Most of today’s rugged smartphones can look really, really “rugged” and are as bulky as a rock. The truth is though, that while many consumers rely on these phones for heavy-duty work, they still want them to be smaller and lighter. So, is there a rugged phone that looks stylish for everyday use? The answer is YES.
Thankfully, with the launch of Ulefone’s best-ever “Armor 17 Pro”, the three biggest concerns when choosing a phone have been solved. Protection, performance, and style. The new flagship Armor 17 Pro offers solid reliability and incredibly powerful performance packed into a slim and lightweight body. Now, without further ado, let’s check it out.
An Indestructible Smartphone with a More Refined Design
The latest Ulefone flagship sports a beautifully refined design for business purposes. For a phone with a 6.58-inch display, the Armor 17 Pro is slim, sleek, and remarkably light at 290g. Which is considerably less than the industry average of 400g. And its matte black color gives a feel of elegance and calmness.
When it comes to durability, the Armor 17 Pro is an absolute monster! It comes with an IP68 and IP69K water and dust resistance rating, and the MIL-STD-810G standard for protection against shock, drops, and extreme temperatures. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is also added for better protection.
- DROP-PROOF: It can stand up against up to 1.5 m drops onto concrete.
- DUST-PROOF: All ports and small holes are well protected to resist dust and dirt.
- WATER-PROOF: It’s easy to clean and can stay submerged for up to 1.5 m for 30 minutes.
The Most Advanced Camera System Ever in the Industry
Can you imagine a 108-megapixel camera being introduced into a “rugged” type of smartphone? Even in mainstream smartphones, 108MP cameras are still rare. However, the Armor 17 Pro has done it, for the first time in the history of rugged mobiles.
- 108MP PRIMARY CAMERA: Powered by a massive Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor with a fast f/1.89 aperture. With 9-in-1 pixel binning technology, the pixel size can be enhanced from 0.7µm to 2.1µm. As a result, you can expect better performance in low light, as well as faster. And also more reliable action shots.
- 8MP ULTRA-WIDE ANGLE LENS: The 118 degrees ultra-wide angle lens does a great job of capturing and recording more beautiful scenery on the go too. Great for architectural and landscape photography.
- 8MP IR NIGHT VISION CAMERA: The upgraded night vision camera is complemented by two infrared LEDs, enabling users to easily navigate targets in no-light areas for professional uses.
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Stunning 120Hz Display
The 6.58-inch LCD with FHD+ resolution is bright with rich colors for an immersive viewing experience. Thanks to the 120 Hz refresh rate, the screen can refresh 120 times per second for ultra smooth scrolling, twice more than a normal 60 Hz screen. A touch sampling rate of 240 Hz further provides a quick response speed for your gaming needs as well. If you’re demanding on display quality, this should the best you’ll find in a rugged phone.
Crazy Gaming Processor
Meet the Helio G99, the very new chipset in the MediaTek Helio G series, that boasts an advanced 6nm production process and gaming performance. Inside the Helio G99 we have an octa-core CPU using the 2x Cortex-A76 2.2GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 2.0GHz architecture for fast data processing, and a powerful ARM Mali-G57 GPU running at up to 1GHz for superior 3D graphics.
A Lot of Great Tech Features in Armor 17 Pro
The latest Ulefone flagship pulls out all the stops to set itself apart from other rugged smartphones and compete even with mainstream flagships.
- VIRTUAL MEMORY EXPANSION: The Armor 17 Pro provides up to 13GB of RAM to support running multiple apps run at once without lag. 8GB RAM + 5GB virtual RAM total. The virtual memory expansion can be turned on or off in Settings.
- 66W HYPER-FAST CHARGE: A coffee break is all you need to refuel this phone, thanks to the fast charging technology. It delivers 38% battery in just 10 minutes, 53% battery in 15 minutes, and 90% battery in 30 minutes. At least according to Ulefone.
- 5380MAH BATTERY: In lab tests, the high-capacity 5380mAh battery delivers up to 294 hours of standby and 29 hours of continuous talk time.
- 3-CARD SLOT: It holds two SIM cards and a microSD card of up to 2TB.
- ANDROID 12: It runs the new Android 12 software, offering a clean and tidy interface which will be enjoyed by everyone. No ads, bloatware or preinstalled apps on board.
Armor 17 Pro: Bottom Line
This time, Ulefone brings a refreshingly new rugged smartphone with many high-end specs. The Armor 17 Pro is a no-compromise choice, that covers every angle. With well thought design, performance, photography, and professional functionalities. For more information you can visit Ulefone official website. And find it on Aliexpress already, alongside a nice giveaway promo too.