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Best Outdoor/Rugged Smartphones

Q4/2021 update. Current smartphones are not just getting bigger and faster, they are also getting more and more fragile with each generation. Besides the display, the case is often made of glass as well and therefore subject to shattering when dropped. However, special-made and certified rugged smartphones are made to withstand massive abuse even without any protective shells. Here are the best outdoor smartphones reviewed by us.
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Waterproof alone just does not cut it, at least not for this category of smartphone. Let us be honest - how often do smartphones really kick the bucket after being submerged in fresh water for a few seconds? In our opinion, the fact that most smartphones are made entirely out of glass for reasons of design is much more problematic and risky, and this trend has been spurred by the increasing popularity of wireless charging technologies.

Unless you have purchased an extended warranty, repairing an iPhone X’s or XS’s broken display can cost around $280. However, repairing the glass panel on the back of these exact same phones will set you back at least $550. In other words, unless the phone is brand spanking new, a broken back panel nearly constitutes a total loss. Accordingly, using such a phone without a protective shell can almost be considered grossly negligent.

Outdoor enthusiasts are faced with a tough dilemma. Should they opt for a thick protective rubber case in order to continue using their phone even in adverse conditions? The downside is that considering the excessive repair costs an element of risk remains. Or should they opt for a smartphone specifically made to withstand the most adverse conditions humans can think of? Those can be used without protective covers, are capable of surviving high drops, and are dust- and water-proof to boot.

Please also take a look at the following top 10 lists:

Here are the 10 best rugged outdoor smartphones reviewed by us. The table can be sorted by clicking on the headers.

The Best Outdoor Smartphones

Position
Total Rating
Date
Image
Model
Height
Weight
Size
Resolution
OS
181.6 %
03/2021
Blackview BL6000 ProBlackview BL6000 Pro
MediaTek Dimensity 800
ARM Mali-G57 MP4
8 GB Memory, 256 GB UFS 2.1
12.8 mm273 g6.36"2300x1080Android 10
281.1 %
08/2021
New!
Nokia XR20Nokia XR20
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G
Qualcomm Adreno 619
6 GB Memory, 128 GB UFS 2.1
10.6 mm248 g6.67"2400x1080Android 11
378.2 %
10/2020
CAT S62 ProCAT S62 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Qualcomm Adreno 512
6 GB Memory, 128 GB eMMC
11.9 mm248 g5.70"2160x1080Android 10
478 %
10/2021
New!
Motorola DefyMotorola Defy
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
Qualcomm Adreno 610
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
10.9 mm232 g6.50"1600x720Android 10
578 %
03/2020
Samsung Galaxy XCover ProSamsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611
ARM Mali-G72 MP3
4 GB Memory, 64 GB UFS 2.0
9.94 mm218 g6.30"2340x1080Android 10
677.2 %
01/2020
CAT S52CAT S52
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
PowerVR GE8320
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
9.7 mm210 g5.65"1440x720Android 9.0 Pie
777 %
01/2020
Blackview BV9800 ProBlackview BV9800 Pro
Mediatek Helio P70
ARM Mali-G72 MP3
6 GB Memory, 128 GB eMMC
14.8 mm322 g6.30"2340x1080Android 9.0 Pie
876.8 %
02/2021
F150 Bison 2021F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25
PowerVR GE8320
6 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
18 mm318 g5.86"1520x720Android 10
974.3 %
04/2021
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Exynos 850
ARM Mali-G52 MP1
4 GB Memory, 64 GB eMMC
9.2 mm172 g5.30"1480x720Android 11
1073.5 %
02/2021
Cubot King Kong Mini 2Cubot King Kong Mini 2
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
PowerVR GE8300
3 GB Memory, 32 GB eMMC
12.1 mm123 g4.00"1080x540Android 10
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Editor’s Note

The best way to protect the display against direct pointed impact is an additional layer of protective tempered glass, which is specifically designed to absorb the energy by shattering, thereby protecting the display underneath. At a price of $10 to $20, tempered glass is usually well worth it, and can be easily and safely applied and replaced at home. Among others, Amazon offers a large selection of protective tempered glass covers for the most common smartphones.

1st – Blackview BL6000 Pro

Blackview BL6000 Pro
Blackview BL6000 Pro

The Blackview BL6000 Pro is very different from other outdoor smartphones. Its case design is rather subtle, it offers a high level of performance, and as one of the first in its class supports 5G.

Wi-Fi performance is decent, the display is bright, and the smartphone is capable of recording video in 4K.

The Blackview BL6000 Pro is a good-looking and very fast outdoor smartphone with 5G support. Its camera, however, is mediocre at best

Our main gripes are the inaccurate autofocus and its mediocre overall sharpness in fine details. Another drawback is its short warranty of just 12 months.

The Blackview BL6000 Pro is available among others on Amazon.

2nd – Nokia XR20

Nokia XR20
Nokia XR20

The Nokia XR20 offers an exciting smartphone package. A well-protected smartphone with long running warranty, good-looking case, an update promise for four years, good battery life, decent performance, a bright display, fast Wi-Fi, a cool modus operandi, a freely programmable button, and finally decent camera performance.

The Nokia XR20 is a good-looking rugged outdoor smartphone with great features and extensive warranty and update promises.

Overall, Nokia created a great rugged smartphone with attention to detail, such as for example a hook for a wrist loop. Samsung’s Galaxy XCover Pro may be a great and powerful outdoor smartphone with a freely programmable button as well, but it is outperformed by the XR20 in some areas, such as for example battery life or performance.

The Nokia XR20 is available among others on Amazon with prices starting at just over $500.

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3rd - CAT S62 Pro

CAT S62 Pro rugged smartphone
CAT S62 Pro rugged smartphone

Smartphone or tool? Hard to say when looking at the CAT S62 Pro.

Its thermal imaging camera renders it particularly interesting for professional industrial users. It no longer features its CAT S61 predecessor’s laser-supported rangefinder and its ambient air quality sensors but comes at a significantly lower price in return.

Even though it is practically pointless to compare this ruggedized smartphone to regular smartphones of its price class we have to note that for $600 you can get much more than a mid-range SoC and a simple rear-facing camera in regular smartphones. In return, the CAT S62 Pro is made to withstand pretty much all environmental conditions and situations.

If you don’t need a thermal imaging camera you might find the CAT S62 Pro overpriced. However, specialists and professionals may find this to be an indispensable tool.

Overall, the smartphone is a well-made tool for professionals that require a thermal image camera. If, however, you don’t need this feature you can save a lot of money by looking at its competitors.

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4th – Motorola Defy

Motorola Defy
Motorola Defy

The Motorola Defy features the immensely robust Gorilla Glass Victus, a rubberized case, and a touchscreen that can even be used when wet. In return, its Wi-Fi performance is not the fastest, and we would have wished for a brighter display.

Designed by Motorola and the Bullit Group the Defy is a solid outdoor smartphone with a good-looking case and decent camera.

We liked its long battery life, its good performance, and its good-looking case that turned out be very robust and well-made. The device remained comparatively cool under load and managed to maintain its high initial level of performance. Its camera takes sharp photos, and the devices come with pure Vanilla Android.

The Motorola Defy is currently not available in North America.

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5th – Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro

Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro

While the Galaxy XCover 4s was sort of old-fashioned and traditional, the Korean manufacturer spent a lot of effort on the Galaxy XCover Pro. The $500 expensive outdoor smartphone even received a camera worthy of that name. In addition, the devices features fast storage memory, freely configurable buttons, modern software, fast Wi-Fi, accurate GPS, and last but not least a swappable battery.

Great outdoor smartphone with swappable battery.

In return your expectations regarding call quality should be kept in check, and performance fluctuated wildly under load. All things considered the Galaxy XCover Pro is a great smartphone even though it might not be protected well enough for the roughest of environments. If you want a USB-C port, a 3.5-mm headphone jack, and a discreet case the XCover Pro might be worth a second look.

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6th – CAT S52

CAT S52
CAT S52

The CAT S52 is the pretty boy among its outdoor smartphone brethren. However, the question on everybody’s mind is whether or not a slim case like this will offer enough protection. At least according to the tests that we performed it does, and we liked the device a lot. It offers plenty of performance, it is comparatively small and handy, and comes in a very well-built case. The camera is okay for an outdoor smartphone, the screen’s color accuracy is fairly high, and the GPS modem is pretty accurate. In addition, it comes with an extensive warranty and remains comparatively cool.

The CAT S52 is a decent good-looking outdoor smartphone.

When subjected to our Wi-Fi test battery life was just okay at 10:37 hours, and not on a par with other devices. GPU power is also limited, and gaming in the wild is probably not a good idea. In addition, the number of supported LTE frequencies is pretty low, and the device thus not particularly well-suited for world travelers.

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7th – Blackview BV9800 Pro

Blackview BV9800 Pro
Blackview BV9800 Pro

The Blackview BV9800 Pro Pro is one of Backview’s flagship outdoor smartphones. It includes a thermal imaging camera and is very heavy at an impressive 322 g. It passed all important and relevant certifications, and you can thus be sure it is well-suited for rough outdoor adventures. We were also particularly surprised by its good Wi-Fi and its smooth system performance.

A massive smartphone with decent performance and a thermal imaging camera.

Thanks to its ginormous battery – the main culprit behind the device’s high weight – the smartphone lasted for an impressive 25 hours in our Wi-Fi test. Thus, when used sparsely it should easily run for a full week. The thermal imaging camera worked very well, but the camera was certainly nothing to write home about.

We would strongly advise you to buy the Blackview smartphone from a reputable seller. Otherwise, you might run into issues with warranty claims.

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8th – F150 Bison 2021

F150 Bison 2021
F150 Bison 2021

The exotic Oukitel F150 Bison is not officially sold in North American and must therefore be imported. But is it really worth it? Well, let us put it this way: should you be looking for a smartphone with the very long battery life the answer is a resounding yes. Thanks to its ginormous 8,000 mAh battery the device lasted an impressive 32:33 hours in our Wi-Fi battery test, and thus almost 3x as long as the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro.

The F150 Bison is an exotic smartphone with extremely long battery life one the one hand but also open questions regarding future software updates on the other.

Unsurprisingly, the device is rather large, bulky, and heavy, and its golden color may be somewhat controversial with some users. Its camera did not perform very well, and its SoC is fairly slow.

Overall, this is a smartphone for individualists looking for a smartphone with extremely long battery life that don’t mind taking a risk.

The device has to be imported from China and currently sells for around $200.

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9th – Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is a gentle evolution of last year’s model. It features a fairly fast processor that does not thermal-throttle under sustained load, a large battery, and a sleek case design. We also like Samsung’s promise of long-term update support, two years of availability guarantee should you need additional identical devices after a while, and its fast Wi-Fi. The cherry on top of the cake is the single individually customizable button.

The Galaxy XCover 5 can be a great outdoor smartphone if you are looking for long software support and don’t mind the missing fingerprint reader.

The battery is replaceable, and its performance is adequate for everyday tasks and challenges. At 64 GB its internal storage is large enough, and the devices comes with both a microSD card slot and a 3.5-mm headphone jack. And last but not least its camera is decent overall.

The Samsung XCover 5 is not available in North America.  

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10th – Cubot King Kong Mini 2

Cubot King Kong Mini 2
Cubot King Kong Mini 2

The Cubot King Kong Mini 2 may look like a ruggedized smartphone, with its rubberized outer shell and its beveled and protected display but it is not IP-certified, which means you cannot be 100 % certain of its water- and dust proofness. 

Well protected against impact and with good battery life the Cubot King Kong Mini 2 is not IP-certified.

If you’re looking for a compact outdoor smartphone that is not going to be taken to the extremes this might be the right phone for you.

Additional benefits are its long battery life, its bright display, and its fast Wi-Fi modem.

The device is not official available in North America and has to be imported from China or other European countries where it sells for around $120.

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The Best Outdoor Smartphones in Comparison

Size Comparison

168.5 mm / 6.63 inch 81 mm / 3.19 inch 14.8 mm / 0.583 inch 322 g0.71 lbs165.9 mm / 6.53 inch 81.3 mm / 3.2 inch 16.5 mm / 0.65 inch 283 g0.624 lbs166.7 mm / 6.56 inch 81.3 mm / 3.2 inch 12.8 mm / 0.504 inch 273 g0.602 lbs162.4 mm / 6.39 inch 79 mm / 3.11 inch 15.3 mm / 0.602 inch 279 g0.615 lbs158 mm / 6.22 inch 78 mm / 3.07 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 318 g0.701 lbs158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 11.9 mm / 0.4685 inch 248 g0.547 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 9.94 mm / 0.3913 inch 218 g0.4806 lbs158.1 mm / 6.22 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 9.7 mm / 0.3819 inch 210 g0.463 lbs147.1 mm / 5.79 inch 71.6 mm / 2.82 inch 9.2 mm / 0.3622 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs119 mm / 4.69 inch 58 mm / 2.28 inch 12.1 mm / 0.4764 inch 123 g0.2712 lbs

Test Results

Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Response Times
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40 ?(19, 21)
45.6 ?(22.8, 22.8)
46 ?(21, 25)
66 ?(31, 35)
64.8 ?(30.8, 34)
60 ?(28.4, 31.6)
47 ?(25, 22)
34.4 ?(7.6, 26.8)
60 ?(31, 29)
46 ?(23, 23)
Response Time Black / White *
26 ?(13, 13)
22.8 ?(6.4, 16.4)
20 ?(7, 13)
28 ?(13, 15)
32 ?(10.8, 21.2)
32.8 ?(10.8, 22)
26 ?(13, 13)
17.6 ?(5.2, 12.4)
34 ?(17, 17)
22 ?(7, 15)
PWM Frequency
543.5 ?(33)
2358 ?(35)
250 ?(30)
2500 ?(10)
90.9
354.6 ?(15)
Screen
Brightness middle
583
506
569
521
511
398
521
635
525
624
Brightness
518
489
562
530
508
393
525
615
491
633
Brightness Distribution
83
86
91
91
89
86
87
91
87
90
Black Level *
0.6
0.41
0.42
0.16
0.29
0.42
0.29
0.39
0.53
0.87
Contrast
972
1234
1355
3256
1762
948
1797
1628
991
717
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.78
6.9
6.14
2.69
8.1
4.7
6.22
10.5
5.54
5.21
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.7
12.6
10.92
5.07
15.2
8.6
9.5
17.9
10.23
10.59
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.5
8.5
7.9
1.8
10.9
5
11
11.8
6.7
4.8
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.4 92%
2.256 98%
2.243 98%
2.08 106%
1.97 112%
0.558 394%
1.86 118%
2.318 95%
2.585 85%
CCT
6830 95%
8818 74%
8696 75%
6622 98%
9859 66%
7107 91%
8077 80%
9570 68%
8555 76%
6953 93%
Heat
Maximum Upper Side *
39.5
38.9
40.4
40.3
36.2
35.6
40.1
36.3
37.7
45.6
Maximum Bottom *
38.2
39.2
39.5
40.8
30.4
27.7
41
32
37.9
44.6
Idle Upper Side *
31.8
35.2
29.3
27.9
34.8
33
29.5
33.3
25.7
41.5
Idle Bottom *
30.9
27.9
26.9
28.8
27.6
26.3
28.8
28
25.3
34.3
Battery Runtime
Reader / Idle
1259
1246
WiFi v1.3
846
668
731
637
1492
1953
1033
1316
657
1072
Load
268
213
Power Consumption
Idle Minimum *
1.68
0.9
1
0.87
0.67
1.2
0.89
1.3
Idle Average *
2.75
1.8
1.9
1.91
1.85
1.5
2.09
1.9
Idle Maximum *
2.8
2.3
2.7
2.03
1.88
2.8
2.15
2.7
Load Average *
4.84
5.4
3.6
4.4
3.21
3.5
4.49
4.3
Load Maximum *
7.79
6.9
5.2
7.49
4.5
7
5.78
6.2

* ... smaller is better

Benchmarks

PCMark for Android
Work performance score (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9959 Points ∼50%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6902 Points ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
5886 Points ∼29%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7739 Points ∼39%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
11419 Points ∼57%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
11781 Points ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6929 Points ∼35%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6539 Points ∼33%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8315 Points ∼54%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6093 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
5351 Points ∼35%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5794 Points ∼38%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8074 Points ∼53%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5269 Points ∼34%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
8046 Points ∼53%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5133 Points ∼34%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5433 Points ∼36%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4658 Points ∼30%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
148726 Points ∼26%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
1529 Points ∼18%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
5796 Points ∼7%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
23993 Points ∼8%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12927 Points ∼5%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
19508 Points ∼7%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13854 Points ∼5%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
19951 Points ∼7%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11194 Points ∼4%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7228 Points ∼3%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
26893 Points ∼4%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12064 Points ∼2%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20321 Points ∼3%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13403 Points ∼2%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
20307 Points ∼3%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10913 Points ∼2%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6349 Points ∼1%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
17452 Points ∼18%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
17243 Points ∼18%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
17113 Points ∼18%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15702 Points ∼16%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
18798 Points ∼19%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
12304 Points ∼13%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14016 Points ∼14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4591 Points ∼41%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1872 Points ∼17%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
802 Points ∼7%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1457 Points ∼13%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
796 Points ∼7%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
1466 Points ∼13%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
725 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1263 Points ∼11%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
435 Points ∼4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4806 Points ∼29%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1802 Points ∼11%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
736 Points ∼4%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1278 Points ∼8%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
740 Points ∼4%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
1285 Points ∼8%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
633 Points ∼4%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1139 Points ∼7%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
381 Points ∼2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3969 Points ∼73%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2451 Points ∼45%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1172 Points ∼22%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2856 Points ∼53%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1083 Points ∼20%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
2895 Points ∼53%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1483 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2039 Points ∼38%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
870 Points ∼16%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
42 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
37 fps ∼1%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps ∼1%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
38 fps ∼1%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
39 fps ∼1%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
32 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼1%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
45 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
40 fps ∼0%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼0%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
42 fps ∼0%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
43 fps ∼0%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼0%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼0%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
22 fps ∼6%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼5%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼6%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
21 fps ∼6%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps ∼8%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
20 fps ∼2%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼1%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps ∼2%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
23 fps ∼2%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼1%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2225 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
2057 Points ∼24%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1203 Points ∼14%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2057 Points ∼24%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
2186 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1533 Points ∼18%
System (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4627 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
4029 Points ∼20%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2390 Points ∼12%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3915 Points ∼20%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
3977 Points ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3314 Points ∼17%
Memory (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2236 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
1717 Points ∼19%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1141 Points ∼13%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2559 Points ∼28%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
2839 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1533 Points ∼17%
Graphics (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2083 Points ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
2150 Points ∼7%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
866 Points ∼3%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1712 Points ∼6%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
1721 Points ∼6%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1219 Points ∼4%
Web (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1334 Points ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
1202 Points ∼50%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
887 Points ∼37%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1045 Points ∼44%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
1174 Points ∼49%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
893 Points ∼37%
AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
872.5 MB/s ∼43%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
304.2 MB/s ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
507.6 MB/s ∼25%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
286.2 MB/s ∼14%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
286.45 MB/s ∼14%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
293.86 MB/s ∼14%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
293.81 MB/s ∼14%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
275.59 MB/s ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
268.5 MB/s ∼13%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
275.5 MB/s ∼14%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
198.5 MB/s ∼13%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
185.32 MB/s ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
181.1 MB/s ∼12%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
195.4 MB/s ∼13%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
185.88 MB/s ∼12%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
203.12 MB/s ∼13%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
190.2 MB/s ∼12%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
33.77 MB/s ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
273.6 MB/s ∼18%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
137.8 MB/s ∼9%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
190.2 MB/s ∼52%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
79.4 MB/s ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
108.6 MB/s ∼29%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
76.6 MB/s ∼21%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
86.68 MB/s ∼24%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65.85 MB/s ∼18%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
89.48 MB/s ∼24%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
33.33 MB/s ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
121 MB/s ∼33%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25.5 MB/s ∼7%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Blackview BL6000 Pro
Mali-G57 MP4, Dimensity 800, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
181.9 MB/s ∼49%
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12.43 MB/s ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
100.5 MB/s ∼27%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21.3 MB/s ∼6%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20.74 MB/s ∼6%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14.62 MB/s ∼4%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
21.86 MB/s ∼6%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10.95 MB/s ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14.7 MB/s ∼4%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.4 MB/s ∼3%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
74.43 MB/s ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
72.4 MB/s ∼47%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
82.6 MB/s ∼54%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
77.23 MB/s ∼50%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
83.52 MB/s ∼54%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
45.1 MB/s ∼29%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
81.05 MB/s ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
64.3 MB/s ∼42%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
83.7 MB/s ∼54%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
55.22 MB/s ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
59.4 MB/s ∼68%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
61.8 MB/s ∼71%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
61.1 MB/s ∼70%
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Helio G25, 64 GB eMMC Flash
63.34 MB/s ∼73%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
1.7 MB/s ∼2%
Gigaset GX290
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763V, 32 GB eMMC Flash
74.3 MB/s ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
38.7 MB/s ∼44%
Cubot King Kong Mini 2
PowerVR GE8300, Helio A22 MT6761, 32 GB eMMC Flash
62.6 MB/s ∼72%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9431 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
7442 Points ∼10%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4494 Points ∼6%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8520 Points ∼12%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
9863 Points ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4875 Points ∼7%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4662.3 ms * ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
6212.4 ms * ∼7%
CAT S52
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P35 MT6765, 64 GB eMMC Flash
10848.6 ms * ∼13%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4845.2 ms * ∼6%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
4496.1 ms * ∼5%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9396.9 ms * ∼11%
WebXPRT 3 - --- (sort by value)
CAT S62 Pro
Adreno 512, SD 660, 128 GB eMMC Flash
47 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
46 Points ∼13%
Blackview BV9800 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB eMMC Flash
47 Points ∼13%
Blackview BV9700 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB NVMe
52 Points ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Mali-G52 MP2, Exynos 850, 64 GB eMMC Flash
35 Points ∼10%

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Florian Schmitt, 2021-10-20 (Update: 2021-10-20)