Im listing here the things that usually sets me back from getting a rugged, since the reasons for which i would get one are obvious (IP68, huge battery)|
1. The think that has been the bigger drawback for me to get a rugged phone, is the CAMERA, which is usually subpar compared to similar phone, so a good 16MP double camera, on the back would surely make me tip more for a rugged phone.
2. Another thing is the ROM, i prefer phone that has frequent updates to the last android rom available (eg an OREO now), and have a stock ANDROID experience, maybe with few added apps, like a compass, barometer and few others "rugged" style apps.