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Ulefone Armor 15

Specifications

Ulefone Armor 15
Ulefone Armor 15 (Armor Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G35 8 x 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
Display
5.45 inch 18:9, 1440 x 720 pixel 295 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, dedicated, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: gravity, acceleration, proximity, compass, gyroscope, pedometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G, 3G, 4G (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/38/39/40/41/66), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.2 x 170.2 x 79.6 ( = 0.72 x 6.7 x 3.13 in)
Battery
6000 mAh Lithium-Ion, 18 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (SONY IMX363 Sensor 1.4μm, FOV 78°, f/1.8, video@1080p,30fps) + 13 MPix (Samsung S5K3M3, FOV 106°, f/2.4); Camera2-API-Level: Full
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix (SONY IMX481 Sensor, f/2.4)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, front-facing, Keyboard: Onscreen, TWS earbuds, charger, cable, lanyard, screen protector, SIM tool, 12 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.382 W/kg (head), 0.599 W/kg (body), LED notification, charging slot for TWS earbuds, custom key, camera key; GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1), Beidou (B1), fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
Weight
346 g ( = 12.2 oz / 0.76 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
259.99 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71.3% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 34%, features: 51%, display: 80% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 73%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Ulefone Armor 15

74.5% Ulefone Armor 15 smartphone review - Rugged outdoor phone with headphones | Notebookcheck
The Ulefone Armor 15 is drop and water resistant and even comes with its own completely wireless in-ear headphones. The manufacturer thus pushes both dimensions and weight to the extreme, but launches a comprehensive overall package - at a still affordable price.
70% Ulefone Armor 15 review: It boasts built-in wireless earbuds and not much else
Source: Android Central English
The Ulefone Armor 15 has a good number of features for a rugged phone, with the built-in wireless earbuds being the standout. It also has a large battery and an IP68/IP69K rating, but these features are insufficient to compensate for the phone's shortcomings. Although rugged phones don't typically have the most vivid screens, the HD screen, and slow performance ruin the fun. If you're looking for a rugged phone with good features, the Ulefone Armor 15 should be on your short list. While the screen and processor performance are both disappointing, the phone's extremely sturdy build quality and decent main camera make it easy to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Ulefone Armor 15 Review: The Unbreakable Adventurer's Phone
Source: Make Use Of English
So, should you buy the Ulefone Armor 15? If you’re looking for a sleek, smooth, powerful, flagship device, I wouldn’t recommend the Armor 15 for you. Frankly it’s an ugly design, slow performer, and just plain chunky. But alternatively, for those not glued to their phone—if you’re an outdoors person, traveler, or manual worker just looking for a durable, rugged, waterproof, long-lasting phone that’s there when you need it—this may be the device for you. Those flashy, distracting, expensive glass phones can sometimes get in the way, and require more attention and care in the long run. The durable and long-lasting Ulefone Armor 15 will just get the job done.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Ulefone Armor 15 review
Source: Techradar English
To put it bluntly, this isn’t the most powerful rugged phone Ulefone has made, although because the interface is reasonably snappy, most users will be gloriously unaware of its limitations, at least initially. Other limitations include the inability to capture better than 1080p video, no 5G comms, and only 480p streaming of Netflix. These are mostly issues to do with the Helio G35 SoC, and its use of the ARM Cortex-A53 that needs to be put out to pasture. The inclusion of the integrated Earbuds is a nice touch, but it appears that Ulefone doesn’t list replacements should you accidentally break or lose them. Overall, the Armor 15 doesn’t take enough steps forward and suffers in comparison with the cheaper Power Armor 14 Pro(opens in new tab) design. Inevitably Ulefone will make a Pro model that addresses some of these issues, but probably not all of them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

62% Test: Ulefone Armor 15 – Tålig mobil med inbyggt headset
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2022
Rating: Total score: 62%

Comment

Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Helio G35: ARM based octa core SoC (8x small ARM Cortex-A53 cores) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.4 LTE modem and a PowerVR G38320 at 680 MHz. The SoC is produced in 12nm (FinFET) and except for the higher clock speed similar to the old Helio G25.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.45":

It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Ulefone:

Shenzhen Ulefone Technology Co, Ltd is a Chinese company that specializes in manufacturing smartphones. The company was founded in 2014 and has since launched a variety of Android smartphones. However, before 2014, it was already a manufacturer for other brands (OEM).


71.3%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2022-09-25)