Rugged phone maker Ulefone has over the years been popular for the manufacture of dependable rugged smartphones. The company’s product lineup transcends the flagship line to the mid-range segment and even budget models. Ulefone Armor X8 is the brand’s latest offering which even though is a budget-friendly model, that doesn’t compromise on durability.

Ulefone Armor X8 Is A Rugged Phone

The Ulefone Armor X8 is built around a 5.7-inch LCD screen with an HD+ resolution. The display is covered by a hardened glass but there are no details on its exact type. However, the display can be operated with gloves without any issues.

The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio A25 backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As per the camera department, the Armor X8 packs a triple camera setup made up of a 13MP primary camera and two 2MP modules for macro shots and depth data. The phone runs on Android 10 and is powered by a 5,080 mAh battery.

Ulefone Armor X8 launched

On the physical side, the Armor X8’s casing is made from plastic and feature rubber gaskets for added water protection. There’s a programmable key on the left-hand side for easy shortcut toggles as well as a headphone jack and rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.

The phone comes with IP68/IP69K/MIL-STD-810G ratings and can withstand shock, drops, vibration and extreme temperatures. It can survive for 30 minutes when submerged in water at up to 1.5m levels and drops from 1.2 meters on hard ground.

Ulefone Armor X8 design

Ulefone Armor X8 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 28
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/11.5 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/150 Mbps

Launch

  • Announced: 2020, October 06
  • Status: Available. Released 2020, October 06

Design

  • Dimensions: 160.3 x 79 x 13.8 mm (6.31 x 3.11 x 0.54 in)
  • Weight 3 g (9.03 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Orange
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP68/IP69K dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
  • Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.2 m
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 5.7 inches, 83.8 cm2 (~66.2% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 10

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 13 MP, f/2.2, (wide), AF
    • 2 MP, (depth)
    • 2 MP, (depth)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: [email protected]
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, f/2.4
  • Video: [email protected]

Multimedia

  • Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 5080 mAh, non-removable

Ulefone Armor X8 Specs

Ulefone Armor X8 Price and Availability

The phone comes in black as well as a black model with an option with orange accents around the display and cameras.

Ulefone Armor X8 in colors

Ulefone Armor X8 carries a price tag of $180 though a limited time pre-sale promo gets it down to $160.

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