AGM Glory G1 Pro Review: An impressive 5G Rugged Phone that has a Built-in Night Vision

The AGM Glory G1 Pro is the culmination of everything AGM has learned over the years in developing rugged smartphones, all neatly packaged in a smartphone with a glove-friendly 6.53-inch display. 2340 x 1080 high-resolution display is not only glove-friendly, but its cutting-edge technology can even track wet fingers, avoiding those multifunctional moments of failure that phones experience when wet.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of outdoor functionality, ruggedness, and comprehensive handling capabilities. The AGM Glory G1 Pro is so feature-rich that it’s hard to know where to start! This Article is aimed to introduce a detailed AGM Glory G1 Pro review to learn various specifications and qualities its gains to be really professional.

AGM Glory G1 Pro – Tech Specs

  • RAM: 8GB
  • ROM: 256GB
  • Weight: Approx. 370g
  • OS: Android 11
  • Power: 6200mAh
  • Screen: 6.53-inch display
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 480 5G
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Rear Camera: 48MP+20MP(Night Vision)+2MP
  • Certification: P68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810H
  • Dimensions: 175 x 84 x 23mm

Battery Life

This rugged smartphone comes with a 6200mAh non-removable battery that will last a long time considering the 1080p resolution and efficient SoC. With the screen brightness set to 50%, I was able to get 2 days of moderate use (including some light gaming), but I know most people will want to know the Screen On Time (SOT).

Again, with the brightness set to 50%, the AOT is 17 hours and 50 minutes, which is a terrific score, but keep in mind that the refresh rate on this smartphone is no higher than 60Hz. I already mentioned that AGM added a QC 3.0 charger in the box, which is great, but I also see that the AGM Glory Pro supports wireless charging. That’s right, you can use a third-party wireless charger to charge your smartphone (10W). This is a pretty rare addition for a rugged device, as I haven’t seen it on any other such smartphone so far (shout out to AGM).

Hardware

The Glory G1 Pro 5G runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480, which also powers the XR20 and DuraSport 5G mentioned above. It’s a popular platform but is clearly aimed at an entry-level, price-sensitive crowd that’s more interested in productivity and less interested in playing the latest games.

The rest of the specs list includes 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 256GB of UFS2.2 onboard storage, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and Wi-Fi 6. The main camera sensor is a 48-pixel Sony IMX582 and a 20-pixel night vision assistant (with two IR LEDs), and last but not least, a 2-megapixel macro camera.

Thermal Camera

The AGM Glory Pro uses a thermal camera with a resolution of 256 x 192 pixels (25Hz refresh rate), higher than the 160 x 120 pixels of the CAT S60 Pro, but Bullit relies on FLIR ViviIR image processing technology to enhance the images it shows. Thermal images taken with the CAT S62 Pro are better, especially for video. The AGM Glory Pro could be better, but it needs more post-processing. I noticed that the live view and photos look good, but the video quality seems to have dropped off. Also, I would like to see the temperature values horizontally, not just vertically (again, some software tweaks would help).

Build Quality

In terms of everyday use, I think the Glory G1 Pro might be a bit on the large side for some users. Yes, it has a big display and a big battery, lots of protection, and a raised external speaker on the rear. This gives the phone a maximum thickness of 23 mm and combined with the 173.8 x 84.2 mm dimensions, you can handle a very large phone. As someone who prefers a smaller phone, I do feel that the AGM is a bit less, but I also feel that if I managed to drop the Glory G1 Pro in a rock garden or even land on it, it would be more durable during a crash. I’m pretty confident that the AGM would easily survive some pretty serious abuse and still be able to make emergency calls when needed. It’s also IP68/IP69K waterproof and dustproof and MIL-STD-810H certified.

Verdict

The AMG Glory G1 Pro is what one would expect from a mid-range smartphone. You can play any game, the user interface is responsive, the camera is great, and the battery life is long. The price tag is a bit high, but AGM justifies it by adding the popular thermal imaging camera (which becomes a suitable competitor to the CAT S62 Pro), a night vision IR camera, 5G support, and wireless charging. Whether that’s enough is up to you, and keep in mind that this smartphone likely won’t see the next Android version update.

AGM Glory G1 Pro Review: 5G Rugged Smartphone with Thermal Imaging Camera

Featuring a thermal camera and night camera, the AGM Glory G1 Pro is a rugged phone that offers a variety of features – including a top-notch thermal camera. It’s not just for the typical businessman, but also for campers, hunters, and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, and comes with a nice but exciting chipset, a delightful bloatware-free Android 11 install, and 5G network. The size and weight are obvious and the styling isn’t for everyone, but it means business and can survive more than just a few tumbles in the field. This Article is aimed to introduce a detailed AGM Glory G1 Pro review to learn various specifications and qualities its gains to be really professional.

Quick Glance of AGM Glory G1 Pro

  • RAM: 8GB
  • ROM: 256GB
  • Weight: Approx. 370g
  • OS: Android 11
  • Power: 6200mAh
  • Screen: 6.53-inch display
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 480 5G
  • Front Camera: 16MP
  • Rear Camera: 48MP+20MP(Night Vision)+2MP
  • Certification: P68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810H

Build & Design Overview

Build quality is the MSP of rugged devices, and as you’d expect, the AGM Glory G1 Pro is like a tank. It’s 17.5 mm thick at its thickest point (where the speaker protrudes) and weighs 370 grams. It took me a lot of time to get used to the thick design of the Pixel 4a. A large camera bump combined with a huge speaker protrusion above the bump makes it harder to hold. With the camera and huge speaker protrusion, most of its mass is located in the top area, which makes balancing the device with one hand even more difficult. The edges of the device are protected by an extra layer of rubber.

Rugged & Robust

The device is IP68 and IP69K rated, which means the smartphone is completely protected from dust, and it is also very water resistant, allowing it to be submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 5 feet. It’s also protected from high-temperature spray, which is useful in industrial environments. The AGM Glory G1 Pro also appears to have passed MIL-STD-810H, surviving continuous drops of up to 6.5 feet on concrete, and it is also designed to stay operational over a temperature range of -4F to 60F (-20C to 140C) This is an impressive feat.

Display

Coming from a monitor with a perforated cutout, adjusting to the teardrop notch on the Glory G1 Pro was effortless. My only complaint about the display is the huge chin and bezel at the corners. But it’s certainly not something we don’t see in rugged smartphones. Overall, it’s a quality LCD, but given the price of the device, the company should have used an AMOLED panel. AGM refers to the display glass as a “diamond screen”. We may see scratches at level 6 and deeper grooves at level 7. The company has also generously provided a pre-applied plastic screen protector.

The Camera

At night, you have two options, either use the night vision algorithm or rely on IR LEDs for black and white capture. I’ve been using a Pixel 2 XL for a while (before the hardware was phased out after a year) and the software-based night vision is excellent. AGM isn’t really there, so nighttime (almost completely dark) photos aren’t that great.

However, after switching to B&W mode, the Honor G1 Pro does dwarf some dedicated night vision security cameras. Everything is clear, so the two IR LEDs work wonders.

Verdict

Rugged smartphones have always been an interesting niche because while most people want to own and use a rugged smartphone, not many are willing to compromise on looks and design. Even so, construction workers and overall personnel working in harsh environments can’t use regular smartphones for long periods of time. So devices like the AGM Glory G1 Pro can come in handy. This is one of the most rugged devices available (it even survived my own extreme temperature tests).