Announcement. Ulefone Power Armor 16 Pro is a low-powered but very loud armored smartphone

Photo Announcement. Ulefone Power Armor 16 Pro is a low-powered but very loud armored smartphone

Ulefone has announced its next armored smartphone. This time, it's very boring. Meet Ulefone Power Armor 16 Pro!

Power means the battery is huge. Armon means protected. Everything is logical here.

To make it not boring, let's start with something interesting.

Apparently, Ulefone decided that their smartphone should replace a portable speaker. Promised HiFi sound quality and a volume of 122 dB. If you believe what they write on the Internet, this is about the volume of a rock concert or a pneumatic hammer. I have a wood shredder in my garden. Here he is, according to the instructions, it rattles at 110 dB. And it's fucking loud. How such volume and decent quality can be combined in such a portable device is not very clear to me. Well, let's wait for reviews and deaf reviewers.

Another rather unusual thing is a separate end flashlight and additional connectors. You can attach some additional equipment to your smartphone, as well as use it in conjunction with a charging dock.

With protection, everything is traditional. IP68, IP69K and MIL-STD-810G are promised. Precise penThere are no passed tests. But, apparently, the device was tested for high-low temperatures and resistance to falls. Well, dust-water procedures passed, of course. You can drown it relatively painlessly.

Iron. Here Ulefone upsets again. We installed a very weak MediaTek Helio G25 chipset. In AnTuTu, we expect around one hundred thousand points in total.

Memory. 4 GB RAM, 64 GB permanent, separate tray for a memory card. Tolerable.

An outdated 18:9 aspect ratio screen, but no cutouts. 5.93" (91 cm²) diagonal. Low resolutionresolution 720x1440 (271 ppi). Of course, there is no question of any increased refresh rates.

The battery is more than solid, 9600 mAh. Charging is slightly accelerated, 18 W.

We don't expect anything good from the cameras. 8 MP front, 16+2 MP rear. The main sensor is Samsung ISOCELL 2P7 born in 2016.

There is an NFC module, a side fingerprint scanner, a compass, Type-C, dual-band Wi-Fi, a standard audio output. Apparently, there is no gyroscope.

Weighs Ulefone Power Armor 16 Pro 405 grams. A solid thing.

And about money.

According to the promotional materials, the smartphone will be available for less than $200 (₽12000). The smartphone page has already appeared on AliExpress, but there is no information about the cost yet. And in the store at the official website, the price is now set $219.99 (₽13200) (no delivery to Russia).

Ulefone Power Armor 16 Pro Key Features:

ScreenS-IPS, 5.93", 91 cm², 720x1440, 271 ppi, 16M colors HardwareMediaTek Helio G25
2 GHz, 4 x Cortex-A53, 4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8320 Memory RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD up to 128 GB, dedicated slot Mobile InternetLTE
EDGE Mobile networksLTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17-20,25,26,28,38-41,66
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900) AkLi-Pol battery, 9600 mAh, fast charging 18.00 W Dimensions173.4 x 83.35 x 18.3 mm Weight405 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 16 MP, f/1.8, 78°, 1.12μm, Samsung ISOCELL 2P7
- 2 MP, macro
front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 86°, 1.12μm, Samsung ISOCELL 4H8, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OSAndroid 12 SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint (side), NFC USBType-C v2.0

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.