The device is of course of rugged looking phone, but it comes with Mediatek’s Helio P23-MT6763T and the ARM Mali G71-MP2 graphics unit, the robust smartphone also offers solid mid-range hardware that is suited for most everyday tasks. The whole package is completed by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage.
The Design and display
On the design front, Ulefone’s latest rugged handset is not at all the thinnest device on the market. That’s also not a problem since it isn’t intended to be. Instead, it’s a device that’s meant to be protected while still accomplishing smartphone tasks under harsh conditions or a dirty work environment.
The ridges on the power button mean that it’s relatively easy to find by feel even through gloves. Those buttons are solidly placed in this design while the ports are all very snug and don’t show any jostling or looseness.
This rugged device’s screen is of 1512 x 720 pixels in a form factor that measures nearly 6-inches, Ulefone’s handset performs rather well on that front. Not only is everything clearly displayed, with accurate colors. The panel is responsive and the use of Gorilla Glass 4 means that users shouldn’t experience scratching just from carrying the device in their pocket – or in the pocket of a bag filled with tools or hiking equipment. The nearly 19:9 display ratio provides plenty of real estate for watching videos, reading, or browsing as well.
Software in the Ulefone Armor 5 is entirely stock with the exception of a single folder – and none of those inclusions are uncommon either, except that they don’t ordinarily all come pre-installed. That means all of the great features and software associated with Android 8.1 are present without a lot of bloatware, allowing for a genuinely pleasant experience.
Software in the Ulefone Armor 5 is entirely stock with the exception of a single folder – and none of those inclusions are uncommon either, except that they don’t ordinarily all come pre-installed. That means all of the great features and software associated with Android 8.1 are present without a lot of bloatware, allowing for a genuinely pleasant experience. As for software, it’s not a regular MediaTek camera app. Instead, an original camera software is installed.
Storage and Processor
The Ulefone Armor 5 is driven by Mediatek’s mid-range Helio P23-MT6763T SoC and an ARM Mali G71-MP2 graphics unit. In addition, there are 4 GB of working memory and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage. The available performance is also sufficient for slightly more demanding tasks.
As the Ulefone Armor 5 has been designed for outdoor, it’s quite logical to put there a relatively large battery. Moreover, the bulky housing allows the manufacturer to do that. As a result, we can find a 5000mAh battery inside.
Face and Fingerprint Security
Relatively good-quality and responsive display
Lots of accessories
Cameras work well in still shots and good lightinglighting
High-quality audio chipset
3.5mm headphone jack is still present
Gorilla Glass 4
Design is unique and not overly bulky or utilitarian
Charging can take over 3 hours
Photos with heavy backlighting wash out and motion is always not captured well
The Armor series handsets have been known for their rugged features. The balanced combination of the hardware provides a smooth and stable performance.
In terms of protection, the Ulefone Armor 5 supports IP68 rating. All openings are covered with a rubber. As a result, it is not only a waterproof smartphone but also provides triple rugged features, including drop resistance, high-temperature resistance, and a corrosion resistance.