Handheld Algiz RT8, a good rugged tablet for land surveying

The Handheld Algiz RT8 is a nice rugged tablet of the company Handheld.  This rugged tablet has some great features:

  • All-terrain Android tablet
  • Built-in data collection and communication
  • 8-inch multi touch screen
  • Free mobile device management

All-terrain Android tablet Handheld Algiz RT8

This rugged tablet is made for rough conditions. It does not matter if it rains or if the sun shines bright. This Handheld RT8 will do well and make you have the job done. You can use it everywhere thanks to the IP67 rating and because of passing the MIL-STD-810 testing.

The Handheld Algiz RT8 tablet is tough. It can survive multiple drops, extreme temperatures and altitudes. But it also resists humidity, water and exposure to dust.

And usually in those areas with rough conditions there is no possibility to charge your tablet. For the Handheld Algiz RT8 that does not matter because it has a long battery life. Besides you can change the battery in the field as well.

Built-in data collection and communication

This rugged tablet of Handheld has great connectivity. It of course has a Wifi connection. But you can also use a SIM card to use mobile data when there is no Wifi. This helps you to work in the cloud.

Also it has a Bluetooth module integrated. That makes it easy to use this rugged tablet with other devices like GNSS receivers for land surveying. And of course this Handheld Algiz RT8 has all the sensors like the compass sensor that you need to use it in combination with land survey app Apglos Survey Wizard.

8-inch multi-touch screen

This rugged tablet of Handheld will give you bright and beautifull graphics on an 8-inch capacitive screen wherever you are. It is designed by Handheld with 10-point multi-touch. Besides that the screen is very strong because of the Gorilla glass.

And the Handheld Algiz RT8 has a special rain- and glove-mode. So the screen of this rugged tablet is very well utilised.

Free mobile device management

For the Algiz RT8 Handheld offers a nice Android application. The name of this application is Handheld MaxGo. With Handhelds MaxGo application you can easily keep your land survey tablet secure, focused and efficient.

And that is of course what you want when you are working with a rugged tablet outside in the field.

Benefits of the Handheld Algiz RT8

So this rugged tablet has nice features. And that means it also gives you lots of benefits when you are using the Handheld Algiz RT8.

You can work with this tablet of Handheld in any terrain and in all circumstances. And that is a great benefit. You don’t have to worry that this tablet will stop working because of some weather conditions. So it is trustworthy.

And it has a long battery life. This means you don’t have to worry about the tablet running out of power. When you charge the Handheld Algiz RT8 on time then you will be able to use it when you want and for how long you want.

But the biggest benefit of the Algiz RT8 is of course that it works with land survey app Apglos Survey Wizard. You can read more about this land survey app here.

In the video below you can see how Apglos Survey Wizard works together with the rugged tablet Handheld Algiz RT8.

As you can see the combination is great. So when you get this tablet make sure you also install Apglos Survey Wizard on it. Then together with a GNSS receiver you have a perfect combination to land survey.

Specifications of Handheld Algiz RT8

So yes, this rugged tablet has good features and nice benefits. But in the end it is all about how it performs. And you can see a lot of how it will perform in the specifications. So here are the specifications of this rugged tablet.

Dimensions of Handheld Algiz RT8

  • 249 mm x 145 mm x 14.5 mm (9.8” x 5.7” x 0.5”)


  • 635 g (22.4 oz)


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon 625 MSM8953, 8 cores 2.0 GHz


  • Adreno 506

RAM and Storage

  • 4 GB / 64 GB

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 GMS


  • 8” capacitive multi-touch (10 points)
  • 1920×1200 pixels
  • Sunlight readable
  • Glove/rain mode
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass


  • Front
  • Power, F1, F2, F3, Volume up/down


  • 3.8V 8200 mAh (31.16 Wh), field replaceable


  • Type-C, OTG
  • GNSS antenna connector
  • Docking connector supporting HDMI, Ethernet, USB
  • Back connector for expandability
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 1x micro SDXC (128 GB)
  • 1x Nano-SIM

Communication of Handheld Algiz RT8

  • Cellular (WWAN)
  • 2G (850,900,1800,1900)
  • 3G (1,2,5,8)
  • 4G/LTE (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,20,25,28,38,39,40,41)
  • Wireless LAN
  • 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • PAN
  • BT V4.1
  • NFC
  • 13.56 MHz
  • ISO 14443A/B, ISO 15693
  • Audio
  • Rear-facing speaker
  • Microphone


  • Dedicated u-blox GNSS receiver
  • GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou


  • Rear: 13 megapixel with autofocus and flash
  • Front: 5 megapixel


  • Gyroscope
  • Compass
  • Accelerometer
  • Pressure
  • Proximity
  • Ambient light

Environment specifications of Handheld Algiz RT8


  • -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5/502.5 Procedure II


  • -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 501.5/502.5 Procedure I

Drop / Shock

  • 26 drops from 1.2 m (4 ft)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 516.6 Procedures IV


  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 514.6 Procedure I

Sand / Dust

  • IP67, IEC 60529


  • IP67, IEC 60529


  • 0% ~ 95% (non-condensing)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 507.5 Procedure II


  • 4572 m (15 000 ft.)
  • MIL-STD-810G, Method 500.5 Procedures I & II


  • MIL-STD-461F: CE101, CE102, CS101, CS114, CS115, CS116, RE101, RE102, RS101, RS103



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