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Oukitel WP10 5G rugged smartphone review-Autopresse.eu

Oukitel WP10 5G rugged smartphone overview

2021-01-13 07:14:29

We don’t get to overview Oukitel rugged smartphones usually on TechRadar Professional and that’s as a result of it’s a pretty newcomer to the outside, sturdy smartphone market however it’s quickly catching up having launched a minimum of six rugged smartphones in 2020. The flagship mannequin is the Oukitel WP10, its first 5G rugged smartphone, one which comes with some worthy options.

Pricing and availability

The Oukitel WP10 5G smartphone is at present on sale at Aliexpress for $399.99 on the time of writing. Additional reductions could also be utilized at checkout and costs might fluctuate.

Design

What struck us once we first received maintain of the WP10 was how large it was. At 178 x 83.4 x 17.6mm for a weight of 364g, it’s the heaviest smartphone we’ve examined so far and will probably trigger severe accidents if used to hit somebody. Its girth is as a result of large battery it homes in addition to the close to 7-inch show that squarely places it within the phablet class.

The design philosophy utilized by Oukitel is not any totally different from the handfuls of different rugged smartphones that we’ve examined prior to now and stems from a really pragmatic method. Holding the same design with the identical constructing materials reduces R&D, invoice of supplies and in the end, the price of the machine (or will increase margins).

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As such, the WP10 shouldn’t be going to win any awards for appears however that was by no means the goal. With its sombre, industrial design with hints of brilliant yellow, strengthened corners and a great deal of screws, it embodies the stereotypical rugged smartphone.

Dedicated Buttons

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As for a lot of the competitors, the inflexible steel chassis is roofed with what appears like a rubber coating. All the weather that enable Oukitel to slap an IP68/IP69K/MIL-STD-810G certificates on the machine. The machine has two devoted buttons on the left; one emergency one and the opposite for push-to-talk companies.

USB-C Port

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There’s a USB-C port hidden behind a flap on the underside of the WP10 and a quantity rocker plus an influence button and a fingerprint reader on the proper. A tiny card slot lets you add two SIM playing cards however no reminiscence card, a little bit of a bummer for some.

Rear Cameras

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The again of the WP10 is house to a quartet of digicam sensors: there’s a 48-megapixel Sony IMX582 one, a 13-megapixel extremely huge angle digicam and a pair of 2-megapixel ones.

Front Camera

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However, the front-facing digicam has a 16-megapixel sensor. Observe that there’s additionally two rows of POGO pins which can be utilized to attach with yet-to-be-announced peripherals, not in contrast to what Blackview and Doogee did in a not-so-distant previous.

Spec Sheet

The Oukitel WP10 that was shipped to us got here with the next {hardware}:

CPU: Dimensity 800

GPU: Arm Mali-G57

RAM: 8GB 

Storage: 128GB

Display screen measurement: 6.7-inch 

Decision: 2400×1080

Weight: 364g

Dimensions: 178 x 83.4 x 17.6mm

Rear digicam: 48MP, 13MP, 2MP, 2MP

Entrance digicam: 16MP

OS: Android 10

Battery: 8Ah

{Hardware}

Not a lot of a shock right here; the machine shares the identical {hardware} platform because the Ulefone Armor 10 5G which we reviewed lately. The processor (Mediatek Dimensity 800), the system reminiscence (8GB LPDDR4x), the storage (128GB UFS 2.1), the radio specs (Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1) and the display decision (2400 x 1080 pixels) are equivalent. 

The most important distinction – actually – is the scale of the battery which stands at 8,000mAh whereas its display measurement (6.67-inch) places it squarely amongst the most important smartphones ever constructed. Whereas the machine does supply 18W quick charging, it doesn’t enable wi-fi charging, a disgrace on condition that it does supply NFC.

In Use

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Efficiency and in use 

The Oukitel WP10 carried out in step with expectations, based mostly on what we noticed with different Dimensity 800-based smartphones. In comparison with extra conventional 4G system-on-chips, it performs roughly the identical because the Helio G90T, a gamer-focussed processor from the Mediatek secure discovered amongst others, within the Doogee S96 Professional.

Benchmarks

That is how the Oukitel WP10 carried out in our suite of benchmark assessments:

PCMark (Work 2.0): 8184

Passmark: 8772

Passmark CPU: 24167

Androbench (sequential): 872 (sequential learn); 198 (sequential write)

Androbench (random): 118 (random learn); 25 (random write)

3DMark  Wild Life Vulkan: 1681

LinPack MFLOPS: 2124

Its storage subsystem – whereas not as stellar because the Ulefone Armor 10 – is considerably higher than any eMMC-based fashions we’ve examined, and that’s factor. UFS, quick for Common Flash Storage, is the best way ahead and brings faster-than-SATA speeds to trendy cell gadgets. Observe that Geekbench didn’t run on all Dimensity 800 chipsets so far.

As it is a Mediatek-powered smartphone with a clear Android 10 construct, it comes with an array of utilities that – aside from being free – don’t carry any advertisements. There’s a system supervisor app, a QR code reader, a toddler app, a gamer app and a straightforward launcher, every focusing on a unique viewers. And lest not overlook the toolbag, an assortment of functions that goal to please the DIYer in each single certainly one of us and embody the likes of a protractor and a gradient line.

Competitors

There are solely two different 5G rugged smartphones available on the market, the Blackview BL6000 Professional and the Ulefone Armor 10. On paper, all three telephones have their very own USPs and the identical Dimensity 800 processor. They’ll all be had for beneath $400 on the time of writing. 

Blackview has twice the storage in comparison with the competitors however the smallest battery. Oukitel has by far the most important battery whereas Ulefone’s mannequin has a 64mp digicam sensor however each have 128GB storage. So Oukitel is prone to have the very best battery lifetime of the three and the identical efficiency as its friends.

Closing verdict

For those who can look previous its stout construct, then the WP10 has quite a bit to supply for these in search of a sturdy offroad companion. From the 4 rear digicam sensors to the promise of an ecosystem of peripherals, this comparatively reasonably priced 5G smartphone might even grow to be a shoe-in substitute for a rugged pill given its display measurement. 

At that value although, we might like to have 256GB storage in addition to wi-fi charging just like the Blackview BL6000 Professional though we’d lose on the battery life. At 380g, it is usually far heavier than we might anticipate it to be. Blame it on the large battery and the near-tablet-sized show.

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