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Ulefone Armor 9: The best Android 10 smartphone for engineers and outdoor workers

I've been using the new Ulefone Armor 9 Android 10 smartphone for a few weeks, and the more I use it, the more I like it.

And the accessories make it even better.

OK, so on the outside, the Armor 9 is a highly ruggedized smartphone that's built from the ground up to take a battering, meeting a whole array of standards, including IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810G, which means that it's happy immersed in water at depths down to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, exposure to high-pressure water jets and steam cleaning, drops from 1.2 meter heights, resists dust, shrugs off acids, and low pressures.

It's tough.

The 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 FHD+ 410 PPI LCD multi-touch display with IPS technology is nice and big, and can be operated by gloves. The MediaTek Helios P90 octa-core processor is fast and keeps everything moving along nicely, and the 8GB LPDDR4x dual-channel RAM means there are no UI lags.

But there's more.

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Ulefone Armor 9 tech specs

  • MediaTek Helios P90 octa-core processor, up to 2.2GHz
  • 6.3-inch 2340 x 1080 FHD+ 410 PPI LCD multi-touch display with IPS technology
  • 8GB LPDDR4x dual-channel RAM
  • 128GB UFS2.1 ROM
  • SD card Up to 2TB
  • FLIR Lepton thermal camera with -10℃ - 400℃ range (assisted by a 5-megapixel rear camera)
  • Samsung 64-megapixel rear camera
  • 2-megapixel secondary rear camera
  • Quad-LED flash
  • 8- megapixel front camera
  • 6600mAh battery
  • 18W fast charging supported
  • Fingerprint unlock
  • Dual-SIM support
  • Headphone jack
  • Endoscope port
  • USB-C port
  • IP68/IP69K/MIL-STD-810G rated

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The Armor 9 has tons of storage (128GB), which means plenty of space for photos taken with the Samsung 64-megapixel Tetracell rear camera.

The power is supplied by an enormous 6600mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, which can be charged via the USB-C port.

Oh, and there's that awesome FLIR Lepton thermal camera which is assisted by a 5-megapixel rear camera with a -10℃ - 400℃ range which is an amazing diagnostic tool for technicians.

Over the past few weeks, I've been using the Armor 9 extensively, and it has been flawless. If I was nit-picking, I'd say that it's a shame that the Armor 9 does not have wireless charging (because opening the water- and dust-proofing flap on the handset is a bit awkward, especially if, like me, you have short fingernails).

But Ulefone has developed accessories for the Armor 9 that build on the platform.

The first is an endoscope/borescope that attaches directly to the side of the handset. The borescope features a 2-meter cable, and is rated to IP67. This is great for poking into areas where you can't get your eyeballs into, and is a great tool for engineers.

I like the fact that the borescope attaches directly to a separate port on the Armor 9, rather than tying up the USB-C port, which is a nice touch.

There's also a case. It adds a bit more protection to the smartphone, and also allows a belt clip or carabiner to be attached. It's a handy accessory for situations where you might drop or lose the handset.

As much as I like my iPhone, the Ulefone Armor 9 is fast becoming my favorite smartphone when I need to venture into the outdoors or need to carry out diagnostics using the thermal camera and borescope.

Ulefone Armor 9 is an excellent Android 10 smartphone, and the accessories make it an even better platform for engineers.



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Our Verdict

The Ulefone Armor 6 is pretty much your best choice right now if you want a powerful IP68-rated smartphone with plenty of character and stock Android. But that will probably only remain true until the Doogee S90 launches.


  • Good value for money
  • Plenty of storage space and power
  • Stock Android


  • Fingerprint sensor is a nightmare
  • No dedicated camera or SOS buttons
  • Lacks a 3.5mm headphone socket


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Ulefone is one of the established players in the rugged smartphone market, an arena which, over the years, has witnessed the arrival of dozens of new brands – most of which have failed to stick around. Ulefone, though, has persevered and the Armor 6 is the fifth Armor phone we’ve reviewed. There is no Armor 4 as that number is considered unlucky in China.

Where to buy?

Online Chinese retailer, Gearbest, sells the Ulefone Armor 6 rugged smartphone for $319.99, a 10% drop since we reviewed it. Note that. Note that, while this price includes delivery, it is exclusive of any taxes that may be levied by HMRC or the courier companies on behalf of the vendor. Want to buy tech from online Chinese retailers? Read this first. 

With wireless charging, a Full HD+ display with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5, IP68 certification and a dual lens camera, this handset aims to be a powerful smartphone at an affordable price, and a rugged mobile that punches above its weight.


Available in red or black color schemes, the Ulefone Armor 6 is yet another iteration on the various rugged designs we’ve encountered over the past three years. There’s a common theme, though: the chassis is a mix of metal and plastic, and it’s a rectangular slab with the four corners chopped off, with rubber flaps protecting the various ports.

There’s one for the USB Type-C port at the bottom, and one that covers the hybrid SIM tray (two SIM cards with an optional microSD). The flaps are a bit of a pain to open, especially if you intend to do this daily, which is where the wireless charger comes into play.

Other than the power button and the volume buttons on one side, there are no dedicated camera or SOS/emergency buttons as you’d find on quite a few rugged rivals. There’s an option for SOS calls, though, accessible by long-pressing the volume down button. The problem is that many will just assume that this option is not available on the Armor 6.

There’s no audio socket either, and while you get a headphone adaptor bundled, this may irk prospective professionals who already have legacy headsets or audio accessories that require a physical input.

The screen is a large 6.2-inch affair with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a Gorilla Glass 5 layer on top, plus a notch. It’s oleophobic but frankly we’ve seen better implementations. At 266g with dimensions of 166 x 84 x 12.2mm, it is surprisingly light for a device of this size. Note that it is certified IP68, IP69K and MIL-STD-810G against drops and the ingress of dust or water.

The rear camera boasts a pair of sensors (21-megapixel and 13-megapixel, likely to be interpolated from 16-megapixel and 8-megapixel), plus there’s a fingerprint sensor, an LED flashlight, a speaker grill and a UV sensor are present – and that’s the first time we’ve seen the latter. Whether it’s more useful than say a VOC detector or an infrared camera is debatable.

Ulefone Armor 6 specs

CPU: Mediatek MT6771 octa-core

GPU: Mali-G72MP3


Storage: 128GB

Screen size: 6.2-inch

Resolution: 2,246 x 1,080

Weight: 266g

Dimensions: 166 x 84 x 12.2mm

Rearcamera:  21+13MP

Front camera: 13MP

OS: Android 8.1

Battery: 5Ah


The Armor 6 is the second phone we’ve tested that’s powered by Mediatek’s Helio P60. Like the one in the Doogee S90, this eight-core chip is clocked at 2GHz and features the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. The P60 is also known as the MT6771 and was announced at MWC in 2018. Expect to hear about its successor at this year’s MWC 2019.

Radio support extends to 16 LTE bands and operates at LTE Cat7 for up to 300Mbps download and 150Mbps upload speeds. There’s also 6GB of RAM on-board, 128GB of internal storage, support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and GLONASS plus NFC.

The 5,000mAh battery can be charged using the bundled 18W charger (5V, 3.6A) or an optional 10W wireless Qi charger.


Here’s how the Ulefone Armor 6 performed in our suite of benchmark tests:

Geekbench: Did not run

PCMark (Work 2.0): 7,021

Passmark: 8,604

Passmark CPU: 164,757

Basemark: Did not run

Androbench (sequential): 294 (sequential read); 244 (sequential write)

Androbench (random): 92 (random read); 20 (random write)

3DMark Slingshot: 1,077

3DMark Slingshot Extreme: 779

3DMark IceStorm: 19,107

HWBot Prime: 5,675

Performance and usage

Let’s start with the bad points. The fingerprint sensor is a veritable horror show. We probably tried it a hundred times and it never detected our fingerprint on the first attempt. If you have rugged hands (to match your rugged phone), then it is likely that fingerprint detection will be less than ideal.

That said, it is likely that this phone was part of a faulty batch. Ulefone has confirmed that it will get back to us on that.

Face unlock, on the other hand, worked better, but is not as versatile as unlocking with your fingerprint (as night crawlers will attest).

Its screen is bright and the 2.43 million pixels that it packs translate into sharp fonts and icons. Like the Doogee S90, it couldn’t run Geekbench or Basemark, which is odd. Both devices had very similar results across the board and remain the fastest IP68 devices that we have tested to date, although we don’t expect this to remain the case, as the AGM X3 should be with us in the next few days.

The Armor 6 runs stock Android 8.1, and other than a game mode and the usual features associated with Mediatek devices (Duraspeed, Gesture Motion), there’s the ubiquitous ‘toolkit’ which carries a wealth of virtual tools for DIYers and handy types, from protractors to barometers and even a UV sensor as mentioned.

The competition

The aforementioned Doogee S90 remains the most obvious competitor to the Ulefone Armor 6. It is more versatile and potentially much, much cheaper. The problem? It is a Kickstarter project, so that comes with its own caveats. Still, for the price of the Armor 6, you can get the Doogee S90 with a night vision camera or a power bank. Not bad at all!

The Poptel P60 is even cheaper at $250 but, system memory, storage, and 5Ah battery aside, it lags behind the Armor 6 where it counts, having a slower CPU and no wireless charging. That said, it’s still a likable and capable device that will appeal to those on a budget.

Other devices like the Blackview BV9600 Pro smartphone or the AGM X2 Lite are far more expensive, and represent poorer value for money compared to the Armor 6.

Final verdict

There’s a lot to like about Ulefone’s new flagship. It is powerful, has tons of memory and storage, along with a design that blends rugged and modern elements into an alluring product. While we can just about live with the lack of a headphone socket and dedicated buttons, the fingerprint sensor remains a massive disappointment.

So overall, the Ulefone Armor 6 is an excellent rugged smartphone with some issues. In the grander scheme of things, however, the Doogee S90 remains a superior alternative at a lower price, at least for now. And the Poptel P60 will appeal to those who don’t need something as powerful as those two handsets, and are happy to make do with a lesser processor.


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You know that saying that when it looks too good to be true, it usually is?

Such is the case with Ulefone. Never trust a company with a retarded name like ULE-FONE (mkay, I gotta admit here that my country mates are probably the only who see how stupid the name sounds 😉 ).

Ulefone is a cheap Chinese smart phone brand. Sure, when I was buying Ulefone, I didn’t expect much. Brands like Samsung, Sony, LG… and especially bloody Apple overprice their products, so I wanted to go for something cheaper. In addition, smart phones are kinda like PCs – they are assembled from many parts from various manufacturers. In theory it shouldn’t make much difference whether the casing says Samsung or Ulefone. In theory, at least… Besides, I see no sense in buying a top quality device you’re going to use for only a couple of years anyway. I mean, a TV I’m going to use for decades is a different story, but a phone I’m going to use two, maybe three years…
What I got, though, was a cell that lasted for less than a month and a half (aye, less than one bloody single month and a half). Now, I did expect more than that…

Before continuing I should say how I found out about Ulefone. A colleague bought Ulefone Power. That bad boy has 6050 mAh battery. According to the colleague, the battery lasts two days under heavy use, so I was like wow! Then he bought his wife Ulefone Metal. That one had battery problems, but the colleague said he had deleted a few unnecessary apps and that the battery life came to normal. Note that it’s quite questionable how his wife used the phone and what “normal battery life” is for her. Anyway, then another colleague bought Metal. The battery on that one is beyond repair. It lasts 15 hours tops. When he turns off his Metal in the evening and turns it on again in the morning, the battery drops TWENTY percent. True, that looks like a software problem, but is a big issue nevertheless and can’t be fixed deleting a few apps… Note also that he bought his Metal from GearBest, meaning the warranty is quite “sensitive”.
Anyway, I thought the battery (or the software) in his phone is just faulty and that it ain’t a general rule, and when I saw Armor (as you can see, Armor really is an armoured phone 😉 ), I decided that it was the cell I wanted! However, I decided to buy Armor at a local shop rather than from GearBest despite paying some $115 more just in case something went wrong – which it did (though I’m starting to think that shitty ain’t wrong for Ulefone, it’s rather normal 🙂 ) – my rights as a costumer would be secure. Turned out I made a wise decision 🙂
Well after my experiences with Armor and Ulefone support, I’m no longer attributing anything faulty in a Ulefone phone to being an anomaly.

I must say that I was quite excited about Armor because it was the first phone I bought solely with the money I earned myself.
So when I came into the shop to buy my Ulefone; the first one I was given couldn’t read SIM cards (note that Armor is a dual SIM phone and neither slots worked). I should have taken that as a sign, but I didn’t. I told myself again that it was just that one Armor. Anyway, I was given a different Armor as soon as I realized the SIM on the  wasn’t working. That was Friday, 31st March.
In the following days, I noticed the battery acting strangely (i.e. the indicator showing no battery change for hours and then a sudden drop of several percent), so I left the Ulefone at the repair shop on Wednesday, 5th April (only five days after purchase).

Ulefone was at the shop for two weeks and, naturally, they didn’t do shit in all that time ’cause everything “seemed OK”. I took the phone and thought “well, mkay; I could live with a hectic battery indicator”, and either the indicator was really hectic or, more likely, the battery consumption was really bad. Of course, it’s possible that the battery was just crappy. Knowing Ulefone now, I wouldn’t be surprised. Hell, knowing the experiences of the colleague with his Metal, I wouldn’t have been surprised back then. But, the hectic behaviour of either the battery or the consumption 😉 make me still think that the battery itself wasn’t at fault. Either way, the phone was faulty. There were days when the consumption would be mkay and there were days when the battery would barely last a day (the latter being more common).
For example: One day, the consumption was mkay till 11 AM when it was at 90%, then the battery started dropping a lot. By 1 PM, it dropped to 50% without me using the phone much. At 6:15 PM, the batter was at 34%. Then by 6:30 it dropped to 24%. When I checked at 7:15 PM, it was at 13%. An hour later it was down to 1%. By 8:45 PM, the cell turned itself off. Of course, the times and percentages I mentioned are approximate, but they should give you a clear picture 🙂

In addition to battery behaviour, there were quite a few other issues, small enough for me to be unable to prove to the repair shop if they’d claim everything was mkay, so I did nothing.

Most notable among this was the signal. I never actually lost signal though I didn’t go outside the city while I had Ulefone. Actually, on May Day which I spent in a crowded city park (not in a national park “outside civilization”), I couldn’t make calls. The cell would switch to 2G quite a lot. I couldn’t report that to the repair shop because the signal would also be mkay quite a lot, meaning it would likely have been mkay at the shop. The point is that Ulefone claims Armor has quite a powerful antenna and should be able to have strong signal virtually in a bomb shelter (…the Armor has a huge antenna as you can see on the bottom of the phone for super smooth signal reception where there are obstacles). Basically, such a “huge antenna” and “smooth signal reception” should produce a stable signal…

The phone would often heat itself a lot. It wouldn’t exactly be hot, but when you go with your fingers over the top of the screen, you could often feel the warmth. Likewise, the top back would be warm too – near the processor.

Sometimes when I turned the screen off, it would make a few flashes before going off. Dunno, but somehow I think that’s not normal 😮

From time to time, Ulefone would forget settings like default ringtone.

Now we come to “gaming” Aye, I put gaming in quotes for a reason. Ulefone rates Armor as “top rank gaming performance for budget price”. That idiot Jackie posted a test on YouTube, testing Real Racing 3 and FIFA 16. Then in another test, the same asshole said that “11% of energy had been used during the half hour of demanding game playing”. Yeah, about that… I’m not much of a gamer, but when the battery drops 20% during 20 mins of playing Bela, a simple card game, as if you had been catching Pokemon for an hour and during those 20 minutes the cell heats as if I you had been playing Black Ops; it makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Of course, I knew Ulefone’s claims were probably a bit far-fetched, but Jackie a card game… Seriously?! You couldn’t have exaggerated a little bit less? I’m pretty sure Armor would have burned to a cinder if I’d played Real Racing 3 or FIFA 16 😉

On Monday, 8th May (could have been Sunday, the 7th ×D ), evening, I turned Ulefone off. Before I turned to bed, me newly bought piggy emerged from his house and me kitty ran straight to his cage and lied in front of it gazing at the piggy. I wanted to take a pic of them, so I turned Ulefone on. Tried to turn it on was more like it because the phone wouldn’t move from displaying Ulefone on the screen. After sometime, it would reboot but the furthest it would go was the Ulefone screen. I reset the phone a few times; same shit. Sam shit was happening when I turned Ulefone on the following morning.

I packed the Ulefone and everything it came with and brought the phone to the shop where I’d bought it. Upon seeing Ulefone was totally dead, I was offered a new cell. At first, the vendor told me “OK, I’ll give you a new Armor.” I told him “Anything, but Ulefone!” Then, the guy offered me a cell from a different manufacturer. Actually, I was refunded 350 HRK (cca. $51) because the cell I was offered is cheaper than Armor. The main difference between Armor and the new phone is that the new phone isn’t an armoured phone 😉 but it has some features Armor lacks, like fingerprint sensor and a bit of quality (at least I hope so 🙂 ). I’m not gonna say what model and brand me new cell is, so I’m not accused of advertising a brand by trashing a brand like this in favour of another brand. I can only say it’s not a brand like Samsung, but most importantly it’s not Ulefone 🙂 Considering the quality, true I’ve had the new cell only for a while now, but it hasn’t exhibited crap like the Armor, meaning it is already better than Ulefone! In addition, the brand’s costumer service is good. I’m gonna trash Ulefone costumer service shortly 🙂

Before I do, however, I would like to say that I don’t look at Ulefone Power in a good light anymore. I mean, a 6050 mAh battery on a 5.5″ screen smart phone lasting two days?! Big deal! I know people whose cellphones have 6.5″ screen with 4100 mAh battery that lasts 2-3 days just like that. Ulefone clearly has a battery drainage issue they need to resolve …along with their behaviour 🙂

I would also like to recommend the shop I bought Ulefone from – Neutrino. They have quite a selection of smart phones, and generally electronic equipment; they’re prices are reasonable and they did react promptly. My Ulefone only had to die ×D (which probably ain’t a prob for Ulefone 😉 ), but they offered me a new one and a refund as soon as they saw the dead Ulefone – no footling. Honestly their biggest mistake is selling Ulefone phones. If you find yourself in a need of a new smart phone in Zagreb, I suggest you see what they have to offer and just don’t buy a Ulefone 😉
Also, many shops in Croatia still offer 1 year warranty despite the EU Directive 1999/44/CE guaranteeing EU citizens a minimum of two years of warranty (according to the same directive, rooting by itself does not void the warranty despite whatever the manufacturer might say).

A little benefit of being an EU citizen. Sorry, Brits, I don’t know how things are going to work out for you by 2019. Just remember to thank Brexiters for every right guaranteed to you now as a citizen of the EU you might lose 🙂

Anyway, since we’re a fresh EU member, I guess many shops count on people not knowing their newly gained rights (frankly, many really don’t). True, you can get your the two year warranty if something happens to your device a year and a half after you bought your device first by “reminding” the shop nicely of your right, then threatening of suing them and then suing them if all else fails. Actually, you might even be compensated at a court. But all that is time consuming. Neutrino offers two year warranty for the products they sell right away.

And now Ulefone costumer service…

Luckily, many problems people might run into on their smart phones are OS related and Ulefone phones come with Android, which is supported a lot. However, there are issues, especially with Ulefone 😉 arising from the device itself. You can browse Ulefone forum hoping that another Ulefone encountered the issue you’re facing and actually managed to solve it, and then was kind enough to post the solution on the forum, but that’s it.

When you contact Ulefone support service, you’ll receive an automatic reply that they’re on holiday and that you should contact them later because they’re not going to reply to the emails they received during the holiday since there will be too many inquires (probably people telling them what a piece of shit they are 🙂 ). What’s worse, they don’t even make a small effort of changing the dates in the reply!
The last email I sent them, telling them how shitty their phones are and that they have no sense for business, was on Thursday, 11th May (yes, that’s ELEVENTH of   M   A   Y). The following automatic reply arrived quickly to my inbox:

Dear Customer,
From April 02 to 04, we will be on holiday. If there is any question, please email us again after April 4 and we’ll reply you as soon as possible then. PS: When we come back, we will not answer the emails sent to us during the holiday, because there will be too many and impossible for our customer service staff to deal with them all. So please do email us again after the holiday. For the inconvenience so caused, we express our deepest apology.
Have a nice day!

Don’t believe me? Here’s a screeny:

A screeny of the last email I got from their costumer service

In the end I can sum everything up by saying that Ulefone is truly a pathetic piece of shit. The quality is poor and they’re behaviour is terrible. By behaviour, I mean their overexaggeration, I mean they’re worse liars than Donald Trump. At least the meatbag is a rich politician. Ulefone is, on the other hand, a small company and they are willing to spend whatever money is necessary just to make a phoney ad (I wonder how many phones they actually wasted in that car rolling test…)

Jackie, lemme just tell you to go fuck yourself! Nothing personal, I think everyone in Ulefone should go fuck themselves. It’s just that I kept seeing your ugly dace in all the Ulefone Armor tests I watched, so don’t feel special 🙂
Do you know that you seriously risk being face-slapped on the street when someone recognizes you from your tests? Hell, you risk being beaten to death if someone with a bad temper recognizes you in a secluded area.

Step by step analysis of Ulefone bullshit on their About Us page

A good way to realize how full of shit Ulefone really are is to take a look at their About Uspage.

I wish I had seen it before. Too many boasting is a bad sign on its own, but lemme comment each shit they say:

Ulefone Mobile is one of the biggest manufacturers of high-quality mobile devices and accessories in China. – Their homepage ain’t even available in Chinese. Many non-Chinese companies have their websites available in Chinese because of the immense number of Chinese speakers. It’s rather strange that “one of the biggest of high-quality mobile devices and accessories in China” wouldn’t have a website in Chinese, right? Even if an average Chinese spoke a foreign lingo like English and even if Chinese wasn’t so spoken, there is a matter of national pride.

-Best quality smartphones. Thanks to high-tech manufacturing processes and unrivaled quality control defect rate is minimized. – true, a small company can be good (that’s why I went for Ulefone in the first place 😉 ), but the “best quality”?! Someone’s might sure of themselves… I mean, screw Samsung, Huawei, Sony and Apple when there’s Ulefone! Considering unrivalled quality control, a small company can have a good quality control, but unrivalled?! Again, screw Samsung, Huawei, Sony and Apple!

– Affordable. Large volumes of production enable us to acquire components for our phones at competitive prices, which positively affects the final cost of the devices. – they are affordable, all right. But large volumes of production?! How the hell can a small brand have “large volumes of production”?!

-Best Customer Support. We strive to provide our customers with fast professional support on any issue related to our products. – you gotta be kidding me; the worst costumer support is more like it (although it can always get worse…). In addition to their constant holidays that last so long that they lose track of time 😉 check out their FAQ. They have nothing in Power, Metal and Future sections…

-Frequent updates. Here, in Ulefone, we have large group of engineers who restlessly working to provide our clients with fresh updates to make our software more stable and easy to use. – In the time I had Armor, there was only one update and it did shit – not a single bloody change. Guess I should be happy there weren’t any diminishments 🙂

-Smartphones for everyone. Wide range of Ulefone’s products will satisfy even the most demanding clients. – I’m hardly the most demanding, and I’m not satisfied…

There thousands of our happy owners of Ulefone smartphones around the world and this number continues to grow. Enter the number of the lucky owners of the smartphone Ulefone right now! – a Chinese brand with bad English instead of Chinese… And I think them saying “thousands” was the only time they didn’t lie because “thousands” is awfully little in the global market.

I don’t want to go through the cocky sayings of their “costumers”…

I think it’s fitting to end this post with another warning NOT to buy Ulefone! 🙂

P.S. Just tried to log in Ulefone forum to share the link to this post there, but I couldn’t log in…

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10 more Chinese smartphone brands you should be watching

We first looked at upcoming Chinese phone brands in 2015, covering the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo and OnePlus. Of course, some of these brands have since become household names.

Now, almost four years later, let’s take a look at a few more Chinese phone brands you should keep an eye on.


Founded in Hong Kong back in 2013, Blackview differs from most other manufacturers on the list thanks to its focus on rugged devices. You can actually find these phones in countries like Greece, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the U.K. — not too shabby for one of the lesser known Chinese phone brands.

The manufacturer’s current top-end device is the durable BV9600 Pro, offering a mid-range Helio P60 chipset, up to 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of expandable storage, and a 5,580mAh battery with wireless charging. The device also offers a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a notched 5.7-inch AMOLED screen (full HD+), a 16MP+8MP rear pairing, and an 8MP selfie camera.

Blackview also revealed the Max-1 smartphone in recent weeks, which has an ancient Helio P23 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 4,680mAh battery. But the real selling point is its integrated projector, with a claimed coverage area of up to 200 inches and battery life of up to 4.5 hours. The phone will have a limited price of $400 when it launches on March 1, gradually increasing to $699.


It’s been around the mobile landscape since 2006, but Bluboo is another company with a reputation for cloning devices (see the Samsung-inspired S8 Plus and Xiaomi-derived D5 Pro). Fortunately, one of its latest phones, the Bluboo S3, might be its best yet.

There’s a 21MP and 5MP dual camera combo on the back, a 13MP selfie camera, NFC, 64GB of expandable storage, a USB-C port, rear fingerprint scanner, 6-inch full HD+ display and a rather unique patterned back. The best feature is the battery though, coming in at a massive 8,500mAh. And yes, it’s also capable of charging your other devices.

It has a few downsides though, such as the ho-hum horsepower (MT6750T and 4GB of RAM) and lack of a headphone jack. But for a sub-$200 device, something has to give, right? However, the biggest downside (as pointed out by Android Authority reader Sned) is the misleading render used by the company.


The company’s profile curiously claims it was set up in Spain in 2013, but it’s definitely a Chinese phone brand no matter which way you cut it. Its headquarters are in Shenzhen and its full name is actually Shenzhen Doogee Hengtong Technology Co. Ltd..

In any event, Doogee made tech headlines last year with its impressive solution to the display notch. The Doogee Mix 4 lacks a notch, but has a slider on the back instead, popping up to reveal the front-facing camera and earpiece. And this design has since been used by the likes of Honor, Xiaomi and others. The company is guilty of a few cloned devices (the Doogee Mix, among others), but we quite like its varied range of handsets.

Its latest phone is the rugged Doogee S90 (seen above), which follows Motorola in allowing hardware add-ons. The phone’s add-ons include a low-light camera, a gamepad, and a walkie-talkie. As for core specs, you can expect a Helio P60 chipset, 6GB RAM, 128GB of storage, a 5,050mAh battery, a 16MP/8MP rear combo, and an 8MP front-facing shooter.


The older Hisense H11 Pro.

Hisense has more of a reputation as an appliance and TV manufacturer, but the company is also one of the more prominent Chinese phone brands around. The phones are mostly sold in the likes of Egypt, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, and the U.K..The company tends to steer clear of flagship devices, releasing plenty of mid-range phones instead. It’s carved out a niche with affordable water-resistant phones like the C30 Rock and C30 Rock Lite, while also delivering the A2 Pro (featuring an e-ink display on the back).

Hisense also revealed the U30 at CES 2019, and it’s looking like a very capable smartphone. The device is said to offer a Snapdragon 675 chipset, a 48MP+5MP rear camera setup, punch-hole display, and 4,500mAh battery. Now, about a wider release…


It might not be a household name in the West or even a mobile geek’s brand of choice, but Infinix (a brand owned by China’s Transsion Holdings) is one of the most popular players in emerging markets. The company has a massive following in Africa, gaining plenty of users in countries like Kenya and Nigeria.

The brand’s hero device is arguably the Infinix Zero 5, which packs an older Helio P25 chipset, 6GB of RAM, a 16MP front-facing camera, and a 12MP and 13MP dual camera pairing on the back (enabling 2x zoom). The Zero 5 bears a resemblance to the Huawei Nova from the back, packing 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage, a beefy 4,350mAh battery, and a starting price of ~$300.


Leagoo shot to prominence in 2017 after its sponsorship of the Tottenham Hotspur football club. So what makes the company stand out?

The Chinese phone brand serves up a mix of original and cloned designs, as this enlightening Engadget interview reveals. The clones are apparently a financial necessity for the company, but it has a few original devices too, with 2017’s T5C being its most intriguing phone.

The T5C is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9853i chipset, which is essentially an octacore Intel Atom processor. Other noteworthy figures include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 3,000mAh battery, 13MP and 2MP rear camera setup, and a 5.5-inch full HD screen. Sure, the chipset isn’t really a match for the Snapdragon 625, but you got a good amount of phone for under $150.

Leagoo has also jumped on the in-display fingerprint bandwagon in recent months, with its imaginatively named Leagoo S10. Aside from the in-display sensor and OLED screen, you’re looking at a Helio P60 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a rather wide notch, a 20MP/5MP rear combo, and a 4,050mAh battery. Not too shabby for $350, then.


One of the first major Chinese phone brands to play the “we’ve got the biggest battery” game, the Oukitel K10 000 made tech headlines thanks to its 10,000mAh battery. Since then, the company has made a name for itself by churning out long-lasting phones.

Their most prominent device, the Oukitel K10, makes for an impressive phone at ~$300. It sports a Helio P23 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 6-inch 2,160 x 1080 18:9 display.

The list of features doesn’t stop there, as you also get an 11,000mAh battery, four cameras in total (21MP and 8MP on the back and 13MP and 8MP for selfies), USB-C support, an NFC chip, and a leather back. It unfortunately runs Android 7.1, though.


The Smartisan R1, a China-only phone, has a 1TB storage option.

Ridiculous name aside, Smartisan has quietly been making phones with quite a few premium features since 2012. Aside from the iPhone-style M1 and M1L, its phones tend to be relatively unique. However, no matter how unique it might be, we could do without names like the Smartisan Nut.

The company also made tech headlines in May 2018 for its Smartisan R1 device, packing a Snapdragon 845 chipset, a 12MP and 20MP rear camera setup, and up to 1TB of internal storage. This variant didn’t come cheap, at $1400. Alternatively, you could just grab the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB memory for $550.

Smartisan also has the Pro 2S, which packs a Snapdragon 710 chipset, 4GB to 6GB of RAM, 64GB to 128GB of storage, and a 3,600mAh battery for a starting price of 1,798 yuan (~$266). Toss in a 12MP+5MP rear pairing, a 16MP selfie camera, and a full HD OLED screen, and you’ve got a pretty reasonable proposition.


The Tecno Phantom 8. Tecno

Tecno has been a fixture in various African markets for years, starting as a feature-phone brand in 2006 before transitioning to smartphones. In fact, the combined marketshare of Infinix, Tecno and Itel (all owned by Transsion Holdings) reportedly made the parent company number one on the continent.

The company has a few noteworthy devices, starting with the Phantom 8, which seems like the aforementioned Infinix Zero 5 in new clothing. The only major differences here are the smaller 3,500mAh battery, slightly smaller (but still full HD) 5.7-inch display, and higher resolution 20MP selfie snapper.

Tecno has also recently launched the Camon 11 Pro, offering plenty of bang for ~$215. Your cash gets you a 24MP selfie camera with pixel-binning, a 16MP+5MP rear setup, and AI-powered scene detection and beautification. The company hasn’t revealed any chipset details, aside from saying it’s a 2Ghz octa-core processor (complete with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage). Nevertheless, you can also expect a 3,750mAh battery, a rear fingerprint scanner, and a 6.2-inch 720p display.


One of the more established Chinese phone brands, Ulefone has consistently delivered a variety of budget-priced smartphones. On the odd occasion, the company also serves up budget wares inspired by others (like the Ulefone Mix and Mix 2).

Ulefone has a few solid phones available, with the Armor 6 being its latest high-profile device. A rugged phone with IP68 and MIL-STD 810G ratings, the phone packs a Helio P60 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 13MP/21MP rear camera setup, and a 5,000mAh battery with wireless charging.

The phone’s spec sheet doesn’t stop there, as it’s also offering NFC, a rear fingerprint scanner, and a UV sensor to warn users of sunburn risk. Ulefone’s device is available for $360 at the time of writing, but it usually has a $460 price tag, the manufacturer claims.

We think these are the most interesting Chinese phone brands you’ve probably never heard of, but what do you think? Did we leave any off the list? Let us know in the comments below!



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Ulefone Armor 11 5G - user opinions and reviews

DizzyGrizzly, 12 Jun 2021I really am happy with this phone and for me it is an upgrade from an Samsung S10E. Most impo... moreI Have the ulefone armour 11 5g , and I am very happy with it , compared to the cat s62 pro it has 5g better memory storage processor and battery that lasts two days , coming from a Samsung s10e the performance is better and battery is far better

Anonymous, 22 May 2021This is my third phone from the armor series. Had it a few days and I'd have to say it�... moreYou are wrong, the charging port of this model does not have a rubber cover.

The IR leds turned on and won't turn off wven I restarted the phone... Because of this night vision camera won't function

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I really am happy with this phone and for me it is an upgrade from an Samsung S10E.
Most important is that the radio reception is much better (phone, WIFI and Bluetooth), finally I do not have to jump outside anymore to get reception.
It did fall already several times and all is still ok. Passed the water test too (do not charge when still wet!!!).
Overall this is the 1th phone I have that has it all (meanwhile).
The robustness comes with a price of extra weight. But because of the 5200 battery there is no need to travel with an external spare battery anymore for a active day from home without electricity (better so).
The screens feels smooth.
Low and even no light foto's are no problem.

Anonymous, 26 May 2021Wait did you remove the screen protector ? It always come pre apply Ha, I agree, it looks like he literally just cracked the glass screen protector.

Ulefone Armor 11 5g is GARBAGE! Do not buy! reviews are highly deceptive and unethical. They don't allow any reviews lower than 4 or 5 star on their website. The speaker stopped working on me in less than a month & the manufacturer is ignoring my request for a replacement. Also hotspot doesn't allow you to add APN's so you might have hotspot issues depending on the carrier.

Pay a little more and buy phones off of a site that has honest reviews.

Rick, 17 May 2021If you are looking for a rugged phone, this isn’t it! See photos here: Ulefone Armor 11 5G sha... moreThat's why I keep saying that even rugged phone's need good protection, the galaxy s active lineup were rugged phone's and they all were supported by case manufacturers like unicorn, otterbox etc. .... but people think that they bought a rugged phone and that phone is magically indestructible, to the point that they think that they dont need a case at all, and don't get me started with the cases that ulefone has started making as of lately, they're so useless and so ugly!!!

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Rick, 17 May 2021If you are looking for a rugged phone, this isn’t it! See photos here: Ulefone Armor 11 5G sha... moreWait did you remove the screen protector ? It always come pre apply

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This is my third phone from the armor series. Had it a few days and I'd have to say it's my least favourite. I found it harder to hold compared to previous models as the back is now smooth. If you want to charge your phone with a cable you have to completely remove rubber cover from the charging port. The cover is tiny and I imagine very easy to lose. The phone does come with s spare but without it all the waterproofing is useless. Also I realised it doesn't have an SD card slot. Which really feels like a step backward.

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Rick, 17 May 2021If you are looking for a rugged phone, this isn’t it! See photos here: Ulefone Armor 11 5G sha... moreThank you so much for this, I've been searching all over the web for reviews and finally I can say yours made mi decision easier, sadly I won't trust any rugged phone companies from now on, but you've made me believe this is the way.

If you are looking for a rugged phone, this isn’t it! See photos here: Ulefone Armor 11 5G shattered screen after a 3 foot drop onto DIRT!

Anyone looking at this phone is looking at it for one reason and one reason alone – the “fact” it is supposedly indestructible. Far from being indestructible, this is the most easily damaged and fragile phone I have ever had the misfortune of purchasing.

My primary occupations have been in the oil and gas industry and construction. In these industries due to the fact you are in the outdoor elements of snow, rain, wind and must deal with sweaty or slippery hands – dropped phones are a reality. I have dropped at least ten phones dozens of times in the past 20 years. Not on purpose, but because it is unavoidable in actual day to day work. I have never had a phone break on me from one of these drops. Scratches and scuffs, yes – broken screen no.

I had always dreamed of owning a “rugged” phone, one that would eliminate “drop anxiety”. That moment when the phone slips from your hand and you must reach down to pick up your (hopefully undamaged) phone. The Ulefone Armor 11 5G seemed to fit the bill perfectly, the company advertisements show it being used to hammer in nails, smash walnuts, get thrown down flights of stairs and get run over by cars all to no ill effect. I purchased this phone with high hopes and a lot of enthusiasm. I showed friends and family these video advertisements of the new phone I was so excited about while waiting on its delivery. Finally, I had a phone I would not have to worry about surviving life’s little accidents.

After activating my phone – a separate disaster because the phone is NOT actually globally compatible – I had been using the phone for only two days when it slipped from my hand removing it from my pocket. For the first time in my life I wasn’t worried about the drop at all. However, when I picked up this phone, to my shock and dismay the screen had absolutely shattered. FROM NOTHING BUT A 3 FOOT DROP ONTO DIRT!! See the pictures, this phone was destroyed from a drop any other phone would have laughed off.

After my initial shock, I contacted both Ulefone and the retailer. Neither were shocked or surprised that the phone was demolished from this inconsequential drop. I had assumed I bought the one in a million dud of a phone, every manufacture has unforeseen problems. But neither was even concerned, neither offered a replacement or refund. In fact, they both still refuse to replace this phone, refund my money, or offer warranty service.

Having discovered that the “ruggedness” and “durability” of this phone is nothing but totally false advertising – what is left of this phone?

Durability and “ruggedness” – NONEXISTENT. This is by FAR the most easily damaged phone I have ever owned in my life. Seriously, make sure this thing does not hit the carpet wrong because it will shatter the screen so badly you can’t even use it.
Global compatibility – NOPE. Perhaps global “potential” – but compatibility means the ability to work on a network. If you are in the United States that means T-Mobile only. Another case of misleading advertising when the manufacture knows the presented information is misleading at best.
5G – The phone can make a connection to the 5G network but lacks the processing speed to make use of it. Testing this phone in the brief period I had it, the network download speeds were abysmal. 10mbs or so max. I attributed this to the network itself, but my replacement phone (Samsung S21) gets 300mbs plus in the same locations on the same network. This is NOT an effective 5G phone.
General cellular reception – Simply awful. Areas where I have never had a lack of coverage became complete dead zones. This is not even close to being a “wilderness” or “adventure” compatible phone. If you are thinking you are going to be able to take this hiking with you and be able to make an emergency call - think again. This phone will drop out of coverage long before even a cheap tracfone will.
Wi-Fi – Horrible. On every other phone I have had, Wi-Fi would stay connected everywhere in my house with ease. This phone would not even recognize that there WAS a network, let alone connect to it.
Form factor – Horrible. The phone is heavy, and slick. You WILL drop it. Given the fragility of the phone, this is a tremendous problem.
Button layout – Awful. This phone is heavy and slick, and you really need to hold on to it to be able to talk on it (when it gets service). Holding it this way does two things reliably – hits the power key and hits the “multifunction” key. If you hold onto the power key too long, the phone shuts off. As for the multifunction key – it is rendered not only useless, but an irritant due to its placement. So you end up being forced to gingerly hold this brick of a phone while you attempt to talk on it.

Battery – Battery life seems to be very good to excellent, if it were not for all the substantial downsides of this phone this itself might be a selling point.
Camera – The main camera is quite good for a phone of this price point. The night vision camera is mostly a gimmick, but it makes nice shots inside with white painted walls. Outdoors the sensor is not sensitive enough to pick anything up beyond a few yards, and the infrared LEDs do not help with this.

Overall this is without question the worst phone I have ever purchased. I wouldn’t recommend purchasing this phone for any reason.

n206, 30 Apr 2021my opinion: never buy phones from noname or less known manufacturer. Can get bad surprises. I ... moreJust as school evaluation is not a measure of human knowledge, so the name of a product does not have to strictly indicate its quality.
Luckily, no one will take your comment seriously.

WilliamsL798, 10 Mar 2021I concur, although it does have three of the 5G bands used by my carrier, as soon as I realize... moreI got my armor 11 three weeks ago, and it's been very good. 8g memory and 256g storage capacity are great. The camera is fantastic. I will recommend this device to any one that needs a rugged and durable phone

my opinion: never buy phones from noname or less known manufacturer. Can get bad surprises. I only prefer Samsung, Honor, Xiaomi. In this case you will get what you expect- golden role

Kam, 21 Apr 2021Received my Armor 11 yesterday- both speakers are blown out and super garbled. For a supposedl... moreI think you must show me the pic or video ,then i'll believe, my Facebook account: Jackson Tangsin

Kam, 21 Apr 2021Received my Armor 11 yesterday- both speakers are blown out and super garbled. For a supposedl... morereally?i'd like to purchase this awesome phone,this must be a small probability

Received my Armor 11 yesterday- both speakers are blown out and super garbled. For a supposedly durable phone, it came broken straight out of the box

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Does it actually have a 3.5mm jack? The 10 doesn't despite the description.

I like ULEFONE concept !
SDR Radio, TV, PMR transmitter, 3 m. water resistance and more sensors please ! :)

ttirkashov, 11 Mar 2021Honestly, these "rugged" phones are complete scams. I'm not only talking about ... moreThese phone are not status symbols. If you have a 100% screen to body ratio phone, you have no space to hold it. If you are outside and you are hiking you don't need 4k screen really. Thats it.

Ulefone Power Armor 14 VS Ulefone Power Armor 13
How Reliable Are Ulefone, Oukitel

When we look for cheap mobile phones, many of us think of brands like Xiaomi, realme or vivo. These are 3 Chinese brands that have won the hearts and approval of Spanish users based on offering good quality at a good price. However, many times we find other Chinese mobile brands in stores like Amazon or Aliexpress that are not so well known and can generate doubts among customers.

We are referring to firms such as Oukitel, Blackview, Ulefone, Doogee that also take advantage of the Black Friday celebration to lower their prices even further and offer terminals below 100 euros.

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If we search for information or images on Google of these phones, we will see that there are several similarities between the manufacturers. All of them have specialized in the field of rugged or off-road mobiles, offer a price that is difficult to match, sport huge batteries and have specialized in the import field.

Fortunately, they are all reliable brands. They do not aim to become the new Xiaomi but they have an interesting market niche and, of course, we should not confuse them with those brands that try to sneak fake phones through Wish.



The company behind Oukitel is Shenzhen Yunji Intelligent Technology Co., LTD . one of the many Chinese firms specializing in the sale of mobile devices that had its “boom” starting in 2015, when the brand focused on launching its own devices after collaborating with large brands such as BQ and Wolder , better known on this side of the world. puddle. It is one of the greatest exponents of the “made in china” product, without hiding from it.

Their devices may be more or less powerful but of course they are reliable and in addition to mobile phones they have marketed smartwatch and other technological items.



With the ULEFONE ARMOR all-terrain phones , characterized by offering maximum protection and attractive designs with military certificates, IP68 and IP69 together with long-lasting batteries; Being the best known models of the brand, we are talking about another Chinese brand specialized in selling cheap mobile phones online.

In this case, we are looking at the second manufacturer based in Shenzhen, with Shenzhen ulefone Technology Co., Ltd being the business group hidden behind the brand. It was founded in 2012 and has an online store in Spain that offers a 2-year guarantee, as is the case with products purchased on Amazon.



Doogee was founded at the beginning of 2013 as a brand of one of the largest business groups in China, KVD, and they began to be known in our country as a result of the fact that a few years ago it was the official sponsor of Villareal Club de Fútbol for the season. 2014/15.

It has a headquarters in Shenzhen, like the rest of the Chinese manufacturers that appear in this article and sells its smartphones in about 50 different markets thanks to its online channel.



Also with its origin in 2013, Blackview mobiles are characterized by their high resistance and their mid-range characteristics, with quite interesting features and very reasonable prices. In this case, the company is based in Hong-Kong and its presence, including Spain, spans more than 60 countries.

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Elephone, Hafury, Cubot … These are other brands that also often appear in the “sponsored” corners of Amazon and that with the passing of time have enjoyed more or less popularity. We have the perfect example in Cubot , whose mobiles were quite sold through import stores before even the emergence of Xiaomi.

Elephone also has quite a following in our country. In fact, in 2018 the brand gained an interesting niche in our stores with the expansion of different online stores and its greater knowledge by the general public, such as AliExpress, Gearbest, or TinyDeal, casting the Elephone P8000 and P9000 as one of the best-selling models in these import stores.

Surely we will leave many in the pipeline but if you have doubts about a brand, you do not have to ask us about it in the comments of this same article.


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Barend Vorster

2G ulefone

If i may advise anybody cosidering the ulefone, do not buy the 2G unit it is not a good phone, the operation is very slow , sometimes you can hear theres an incommong call but the fone is so slow the call drops before you had an opportunity to pick up the call
On bord memory is very poor
Its tough and robust but it will frustrate you tremendously


No refund after package is lost

My package got lost in the mail. They didn't try to find it and to talk to DHL, I had to do everything myself. And at the end they just stopped answering my emails and I never got refunded even though DHL has probably refunded them. They stole my money. They don't care about customers. Don't give them your money, you can't trust them.


I bought a pretty cheap Ulphone device…

I bought a pretty cheap Ulphone device (Note 7) 2.5 years ago, that cost 50$ and had 1Ram and 16Rom.
Overall it is a decent device for it's price, the amount of Rom isn't enough for my current needs and it makes the phone pretty slow (my storage is almost totally full, also 1GB Ram...) but the speed was fine with me until now.
The phone is indeed rugged: survived water, my son has put lintels mush in its charge port and in the earphone plug and it still works, was hardly thrown by my son many times and it still mostly works (has some cracks and the very left side isn't responding anymore).
The camera is ok for my needs but some may say it has a low quality.
It served me well until recently, and I'm happy that I bought it.


To be honest with ulefone the battery…

To be honest with ulefone the battery is really strong but the problem is the back camara and flash light stop working and also the phone freezes ulefone is a useless phone if you buy you have wasted your money they cost financial lost to Ghana water company all the phones we bought from them have all spoilt

Chris Cameron

Armor 8, worth a go, you'll be surprised

I had a Sony Xperia L4, never really worked properly. Screen went and impossible to repair, even ended up with a nice systemic infection from a shard the screen glass.
Anyway, decision made, get a new phone.
Little bit of shopping around, but of research and picked up an Armour 8.
Set it up, runs smooth, great display and feels solid. All in all happy with it.
As for the features and camera quality, far superior to the Sony, Apple and Samsung I've seen.
Also has dual SIM capacity so can buy a pay as you go abroad and stick it in.
If you're looking for a decent phone, give it a go.


After 2 months not working anymore (black display and the device is getting very warm till the battery is off). "Service" is second to none and it takes a long time to get an answer. They aske to send a picture (from a device that is not working,???, and fil in several claims to get it fixed + send it to Hungary and pay the cost for sending and resending it, etc.
My advice : keep away from this Chinese rubbish and dodgy firms and buy a decent phone with a decent service.

Daniel Wendland

Bought a Ule phone armor 10 5g

Bought a Ule phone armor 10 5g. After 2weeks the basic camera only shows a pink blotch. Can't take pictures. They told me to master reboot the phone this didn't help. Now the screen is starting to shake up and down. What a piece of crap.


Note 9P

Recently got my Ulefone Note 9P. Big screen, easy to use, brilliant camera. However, there are a couple things preventing the review being 5 stars.

The first thing is the watermark on the pictures I take. Whenever I take a picture and look at it, I notice in the bottom left corner that there's an Ulefone watermark which I think ruins the picture overall.

Secondly, there's no default gallery. There's Google photos as the phone's gallery, but not everyone has a Google account. Plus, you would have to download a gallery app on your phone but again, you'd need a google account to do so.

Last thing is google chrome start up. When I go on to chrome, I'm immediately welcomed by Ulefone's homepage. I get that you're trying to promote yourselves, but it gets really annoying after a while.

Overall, great phone, recommend it to anyone (who has a Google account)

Armor X5 Pro

The mobile phone works ok. The camera sucks. The silicone tab that secures the usb fell off. It will do so on your phone too, belive me. The customer service in Sweden has no spare parts and will not help you in any way!

Ulefone Armor X5

Ulefone Armor X5

I bought this phone 8 months ago for it's so called rugged design. Truthfully, the phone slid off my car passenger seat onto the car floor and the result was a cracked screen protector. The screen protector comes with the phone and is quite thin compared to other manufacturers.

The red side trims labeled 'Shockproof' are equally made of poor brittle plastic and which cracked and broke around the fixing screw. This phone has not yet seen any outdoor action as shown on the Ulefone website, I'm very reluctant to take it anywhere.

Good luck with customer service.


Great Device that lacks support after sale

I recently purchased a Ulefone Armor 9 including inspection camera through Amazon. When I received the phone I was thoroughly impressed. The phone itself exceeded my expectations all across the board. The issue I have started just about 30 days after ordering the phone. The issue began when the phone accidentally fell from the door of my vehicle while exiting. When it hit the ground the screen was absolutely destroyed. I have been attempting to work with the company to see if it can be repaired in any way but they have been not the most eager to help me resolve the issue. First round they asked if the phone still functioned at all, if not not worth attempting to repair. I assured them it still functioned, just very difficult to comprehend what's on the screen. The next round they inquired about any damage resulting from contact with moisture or water damage, I assured them no, it had remained in a dry environment. The last interaction I had with them they requested photos showing the phones ability to still operate. I have sent them a half dozen photos and a week later they claim they have not been able to open the files, which doesn't make sense to me.

Long story short, no matter how great an individual product my be, without a support staff that has an interest in customer satisfaction a great product becomes marginal at best. Super unfortunate, and I'm also a little dismayed at Amazon, which stated it had a unique warranty for devices sold through their website, but their solution was to reach out to Ulefone for repair.

I bought a Armor 10 5G which doesn't work

I bought a Armor 10 5G which sounds a good phone until :-

- the camera icon does not start the Camera
- no user manual on the web site
- no responce to requests for help
- as it might be me or more likely to be a software glitch

I would prefer half-a-sixpence as opposeed to no-sixpence-at-all.

On Ulefone's current performance it is as useful as a flat tyre.

Ulefone - please make contact otherwise I will have to send it back and with a vow to never buy again - please can we have a conversation and some manuals to make it happen as is promised

Issues with the note 11p

So I have purchased the note 11p, had it about a week now
It has issues with android 11 installed, the bluetooth will not stay connected my smartwatch disconnects and will not reconnect until phone is restarted, only to disconnect again after a short while, it will not auto connect to my car, and sometimes will not connect at all,
When placing a call the screen will go black so using the phone is useless and you have to water for the other person to hang up before the screen comes back on,
I think the issues are with android 11, will ulefone be updating android 11 to fix these issues, and if so how

Update to this review,

I found auto connect in android 11 system, and even though my car does not have it, enabling this cured the car issue, this morning out of the blue my watch connected, downloaded and installed an update to the watch, so this issue is now fixed,
A simple phone switch off and on fixed the screen going black issue,
So all in all I am now well happy with the phone and would recommend it now updated to ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Andy Williams

Really really really really stupid…

Really really really really stupid design. I am speaking of the Ulefone 7E which I have been the owner of for just over 48hrs. I went to work yesterday, did absolutely nothing out of the ordinary, phone in pocket, phone in bag. I've already lost the USB cover. The idea that someone would design a rugged phone which claims to be IP69K waterproof and have the ONLY hole in the case have a removeable and loseable tiny silicone tab is insanity.

I've just switched from DooGee who have that issue completely sorted out.

Why do I want my phone properly waterproof? I work with Aquariums, sometimes I need to take a photo of the set up so I can do tank upgrades. One time I dropped my phone in a tank and almost killed it. So it is pretty vital that the waterproofing is actually genuinely IP69K!

If that tab can fall off just being in my pocket, there absolutely no way I would ever consider using this device underwater!

Shame because this phone trumps my DooGee experience in every other way, but this is a massive failure. When I buy another phone, I will not ever buy a ulefone that has this design. So stupid...

Mylynn Rennert


Product didnt work with any services in the us due to them taking out 3g towers and putting in 5g towers. So Armor 9 will not work in the us.. They advertised that it would. Upon trying to get it returned due to their false advertisment or as they put it "not updated yet" within 5 days from recieving the product they refused a return period for over a week. After I told them i was filing a fraud claim they told me they would then return it but all shipping was at my expense.. So 50+ dollars upon them shipping to me and even more than that here in the us.. Id be spending roughly 100+ to return the item.. And now I just feel like if i return it they will say its damaged and charge me more. The whole process has been a nightmare. I will NEVER BUY ANOTHER PHONE FROM THEM AND WILL LET EVERYONE I KNOW THEY ARE A BAD CHOICE. 👍 ULEFONE YOU LOST ANOTHER ONE! And in regards to any reply.. Its all bs to look good, dont think they fixed anything.. They are Scammers and frauds.

not waterproof

Bought Armor 7 Dec 2019 worked without fault until April 2021. Believing the script that it was waterproof I went floating in the seawater for the very first time. Couldn't even get a photo taken before water entered. Opened the phone up at home, the water entered at the base, there is a small hole at left corner which is the suspect? Has been a valued appendich until now.



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