I'm a truck driver and more than a few times has this phone taken a spill out of my cab (about 7ft) and onto the pavement. If you're looking for a phone that you can kick through the parking lot and through puddles this phone would be a good choice. But, I have had this phone for about a year now, and both batteries that came with it will only hold a charge for about a day-to a day and a half depending how much you use it. Lord knows how much it's going to be to replace these specialty batteries. And NO they are not generic batteries that you can buy at any electronics store.