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Ulefone Armor 3

Specifications

Ulefone Armor 3
Ulefone Armor 3 (Armor Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.7 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 424 PPI, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 64 GB eMMC
Connections
Card Reader: undefined, Sensors: Fingerprint scanner
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.15 x 164.8 x 79.2 ( = 0.71 x 6.49 x 3.12 in)
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 21 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Weight
365 g ( = 12.88 oz / 0.8 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Ulefone Armor 3

Ulefone Armor 3 rugged smartphone review
Source: Tech Switch English
For a bit over £200 (or $260), it is a nice piece of expertise that provides you most of what a way more costly system can provide, and some issues they typically can’t.The battery life, digital camera, display and storage capability are all excellent, ticking most of the bins that persons are most involved about.If you need a robust cellphone for a seashore vacation, snowboarding or trekking journey, then this one could be a really prudent alternative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/22/2018
80% Ulefone Armor 3 rugged smartphone review
Source: Techradar English
There’s nothing revolutionary here, but this phone offers a solid design made with good quality components and a decent enough spec. The dual SIM with microSD card capability and global channel support makes it ideal for any international adventure holiday.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

83% Ulefone Armor 3
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 75% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
[Análisis] Ulefone Armor 3, donde empieza la aventura
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; powerful hardware; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2018
Hatalmas akkumulátorral érkeznek az Ulefone Armor 3 és 3T strapatelefonok
Source: KinaTech HU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; good price; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2018

Comment

Model: I have never heard of Ulefone before and pretty sure most of you didn't either. Of course I saw some articles about how though their smartphones are, but wasn't really interested. But lately I started to be interested in niche devices and thought you might be as well.

Rugged phones are becoming more and more apparent and we see manufacturers like Ulefone, Panasonic just emphasizing on them. They are still niche segments to be honest. Their usage is fairly limited, only for people in extreme conditions.

So, how does a device become so though? We all know about Gorilla glass screens, IP68 certification against dust and water, but there is one more. A military certification. Yup, that’s what they call it. It can resist falls, extreme temperatures, basically all kind of situations where you don’t want your current fragile phone to be.

So what to expect from this kind of a device besides being too strong? Well, I guess not much. Meaning, you are on top of mount everest and suddenly you feel the urge to play a game? Besides being though, the Ulefone Armor 3 is kind of a mid-range maybe even low mid-range smartphone. Of course you can watch movies, do surfing without any problems. But, well is this going to be why you want this phone?

A great feature in my opinion is its 1,0300 Mah battery, which will keep you for about 3-4 days without needing to charge.

Price wise, it starts from 250 Euros. I think considering all the certifications it has and the conditions this device can endure, it is fair. For instance, just think about all the times where you dropped your phone and you had to replace the screen? It wouldn't have happened with the Ulefone 3 Armor. Having said that, I am not sure if it is something that you want to carry in your pocket all time. Because it is heavy and it cant be considered a fashionable device.

I find device like these interesting. I am not sure if anyone out there will pick it just for day-to-day use, but if you are someone that drops his/her phone all the time or goes out running / hiking / climbing and want to have their smartphone with all times, you can give the Ulefone Armor 3 a try. Its price tag is similar to all mid-range phones, maybe behind in hardware. But still, it will be cheaper than breaking your phone and paying up again.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

ARM Mali-G71 MP2: Integrated GPU that can be found e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P23 SoC with 700 or 770 MHz clock speed. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1 and RenderScript. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Helio P23 MT6763T: ARM-based octa core SoC (4x Cortex-A53 1.65 GHz for power efficiency and 4x Cortex-A53 at 2.3-2.5 GHz) for smartphones and tablets.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.7":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

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

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


Ulefone:

Shenzhen ulefone Technology Co., Ltd. is a smaller Chinese smartphone manufacturer. There are currently no reviews on Ulephone smartphones. The first tests have been registered starting with late 2015. The ratings are slightly below average (as of 2016).


81.5%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-11-28)