I am deploying GIS to our field workers using ArcGIS Online and mobile apps like collector, survey123, etc. We are at the phase where we need to choose which hardware we will use. In past projects I have used iPads successfully. We are currently looking at both the iPad Air2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 as options. Some of our basic requirement are:
- ~9.7" in size
- Have LTE Cellular capability built in
- 64 GB of storage or more
- Have rugged (i.e. Otter Box Defender) case available
- Be purchasable through main stream channels (we are a local government agency)
Any suggestions or tips would be appreciated.