Leica CSX8 Rugged Tablet Review

Leica Geosystems released a new rugged tablet, the Leica CSX8 rugged tablet, almost a year ago. The Leica CSX8 rugged tablet was perfectly designed for data collection and management purposes. The tablet can easily help organize GIS measurement tasks and has six customizable and quick access function keys, which makes every task easy and quick.

The Leica CSX8 rugged tablet comes with several interesting features and specifications that can significantly help in collecting and managing data. Also,  its long-lasting battery pack will perfectly deliver battery backup that can easily get all your day covered with the heaviest of your workflow. Let’s have a look at the specifications and features in detail.

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Leica CSX8 Rugged Tablet Review


Leica’s CSX8 is a rugged and durable tablet that is developed and designed to be capable of withstanding drops up to 1.5 meters on marble, waterproof spray (with an IPX6 rating), water submersion (with an IPX8 rating), and dust (with an IP6X rating), respectively. This rugged tablet features a nice and textured ergonomic design, making it easier to grip and carry all around your work area. It’s said that the toughest tablet can easily survive in the most demanding situations.

With crystal-clear graphics, you will easily be able to view everything that’s on the screen, even in the brightest light. So, you don’t have to worry about the visuals, as you can view them despite being on a bright, sunny day.


With the inclusion of LTE-powered enhanced massively ranged Bluetooth connectivity and blazing fast 5G internet support, you can seamlessly collect and transfer your GIS-related data while being in your work area by connecting to several sensors, platforms, and other support networks, allowing you to get a fully connected data transfer and survey experience.

In the meantime, there are a total of six customizable and quick access function keys that help you complete your task with more flexibility and quickly, including certain survey-related works and other GIS measurement data collection tasks, respectively.

Operating system and processor

Powered by the Android ecosystem, the tablet can easily be operated on the fastest 5G networks, which significantly helps in delivering the highest downloading speed for better, seamless, and more data collection. In contrast, the CSX8 rugged tablet offers 8GB of RAM with 256GB of internal storage, which means you can collect and store more and more data on your tablet without even worrying about any storage issues. With regards to the processor, the Leica CSX8 tablet is powered by the Qualcomm SM4350AC Octa Core chipset.


In terms of battery capacity, the Leica CSX8 rugged tablet sports a massive 8200mAh battery that offers a seamless backup up to 15 hours, which is perfectly suitable for longer runs. Through this tablet, you will easily be able to do your most demanding tasks for a longer period of time without having to look for the charging socket.


Leica’s powerful rugged tablet, the CSX8, features an 8-inch WUXGA-powered wide display screen, which offers 500 nits of peak brightness. Its bright screen can easily be readable on a bright, sunny day.

Miscellaneous features

Other miscellaneous features of the CSX8 rugged tablet include Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which makes it protected against all your accidental drops and scratches when the device is kept with coins in your backpack. It features 10-finger multitouch support and a 32MP rear camera with an 8MP selfie snapper, respectively.

Leica CSX8 Rugged Tablet Review

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