspera Team

I own an Aspera R5, and over the past weekend as I was alighting from a yacht at Patonga Beach my phone dropped into the sea water.

It took around 10 to 15 mins to find it, but to our delight, it lived up to its claims and started straight up as though nothing had happened! The screen protector is a little delaminated but apart that that it hasn't missed a beat after that unscheduled "dunking". Just thought you'd like to know.

- Mark W - Sydney on 10/03/2015

An Aspera R5 Convert

Thank you for making such a fantastic product. I have talked many people into trading their iPhone for an Aspera R5. I can't recommend this product enough, which is funny because I was an Apple man through and through!

- Matt on 13/9/2014

Awesome R5

We purchased an Aspera R5 for business use as a handheld GPS unit, and it is awesome. I will probably buy one for personal use for camping trips, trekking and mountain biking. We will be buying another one for the business shortly so we have two field units.

- Toby - Broome WA on 18/8/2014


Hi, I recently purchased the R5...........finally found a phone that has the features and rugged design I have been looking for. I went in to buy a top end phone and was immediately drawn to the Aspera. I was a little hesitant as I had not heard of them and there is limited reviews on the net. Basically I liked the fact that it appeared to be good on paper and looked like it could stand the test of time. Battery life, talk time and durability is what I was after. It is early days and I am looking forward to using the R5 as a critical part of my daily business. So far the features and functions prove incredibly easy to use.

- Bernie on 27/2/14


G'day, I recently bought the R5 and am so happy with it. I have finally found a phone that is "Boyd" proof!!!

- Boyd on 17/2/14

New R5

I have just bought a new R5 and LOVE IT.

- Mitchell on 27/01/2014

Surprise, surprise!

Wow came across this phone by accident, and i have to say that i love it! Great value and ease of use. Thank you Aspera!!

on 21/01/2014

Wife Loves her new R5 mobile

My wife wanted a smart phone, has to have a loud ring volume she said, guess what, it does! It's also water proof. Large screen, she said, (we are all getting older) Easy to use, she said. This phone is very easy to use, feels great to hold with out sliping out of the hand. Great battery storage, lasts her 3, 4 days. I will have to buy one for myself now, cause she is now using it all the time. Thanks ASPERA

on 9/12/2013

What is the most recent version of Android available for my Aspera R5?

The most up-to-date version of Google's Android operating system for Aspera R5 is version 4.2.1 (a.k.a. Jelly Bean). There are no immediate plans for an operating system update for Aspera R5.