Ulefone has a history of making rugged smartphones and the company’s latest offering, the Ulefone Armor 5 brings updated hardware inside a solid rugged body. The phone features a mid-range Helio P23 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Unfortunately, the 5.85-inch screen comes with a 1512 x 750p resolution, which is quite low for a 2018 smartphone. It doesn’t even miss the infamous notch, taking the aspect ratio to 18.9:9. However, the display is protected by Gorilla Glass 4, so they are taking the rugged aspect of the device pretty seriously.
Now, the Ulefone Armor 5 is seen in a hands on video released by the company. The phone goes through some basic tasks like talking to google assistant, sending emails, video calling on Skype, navigation and photography. In the video, the phone seems to execute each of these tasks pretty smoothly, which isn’t surprising given the Helio P23 MT6763 chip on board.
Ulefone Armor 5 aims to be a blend of rugged and modern smartphone. So it features IP68 certification which means it can survive under water (up to 1.5 meters) for up to an hour. It is drop resistant, corrosion resistant, and even high temperature resistant. This ensures that the phone will survive even the extreme environments without any major hiccups. What’s more, along with its rugged features, the Ulefone Armor 5 comes with modern tech like Qi Wireless Charging, Face Unlock. The phone is powered by Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The Ulefone Armor 5 is up for sale currently for a promo price of $189.99 on aliexpress until Aug 24. There are multiple bundles available along with the device, including a Mi Band 3 bundle for $210.99. You can check out the Ulefone Armor 5 Aliexpress listing and the bundles from here.