18K Gold AGM X1 Isn’t As Expensive As You’d Think


We’ve all seen those ludicrously expensive gold plated smartphones, but having gold bling needn’t mean a silly price tag.

Back in the early days of the humble mobile if you wanted a handset with all the bling you would probably go for a Vertu phone. It wouldn’t necessarily be any better than a phone for 1/1000th of the cost, but it would be made of luxury materials including leather, titanium and even gold.

These days things are a little more advanced and it’s not too uncommon to see gold plated iPhones, and even some manufacturers (Huawei for example) even offer special edition premium versions of flagship handsets to tempt luxury goods shoppers.

If you’ve ever looked at all that gold and fancied being part of the jet set, but haven’t had the cash to do it then this limited edition AGM X1 is the phone for you.

AGM has taken it’s successful X1 rugged Android smartphone and given it an 18K makeover, plating certain parts of the phone with the fancy material.

The gold highlights really do contrast against the rugged black body of the phone, and in our view the overall aesthetic is rather good.

What’s very interesting about the AGM X1 is that this rugged phone isn’t just about the gold bling, the handset is also the first IP68 rugged phone with dual rear camera, plus it packs a powerful performance package made up of a Snapdragon 617 and 4GB RAM.

AGM will be offering the X1 limited edition from today until 17th May and if you act fast you’ll save $30 bring the price of the 18K gold phone down to only $269.99. Visit Aliexpress or Coolicool to order one today.

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13 Comments

  1. MattD
    May 11, 2017

    Nice title Andi, short yet exhaustive…

    • Luis Tejada
      May 13, 2017

      basically because previous experiences (i had their a8: amazing phone for its price) and their phones have the best reviews… and now i am seriously considering to get an X1 since now they have released a rare gold 18k edition with extra power :O !

  2. xi7
    May 11, 2017

    i have it , good phone , but useless effect secondary camera, primary integrated optical zoom very good 🙂 all phone need copy !!

  3. MattD
    May 11, 2017

    Nice title Andi, short yet exhaustive…

  4. xi7
    May 11, 2017

    i have it , good phone , but useless effect secondary camera, primary integrated optical zoom very good 🙂 Every phone should be like this

  5. May 12, 2017

    You’re right. Not as expensive as I thought.

    It’s even MORE expensive… and that for an Android 5.1 device trying to be something it’s not by gimmicking things up.

  6. Cinegain
    May 12, 2017

    You’re right. Not as expensive as I thought.

    It’s even MORE expensive… and that for an Android 5.1 device trying to be something it’s not by gimmicking things up.

  7. Luis Tejada
    May 13, 2017

    Its a amazing rugged line ! Check out the review of the x1 GOLD EDITION :O its like the x1 thatagmdude.blogspot.pe/2017/03/RDeen0Xagmx1part1.html … for that prices to have a Octa-Core 1.5 GHz, 4GB ram, 64GB mem , two 13 Megapixels cameras and ip68 ( it comes with Lollipop but can be upgraded to 7.0 its quite impressive) ; but came with a extra push on the battery and waterproof finger reader

  8. Soledad Salvador
    May 23, 2017

    Is an amazing rugged line ! Check out the review of the x1 GOLD EDITION :O … for that prices to have a Octa-Core 1.5 GHz, 4GB ram, 64GB mem , two 13 Megapixels cameras and ip68 ( it comes with Lollipop but can be upgraded to 7.0 its quite impressive) ; but came with a extra push on the battery and waterproof finger reader

  9. Adrian Casamonte
    May 29, 2017

    People do not seem to understand that, if you investigate, a premium midrange EXISTS … not everything is “Apple or Samsung” (both overvalued IMO ) xS “Ruggeds with reasonable prices”? well: for me its AGM ( not Blckvw anymore)… basically because previous experiences (i m lookinga at the x1 special Agm gold 18k edition : amazing phone for its price) and their phones have the best reviews

  10. Adrian Casamonte
    May 29, 2017

    People do not seem to understand that, if you investigate, a premium midrange EXISTS … not everything is “Apple or Samsung” (both overvalued IMO ) xS “Ruggeds with reasonable prices”? well: for me its AGM ( not Blckvw anymore)… basically because previous experiences (i m lookinga at the x1 special Agm gold 18k edition : amazing phone for its price) and their phones have the best reviews

  11. Adam Chad
    December 23, 2017

    I bought phone from big band before like AGM, feeling the phone would be more guaranteed. But after using S10 pro, my first phone from NOMU, I changed my view. It’s a really good phone. Sooner or later, it will become very popular.

  12. Adam Chad
    December 23, 2017

    I bought phone from big band before like AGM, feeling the phone would be more guaranteed. But after using S10 pro, my first phone from NOMU, I changed my view. It’s a really good phone. Sooner or later, it will become very popular.