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Ulefone Armor Series

Ulefone Armor 3Processor: Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, Mediatek MT6739, Mediatek MT6753, Mediatek Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, ARM Mali-T720 MP4, ARM Mali-T880 MP2, Imagination PowerVR GE8100
Display: 4.7 inch, 5 inch, 5.5 inch, 5.7 inch, 5.85 inch
Weight: 0.195kg, 0.228kg, 0.256kg, 0.27kg, 0.365kg
Price: 200, 250 euro
Average Score: 76.44% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 57%, features: 55%, display: 73%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 95%

 

Ulefone Armor

Specifications

Ulefone ArmorNotebook: Ulefone Armor
Processor: Mediatek MT6753
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720 MP4
Display: 4.7 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.195kg
Price: 200 euro
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Average Score: 71.71% - average
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)

 

80% Ulefone Armor review
Source: PC Advisor English
A capable rugged phone at a very good price, the Ulefone might not be the fastest handset out there or have the best screen but for many people it prove ideal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ulefone ARMOR Design, Hardware, Battery, Camera Review
Source: Igeekphone English
The Ulefone ARMOR is a great phone for sports enthusiasts, it supports plethora of bands like GSM+CDMA+WCDMA+TD-SCDMA+FDD-LTE+TDD-LTE. The phone is quite well built and challenges some industry leaders head on. At an asking price of $199.99 this phone is the best rugged, armored phone you will get out there for your adventurous lifestyle. Grab it here before its gone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2016
67% Wie viel Outdoor-Smartphone gibt es für 150 Euro?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 67% performance: 52% display: 67% mobility: 84%
75% Ulefone Armor
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
65% Ulefone Armor: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 70% features: 65% display: 65% mobility: 75% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 70%
75% Ulefone Armor: rugged super resistente da 150€ | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Recensione Ulefone Armor
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 80% features: 75% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80%
65% Ulefone Armor IP68 rugged phone la Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 65% price: 75% display: 58% mobility: 75% workmanship: 60%
Recensione Ulefone Armor Smartphone Ip68
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/15/2017

 

Ulefone Armor 2

The Ulefone Armor 2 impresses with some mid-to-high level hardware and comes with a full IP68 rating that offers waterproofness up to a depth of 1.5 meters for a full 60 minutes. It is a serious outdoor smartphone and is far too heavy (270 grams) and bulky for the civilized world of offices and laptops. This phone is meant to be thrown around and submerged every day. Whether the user is a fan of the walkie-talkie smartphone or not, the Armor 2 packs some serious defenses. The top and bottom sections are made from high-density plastic that will ward off drops while absorbing impacts. Holding it together are metal side panels which are part of the extremely strong metal frame. All this extra armor is what brings the rugged Ulefone Armor 2’s weight up to nearly 300 grams, and that is with only a tiny 5″ display squeezed in. The color variants offered are gold and grey. Ulefone has opted to go with a Sharp display inside the Armor 2, as it offers good viewing angles, works well in sunlight, and the 1920×1080 resolution is super crisp at 441 PPI. However, unlike the S60, which offers Gorilla Glass 5, the Armor 2 only has Gorilla Glass 3. Users also have the option to use onscreen buttons or stick with the capacitive buttons at the bottom and the fingerprint reader for the home button.

The device is no wimp in the hardware department either, as it packs 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and the octa-core (big.LITTLE) MediaTek Helio P25 CPU. While it is not one of the top-tier MediaTek chips, it is still a very capable chip that offers speedy performance. The Helio P25 CPU comes with 8 cores split into two groups. Group one runs at 2.6GHz and crushes any intensive tasks using its binary might. Group 2 runs at the slower speed of 1.6GHz and takes cares of all the easy day-to-day tasks. This has the benefit of offering more power savings and longer battery life. The Ulefone Armor 2 also has the ARM Mali T880 Graphics Unit on the Helio P25 chip, which performs well with the latest 3D gaming titles, making the Armor 2 a great option for gamers. Although the Ulefone Armor 2 boasts a 16MP rear-facing camera, the end results are not very impressive. Images tend to look soft and a little washed out. Getting the focus right can be difficult and colors in the final photos are not very punchy. It is not the worst Android camera, but it is nowhere near on par with others in its price range.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Ulefone Armor 2Notebook: Ulefone Armor 2
Processor: Mediatek Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T880 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.27kg
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Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

83% Ulefone Armor 2
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Ulefone Armor 2
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2017
Ulefone Armor 2 Outdoor-Smartphone für Star-Trek-Fans
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2017
Ulefone Armor 2 im Kurztest: Stabiler Begleiter für draußen
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Positive: Stylish design; good price; support waterproof and dust avoiding. Negative: Poor display; mediocre speakers; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2018
[Análisis] Ulefone Armor 2, un móvil sólo para los más aventureros de rebajas en GearBest
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; nice display; decent hardware; support NFC. Negative: Heavy; no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2017
Extrém körülmények között tesztelték az Ulefone Armor 2 telefont
Source: KinaTech HU→EN
Positive: Support waterproof and dust avoiding; excellent display; powerful hardware; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2017
Már rendelhető az Ulefone Armor 2 strapatelefon
Source: KinaTech HU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; support waterproof IP68; nice display; good hardware; good connectivity; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2017

 

Ulefone Armor X

Specifications

Ulefone Armor XNotebook: Ulefone Armor X
Processor: Mediatek MT6739
Graphics Adapter: Imagination PowerVR GE8100
Display: 5.5 inch, 2:1, 1440 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.256kg
Price: 200 euro
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Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

77.5% Ulefone Armor X Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
This cookie does not crumble. The Ulefone Armor X is a robust outdoor smartphone that brings Android Oreo. You can order the entry-level device as a Chinese import for about 200 Euros (~$232; starting from $155 in the US). In addition to the current software, this device brings all that is necessary in extreme surroundings. Our review shows how the Armor X fares in the comparison with other rugged smartphones.
Ulefone Armor X Outdoor-Handy für 170 Euro
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
77% Ulefone Armor X
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Recenzja Ulefone Armor X. Potężna bateria, pancerna obudowa i NFC
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; wireless charging. Negative: Combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/05/2018

 

Ulefone Armor 5

Specifications

Ulefone Armor 5Notebook: Ulefone Armor 5
Processor: Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G71 MP2
Display: 5.85 inch, 18.9:9, 1512 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.228kg
Price: 250 euro
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Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

78.6% Ulefone Armor 5 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
According to Ulefone, the notch in the Armor 5 is a distinguishing characteristic that makes it stand out among outdoor smartphones. We clarify in our test whether this is really the only thing that distinguishes the Armor 5 from the other robust smartphones.
90% Ulefone Armor 5 review
Source: Techradar English
The iPhone-style notch display is one way of minimising the bulk of this trim and tough handset. It feels robust, looks good and makes room for a large battery that fast charges via a USB-C port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
82% Ulefone Armor 5
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%

 

Ulefone Armor 3

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

Specifications

Ulefone Armor 3Notebook: Ulefone Armor 3
Processor: Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G71 MP2
Display: 5.7 inch, 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.365kg
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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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%
[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

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).


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

ARM Mali-T720 MP4: Integrated graphics card with four clusters clocked at up to 600 MHz. The chip supports OpenGL ES 3.1 and is typically produced in 28nm.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-T880 MP2: Mobile graphics solution for tablets and smartphones, which can be found in ARM SoCs (for mostly Android based devices). The Mali-T880 can be built with 1 to 16 clusters, where the MP2 version features 2 clusters/cores.Imagination PowerVR GE8100: Integrated graphics card for entry level ARM SoCs. Smallest variant of the Series8XE series of GPUs (GE8xx0) with a peak fillrate of only one pixel/clock.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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Mediatek:

Helio P20 MT6757: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.6 LTE modem.MT6739: Entry level quad core soc (4x Cortex-A53 at up to 1.5 GHz) with an integrated LTE modem (Cat. 4 DL / Cat 5 UL), Wifi and PowerVR GE8100 GPU.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.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.195 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.365 kg:

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


76.44%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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