Ulefone Power Armor 18T Review

22 December 2022, 18:08:50

Ulefone Power Armor 18T Review

Overview

Ulefone Power Armor 18T is quite an impressive bundle of features in its own right. On one side, this is a rugged smartphone with the corresponding official rating. On the other, it boasts a thin and lightweight body that's quite elegant and lacks the rough outlook of classic ruggedized devices. Furthermore, it boasts an upper-mid-range set of cameras, including a 108MP main unit, a big 120Hz FHD+ display, a powerful modern chipset, and ultra-fast charging capabilities. One can easily say this is a next-generation rugged smartphone. Our in-depth Ulefone Power Armor 18T review follows but not before we check out the specifications in detail and what's in the box.
You can buy Ulefone Power Armor 18T at a promotional price from Amazon France, Amazon Italy, Amazon Germany, Ulefone's AliExpress Store or Ulefone's Official Website Store.

Specifications

Ulefone Power Armor 18T is adorned with a 6.58-inch IPS display with an FHD+ resolution, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and a 1.1 mm-thick Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with an oleophobic coating. There's a V-shaped notch for the 32MP Samsung S5KGD1 selfie camera with a 5-element lens, an f/2.0 aperture, and a 73.7° FoV. The camera department on the back is headed by a 108MP Samsung S5KHM2 shooter with a 6-element lens with an f/1.89 aperture and an 82.3° FoV. It is adjoined by a 5MP Samsung S5K5E9 super-macro camera with 60x digital zoom. It uses an f/3.0 lens and a 77° FoV. There's also a FLIR Lepton 3.5 thermal camera with a 160x120 px resolution that's aided by a 5MP sensor. A 6-LED flash also resides on the camera island. Being a "Power Armor" model means the device will have a big battery. Indeed, there's a 9600 mAh battery packed under the hood. It supports 66W fast charging, 15W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.

Ulefone Power Armor 18T is based on a MediaTek Dimensity 900 (MT6877) chipset that ensures dual 5G support, improved performance, and power efficiency. It houses a 2.4GHz octa-core PCU and a quad-core Mali-G68 GPU clocked at 1GHz. There are 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM on board and 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage that can be expanded. The model has a hybrid, dual-SIM tray for two Nano-SIM cards or a Nano-SIM card and a microSD card. Both SIM cards support 5G connectivity simultaneously. The network bands supported by both cards are as follows: 2G GSM (2/3/5/8), 2.5G (BC0/BC1/BC10), 3G WCDMA (1/2/4/5/6/8), 4G FDD-LTE (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66), 4G TDD-LTE (34/38/39/40/41), and 5G (n1/2/3/5/7/8/20/25/28/38/40/41/66/71/77/78/79). The wireless connectivity options of the model include Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and Wi-Fi Display. The smartphone also supports NFC and works with GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and Beidou. It is equipped with a USB Type-C port, a 3.5 mm jack, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The model runs on stock Android 12 and is IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810G certified.

Complete Ulefone Power Armor 18T specifications.

What's in the box

Ulefone Power Armor 18T arrives in the traditional yellow Ulefone box with an industrial-style print. The model and brand names are imprinted on the lid with the respective ingress ratings. Several accessories are accompanying the Power Armor 18T and here's what's in the box: We have ordered our unit together with an Armor Case. It arrives in a separate box in the same yellow color and industrial styling. The Armor Case is accompanied by a 180-degree rotatable back clip that can be attached to a belt for improved portability. There's also a secure carabiner for various usage scenarios.

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