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AGM Glory G1S review - Versatile rugged smartphone with 5G

Outdoor phone with superpowers. The AGM Glory G1S can see in the dark, play with cats, dive, and detects cold bridges in walls. This is made possible by special components that also make the outdoor smartphone heavy and bulky. Is the AGM Phone only a special tool, or can it also be used in everyday life?
AGM Glory G1S
AGM Glory G1S
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / 55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.53 inch 20:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 114 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 512 GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gyroscope, acceleration, compass, proximity
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1,B2,B3,B4,B5,B7,B8,B12,B13,B17,B18,B19,B20,B25,B26,B28AB,B34,B38,B39,B40,B41,B66) 5G (n1,n2,n3,n5,n7,n8,n28,n41,n66,n77,n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.4 x 172.8 x 82.8 ( = 0.72 x 6.8 x 3.26 in)
Battery
5500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 18 Watt charging, 10 Watt charging via dock
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Sony IMX582, f/1.79, 1/2.0" (camera 1), 20 MP nightvision camera with 1 Infrared-LED (camera 2), 2 MP macro camera (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker on the back, charger, USB-C cable, SIM tool, reserve rubber covering, 12 Months Warranty, programmable button, Pogo Pin connectors for docking station, IP68/IP69K-certified, MIL-STD-810H, laser pointer, thermographic camera , fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
315 g ( = 11.11 oz / 0.69 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
779 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
79.7 %
08/2022
AGM Glory G1S
SD 480, Adreno 619
315 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.53"2340x1080
78.2 %
10/2020
CAT S62 Pro
SD 660, Adreno 512
248 g128 GB eMMC Flash5.70"2160x1080
81.1 %
08/2021
Nokia XR20
SD 480, Adreno 619
248 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
81.6 %
03/2021
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4
273 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.36"2300x1080

Case and equipment - Heavy, bulky and well protected

Thermal imaging camera recording
Thermal imaging camera recording

The AGM Glory G1S is unusual, even for a rugged phone. First of all, it is unusually heavy: at 315 grams, it weighs almost 60 grams more than the similarly sized Nokia XR20. And with 1.84 centimeters in height, the device is not really slim either, with the camera module, in particular, jutting far out of the casing.

Nevertheless, AGM has managed to keep the device from being too top-heavy and it fits well in the hand thanks to the rubberized surface and rounded corners.

Lush bumpers at the corners make a drop less of a problem, and the protruding edge around the screen also contributes to that. A grommet for a wrist strap on the lower right corner is also present. The manufacturer states that the phone can withstand drops from 1.5 meters onto concrete and thanks to IP69K it should even withstand high-pressure water jets, is dust-proof, and can withstand up to 30 minutes in 1.50 meters of water depth.

The equipment is also unusual: 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of mass storage are not special at first, but the extras that the AGM Glory G1S comes with make it practical for everyday work. First of all, there is a laser pointer that can be used to play catch with pets in addition to presentations. Unfortunately, it can't be used to measure distances.

There is also a thermographic camera that can take thermal images with a resolution of 256 x 192 pixels and even allows videos with up to and 25 fps. It is easy to work with, the operation is foolproof and our test image of a kettle shows that the temperatures are recorded quite accurately. Furthermore, AGM installs a night vision camera with a matching infrared diode, which we will take a closer look at in the camera section.

The USB-C and 3.5 mm audio ports are located behind a rubber cover on the bottom edge. They are embedded so deeply in the casing that not all plugs fit, so special USB-C cable with a longer plug and narrow sheath is needed.

The microSD reader works with typical write and read rates, but you have to give up a SIM slot to use it.

Size comparision

172.8 mm / 6.8 inch 82.8 mm / 3.26 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 315 g0.694 lbs171.6 mm / 6.76 inch 81.5 mm / 3.21 inch 10.6 mm / 0.4173 inch 248 g0.547 lbs166.7 mm / 6.56 inch 81.3 mm / 3.2 inch 12.8 mm / 0.504 inch 273 g0.602 lbs158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 11.9 mm / 0.4685 inch 248 g0.547 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.9 - 59.2, n=104, last 2 years)
26.1 MB/s ∼100% +11%
AGM Glory G1S
  (Angelbird V60)
23.5 MB/s ∼90%
Nokia XR20
  (Angelbird V60)
22 MB/s ∼84% -6%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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AGM Glory G1S Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø35.2 (26.1-46.6)
Nokia XR20 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø23 (17.4-38)
AGM Glory G1S Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø79.9 (33.7-94.5)
Nokia XR20 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø74.4 (32.7-83.3)

Communication, software and operation - Hardly any updates

Options for the user assignable button.
Options for the user assignable button.

5G is on board, just as many 4G frequencies, so that the phone can usually be used for mobile Internet abroad without problems. Reception proved to be a bit weaker from time to time in our sample tests, especially indoors, but it never completely drops out. NFC is on board, so you can also use mobile payment services.

The WLAN module supports WiFi 5, and other outdoor phones do not offer more here. However, the AGM Glory G1S only shows very low data rates in the receive test, which cannot be improved even after many iterations with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000. The data rates are on a higher level in the transmit test.

AGM installs pure Android 11. This Android version is already 2 years old and seems a bit antiquated now that Android 13 is already in the starting blocks. Also questionable, especially for sensitive corporate customers: the security patches date back to January 2022 at the time of testing and are thus hopelessly outdated. Thus, you should not expect regular updates. At least the manufacturer hardly installs its own apps and especially no third-party advertising apps.

There is a user-assignable button on the casing's left, but the possible options are very limited, as our screenshot shows. The fingerprint sensor is located below the camera module on the back. Both left- and right-handed users can reach it easily, but might have to reach around a bit. It unlocks the smartphone reliably after a short charging pause. Face recognition for unlocking is also possible, but only software-based and thus not as secure.

A glove mode for a more sensitive touchscreen is also available.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Blackview BL6000 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
697 (668min - 704max) MBit/s ∼100%
Nokia XR20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
630 (561min - 645max) MBit/s ∼90%
CAT S62 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
319 (159min - 324max) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 receive AX12
Nokia XR20
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
649 (589min - 673max) MBit/s ∼100% +73%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
633 (434min - 660max) MBit/s ∼98% +68%
AGM Glory G1S
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
376 (339min - 402max) MBit/s ∼58%
CAT S62 Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
340 (313min - 349max) MBit/s ∼52% -10%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
AGM Glory G1S
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
673 (561min - 695max) MBit/s ∼100%
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; iperf3 receive AX12; iperf 3.1.3: Ø375 (339-402)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø673 (561-695)

Cameras - The AGM phone can see in the dark

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera
Night vision photo in darkness
Night vision photo in darkness

The main camera has a resolution of 48 megapixels and is based on a Sony IMX582 sensor. HDR pictures are not very good, bright areas are partly overlit. However, the detail reproduction is decent. Large areas quickly look blotchy.

However, the camera has difficulties, especially in low light, where strong artifacts are created and there is no drawing in dark areas anyway.

However, the AGM Glory G1S has a special camera on board for such situations: a rear-view camera with an infrared diode that can take 20-megapixel pictures, but of course only in black and white. In return, the camera can also see in complete darkness. The subject is well visible and also reasonably sharp in our test shots. As an additional feature, the camera can even record videos at 25 fps.

There is no wide-angle camera, but only a 2-megapixel macro lens for extreme close-ups.

The main camera records videos at a maximum of 1080p and 60 fps. Autofocus and automatic exposure work quite reliably and without delays. The picture quality is also decent with good exposure.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow Light
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ColorChecker
14.8 ∆E
11 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
15.9 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
10 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
ColorChecker AGM Glory G1S: 9.31 ∆E min: 4.77 - max: 15.92 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.4 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
39.6 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
44.7 ∆E
64.6 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
42.7 ∆E
27.5 ∆E
67.2 ∆E
65.4 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
49.3 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
77.5 ∆E
43.1 ∆E
45.7 ∆E
87 ∆E
70.3 ∆E
52.1 ∆E
37.1 ∆E
24.6 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
ColorChecker AGM Glory G1S: 47.13 ∆E min: 14.31 - max: 86.97 ∆E

Display - Little luminosity, but no PWM

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

AGM uses an IPS panel with an expanded Full HD resolution for the display. Unfortunately, the brightness is not convincing in our test with the spectrophotometer and is at a maximum of 390 cd/m², which is more reminiscent of a display from 5 years ago than a current smartphone panel. This is especially critical for a work device like the AMG Glory G1S if the phone is frequently used outdoors and in other bright environments.

The color reproduction is quite inaccurate and shows a clear blue cast. At least we did not measure any PWM on the screen.

381
cd/m²
383
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
390
cd/m²
356
cd/m²
369
cd/m²
376
cd/m²
377
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 390 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 377.3 cd/m² Minimum: 2.9 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 390 cd/m²
Contrast: 907:1 (Black: 0.43 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.13 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 5.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
94.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.423
AGM Glory G1S
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
CAT S62 Pro
LCD, 2160x1080, 5.70
Nokia XR20
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.67
Blackview BL6000 Pro
IPS, 2300x1080, 6.36
Response Times
-36%
-2%
-34%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
29 ?(15, 14)
45.6 ?(22.8, 22.8)
-57%
36 ?(19, 17)
-24%
40 ?(19, 21)
-38%
Response Time Black / White *
20 ?(11, 9)
22.8 ?(6.4, 16.4)
-14%
16 ?(5, 11)
20%
26 ?(13, 13)
-30%
PWM Frequency
2358 ?(35)
1163000 ?(15)
544 ?(33)
Screen
-6%
36%
6%
Brightness middle
390
506
30%
599
54%
583
49%
Brightness
377
489
30%
598
59%
518
37%
Brightness Distribution
91
86
-5%
99
9%
83
-9%
Black Level *
0.43
0.41
5%
0.33
23%
0.6
-40%
Contrast
907
1234
36%
1815
100%
972
7%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.13
6.9
-35%
4.52
12%
4.78
7%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
7.96
12.6
-58%
7.6
5%
8.7
-9%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.7
8.5
-49%
4.2
26%
5.5
4%
Gamma
2.423 91%
2.4 92%
2.279 97%
2.22 99%
CCT
7974 82%
8818 74%
7309 89%
6830 95%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -12%
17% / 28%
-14% / -2%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 9 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 26 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.3 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19737 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life

The SoC is the Snapdragon 480 5G from Qualcomm is used. Nokia also uses it for its rugged phone XR20. Thus, the AGM smartphone achieves sufficient power to maneuver smoothly through apps in simple tasks. However, you should not have too many apps running in the background, because otherwise, the performance will quickly drop to its knees. Thus, the performance reserves are rather low.

The temperature increase of the casing can be quite noticeable. It is even quite high at room temperature with up to 46.7 °C. Although the phone should not have any problems in continuous operation, it could look different in very hot environments.

The mono speaker is located at the back of the phone and is integrated into the bulky camera module. It can get quite loud but is then unpleasantly treble-heavy. A 3.5 mm audio port is available, but it is sunk deep into the casing, so you should check whether the jack plug fits. Sound can also be transmitted to headphones and external speakers via Bluetooth. The modern aptX codecs are also supported here.

The large battery leads to good endurance in the AGM Glory G1S: the phone lasted for almost 16 hours in our WLAN test and should thus also survive 2 workdays with moderate use.

The relatively low charging power of 18 watts together with the amply dimensioned 5,500 mAh battery means that it sometimes takes 3 hours until the phone is full again, depending on the charge status. Alternatively, the device can be charged via the charging station, which is connected via Pogo PINs on the back. However, the charging power is then only 10 watts and it takes even longer until the battery is full again.

Wireless charging is not supported in this model, even though the manufacturer's website contains contradictory information.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
503 Points ∼70%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
294 Points ∼41% -42%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
504 Points ∼70% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (503 - 520, n=8)
511 Points ∼71% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=267, last 2 years)
721 Points ∼100% +43%
Multi-Core (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
1696 Points ∼73%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1424 Points ∼61% -16%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1662 Points ∼72% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (1618 - 1713, n=8)
1667 Points ∼72% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=267, last 2 years)
2324 Points ∼100% +37%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
9058 Points ∼87%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
7090 Points ∼68% -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (6928 - 9058, n=7)
7708 Points ∼74% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=186, last 2 years)
10357 Points ∼100% +14%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1972 Points ∼38%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3656 Points ∼71%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4659 Points ∼90%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (3602 - 3666, n=7)
3640 Points ∼70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 13959, n=218, last 2 years)
5168 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1873 Points ∼24%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3845 Points ∼50%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4721 Points ∼62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (3817 - 3872, n=7)
3840 Points ∼50%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 31940, n=218, last 2 years)
7648 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2593 Points ∼58%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3118 Points ∼70%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4455 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (3008 - 3118, n=7)
3078 Points ∼69%
Average of class Smartphone
  (651 - 6394, n=216, last 2 years)
3284 Points ∼74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
2452 Points ∼73%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1124 Points ∼33% -54%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2438 Points ∼72% -1%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3380 Points ∼100% +38%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (2419 - 2478, n=8)
2443 Points ∼72% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=170, last 2 years)
2390 Points ∼71% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
2301 Points ∼71%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1097 Points ∼34% -52%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2302 Points ∼71% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3241 Points ∼100% +41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (2287 - 2346, n=8)
2308 Points ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=170, last 2 years)
2436 Points ∼75% +6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3180 Points ∼80%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2502 Points ∼63% -21%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3076 Points ∼77% -3%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3979 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (3017 - 3180, n=8)
3076 Points ∼77% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (688 - 5262, n=170, last 2 years)
2844 Points ∼71% -11%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
2596 Points ∼62%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1287 Points ∼31% -50%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2566 Points ∼62% -1%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3557 Points ∼85% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (2536 - 2596, n=8)
2567 Points ∼62% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 12251, n=234, last 2 years)
4168 Points ∼100% +61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
2458 Points ∼45%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
1192 Points ∼22% -52%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2448 Points ∼45% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
3368 Points ∼62% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (2440 - 2471, n=8)
2450 Points ∼45% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 20955, n=234, last 2 years)
5439 Points ∼100% +121%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
3230 Points ∼73%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
2683 Points ∼61% -17%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3090 Points ∼70% -4%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
4427 Points ∼100% +37%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (2941 - 3230, n=8)
3085 Points ∼70% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (635 - 5793, n=234, last 2 years)
3260 Points ∼74% +1%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
981 Points ∼32%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
980 Points ∼32% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
1679 Points ∼54% +71%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (980 - 986, n=8)
981 Points ∼32% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=204, last 2 years)
3109 Points ∼100% +217%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
979 Points ∼26%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
977 Points ∼26% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
1641 Points ∼44% +68%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (969 - 979, n=8)
975 Points ∼26% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 12429, n=217, last 2 years)
3719 Points ∼100% +280%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
295 Points ∼27%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
294 Points ∼27% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (290 - 295, n=7)
292 Points ∼27% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3383, n=178, last 2 years)
1077 Points ∼100% +265%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
291 Points ∼28%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
287 Points ∼27% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (284 - 291, n=7)
286 Points ∼27% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 3265, n=171, last 2 years)
1057 Points ∼100% +263%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
16 fps ∼51%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
7.5 fps ∼24% -53%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
16 fps ∼51% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
21 fps ∼67% +31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (16 - 30, n=8)
19.4 fps ∼62% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.7 - 104, n=261, last 2 years)
31.4 fps ∼100% +96%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
18 fps ∼47%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
7.9 fps ∼21% -56%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
18 fps ∼47% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
22 fps ∼57% +22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (17 - 19, n=8)
18 fps ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 136, n=262, last 2 years)
38.4 fps ∼100% +113%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
10 fps ∼45%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
4.7 fps ∼21% -53%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
10 fps ∼45% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
13 fps ∼58% +30%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (9.9 - 19, n=8)
12.1 fps ∼54% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3 - 86, n=263, last 2 years)
22.3 fps ∼100% +123%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
AGM Glory G1S
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 8192
6.5 fps ∼44%
CAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, Adreno 512, 6144
3 fps ∼20% -54%
Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6.5 fps ∼44% 0%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800, Mali-G57 MP4, 8192
8.2 fps ∼55% +26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
  (6.4 - 6.7, n=8)
6.54 fps ∼44% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 52, n=263, last 2 years)
14.8 fps ∼100% +128%
AGM Glory G1SCAT S62 ProNokia XR20Blackview BL6000 ProAverage 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-61%
-1%
15%
13%
34%
Sequential Read 256KB
497.9
304.2
-39%
485
-3%
873
75%
697 ?(303 - 999, n=29)
40%
979 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=257, last 2 years)
97%
Sequential Write 256KB
484.1
185.3
-62%
452
-7%
198.5
-59%
460 ?(105.3 - 857, n=29)
-5%
531 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=257, last 2 years)
10%
Random Read 4KB
168
79.4
-53%
174.8
4%
190.2
13%
166.4 ?(89.3 - 253, n=29)
-1%
176.3 ?(13.5 - 345, n=257, last 2 years)
5%
Random Write 4KB
141
12.43
-91%
146.2
4%
181.9
29%
165.4 ?(113.8 - 213, n=29)
17%
174.9 ?(30.3 - 490, n=258, last 2 years)
24%

Temperature

Max. Load
 42.9 °C
109 F
39.5 °C
103 F
38.5 °C
101 F
 
 44 °C
111 F
40.3 °C
105 F
38 °C
100 F
 
 42.9 °C
109 F
40.2 °C
104 F
37.6 °C
100 F
 
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 40.4 °C = 105 F
34.7 °C
94 F
37.6 °C
100 F
46.7 °C
116 F
35.2 °C
95 F
37.3 °C
99 F
43.8 °C
111 F
34.9 °C
95 F
37.6 °C
100 F
39 °C
102 F
Maximum: 46.7 °C = 116 F
Average: 38.5 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  43 °C = 109 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46.7 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.9 °C / 93 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.


Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2040.442.52540.540.73127.332.84031.832.35040.635.16325.228.58021.329.710018.933.612516.836.316020.2402001642.725018.248.831514534001358.950017.263.963017.970.580019.575.2100019.574.5125022.278.7160021.175.3200025.972250019.969.2315015.170.9400014.770.750001575.9630014.875.7800013.870.91000014.964.51250014.7591600015.466.9SPL31.731.785.6N1.31.363.4median 16.8median 69.2Delta2.31033.236.237.943.532.330.129.638.533.234.127.62819.421.120.620.517.724.41634.911.441.21247.810.151.58.453.48.558.99.760.311.764.611.965.41169.810719.672.310.371.610.869.611.666.912.367.41367.313.769.214.470.215.266.216.147.76659.923.88119.212.50.547.2median 11.7median 65.41.910.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAGM Glory G1SBlackview BL6000 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
AGM Glory G1S audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 51% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Blackview BL6000 Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.2% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 30% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 36% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
AGM Glory G1S
5500 mAh
952 min ∼36%
Nokia XR20
4630 mAh
927 min ∼35% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 1953, n=265, last 2 years)
897 min ∼34% -6%
Blackview BL6000 Pro
5280 mAh
846 min ∼32% -11%
CAT S62 Pro
4000 mAh
668 min ∼25% -30%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
15h 52min

Pros

+ Thermal imaging & night vision camera
+ ergonomic housing
+ water- and dustproof
+ no PWM
+ long runtimes
+ pure Android

Cons

- slow loading
- heavy and clunky
- treble-heavy speaker
- Low-light pictures of the main camera poor
- outdated software

Verdict - Well equipped for special situations

In review: AGM Glory G1S. Test device provided by AGM Mobile Germany.
In review: AGM Glory G1S. Test device provided by AGM Mobile Germany.

The AMG Glory G1S is not a cell phone for everyone because of its weight, the clunky camera module, and the rather high price for the offered performance. It is a special tool that can be extremely useful in some situations: for example, the thermal imaging camera works reliably without needing an accessory. And a night vision camera is hardly available in any other smartphone.

The casing looks sturdy and is shock-, water- and dust-proof, making it well-suited for harsher environments. However, the manufacturer could have installed a brighter screen, since it is sometimes difficult to read the display outdoors. AGM should also make an effort with the software, especially with more up-to-date security patches.

The battery runtimes are on a good level, so the phone does not have to be plugged in all the time. If it does, however, the charging power is quite low and thus the charging process takes its time.

The AGM Glory G1S is a smartphone with special cameras for heat and night vision, which convinces with its stable casing. However, one should know some weak points before buying it.

If you appreciate the smartphone's special cameras, you will hardly find a real competitor: the Cat S62 Pro (for 599 Euros at amazon.de) does bring a thermal imaging camera, but it cannot see in the dark. If you want a brighter screen in your outdoor phone and can do without the special capabilities, you'll get a better price with the Nokia XR20 a much slimmer and lighter rugged phone.

Price and availability

The AGM Glory G1S can be ordered directly from the manufacturer at the time of testing for 779 Euros https://de.agmmobile.com/products/de-agm-glory-g1s directly from the manufacturer. You can use various coupons here to get a discount.

Interestingly, it is immediately much cheaper at amazon.de at 720 Euros, which is also sold by the manufacturer. You also get the charging station for free.

AGM Glory G1S - 08/11/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 90%
Pointing Device
95%
Connectivity
59 / 70 → 84%
Weight
86%
Battery
91%
Display
83%
Games Performance
26 / 64 → 41%
Application Performance
67 / 86 → 78%
Temperature
84%
Noise
100%
Audio
64 / 90 → 71%
Camera
57%
Average
74%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-08-14 (Update: 2022-08-14)