The Ulefone Armor X8 comes in as a successor to the previously released Ulefone Armor X7. It maintains a rugged chassis, with a more refined design. It also packs in more powerful smartphone hardware. Highlights of the upgraded smartphone hardware include more RAM, bigger storage, a more robust camera setup, a bigger battery, and lots more.
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Ulefone Armor X8 Key Specs & Features
- 5.7 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1440 Pixels (282 ppi)
- Android 10.0
- Quad-Core MediaTek Helio A25
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Built-in, with SD-Card Support
- 13MP + 2MP + 2MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 8MP Front Camera
- IP68/IP69K dust/water Resistant
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear Mounted)
- 5080mAh Li-Po Non-Removable Battery
Design and Display
The main tagline of the Ulefone Armor X8 reads “Elegance in design and durability in performance” This tagline speaks volumes about the package it’s offering.
The Armor X8 is unarguably one of the better looking rugged mobile phones. Comparing its design with its predecessor shows a great distinction, as Ulefone really a substantial effort offering a more appreciable design.
The rear panel bears a carbon fiber looking material, on which you will find an array of tripe cameras and a capacitive fingerprint sensor. The rear panel also features an LED flash and the Ulefone branding which indicates its a Ulefone smartphone.
Upfront we have a 5.7-inch IPS LCD display which is around 0.7-inch bigger than the display on the previous model. This display has a resolution of 720 x 1440 and a density of 282 PPI.
Whats more enthusiasts we have Glove mode and wet touchscreen functionality, which lets you operate the display with a glove on and also in the rain.
The parameters behind durability didn’t really change much from the previous model. It’s the same setup that provides resistance water and dust. It also bears drop protection.
The Ulefone Armor X8 bears IP68 / IP69k rating for water and dust resistance. It can survive in 1.5 depth of water for 30 minutes, it can also survive a drop from a height of 1.2m.
The cameras saw an upgrade from the previous model. Upgrades that brings about more cameras on the rear and also more pixels in the front camera.
On the rear, we have a triple camera setup that comprises of a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP depth camera, and another 2MP secondary camera.
While upfront, we a higher resolution camera bearing an 8MP sensor as opposed to the 5MP sensor on the Ulefone X7.
Hardware and Software
On the performance side, the Ulefone Armor X8 swaps out the Helio P22 processor on the Ulefone X7, with a MediaTek Helio A25 processor.
Other performance facilitators include a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit, a 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage, which doubles the 2GB / 16GB config we had on the Ulefone X7. We also get a non-removable 5080mAh battery.
On the software side, the Ulefone Armor X8 runs its interface on top of the Android 10 operating system.
The Ulefone Armor X8 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Type-C port. It also features low energy Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi, and NFC.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t get the luxury of 5G for downloads, uploads, and streaming.
Ulefone Armor X8 Price and Availability
The Ulefone Armor X8 price is around $159.99, which translates to 61,277 Naira in Nigeria, 932 GHC in Ghana, and 17,367 KHS in Kenya.
The Ulefone Armor X8 is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from any of the leading online retail stores.
Ulefone Armor X8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Ulefome Armor X8:
- Platform: Android 10
- Processor: MediaTek Helio A25 (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Orange
- Dimension: 160.3 x 79 x 13.8 mm
- Weight: 256.3 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 5.7-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1440, 18:9 Aspect Ratio, 282 PPI Density
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (Primary) f/2.2 + 2MP (Depth) + 2MP (Depth)
- Rear Camera Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR, Panorama, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, f/2.4, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (Up to 256GB)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 19, 20, 28
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB 2.0, Type-C
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: MID, FLAC, MKA, APE, MP3, M4A, AAC, AMR, WAV
- Video Player: MOV, FIV, MKV, AVI, 3GP
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes (Google Assistant)
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes (IP68 / IP69K)
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 5080 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –