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F150 Bison 2021 Review - Cheap rugged smartphone from Oukitel

Offshoot. With the Bison 2021, the young F150 brand offers a bulky outdoor smartphone that wants to win the hearts of its fans with real taker qualities, an 8,000 mAh battery, a quad camera and a small price. Find out what distinguishes the animalistic smartphone in the test.
Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy), 🇩🇪 🇮🇹
F150 Bison 2021
Processor
Mediatek Helio G25 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
5.86 inch 19:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 287 PPI, Capacitive, 5 Point Multi Touch, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 54.48 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: Audiojack, USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB (FAT, FAT32), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass , OTG, Customizable Dedicated Key, FM-Radio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 8), 4G (Band 1, 3, 7, 8, 19, 20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 158 x 78 ( = 0.71 x 6.22 x 3.07 in)
Battery
8000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (Wide, S5K3P9SP, f/2.2) + 2 MPix (Macro) + 2 MPix (Depth) + QVGA Low-Light-Sensor; Video: max. 1080p @ 30 FPS; Camera2-API: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (S5K3P9SP, 5-Element Lens, f/2.8, FF)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, 10W-Charger, USB-Cabel (Type-A to Type-C), Quick Start Guide, 12 Months Warranty, Body-SAR: 0.526 W/kg, Head-SAR: 0.217 W/kg, IP68, IP69K, MIL-STD-810G, Single-Band-GNSS: GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, SBAS, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
318 g ( = 11.22 oz / 0.7 pounds), Power Supply: 58 g ( = 2.05 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
169 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
77 %7
02/2021
F150 Bison 2021
Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320
318 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.86"1520x720
78 %7
03/2020
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
218 g64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.30"2340x1080
76 %7
11/2019
Gigaset GX290
Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2
279 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.10"1560x720
76 %7
04/2019
Cubot King Kong 3
Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2
280 g64 GB eMMC Flash5.50"1440x720

Case, equipment and operation

When you hold the F150 Bison 2021 in your hand for the first time, you will notice that it is not only heavy, but also very thick. One-handed operation is therefore out of the question, and small hands have to reach around even to reach the fingerprint sensor. However, the rugged smartphone leaves a very stable impression and has an IP68 as well as IP69K certification and has undergone a drop test from a height of 1.5 meters according to MIL-STD-810G. It is also promised trouble-free use at ambient temperatures of -20 to +55 °C

The ports of the Bison 2021 are protected from dust and water by a cover. This also applies to the card slot, which can accommodate two nano-SIMs as well as an additional microSD card. The latter are supported up to a size of 256 GB, but cannot use exFAT. The integration of an NFC chip is rare in this price and device class. The USB port is Type-C, works according to the 2.0 transfer standard, and supports OTG as well as audio output

Google Android 10 is used as the operating system. Its security updates were updated to November 5, 2020 at the time of the test and are thus no longer particularly up-to-date. During the test, we installed one update manually and another was offered OTA. However, none of them changed the security status. No information is available yet on whether and in which intervals more updates will be rolled out and whether Android 11 will be released

Besides a configurable function key, there is also a special outdoor mode for the smartphone, which displays important navigation data and enlarges the icons a bit. Its activation or deactivation is accompanied by a small animation and a tremendous noise

The communication features of the Bison 2021 are decent. The Wi-Fi module supports Wi-Fi 5 and works quite stably in combination with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12. Mobile LTE is available at best, and both 3G and 4G only have a thin frequency configuration. Voice quality is rather utilitarian and the B2021 transmits its user muffled and there is no noise suppression worth mentioning

The smartphone's touchscreen responds reliably in the test and has good gliding properties. A fingerprint scanner in the frame and a 2D face recognition are available for biometric security, both of which have good recognition rates

Size comparison

162.4 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 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 inch 78.3 mm / 3.08 inch 13.3 mm / 0.524 inch 280 g0.617 lbs159.9 mm / 6.3 inch 76.7 mm / 3.02 inch 9.94 mm / 0.3913 inch 218 g0.4806 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
349 (244min - 361max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
F150 Bison 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
336 (300min - 353max) MBit/s ∼96%
Gigaset GX290
802.11a/b/g/n
110 (95min - 119max) MBit/s ∼32% -67%
Cubot King Kong 3
802.11a/b/g/n
63 (56min - 62max) MBit/s ∼18% -81%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
F150 Bison 2021
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
338 (168min - 417max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
337 (198min - 368max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Gigaset GX290
802.11a/b/g/n
109 (87min - 114max) MBit/s ∼32% -68%
Cubot King Kong 3
802.11a/b/g/n
50.2 (35min - 54max) MBit/s ∼15% -85%
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; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø332 (168-417)
F150 Bison (2021) - Overview
F150 Bison (2021) - Overview
F150 Bison (2021) - Lake circumnavigation
F150 Bison (2021) - Lake circumnavigation
F150 Bison (2021) - Turning point
F150 Bison (2021) - Turning point
Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
Garmin Edge 500 - Lake circumnavigation
Garmin Edge 500 - Lake circumnavigation
Garmin Edge 500 - Turning point
Garmin Edge 500 - Turning point

Cameras - Meow Quad Camera in Bison 2021

Selfie with the F150 Bison 2021
Selfie with the F150 Bison 2021

The powerful camera with the great photography experience is a marketing promise that the F150 Bison cannot keep in any way. The pictures of the main camera show muddy details and cannot cope with backlight at all. Magnifications are only possible digitally and even here the end of the line is already reached at a 4x zoom. The auxiliary lens for taking pictures in low-light does not add any value in the test

The front-facing camera is not very convincing either, and it only manages an unclean delineation between the subject and the background in portraits. Videos are recorded in Full HD with 30 frames per second on both sides at best

Image Comparison

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ColorChecker
30 ∆E
55.5 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
46.1 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
65.5 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
38.2 ∆E
77.1 ∆E
45 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.4 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker F150 Bison 2021: 47.58 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 94.33 ∆E
ColorChecker
6.8 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
0.8 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
1.6 ∆E
1 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
ColorChecker F150 Bison 2021: 5.13 ∆E min: 0.84 - max: 10.75 ∆E

Display - IPS panel in the F150 Bison with deficits

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

Due to the small HD resolution, pixel structures are visible on the 5.86-inch IPS panel of the F150 Bison 2021. We would have wished for a slightly higher brightness for an outdoor smartphone, but it is still available in manual mode and with an even distribution of bright and dark areas.

Due to the slightly higher black value, the contrast ratio could also be crisper. The white balance is also too cool in the factory settings, but can be adjusted in the settings. We got the most natural results when we selected the display with the warmest possible color temperature. The quite high minimum brightness can be annoying in the dark

407
cd/m²
409
cd/m²
379
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
398
cd/m²
373
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
387
cd/m²
362
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 420 cd/m² Average: 393.2 cd/m² Minimum: 16.11 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 398 cd/m²
Contrast: 948:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.7 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.7
ΔE Greyscale 5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.9
93.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 1.97
F150 Bison 2021
IPS, 1520x720, 5.86
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.30
Gigaset GX290
IPS, 1560x720, 6.10
Cubot King Kong 3
IPS, 1440x720, 5.50
Response Times
31%
45%
21%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
60 (28.4, 31.6)
46 (21, 25)
23%
34.4 (7.6, 26.8)
43%
44 (21, 23)
27%
Response Time Black / White *
32.8 (10.8, 22)
20 (7, 13)
39%
17.6 (5.2, 12.4)
46%
28 (15, 13)
15%
PWM Frequency
250 (30)
Screen
2%
-21%
-5%
Brightness middle
398
569
43%
635
60%
365
-8%
Brightness
393
562
43%
615
56%
379
-4%
Brightness Distribution
86
91
6%
91
6%
82
-5%
Black Level *
0.42
0.42
-0%
0.39
7%
0.14
67%
Contrast
948
1355
43%
1628
72%
2607
175%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.7
6.14
-31%
10.5
-123%
8.03
-71%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.6
10.92
-27%
17.9
-108%
16.34
-90%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5
7.9
-58%
11.8
-136%
10.3
-106%
Gamma
1.97 112%
2.256 98%
1.86 118%
2.197 100%
CCT
7107 91%
8696 75%
9570 68%
9941 65%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
17% / 8%
12% / -8%
8% / 0%

* ... 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
32.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10.8 ms rise
↘ 22 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 84 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
60 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 28.4 ms rise
↘ 31.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 95 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.5 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: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9686 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


Grayscale (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
Mixed colors (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
Color space (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
Color space (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (LCD effect: Warm Color; target color space: sRGB)
outdoors
outdoors
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance, emissions and battery life

The F150 Bison is powered by the entry-level MediaTek Helio G25 SoC, which has access to a generous 6 GB of RAM. Thus, it is on a similar performance level as the comparison field, but a high system speed should not be expected. The low surface temperature is a positive aspect. Only the charging electronics cause the rugged phone to heat up to a certain extent under load

The speaker on the back can play loud, but its sound quality is rather intended for voice reproduction. Music sounds hollow and lacks any depth. The audio jack does not cover itself with glory either and is accompanied by a clear background noise. The best alternatives for sound output are USB-C and Bluetooth

The battery runtimes are a real highlight, which are primarily due to the huge 8,000 mAh battery. Over 32 hours of display time in the WLAN test is an excellent result

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
886 Points ∼46%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
834 Points ∼43% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (485 - 886, n=3)
621 Points ∼32% -30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=184)
1934 Points ∼100% +118%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
148 Points ∼27%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
156 Points ∼28% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (131 - 148, n=3)
138 Points ∼25% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (63 - 1604, n=184)
558 Points ∼100% +277%
PCMark for Android - Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
5269 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5351 Points ∼87% +2%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
5133 Points ∼83% -3%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4960 Points ∼81% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (4938 - 5296, n=3)
5168 Points ∼84% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=583)
6149 Points ∼100% +17%
3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
% ∼0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (26.6 - 99.8, n=36)
86.5 % ∼100%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
Points ∼0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 8672, n=44)
3205 Points ∼100%
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
Points ∼0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (153 - 7275, n=44)
2935 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1109 Points ∼48%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2058 Points ∼89% +86%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1536 Points ∼67% +39%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1895 Points ∼82% +71%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (984 - 1109, n=3)
1036 Points ∼45% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=589)
2309 Points ∼100% +108%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
425 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1527 Points ∼65% +259%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
430 Points ∼18% +1%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
415 Points ∼18% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (408 - 425, n=3)
414 Points ∼18% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 12146, n=589)
2342 Points ∼100% +451%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
493 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1620 Points ∼75% +229%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
512 Points ∼24% +4%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
502 Points ∼23% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (470 - 493, n=3)
483 Points ∼22% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 9643, n=590)
2154 Points ∼100% +337%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1118 Points ∼51%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1571 Points ∼71% +41%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1882 Points ∼85% +68%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (936 - 1118, n=3)
1014 Points ∼46% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=616)
2213 Points ∼100% +98%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
822 Points ∼26%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
636 Points ∼20% -23%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
643 Points ∼20% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (773 - 822, n=3)
790 Points ∼25% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 22052, n=618)
3161 Points ∼100% +285%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
873 Points ∼34%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
733 Points ∼28% -16%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
753 Points ∼29% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (806 - 873, n=3)
830 Points ∼32% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 11895, n=618)
2597 Points ∼100% +197%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1087 Points ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2080 Points ∼96% +91%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1489 Points ∼69% +37%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1768 Points ∼82% +63%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1087 - 1223, n=3)
1150 Points ∼53% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=665)
2167 Points ∼100% +99%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
369 Points ∼19%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1450 Points ∼76% +293%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
445 Points ∼23% +21%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
395 Points ∼21% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (348 - 372, n=3)
363 Points ∼19% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 11573, n=665)
1910 Points ∼100% +418%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
432 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1555 Points ∼86% +260%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
527 Points ∼29% +22%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
477 Points ∼26% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (412 - 432, n=3)
422 Points ∼23% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 9138, n=666)
1811 Points ∼100% +319%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1083 Points ∼53%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1483 Points ∼73% +37%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1754 Points ∼86% +62%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1083 - 1249, n=3)
1155 Points ∼57% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5301, n=708)
2044 Points ∼100% +89%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
740 Points ∼29%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
633 Points ∼25% -14%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
616 Points ∼24% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (733 - 740, n=3)
736 Points ∼29% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 16670, n=707)
2563 Points ∼100% +246%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
796 Points ∼36%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
725 Points ∼33% -9%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
720 Points ∼33% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (794 - 796, n=3)
795 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 11256, n=710)
2186 Points ∼100% +175%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
15702 Points ∼98%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
12304 Points ∼76% -22%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
12566 Points ∼78% -20%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (12043 - 15702, n=3)
13376 Points ∼83% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 59268, n=852)
16095 Points ∼100% +3%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
13403 Points ∼46%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
10913 Points ∼37% -19%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11234 Points ∼38% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (13038 - 13403, n=3)
13248 Points ∼45% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 224130, n=850)
29331 Points ∼100% +119%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
13854 Points ∼62%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
11194 Points ∼50% -19%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
11505 Points ∼51% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (12979 - 13854, n=3)
13278 Points ∼59% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=850)
22459 Points ∼100% +62%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
4.8 fps ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5.6 fps ∼47% +17%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
3.8 fps ∼32% -21%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
3.9 fps ∼33% -19%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (2.1 - 4.8, n=3)
3.8 fps ∼32% -21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=382)
12 fps ∼100% +150%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
1.4 fps ∼17%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.5 fps ∼42% +150%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
1.5 fps ∼18% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1.4 - 1.4, n=3)
1.4 fps ∼17% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=380)
8.32 fps ∼100% +494%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
7.6 fps ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.4 fps ∼53% +24%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
6.5 fps ∼36% -14%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
6.9 fps ∼39% -9%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (1.5 - 7.6, n=3)
5.43 fps ∼30% -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 64, n=386)
17.9 fps ∼100% +136%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
F150 Bison 2021
Mediatek Helio G25, PowerVR GE8320, 6144
4 fps ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼49% +150%
Gigaset GX290
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V, Mali-G71 MP2, 3072
3.9 fps ∼19% -2%
Cubot King Kong 3
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mali-G71 MP2, 4096
4.1 fps ∼20% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio G25
  (4 - 7.4, n=3)
5.13 fps ∼25% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=386)
20.4 fps ∼100% +410%
F150 Bison 2021Samsung Galaxy XCover ProGigaset GX290Cubot King Kong 3Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
116%
-25%
-23%
8%
25%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.34 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
59.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
74.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
17%
74.31
17%
58.4 (11.2 - 74.7, n=140)
-8%
51.8 (1.7 - 87.1, n=576)
-18%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.52 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
72.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-13%
81.05 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
81.15
-3%
77.3 (21.1 - 87.2, n=140)
-7%
69.8 (8.1 - 96.5, n=576)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
14.62
100.5
587%
10.95
-25%
11.21
-23%
28.7 (3.4 - 147, n=159)
96%
42 (0.14 - 319, n=953)
187%
Random Read 4KB
65.85
108.6
65%
33.33
-49%
17.21
-74%
57.3 (11.4 - 149, n=159)
-13%
64.7 (1.59 - 325, n=953)
-2%
Sequential Write 256KB
203.12
181.1
-11%
33.77
-83%
134.32
-34%
177 (40 - 254, n=159)
-13%
144 (2.99 - 1321, n=953)
-29%
Sequential Read 256KB
293.86
507.6
73%
275.59
-6%
241.01
-18%
274 (95.6 - 704, n=159)
-7%
370 (12.1 - 2037, n=953)
26%

Temperature

Max. Load
 30.3 °C
87 F
30.3 °C
87 F
35.5 °C
96 F
 
 30 °C
86 F
30.3 °C
87 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
 29.6 °C
85 F
28.3 °C
83 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
Maximum: 35.6 °C = 96 F
Average: 31.3 °C = 88 F
27.3 °C
81 F
27.1 °C
81 F
27.7 °C
82 F
26.9 °C
80 F
27.2 °C
81 F
27.7 °C
82 F
26.4 °C
80 F
27 °C
81 F
27 °C
81 F
Maximum: 27.7 °C = 82 F
Average: 27.1 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  25.8 °C = 78 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.3 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.6 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 27.7 °C / 82 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.7 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.


Loudspeaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.837.82522.629.83119.232.94021.433.15032.832.66318.632.98018.132.510015.435.112510.733.61601745.620014.946.225013.255.531512.562.140011.564.650010.570.36309.971.480011.975.3100010.678.4125013.67616001480.5200012.980.7250011.779.1315012.975.3400013.176500013.382.4630013.879.280001471.31000013.567.71250014.265160001761.9SPL2589.9N0.681.8median 13.2median 71.3Delta1.2945.240.243.741.334.833.337.637.139.538.636.635.129.130.128.426.930.531.724.735.822.84121.947.521.554.619.962.820.765.719.268.518.773.12277.918.27717.87717.77917.87617.677.317.871.317.77118.171.518.371.418.768.8195919.460.170.966.13187.121.8191.667median 19median 68.8210.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseF150 Bison 2021Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
F150 Bison 2021 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 10% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 46% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 67% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life

F150 Bison 2021
8000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
4050 mAh
Gigaset GX290
6200 mAh
Cubot King Kong 3
6000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1953
731
-63%
1316
-33%
1267
-35%
720 (223 - 2636, n=824)
-63%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 88)
32h 33min

Pros

+ dust and waterproof
+ drop-proof and temperature resistant
+ extreme battery life
+ Dual SIM and microSD
+ configurable button

Cons

- weak quad camera
- loud animation when switching to F150 mode
- meager frequency coverage
- lame SoC
- very heavy

Verdict - The Bison turns out to be a tough rugged phone

In review: F150 Bison 2021. Test device provided by F150 Mobile.
In review: F150 Bison 2021. Test device provided by F150 Mobile.

The F150 Bison 2021 has many features that characterize a rugged smartphone. These definitely include the rugged exterior and the extended protection against dust and water. The configurable button allows quick access to predefined apps or the emergency call and the LED is quite bright.

The large battery enables the smartphone to have enormously long battery runtimes. Those who really want to be outdoors for longer will appreciate this as a compromise to the high weight. However, the tracking features should be a bit better for this purpose and the display's brightness reserves are low outdoors.

The F150 Bison presents itself as enormously robust and enduring, but beyond that it quickly runs out of steam

Furthermore, the software's update reputation is more than unclear, and logistics might also prove complicated in case of damage since the smartphone can currently only be purchased as an import.

The cameras are not convincing in the test and the frequency coverage for the mobile network is limited to the bare minimum. The loud animation that accompanies every activation or deactivation of the F150 mode is also annoying

Price and availability

The F150 Bison 2021 is only directly available as an import from China at the time of the test. If F150 follows Oukitel's philosophy, it will also find its way to European online retailers. It is best to get information directly from the manufacturer's website, where retail partners are linked. Depending on the retailer, we have researched prices between 140 and 200 US dollars (116 - 165 euros), but often there are still fees for customs clearance and import sales tax, so these are not necessarily final prices. More information about import and customs can be found in this article

F150 Bison 2021 - 02/16/2021 v7
Daniel Schmidt

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 92%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
49 / 70 → 70%
Weight
86%
Battery
99%
Display
82%
Games Performance
7 / 64 → 11%
Application Performance
55 / 86 → 64%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
73 / 90 → 81%
Camera
50%
Average
72%
77%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Daniel Schmidt, 2021-02-17 (Update: 2021-02-19)
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Editor of the original article: Daniel Schmidt - Managing Editor Mobile - @Tellheim
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