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OUKITEL WP7 Modular Rugged Phone Review

oukitel WP7 is one of the best rugged phone that you can buy right now. If you are rugged phone lover then you should know that OUKITEL produces best quality rugged phones at reasonable price range. This is one of their high end rugged phone that packed with all kind of features that any normal phone has. As well well as it packed with all necessary rugged features that you can expect from a rugged phone.

All of these features make this is one of the most desirable phones for any rugged phone lovers. That is why we are here to provide OUKITEL WP7 review. So, you can decide how good this phone is and should you get it or not.

Pros
  • Best battery backup
  • Flawless performance
  • Best-quality and high capacity RAM
  • capable of attaching the external module
  • Best display
  • better camera
Cons
  • Lack of 4G network
  • heavy and big size phone

OUKITEL WP7 Features

  • Rugged certifications: IP68, IP69K, MIL-STD 810G
  • Display Size: 6.53 inch FHD+ IPS LCD display
  • Display Resolution:2340 x 1080 (294 PPI)
  • Processor: MT6679, Octa-core processor
  • GPU: IMG PowerVR GM9446
  • Operating System: Android 9 pie
  • Rear Camera: 48 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP
  • Front Camera: 16 MP
  • Storage: 128GB (Expandable up to 256GB)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Battery: 8000 mAh
  • Network: Dual 3G sim
  • Sensors:  Proximity, Light, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Barometer, Pedometer, Fingerprint

Design & Build Quality

OUKITEL WP7 one of the best rugged phones in the market. So, it is obvious that design and build quality will be top-notch. It is one of the best designed rugged phone also.

Starting with build quality. Of course, phone build for being strong. Outer part of the phone is covered by hard plastic. As far as my guess it is made out of TPU material. As you know, TPU material is hard but flexible enough. But I am not sure about that. Because they didn’t mention anything officially. But if feels solid in the hand. And, according its rugged certifications is should be made out of strong and high-quality materials.

Although phone covered with hard plastic. But corners and upper and lower parts are extra thick to provide better shockproof.

Still, phone looks cool in design. Black color body with yellow stripe looks great. And there is a punch-hole display on the front of the phone. But there are too many things to discuss about the back.

In the back, there is two normal camera setup with another infrared camera for excellent night vision. Bellow of that there is a fingerprint scanner. That seems in the perfect position for the index finger. The bottom of the backside there is a connection port for modules. That connects high power torchlight or UV light. And there is a speaker grill bottom of that.

On the left side, there is a custom light switch with another custom button for personal preference.

On the right side, there is power button, then volume keys and then sim tray. Power key is in the perfect position to easily reach and press. But someone like me with small hand will suffer to change the volume.

On the bottom of the phone there is USB Type-C port and it is protected by a cover. That is for better dust and waterproof.

Due to large size display phone is pretty big. It designed less like rugged phone but more to flagship smartphone. Also, hard to handle with single hand.

Rugged Features

There is no doubt at all OUKITEL WP7 will provide the best rugged feature in the world. That is what you can expect from a top-end rugged phone in the market. It is good to know that, they didn’t disappoint at all.

Let’s talk about the waterproof and dustproof first. As usual, this phone has IP68 rated dust and water protection. That is the highest possible rating for this. So, nothing to complain about. IP68 means it can survive under 1.5 meters deep of water for 30 minutes. So, underwater photography videography or accidental fall in the water is normal thing for this phone.

As well as, it is 360° dustproof. Taking outdoor with lot of dust or working in a environment where you have to face lot of dust particles this phone will not affect at all.

Same way, it protects your phone from from over temperature and under temperature too. It can survive -30° Celsius temperature to 70° Celsius. Unless you are creating some artificial temperature it is usual temperature where you could go or work. So, wherever you may go your phone will always stay active and keep you connected with civilization.

Also, OUKITEL WP7 is MIL-STD 810G rated drop test passed phone. That means any drop from 1.5 meters of height can not do damage of this phone.

As you can see how strong and weatherproof this phone is! It also has some exciting features that I will discuss later bellow.

Display

I haven’t seen any better display in the rugged phone like this. This single punch hole display seems really good. And the camera cut out position in the left corner takes less space. That makes it full screen display without any obstacle like notch.

So, OUKITEL WP7 has 6.53 inch IPS LCD display with camera cutout. This display has 2340 X 1080 pixels resolution with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

Although this is a full screen display phone, still has significant amount of space on the top and bottom chins. But not that huge too.

Display color and saturation looks very good. Also there was no problem to use in direct sunlight.

And, due to full screen display watching media content is too much eye pleasing. I personally like to see more rugged phone with this kind of display technology. It will uplift the rugged phone market to any normal user.

Also, the touch response and multi touch works fine.

Performance

There are vast improvements in the performance section. And OUKITEL WP7 played way above the limitations.

So, this rugged phone comes with MediaTek Helio P90 processor. That is arguably one of the best CPUs in the market. Especially in the mid-budget market there is no other CPU that can perform better than Helio P90. And, CPU comes with IMG PowerVR 9446 GPU for better rendering.

It is good to see the best CPU in a rugged phone. And, there is no problem to play any high-end games or any heavy apps. Everything runs smoothly. Here you can see the Antutu benchmark score of this phone.

Also, it has a huge 8 GB LPDD4 ram with 128 GB UFS 2.1 internal storage. That is already huge. But still, there is a chance to expand phone memory up to 256 GB more via micro SD card. With 8GB you can install tons of apps and use your phone for multitasking. And, this phone supports that perfectly. Still, you will not see any lag in the phone because of that Helio P90 Processor.

Phone runs on Android 9 pie operating system. This UI is clean and easy to use. But, specially optimized for rugged phone with some rugged features.

If you judge this performance with other rugged phone then this should be on the list of top performance rugged phones. Especially that P90 processor. That is one of the most popular CPUs in the budget range.

Camera

OUKITEL WP7 has a triple camera on the back. But this camera setup is quite different than other smartphones. Instead of giving an extra camera for taking telephoto, they’ve added a night vision camera. Also, added infrared light. With a combination of infrared light and 8 Megapixel camera, you can see and shoot pictures in the night without having any light source. Or you just say in the full dark you can see like daylight through this camera.

Also, there is a 48 Megapixel main camera with the assist of a 2 MP depth sensor camera.

This high MP camera can shoot sharp images with good light balance and color. Also able to shoot better 4K video at 30 frames per second.

There are few rugged phone in the market contains such a high end camera. And, it is actually good. Specially if you are talking about that night vision camera. That camera is great asset in the night at survival situations.

Also, there has a 16 MP selfie camera on the front with display cut out. Camera quality is not the best. But not also bad. It is an average quality front camera. There has lack of sharpness.

Overall it is a mid budget camera setup with some lacks and some flawless features. According to a rugged phone camera there is nothing to complain about.

Battery

This is a power bank. Battery hold 8000 mAh power. That is clearly run longer than any normal or rugged phone. Though there are few rugged phone with longer battery than this. Still 8000 mAh is pretty huge. And, your phone will last more than 4 days without any doubt.

Also, if you need to charge your other phone you can do that by this phone.

Still, this big battery has a problem. It will take too much time to charge. That is why it has flash charging capability. That will charge phone twice faster than normal phone.

Flash charge only happens if the phone has a USB Type-C port. And, it has that port.

Also, the new power efficient CPU and RAM helps to run longer than older phones. OUKITEL claims it will last 100 hours of voice calling, 52 hours of music listening, 14 hours of gaming, and 1000 hours in standby mode.

So, you can finish your trip with a single charge without carrying extra power bank and having panic about phone battery running out.

Misc

As I said above it has dual nano SIM for network with dual 3G. But if you want to expand your storage then you have to consider one sim.

Also it support dual band WiFi including 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz. Most of the updated WiFi router has this newest band. Is is faster and better connection is short range And support NFC .

Of course, there is a finger print sensor on the back for unlocking the phone. Fingerprint sensor position seems okay but you will need large hand to easily access. Yet, it is blazing fast.

There is a face unlocking option too. And it works very well too.

As for the sensors it has almost every sensor that you can expect. Including GPS, GLONASS, BEIDOU. GALILEO, BAROMETER, Gyroscope for the best navigation system.

Also, Compass, Soundmeter, Pic Hanging,Gradienter, Height Measure, Magnifier, Protractor, Plumb Bob these features are available in the phone for better use at the work.

Then there is an extraordinary option available on this phone. That is an external flashlight. With that sock connection pin on the back, you can attach a flashlight module to have the brightest light. To be precise it can visible 200M far at the night. And, it produces 1100 Lumen Light.

There is another module called UVC sterilization. It kills germs, bacteria from the surface where you want to target. Especially in this pandemic situation, It will help you to keep your daily contactable surfaces such as door handle, tableware, mask germs free.

There is no headphone jack in the phone. But they’ve added headphone jack adapter with the phone.

Conclusion

OUKITEL WP7 is one of the best rugged phones available in the market. it provides every possible feature that you can expect from a rugged phone. Including water and dust protection, drop protection, temperature protection. Also, there has good camera, huge battery with better backup time.

Everything seems perfect in this phone. And, if you are professional and already used rugged phone then you can see how good this phone is! If you like to upgrade your current phone then this is the perfect option for you.