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The Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G is one of the latest rugged phones on the market. The phone to date is the best spec’d rugged phone available. A 120Hz display, 108MP camera, 9600mAh battery which supports wireless reverse charging, all three certifications (IP68, IP69, and MIL-STD-810G), and a Dimensity 900 SoC with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. With the improved 1.5-meter drop proof because of the addition of Gorilla Glass 5 and a Usmart expansion connector, it has become adventurers’ favorite phone.

This phone literally solved the problem of bringing another high-end non-rugged phone along the trips, since rugged phones aren’t that well-spec’d.

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Let’s dive into the details, and know the phone better:

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Specs Sheet  

Model nameUlefone Power Armor 18T 5G
MaterialsRugged Smartphone, Polycarbonate
Dimensions 175.2 x 83.4 x 18.8 mm
Weight409 grams
Display6.58-inch IPS LCD display
71.4% screen-to-body ratio
120Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2408 pixels resolution
SoCMediatek Dimensity 900 (6 nm), octa-core
2x 2.4GHz Cortex-A78
6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
OSAndroid 12 Snow Cone
Internal storage256GB
Rear camera108MP Samsung S5KHM2 lens, with f/1.9, 1/1.52” optical format, PDAF, and support for 9-in-1-pixel binning
5MP Samsung S5K5E9 macro lens with f/3
5MP thermal module that includes a FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor
4K video support at 30fps
Front camera32MP Samsung S5KGD1 front-facing selfie camera
1080p video support at 30fps
BatteryNon-removable Li-Polymer 9600mAh battery
66W fast charging support
15W wireless charging support
5W wireless reversed support
Connectivity2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 71
5G: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6
PriceAround $640

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Design & Appearance  

Being a rugger phone, it is not surprising that it has a powerful and high-quality body. This one is made of a combination of polycarbonate, TPU, and metal; it is surrounded by a metal frame, while the back cover is covered by TPU, which is secured thanks to the use of screws. Having said that, this combination results in a bit of a heavyweight and a thicker body.

On the back, there are the three main cameras and a thermal module, accompanied by the company name.

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Credits: Gizmochina

On the other hand, on the front side, there is not only the usual protective film with the selling points of the device, such as the 108MP main camera, the thermal camera, and the Dimensity 5G chipset but also the frontal camera.

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Credits: Gizmochina

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G –  Screen & Display

Probably being the first feature seen on a smartphone, it’s time to talk about the screen. This device features a 6.58-inch IPS LCD capacitive display, which would be a 71.4% screen-to-body ratio. This features a 120Hz refresh rate, in addition to 1080 x 2408 pixels’ resolution.

One point in favor of this choice of display over other rugged phones is its refresh rate since it’s common to see a rugged phone coming with a 60Hz, but few reach 120Hz.

This display is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which is damage and scratch-resistant.

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Credits: Gizmochina

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Hardware & Performance

About the processor of this smartphone, it has Mediatek’s Dimensity 900 (MT6877), which comes with an octa-core configuration: 2 ARM Cortex-A78 cores @2.4GHz, and 4 ARM Cortex-A55 cores @2.0GHz. Turning to the GPU, it has the ARM Mali-G68 MC4 with 4 cores.

It also has up to 12GB of RAM LPDDR4X memory, and 256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage.

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G Benchmarks  

AnTuTu Benchmark  

Being the most popular and most used of them all, and being the most used when looking at the power that any smartphone has, on AnTuTu, this Ulefone smartphone scored an overall score of 481,863 points that, although it is not the best result ever seen, it is still a very good score.

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Credits: Ulefone

GeekBench Benchmark  

On the other hand, on GeekBench 5, which is a cross-platform CPU performance test tool that accurately reflects the single-core and multi-core performance of the device’s CPU, this device got a single-core running score of 690 points and a multi-core running score of 2,085 points.

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Credits: Ulefone

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Camera  

In relation to this section, this phone has a configuration of three rear cameras: a 108MP main lens, a 5MP macro lens, and a 5MP thermal module.

First of all, the main camera consists of a 108MP Samsung S5KHM2 lens, with f/1.9, 1/1.52” optical format, PDAF, and support for 9-in-1-pixel binning. This lens has been seen in other mid and high-end devices, so it is not surprising that it brings excellent quality; the way it is made gives it the ability to take images with a good color resolution, good contrast, and massive light with pretty decent noise control. It is worth noting that it supports 4K video recording.

Then there’s a 5MP Samsung S5K5E9 macro lens with f/3. This lens has a special feature, and it is that it has 60x Super Magnification technology, being able to capture objects with enormous detail both in places with a lot of light and with little light.

Finally, there is something interesting, a 5MP thermal module that includes a FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor with a 160 x 120px resolution. Basically, this lens detects objects based on their temperature, which can go from -10°C to 400°C, being able to work with a huge range. It is worth noting that this specific lens works hand in hand with an application pre-installed on the device, which allows you to configure the lens as required.

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Credits: Gizmochina

On top of that, there’s the Samsung S5KGD1 32MP front-facing selfie camera. This is capable of obtaining high-quality images in moments with a lot of little sunlight, in addition to being capable of supporting up to 1080p video recording at 30 fps.

Camera Test  

In order to check the way in which the cameras of this device work, you just have to look at some of the images that it is capable of capturing, especially on days with a lot of and little sunlight.

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Battery Life  

Being what gives it power, a smartphone’s battery is one of its most important points. In the case of the battery on the Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G, is a huge Li-Polymer 9600mAh battery. With sources like Gizmochina, this device is capable of reaching up to 39 hours of calls, 10 to 12 hours in normal use, in addition to an incredible 524 hours of standby mode.

Also, and as if that were not enough, this battery has support for 66W fast charging, which, according to the company, charges the battery to 52% in just 30 minutes, in addition to 15W wireless charging and 5W wireless reversed.

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Connectivity & Network

Regarding connectivity, this device has support for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G bands, as well as Bluetooth 5.0 with low energy consumption, WiFi 6 support, GPS, A-GPS, and GPS (L1+L5).

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Accessories  

The phone has a ton of cases with it including an endoscope for medical diagnosis. There’s the usmart expansion connector which can be used to connect the endoscope and microscope (both sold separately).

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Credits: DeviceSpecifications

Screen Protector  

Just as could be seen with the case, the screen protector has the same purpose. The display of this device is of high quality, however, extra protection is always a good thing.

Case  

Although the body of a rugged phone is specially made to withstand bumps and more, the reality is that a little more protection never hurt anybody. And it is because of this that this device comes with a special case, thus providing even more power and protection.

On top of that, this case not only works as protection but also features a carabiner and a back clip that can be rotated 90 degrees to the left or right.

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Charger  

Although the battery of the device is one of its most important points, its charger is also. This Smartphone comes with a 66W fast-charging charger, capable of providing a very short charging time.

Cable  

What would a charger be without its respective cable? This one in particular has an incredible feature, and that is that it is not only of great quality but also has a great length.

Microscope

Another unusual accessory is the digital microscope which can connect with the phone thanks to the Usmart expansion connector.

Endoscope  

This is a bit of an unusual accessory, but one that is extremely useful, especially for a phone made for the outdoors. The endoscope, connected to the smartphone, can allow you to view narrow and deep places. This can be used as a medical diagnosing device.

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Credits: Gizmochina

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Price & Availability

Ulefone marketed Power Armor 18T 5G as a high-end phone. Since it’s a rugged phone with specs too rare to find in a rugged device, the company has marketed it for around 640 USD.

Special Offer For The US Audience

Aliexpress is providing free shipping which takes only 3-5 days to deliver this phone anywhere in the US. Moreover, the price has been reduced to $515 as well.

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G – Does It Support Verizon?

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5GVerzion
3G bandsHSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100850, 1900
4G bands1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66, 712, 4, 5, 13, 66
5G bands1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 28, 38, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub62, 5, 77, 66, 261, 260

The Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G does support 3G, 4G, and 5G on Verizon.

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G Comparison With Other Rugged Phones  

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G ($640) vs Doogee S98 Pro ($350)  

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G has:

  • A larger display and 120Hz
  • Better hardware (better SoC, RAM)
  • Almost 1.8x battery capacity and 2x charging speed
  • Better camera performance
  • Dedicated thermal camera
  • Polycarbonate built
  • Wireless charging and reverse wireless charging (a freaking power bank)

Doogee S98 Pro has:

  • Dedicated night vision camera
  • Slight better storage (UFS 2.2 storage)
  • A lighter weight
  • A cheaper price
Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5GDoogee S98 Pro
MaterialsRugged smartphone, polycarbonateRugged smartphone, plastic, metal
Dimensions175.2 x 83.4 x 18.8 mm82.0 x 172.0 x 15.5 mm
Weight409 grams320 grams
Display6.58-inch IPS LCD display
71.4% screen-to-body ratio
120Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2408 pixels resolution
6.3-inch IPS LCD display
69.1% screen-to-body ratio
60Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
SoCMediatek Dimensity 900 (6 nm), octa-core
2x 2.4GHz Cortex-A78
6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm)
2x 2.4GHz Cortex-A78
6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
OSAndroid 12 Snow ConeAndroid 12 Snow Cone
RAM memory12GB 8GB
Internal storage256GB256GB
Rear camera108MP lens, with f/1.9, and PDAF
5MP macro lens with f/3
5MP thermal module that includes a FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor
4K video support at 30fps
48MP lens, with f/1.8, and PDAF
20MP night vision lens, with f/1.8, and 2 infrared night vision lights
A thermal imaging camera
1440p video support
Front camera32MP front-facing selfie camera
1080p video support at 30fps
16MP front-facing selfie camera
1080p video support
BatteryNon-removable Li-Polymer 9600mAh battery
66W fast charging support
15W wireless charging support
5W wireless reversed support
Non-removable Li-Polymer 6000mAh battery
33W wired charging
15W wireless charging support
PriceAround $640Around $350

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G ($640) vs Blackview BL8800 Pro ($300)  

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G has:

  • 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz sampling rate
  • Better hardware (better SoC, RAM, storage) and 2x capacity
  • Better battery capacity and 5x charging speed (66W vs 18W)
  • Better camera performance overall
  • Dedicated thermal camera
  • Polycarbonate built

Blackview BL8800 Pro has:

  • Dedicated Portrait mode
  • Better thermal camera imaging
  • A lighter weight
  • Plastic and rubber body materials
  • A cheaper price
Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5GBlackview BL8800 Pro
MaterialsRugged smartphone, polycarbonateTPU, rugged smartphone
Dimensions175.2 x 83.4 x 18.8 mm83.5 x 176.2 x 17.7 mm
Weight409 grams365 grams
Display6.58-inch IPS LCD display
71.4% screen-to-body ratio
120Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2408 pixels resolution
6.58-inch IPS LCD display
70.4% screen-to-body ratio
120Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2408 pixels resolution
SoCMediatek Dimensity 900 (6 nm), octa-core
2x 2.4GHz Cortex-A78
6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
Mediatek Dimensity 700 (7 nm)
2x 2.2GHz Cortex-A76
6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
OSAndroid 12 Snow ConeAndroid 11 Red Velvet Cake
RAM memory12GB 8GB
Internal storage256GB128GB
Rear camera108MP lens, with f/1.9, and PDAF
5MP macro lens with f/3
5MP thermal module that includes a FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor
4K video support at 30fps
50MP lens, with f/1.8, and PDAF
5MP thermal assisted camera with a FLIR thermal sensor
2x 2MP depth lens
1440p video support at 30fps
Front camera32MP front-facing selfie camera
1080p video support at 30fps
16MP front-facing selfie camera
1080p video support at 30fps
BatteryNon-removable Li-Polymer 9600mAh battery
66W fast charging support
15W wireless charging support
5W wireless reversed support
Non-removable Li-Polymer 8380mAh battery
33W wired charging
Reverse wired support
PriceAround $640Around $300

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G ($640) vs 11T ($580)  

Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5G has:

  • Better display (bigger, FHD, 120Hz)
  • Better hardware (better SoC, RAM, storage) and 2x capacity
  • Almost 2x battery capacity and 5x charging speed (66W vs 18W)
  • Reverse wireless charging
  • Way better camera performance

Ulefone Power Armor 11T has:

  • A better portrait mode
  • 120fps slow-motion video
  • A lighter weight
  • A dedicated MicroSD slot
  • A cheaper price
Ulefone Power Armor 18T 5GUlefone Power Armor 11T
MaterialsRugged smartphone, polycarbonateRugged smartphone, polycarbonate, TPU, aluminium
Dimensions175.2 x 83.4 x 18.8 mm163.8 x 81.6 x 14.2 mm
Weight409 grams293 grams
Display6.58-inch IPS LCD display
71.4% screen-to-body ratio
120Hz refresh rate
1080 x 2408 pixels resolution
6.1-inch IPS LCD display
68.3% screen-to-body ratio
720 x 1560 pixels resolution
SoCMediatek Dimensity 900 (6 nm), octa-core
2x 2.4GHz Cortex-A78
6x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
Mediatek Dimensity 800 (7 nm)
4x 2.0GHz Cortex-A76
4x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55
OSAndroid 12 Snow ConeAndroid 11
RAM memory12GB 8GB
Internal storage256GB256GB
Rear camera108MP lens, with f/1.9, and PDAF
5MP macro lens with f/3
5MP thermal module that includes a FLIR Lepton 3.5 sensor
4K video support at 30fps
48MP lens, with f/1.8, and PDAF
5MP thermal module that includes a Lepton sensor
5MP macro lens with f/2.4
5MP depth lens with f/2.4
4K video support at 30fps
Front camera32MP front-facing selfie camera
1080p video support at 30fps
16MP front-facing selfie camera
1080p video support at 30fps
BatteryNon-removable Li-Polymer 9600mAh battery
66W fast charging support
15W wireless charging support
5W wireless reversed support
Non-removable Li-Polymer 5200mAh battery
18W wired charging
10W wireless charging support
PriceAround $640Around $580

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