The Ulefone Armor is an affordable tank of a smartphone for the outdoorsy active types

This story is sponsored by Ulefone. PhoneArena's opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!

Ulefone has announced a new handset, which is currently up for pre-sale at a special discount. The phone in question is called the Ulefone Armor and, as the name suggests, it's a device with a rugged look and robust protection built-in.

The Armor's body is built by a layer of hard polycarbonate and a soft cover of TPU, both coming together to ensure extreme protection when it comes to drops, slams, and crashes. The device is also rated IP 68 for dust- and water-proofing. Furthermore, Ulefone claims that the handset can survive temperatures from -4°F to 176°F (-20℃ to 80℃), so you can take it up on that mountain hike or down to the beach with no worries.

We've also got some physical keys on board to improve phone interaction in extreme condition. The navigation buttons are clickers, instead of capacitive touch ones, to make sure that they would work when the user is with gloves on or underwater. There is also a physical camera button for the very same reason. Last but not least, there is a button for an emergency mode — holding it for 5 seconds will call your emergency contact as well as send off a text with your current GPS coordinates.


Under the tough shell of the Armor, we have a midranger's hardware setup — a 64-bit, octa-core MT6753 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and a 32 GB storage chip. The camera on the back is outfitted with a 13 MP sensor and there's a respectable 3,500 mAh battery to keep the lights on. The display is a bit small, with a 4.7-inch diagonal, allowing the phone to stay on the compact side despite the bulky armor surrounding it. It has a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, resulting in a PPI density of about 313, so it'll look sharp enough without putting too much strain on the hardware. The phone ships with Android 6 Marshmallow with a custom Ulefone UI skin on top.

One cool thing about the MediaTek MT6753 chipset is the fact that it supports a wide variety of 3G and 4G bands (MediaTek calls it “WorldMode 4G LTE and CDMA2000”), so the phone should provide plenty of coverage support for travelers. Still, be sure to check with your mobile service provider on whether it will work with your phone's bands. Here's what the Armor supports:

3G4G
WCDMA850 / 900/ 1900 / 2100
(band 5, band 8, band 2, band 1)
FDD-LTE800 / 1700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
(band 20, band 4, band 3, band 1, band 7)
TD-SCDMA1900 / 2100
(band 34, band 39)
TDD-LTE2500 / 1900 / 2300 / 2500
(band 38, band 39, band 40, band 41)
CDMA2000800
(BC0)


The Ulefone Armor is currently available at a pre-sale price of $159.99, while the retail price-tag is marked at $199.99. The phone comes in either a subtle black or a vibrant orange color with black accents. You can check it out and order yours on the web page, linked below.



FEATURED VIDEO

26 Comments

1. rebecca2008

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 16, 2016

As a long time user of metal ,i'm absolutely confident on this model.

2. ADELAROCHE

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

i really dont like the aspect.i prefer to buy blackview bv6000

3. rebecca2008

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 16, 2016

ulefone just wanna provide users more choices,i'm wondering the comment "i prefer to buy blackview " at ulefone's news page

4. anhtranfinh

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 22, 2017

I want to buy 1 unit and I was in Vietnam

15. OscarHUGar

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

Oh yeah!  they announced the X2 ! In the current market, there is space for all kinds of devices with different options in specifications and design: Agm is for an audience that really needed comfortable ruggeds and now they are becoming really potent :)

17. SarahPumaHonorio

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 17, 2017

I have heard about that promo its really working outside Europa? Such a great deal... really would love to get a x1 and if i can get one at THAT price, well... better yet xD

5. anhtranfinh

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 22, 2017

How do I can buy this handset Amor Ulefone

6. anhtranfinh

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 22, 2017

I can buy this machine in America

7. smithellison

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 02, 2017

I was selected 3 Rugged smartphones. Ulefone Armor, Blackview BV6000, and AGM A8. I checked the reviews and comparison. I saw many bad customers comments regarding the quality of camera, battery life and lower display resolution, therefore I ordered AGM A8 because of 5 Inch HD display, Android 7.0, 13MP HD camera, real huge battery capacity, and cheaper in term of price. I believe that AGM A8 is the best value for money and looking forward to receiving my unit soon.

22. RicardoreiraCapo87

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 23, 2017

Its a rugged... its not meant to be for hipsters unless they WORK xD: seriously tho: Its a great option for te PPR alone but the specs are crazy for its price :O!!

8. Johncook

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

I checked some reviews from youtube, I found there were some rugged smartphones, like Blackview bv6000, AGM x1, Homtom ht20, Nokia 6, Ulefone Armor, Nomu smartphones. So many comments and good reviews about these phones. So anyone can tell me which one is better to choose from? Thanks

9. OscarHUGar

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

"Cool phone Bv is doing a great try ... but in that range : AMG to me is way more appealing (does promises strength and performance as a ""regular competitive smartphone"" ... to launch the first rugged dual camera and resistance to everything) ... Still, i love that both ( AMG and Bv) are really defying their style and not imitating Samsung :D AND NOW WE HAVE THE X1 GOLD :O !! "

10. kingkhan007

Posts: 1; Member since: May 23, 2017

why should i buy Ulefone Armor ? if you want regular update or updated OS, bigger Screen, bigger battery capacity, excellent speaker quality and 3.5 mm Audio jack, then you need to get AGM A8.

11. kuta92

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2017

Try this DOGEE T5 S ...It has ip67 technology due to which it can survive in harsh outdoor plus it is water proof too..it has a best security system and it has a huge battery of 4500 mah and also support fast charging ....it has 8mp primary and 5 mp secondary camera ...it comes with 2 gb ram and 16 gb rom and its size of 5" is very convenient for daily life :) check it and buy it in small amount of money :)

14. OscarHUGar

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

I have heard about that promo its really working outside Europa? Such a great deal... really would love to get a x1 and if i can get one at THAT price, well... better yet xD

12. kuta92

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2017

This new brand is on its way to amaze everyone ...ladies and gentleman be ready because aermoo is to release its smartphone AERMOO M1 ... it is waterproof and dustproof rated at IP68 and it means it will not let you worry in water and dust !!!! It is a high performance with an octa-core processor and will come with 6gb ram and 64/128gb rom with expandable storage to 256GB with a micro-SD card...its very amazing feature is its beast battery that is 5580mah... its primary camera will be of 21 mp and will support HDR imaging, and 4K video recording...it is very attractive in looking too and its gold finish makes it more beautiful :) so if you are to buy any armor phone than wait for this beast :)

13. OscarHUGar

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

I Have seen some of that in a Store… they interesed me ! But i prefered to investigate more about it first and AGM ended up really inlov with AGM … crazy good phones and incredibly durable for that price! Just: wow! :D

18. SarahPumaHonorio

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 17, 2017

I have heard about that promo its really working outside Europa? Such a great deal... really would love to get a x1 and if i can get one at THAT price, well... better yet xD

21. RicardoreiraCapo87

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 23, 2017

For what i have been reading in thier offcial FB page , Android 7 update is confirmed to july at best! It will be interesting to see how the SO takes advantage of the phone… it looks cool already and honestly i dont think it will kill anybody to wait a little more! i prefer a custom SO than a generic one.

25. Roegge

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 11, 2017

in the high-end I want to spend more than necessary: middle-year arrives the x2 ( goo(dot)gl/wZkgWk ) almost 400 euros cheaper than the iphone and sansumg... The battery is up to other flagships: the standard version ("X2") of the terminal will have a battery of 6,000 mAh, while the "X2 PRO" version will be 10,000 mA ... Look up! ... and thanks for the note.

26. Roegge

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 11, 2017

in the high-end I want to spend more than necessary: middle-year arrives the x2 ( goo(dot)gl/wZkgWk ) almost 400 euros cheaper than the iphone and sansumg... The battery is up to other flagships: the standard version ("X2") of the terminal will have a battery of 6,000 mAh, while the "X2 PRO" version will be 10,000 mA ... Look up! ... and thanks for the note.

16. SarahPumaHonorio

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 17, 2017

I cant review the x1 for lack of time xD but its a great one, i agree! I ll left this review since was the one that convinced me to buy one and: till now, flawless :) thnks! thatagmdude.blogspot.com/2017/03/RDeen0Xagmx1part1​.html check it out!! It has Octa-Core 1.5 GHz, 4GB ram, 64GB mem , two 13 Megapixels cameras and ip68 ( it comes with Lollipop but can be upgraded to 7.0

20. RicardoreiraCapo87

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 23, 2017

Dude , This phones are craazy good for its price :O  i really expected my agm to broke down  easily but , not only hasnt; but actually is quite  competent as smartphone :O

24. Roegge

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 11, 2017

Great! But to me the hot potato will be the Agm x2 … goo(dot)gl/wZkgWk for the High-end its craaaazy; Their international versions are becaming more and more spectacular

19. RicardoreiraCapo87

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 23, 2017

For what i have been reading in thier offcial FB page , Android 7 update is confirmed to july at best! It will be interesting to see how the SO takes advantage of the phone… it looks cool already and honestly i dont think it will kill anybody to wait a little more! i prefer a custom SO than a generic one.

23. Roegge

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 11, 2017

have you seen the review on the agm RIO! Its the most affordable ip68 smartphone that i have seen ( goo(dot)gl/xMwsDu ) ?? its quite an amazing phone too! dang! Agm is on fire right now!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.