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Oukitel WP35 5G smartphone review – Robust with good battery life and not so expensive

Outdoor marathon. With its huge battery, the Oukitel WP35 has endless stamina which, however, comes at the cost of higher weight and chunkier dimensions. But, at under $300, its night vision camera, decent storage specs and pure Android 14 mean you get a lot for your money.
Oukitel WP35 (WP Series)
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ 8 x 2 - 2.2 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.60 inch 20:9, 2408 x 1080 pixel 400 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 2 TB, shared, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity, gyrscope, compass, G-sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (B2/B3/B5/B8), 3G(B1/2/4/5/8/19), 4G (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28AB/34/B38/39/40/41F/66/71), 5G (N1/2/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/66/71/77/78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.3 x 172.2 x 81 ( = 0.6 x 6.78 x 3.19 in)
Battery
11000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 18-watt charging, 5 watt wired reverse charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Sony IMX682, f/1.9, 1/1.73", PDAF, flash, Video@ 2K, 30fps (camera 1), macro camera, BYD BF2257CS, 2 MPix, f/2.2, 1/1.5" (camera 2), nightvision camera, Hynix HI846, f/2.0, 1/4", Infrared light (camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.2, video @ 1080p, 30 fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, charger, USB cable, 12 Months Warranty, IP68/IP69K certified, MIL STD 810G, eSIM support, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
360 g ( = 12.7 oz / 0.79 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
285 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors compared

Bewertung
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
79.6 %
06/2024
Oukitel WP35
Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2
360 g256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash6.60"2408x1080
80.1 %
02/2024
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2
577.5 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2408x1080
81.9 %
08/2022
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642L
235 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2408x1080
82.3 %
06/2023
Nokia XR21
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
231 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.49"2400x1080
78.3 %
04/2023
CAT S53
SD 480, Adreno 619
320 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720

Case and features – A stylish diamond design

The Chinese manufacturer Oukitel is well-known for its water and shock-resistant cell phones which can also be used in tough environments. Phones such as the WP33 Pro which we recently reviewed. Very long runtimes are possible with this phone thanks to its huge battery. However, in doing so, you'll have to put up with a weight of 577 grams.

In this review, the Oukitel WP35 comes with a slightly smaller battery but is also significantly lighter and more compact: At 360 grams and 15.3 millimeters, the case thickness is still heftier than a typical smartphone but, in everyday use, it's considerably easier to have on the go than the WP33 Pro.

At first glance, the robust case also doesn't scream "outdoor phone". However, it has an attractive design with lighter color options such as blue, green and brown and a diamond-patterned rear. The WP35 is IP68/IP69K and MIL STD 810G certified. Being dust and waterproof makes it immune to several environmental influences. The front display is protected by a slightly protruding frame and Gorilla Glass 5.

A mass storage size of 256 GB is decent but only the relatively slow eMMC flash is used. On top of that, we have 8 GB of RAM. The manufacturer only hits its advertized 24 GB of RAM via a slow swap file in the data storage.

NFC is on board, meaning you can, for example, also use the phone for wireless payment transactions. Internally, the USB connector only uses the USB 2.0 standard leading to uninspiring data transfer speeds. In addition, it's not possible to send image signals to an external monitor.

You can either insert two nano SIMs into the 5G phone or use one nano and an eSIM.  Choosing the latter option means you can only use one microSD to expand the storage.  

In our test with the Angelbird V60 reference memory card, we measured high card reader speeds for this category of device. This means nothing is stopping you from outsourcing less frequently used data to a memory card.

Size comparison

175.4 mm / 6.91 in 84 mm / 3.31 in 27.2 mm / 1.071 in 577.5 g1.273 lbs172.2 mm / 6.78 in 81 mm / 3.19 in 15.3 mm / 0.602 in 360 g0.794 lbs171 mm / 6.73 in 81 mm / 3.19 in 16 mm / 0.63 in 320 g0.705 lbs168.8 mm / 6.65 in 79.9 mm / 3.15 in 9.9 mm / 0.3898 in 235 g0.518 lbs168 mm / 6.61 in 78.58 mm / 3.09 in 10.45 mm / 0.4114 in 231 g0.509 lbs210 mm / 8.27 in 148 mm / 5.83 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 2.9 g0.00639 lbs
SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Oukitel WP35
  (Angelbird V60)
38.6 MB/s
CAT S53
  (Angelbird V60)
37.8 MB/s -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (12.4 - 77, n=87, last 2 years)
29 MB/s -25%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
  (Angelbird V60)
27.9 MB/s -28%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Oukitel WP35 Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 6100+, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø37.8 (26.3-47.3)
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø39.3 (27.6-48.9)
CAT S53 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø35.3 (25.3-45.6)
Oukitel WP35 Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 6100+, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø76 (61.9-82.9)
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø68.9 (47.7-76.5)
CAT S53 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB eMMC Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø78 (24.9-84.3)

Communication, software and operation – 5G also internationally

With the Oukitel WP35, we are dealing with a 5G phone that mostly sports a wide range of 4G and 5G frequencies. This makes it good for mobile internet either closer to home or on the go. In a direct comparison with high-end smartphones, in city environments, the reception is not quite on the same high level but you usually get good signal strength. 

When it comes to Wi-Fi, the device has the fastest standard - WiFi 5 - on board and its 300 to 500 MBit/s data speeds appear realistic. In this area, the WP35 is more on the lower end of the scale but, overall, it still manages to deliver a relatively stable average transfer speed of 300 MBit/s.  

The manufacturer has installed Android 14 and, as well as the wallpaper and widgets, it has also changed small things regarding the system's appearance which complement the settings. A few additional apps are preinstalled such as a simple launcher for kids or senior users, a spirit level, a volume meter and a radio application. However, there are no third-party advertizing apps. 

At the time of testing, the operating system possesses security patches from March 2024 which are still relatively up to date. However, Oukiel has not disclosed how often and for how long there will be updates. Nevertheless, the software is downloadable which means if there are any problems, it can, for example, be installed via a PC. 

The display's 60 Hz refresh rate means it is not just as smooth to operate as other outdoor phones. Generally, however, it is reliable and responsive right into every display corner. The physical buttons on the right-hand side of the case have a nice feel to them and are easy to operate for both left and right-handed users.  

A fingerprint sensor is housed inside the standby button and touching it results in a short delay when unlocking the device. In addition, it always briefly displays the lock screen before the recently used screen appears.  But, all in all, it works reliably and without a hitch. The button can also be used for other operational functions via gestures. 2D face recognition is also on board and works very speedily as long the lighting conditions are good. 

On the left-hand side of the case, there is another freely assignable button which can be assigned either to a system function or to open an app. 

Networking
Oukitel WP35
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
329 (min: 317) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
303 (min: 253) MBit/s ∼49%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
339 (min: 323) MBit/s ∼50%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
345 (min: 302) MBit/s ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Wi-Fi 6E
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
944 (min: 866) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
910 (min: 677) MBit/s ∼100%
Nokia XR21
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
360 (min: 326) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
346 (min: 320) MBit/s ∼56%
CAT S53
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
682 (min: 353) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
614 (min: 544) MBit/s ∼100%
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Oukitel WP35; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø303 (253-332)
Oukitel WP35; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø329 (317-338)

Cameras – It can see at night

Front camera image
Front camera image
Night vision camera image
Night vision camera image

Initially, the camera setup seems less than spectacular: The main camera captures 64-megapixel images, but normally uses a resolution of 16 megapixels with large pixels to capture more light. On top of that, we are dealing with a low-resolution macro camera which is intended for taking extreme closeups. 

The third camera on the rear of the device is, however, something special: Oukitel has installed a night vision camera complete with an infrared diode meaning it can still take photos, even in complete darkness. We tried it in a darkened room and we actually got decent results both close to and a few meters away from the object. But, the night vision photos are only available in black and white.

By contrast, the main camera can also do colors, albeit with some difficulty when it comes to backlight: The HDR function allows images to be recorded with different brightness levels. This normally results in a well-exposed image in every area but that is not the case here. When it comes to normal shots, the color accuracy is impressively natural. Considering its price and status as an outdoor phone, the level of detail is appropriate. However, under low light conditions, the camera's performance takes a hit since it is almost impossible to see anything in dark areas:

In our lab images at 1 lux illumination, nothing can be seen but, when it comes to full studio lighting, there is a good level of detail and decent sharpness, even at the edges.

The front camera captures 32-megapixel images but, in addition, it usually only uses a quarter of the resolution. The resulting selfies are a bit dark, even under good lighting conditions and, although they possess quite a cool color reproduction, they still offer a passable level of detail when magnified. 

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 camera plantMain camera environmentMain camera low light
ColorChecker
4 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
1 ∆E
1.1 ∆E
1.2 ∆E
5 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Oukitel WP35: 3.85 ∆E min: 1.05 - max: 7.78 ∆E
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
94.8 ∆E
71.7 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Oukitel WP35: 47.61 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 94.84 ∆E

Display – A PWM-free IPS display

Subpixel image
Subpixel image

With its slightly increased Full HD resolution, the Oukitel WP35 represents the class norm. The IPS panel also has decent brightness and, in our tests, it had an average of 549 cd/m² at its disposal. This means you can also use the device outdoors on summer days if the sun doesn't shine directly onto the display. 

The black level is slightly lower than the competition and, together with decent brightness, we recorded a relatively good contrast ratio of 1,314:1.

We noticed quite a hefty blue tint in the tests with the spectral photometer and the CalMAN software. Blue tones are displayed in a way that deviates heavily from the optimum color space. However, there are visible differences with almost every color nuance. 

We didn't detect any PWM flickering but the display's response times are too slow for professional users. 

536
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
566
cd/m²
546
cd/m²
552
cd/m²
533
cd/m²
568
cd/m²
559
cd/m²
542
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 568 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 549.3 cd/m² Minimum: 3.75 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 552 cd/m²
Contrast: 1314:1 (Black: 0.42 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.22 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 10.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
96.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 1.785
Oukitel WP35
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
PLS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Nokia XR21
TFT-LCD, 2400x1080, 6.49
CAT S53
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Response Times
16%
34%
2%
-10%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40.6 ?(23.4, 17.2)
32.5 ?(17.5, 15)
20%
31 ?(16, 15)
24%
42.05 ?(18.9, 23.15)
-4%
53 ?(27.7, 25.3)
-31%
Response Time Black / White *
24.4 ?(13, 11.4)
21.6 ?(10.8, 10.8)
11%
14 ?(9, 5)
43%
22.54 ?(8.912, 13.63)
8%
21.4 ?(13.9, 7.5)
12%
PWM Frequency
55100
Screen
-22%
-7%
20%
6%
Brightness middle
552
539
-2%
510
-8%
503
-9%
476
-14%
Brightness
549
517
-6%
495
-10%
487
-11%
504
-8%
Brightness Distribution
94
90
-4%
92
-2%
94
0%
82
-13%
Black Level *
0.42
0.5
-19%
0.46
-10%
0.45
-7%
0.6
-43%
Contrast
1314
1078
-18%
1109
-16%
1118
-15%
793
-40%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
7.22
11.88
-65%
7.41
-3%
2.4
67%
3.18
56%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
13.09
17.9
-37%
13.26
-1%
6.6
50%
5.86
55%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
10.1
12.9
-28%
10.6
-5%
1.9
81%
4.2
58%
Gamma
1.785 123%
1.597 138%
2.518 87%
2.22 99%
2.268 97%
CCT
9036 72%
9933 65%
10050 65%
6602 98%
7234 90%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-3% / -15%
14% / 1%
11% / 16%
-2% / 3%

* ... 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
24.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 11.4 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 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 23.4 ms rise
↘ 17.2 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (33.6 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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17717 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

CalMAN gray scales
CalMAN gray scales
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery runtimes – Excellent stamina

The MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ is an SoC that is mostly sufficient for smooth everyday operation but doesn't possess much in the way of performance reserves if confronted with more demanding tasks. For example, stutter-free 1080p streaming on YouTube is possible, although the full quality offered by many streaming services is not available due to the lack of Widevine L1 certification.

However, you should expect occasional waiting times when switching apps or when loading larger content. This is also due to the sluggish eMMC memory. There are significantly more powerful outdoor phones such as the Nokia XR21 or the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro but as long as you don't run demanding apps, the Oukitel WP35 will suit your needs.

Even after sustained load, the increase in case temperatures remains very reasonable and we failed to detect any SoC throttling using the 3DMark stress test. 

The mono speaker on the bottom edge of the phone reproduces sound with an emphasis on high frequencies making voices sound less present. Listening to music or film sound is not much fun so you should either consider connecting an external speaker or headphones via the USB-C port or Bluetooth. These go without a hitch and both methods result in good quality sound. Numerous codecs are available for wireless audio transmission and more unusual options such as Opus or LC3 are available.

The 11,000 mAh battery is certainly one of the highlights of this device and it manages to enable good run times: In our Wi-Fi test, the smartphone ran for 1,659 minutes or 27 hours and 39 minutes. That is considerably less than the Oukitel WP33 Pro but, in return, you won't have to carry as much weight around. This means you should be able to get through two days of moderate phone use. 

The charging process, however, is a slow affair: Since the phone can only be charged at 18 watts, you should expect a full charging cycle to take around 5 hours. Other devices can be charged at up to 5 watts via wired reverse charging.

Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=117, last 2 years)
1357 Points +100%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
903 Points +33%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
699 Points +3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (678 - 699, n=4)
690 Points +2%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
678 Points
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=117, last 2 years)
3767 Points +103%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2064 Points +11%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1944 Points +5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (1814 - 1944, n=4)
1882 Points +1%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1858 Points
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=200, last 2 years)
920 Points +78%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
773 Points +50%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
673 Points +30%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (517 - 538, n=4)
527 Points +2%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
521 Points +1%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
517 Points
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
510 Points -1%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=200, last 2 years)
3044 Points +87%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2802 Points +72%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1923 Points +18%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (1589 - 1780, n=4)
1677 Points +3%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1642 Points +1%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1625 Points
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1589 Points -2%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
12113 Points +40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4609 - 21385, n=199, last 2 years)
11967 Points +39%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
9180 Points +6%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
8996 Points +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (8482 - 9018, n=4)
8781 Points +2%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
8629 Points
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (317 - 20131, n=171, last 2 years)
7036 Points +183%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3080 Points +24%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (2468 - 2503, n=4)
2489 Points 0%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2482 Points
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2468 Points -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (267 - 33376, n=170, last 2 years)
10182 Points +340%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2984 Points +29%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (2281 - 2344, n=4)
2319 Points 0%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2314 Points
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2281 Points -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Smartphone
  (877 - 8480, n=170, last 2 years)
4347 Points +31%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3468 Points +4%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3459 Points +4%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (3283 - 3459, n=4)
3348 Points +1%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
3324 Points
Wild Life Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (395 - 13896, n=123, last 2 years)
2688 Points +119%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2464 Points +101%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1228 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (1186 - 1230, n=4)
1218 Points -1%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1212 Points -1%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1186 Points -3%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
997 Points -19%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (394 - 20068, n=189, last 2 years)
6614 Points +448%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2472 Points +105%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1208 Points 0%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1207 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (1174 - 1208, n=4)
1198 Points -1%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
1174 Points -3%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
974 Points -19%
Wild Life Extreme
Average of class Smartphone
  (110 - 5226, n=192, last 2 years)
1775 Points +441%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
686 Points +109%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
362 Points +10%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (328 - 338, n=4)
333 Points +2%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
331 Points +1%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
328 Points
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
296 Points -10%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (110 - 5248, n=188, last 2 years)
1781 Points +458%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
684 Points +114%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
354 Points +11%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
330 Points +3%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (319 - 330, n=4)
326 Points +2%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
319 Points
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
287 Points -10%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.6 - 123, n=212, last 2 years)
45.4 fps +249%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
31 fps +138%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
30 fps +131%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
19 fps +46%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (13 - 14, n=4)
13.3 fps +2%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
13 fps 0%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
13 fps
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.3 - 229, n=212, last 2 years)
66.5 fps +343%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
34 fps +127%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
22 fps +47%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
18 fps +20%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
15 fps 0%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
15 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (15 - 15, n=4)
15 fps 0%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 119, n=212, last 2 years)
33.6 fps +300%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
19 fps +126%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
19 fps +126%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
12 fps +43%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
8.5 fps +1%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (8.4 - 8.6, n=4)
8.5 fps +1%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
8.4 fps
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 94, n=212, last 2 years)
26.8 fps +370%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
13 fps +128%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
8.2 fps +44%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6.5 fps +14%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
5.7 fps 0%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
5.7 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (5.7 - 5.7, n=4)
5.7 fps 0%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.38 - 42, n=209, last 2 years)
12.7 fps +429%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
5.9 fps +146%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3.6 fps +50%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
2.9 fps +21%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2.4 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (2.3 - 2.4, n=4)
2.38 fps -1%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
2.3 fps -4%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (2228 - 89112, n=206, last 2 years)
33824 Points +51%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
25445 Points +14%
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
22617 Points +1%
Oukitel WP35
MediaTek Dimensity 6100+, Mali-G57 MP2, 8192
22330 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 6100+
  (21764 - 22617, n=4)
22206 Points -1%
Nokia XR21
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
22080 Points -1%
CAT S53
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
18774 Points -16%
Oukitel WP35Oukitel WP33 Pro 5GSamsung Galaxy XCover 6 ProNokia XR21CAT S53Average 256 GB eMMC 5.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
897%
665%
543%
412%
156%
1070%
Sequential Read 256KB
292
482.1
65%
841.6
188%
509.76
75%
510.9
75%
272 ?(240 - 297, n=5)
-7%
Sequential Write 256KB
149.5
515.6
245%
484.7
224%
465.31
211%
208.2
39%
Random Read 4KB
61.7
253.9
312%
170.6
176%
187.51
204%
140.7
128%
81.3 ?(61.7 - 100, n=5)
32%
Random Write 4KB
9.4
288
2964%
204.2
2072%
167.51
1682%
141.4
1404%

Temperature

Max. Load
 35.9 °C
97 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30.1 °C
86 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
30 °C
86 F
30 °C
86 F
 
 34.4 °C
94 F
30 °C
86 F
30 °C
86 F
 
Maximum: 35.9 °C = 97 F
Average: 31.8 °C = 89 F
28.2 °C
83 F
30.9 °C
88 F
31.9 °C
89 F
28.2 °C
83 F
31.7 °C
89 F
31.7 °C
89 F
27.9 °C
82 F
31 °C
88 F
31.4 °C
89 F
Maximum: 31.9 °C = 89 F
Average: 30.3 °C = 87 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31.8 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.9 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 31.9 °C / 89 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.7 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap front
Heatmap front
Heatmap rear
Heatmap rear

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Oukitel WP35 Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 6100+, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø1.979 (1.962-2)
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 6100+, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø1.986 (1.98-1.997)
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.1 (4.1-4.11)
Nokia XR21 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø2.15 (2.14-2.16)
Oukitel WP35 Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 6100+, 256 GB eMMC 5.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.36 (7.33-7.37)
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G Mali-G57 MP2, Dimensity 6100+, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø7.12 (7.1-7.12)
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø14.6 (14.6-14.7)
Nokia XR21 Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø7.22 (7.22-7.26)
CAT S53 Adreno 619, SD 480, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø5.92 (5.88-5.93)

Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2043.739.82533.236.43129.327.64032.330.95040.7356332.629.78019.718.610016.916.712515.514.416013.320.42009.624.525011.8333159.238.94008.744.75001150.663013.257.580013.762.7100014.869125013.769.3160010.669.2200010.968.5250012.366.5315013.760.8400013.660.9500013.964.5630014.464.8800015.664.41000015.964.7125001660.81600016.743.5SPL25.877.8N0.737.6median 13.7median 60.8Delta2.113.138.635.737.137.7282632.933.831.832.82628.822.927.221.131.523.734.418.237.813.341.914.54712.852.311.455.711.761.210.96815.275.612.280.112.881.410.976.910.974.911.674.51273.112.972.713.681.614.383.115.177.315.773.116.569.217.469.425.489.90.779.1median 13.3median 73.12.311.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOukitel WP35CAT S53
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Oukitel WP35 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (77.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 36.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 75% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

CAT S53 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 28% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 63% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 43% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Oukitel WP33 Pro 5G
22000 mAh
2844 min +71%
Oukitel WP35
11000 mAh
1659 min
CAT S53
5500 mAh
1135 min -32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (476 - 2844, n=213, last 2 years)
929 min -44%
Nokia XR21
4800 mAh
875 min -47%
Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro
4050 mAh
768 min -54%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
27h 39min

Pros

+ smartly designed case
+ 5G with good frequency coverage
+ water and dustproof
+ night vision camera
+ bags of storage
+ eSIM support
+ no PWM flickering
+ very long battery life

Cons

- comparably heavy and chunky
- sluggish eMMC storage
- no Widevine certification
- slow charging
- average display color accuracy
- poor speakers

Verdict – The Oukitel phone is for extreme enviroments

Review: Oukitel WP35. Review device provided by Oukitel.
Review: Oukitel WP35. Review device provided by Oukitel.

The Oukitel WP35 5G is a good compromise for anyone who requires long battery life and doesn't want to lug around a monster such as the Oukitel WP33 Pro: In our Wi-Fi test, our review device got through 27 hours and all in a well-proportioned (and not overly heavy) package. The WP35 has smart looks but still manages to be robustly built and well-protected from environmental influences.

An additional special feature is the night vision camera which is very suitable for both photos and orientation in the dark. Likewise, eSIM support as well as NFC are not always standard in outdoor phones.

The display gets bright enough for outdoor use on overcast days and performance is on a good level.

One annoyance is that Oukitel has opted against Widevine L1 certification meaning HD streams on many streaming platforms are not possible. In addition, there is only sluggish eMMC storage which should, by now, have disappeared from every mobile device.

The Oukitel WP35 5G is a special outdoor phone: The night vision camera and the large battery make it a survival specialist with good features. Nevertheless, you'll have to live with a heavy device and slow storage.

Anyone for whom weight isn't an issue should go for the Oukitel WP33 Pro which offers significantly better battery life. The Nokia XR21, for example, is considerably lighter but has a much shorter battery life.

Price and availability

From June 2024, the Oukitel WP35 is available directly from the manufacturer, Oukitel with delivery to Europe a possibility and soon it will be available on Amazon.

Oukitel WP35 - 05/31/2024 v7 (old)
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
48 / 70 → 69%
Weight
85%
Battery
96%
Display
82%
Games Performance
26 / 64 → 41%
Application Performance
69 / 86 → 80%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
65 / 90 → 73%
Camera
54%
Average
74%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Florian Schmitt, 2024-06- 8 (Update: 2024-06- 8)