The trend for strong and sturdy flagships began with some notable rugged handsets from Panasonic and Samsung. Since then the companies have realized that there is a considerable demanding consumer base for these types of smartphones. Ulefone has a phone in this segment and is called the Ulefone ARMOR. Lets dive into it right away.
The design of the phone is obviously rugged and is made for rough usage as it is rated IP68 waterproof and dustproof. It has a hard metal and rubber outside and is made to survive climates with temperatures ranging from -40ºC to 80ºC i.e whether it may be a desert, a swamp, a mountain or a rainforest , the Ulefone ARMOR will survive it all.
The phone has waterproof, shockproof, dustproof build into each of its components. On front it has 4.7″ HD LCD LTPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, it has hard home, menu and back keys and Ulefone branding at the bottom. For a rugged phone it is actually quite thin and stylish. It can withstand water upto 1.5m for 30min and can survive 20 drops, contortion, high low temperatures, high salinity with physical key reliability.
The ARMOR besides a fully rugged body it has a lot to offer in the performance department too, It has a MediTek MTK6753 Octa Core 1.3GHz processor which is accompanied with Mali T720 GPU, it makes sure you can play all the high definition games, multitask and do things more fast. It has 3GB of RAM and 32GB ROM inbuilt and can be expanded upto 128GB which is ample for intensive users. Besides that it has a host of sensors like Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light sensor, Gyroscope, Compass. It has Dual Sim dual standby with 4G support. The phone also has Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 2.4Ghz, GPS, NFC. There is a unique function for athletes, sports enthusiasts that it has an SOS button on upper right side,which might save someone’s life when danger.
The Ulefone ARMOR has a set of very great cameras too. It has a 13MP rear camera with flash and has a fully waterproof design. The 13MP camera is capable of taking underwater photos and can thereby lets you swim without worry. It also has a bright LED flash for low light photography. On the front you get a selfie cam of 5MP with all the software enhancements. Its an ESI system and has 9 filters in it. For the surprise factor you get a dedicated camera button too.
The phone with such powerful hardware also needs more jucier and beefier battery. Well not to worry because it has a huge 3500mAh battery. It gives you 2 days of normal usage, 6 hours of continuous calling and 300 hours of standby timing. It looks impressive indeed as it has only an HD screen and a power saving Chipset.
The Ulefone ARMOR is a great phone for sports enthusiasts, it supports plethora of bands like GSM+CDMA+WCDMA+TD-SCDMA+FDD-LTE+TDD-LTE. The phone is quite well built and challenges some industry leaders head on. At an asking price of $199.99 this phone is the best rugged, armored phone you will get out there for your adventurous lifestyle.