Most of today’s rugged smartphones look really “rugged” and are as bulky as a rock. The truth is that while many consumers rely on these phones for heavy work, they still want them to be smaller and lighter. So, is there a rugged phone that looks good for everyday use? The answer is yes.
Thankfully, with the introduction of Ulefone’s best ever “Armor 17 Pro,” three of the biggest questions when choosing a phone have been addressed. Protection, performance, and style. The new flagship Armor 17 Pro packs rugged reliability and incredibly powerful performance into a slim, lightweight enclosure.
Are you interested in a rugged smartphone with Flagship Pro-Grade Cameras? The purpose of this article is to present a detailed Ulefone Armor 17 Pro review to understand the various specifications and qualities of a true professional. This may be what you like, so let’s get to know it thoroughly.
Full specifications of the Ulefone Armor 17 Pro
- RAM: 8GB
- ROM: 256GB
- Weight: Approx. 290g
- OS: Android 12
- Power: 5380mAh
- Support for microSD cards: up to 2TB
- Screen: 6.58″FHD+ (2408×1080) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G99 (MT6789)
- Front Camera: 16MP
- Rear Camera: 108MP+8MP+8MP Triple Rear Camera
- Certification: P68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810H
- Dimensions: 172.7×80.40×12.5 mm
The latest Ulefone flagship features a beautifully refined commercial design. For a phone with a 6.58-inch display, the Armor 17 Pro is slim, sleek, and lightweight at just 290 grams. That’s well below the industry average of 400g. Its matte black color gives it an elegant and calming feel.
As far as durability is concerned, the Armor 17 Pro is an absolute monster! It has IP68 and IP69K water and dust ratings, as well as MIL-STD-810G standards for shock, drop, and extreme temperatures. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 has also been added for even better protection.
Drop-proof: It can withstand drops of up to 1.5 m onto concrete.
Dustproof: All ports and small holes are well protected against dust and dirt.
Waterproof: It is easy to clean and can be submerged in water for up to 1.5 m for 30 minutes.
108MP Triple Cameras
The Armor 17 Pro’s camera module consists of three cameras, the main camera is a 108MP HM2 and the other two are an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and a night vision camera. The HM2 is a very good sensor and will give you a very nice picture most of the time. The most surprising thing is that it has autofocus face detection. Even today, many phones don’t have this feature.
The 8MP ultra wide-angle camera is not as good as the main camera, but considering some rugged phones don’t even have an ultra wide-angle camera, it’s still nice to have this on the 17 Pro.
The upgraded 8MP IR night vision camera with two IR LEDs allows users to easily navigate targets in unlit areas for professional use.
The Armor 17 Pro’s screen is a 120Hz FHD+ LCD screen with 5th generation Corning Gorilla Glass protection. 120Hz screens are rare in rugged phones. With a 240Hz touch sampling rate, it’s already much better than most rugged phones. If you want it to be smooth and power efficient, you can also choose 90Hz.
The 6.58-inch LCD with FHD+ resolution is bright and colorful for an immersive viewing experience. Thanks to the 120 Hz refresh rate, the screen can be refreshed 120 times per second for ultra-smooth scrolling, twice as fast as a regular 60 Hz screen. The 240 Hz touch sampling rate further provides a fast response time for your gaming needs. If you demand display quality, this should be the best of the rugged phones.
The Armor 17 Pro supports 66w of wired charging and 15w of wireless charging, and the wired charging power is the fastest of any triple-HD phone we’ve tested. 38% in 10 minutes and 90% in 30 minutes.
This free charger is really great, not only is it a Type C port, but it supports all charging protocols, so almost any device can be charged quickly with it. Normally a charger like this would cost you extra money to buy, uleFone gave it to us for free, what a surprise.
The Helio G99 is the new chipset in MediaTek’s Helio G series, featuring an advanced 6nm production process and gaming performance. Inside the Helio G99, we have an octa-core CPU using 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.
Virtual Memory Expansion: Armor 17 Pro offers up to 13GB of RAM to support running multiple applications simultaneously without lag. Total 8GB of RAM + 5GB of virtual RAM. Virtual memory expansion can be turned on or off in Settings.
This time, Ulefone brings a new rugged smartphone with many high-end specifications. The Armor 17 Pro is a no-compromise choice that covers every angle. With well-thought-out design, performance, photography, and professional features. It looks like a regular triple-rugged phone with no fancy design. But it has MagSafe, it has a magnetic wallet, it has a 66w charging speed, and it has a 120Hz screen, all of which are its unique benefits.