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Poptel P10 Rugged Smartphone Review

Poptel P10

Poptel is a reputed smartphone brand for introducing super impressive rugged smartphones in the market. After the success of P9000 Max, they have released Poptel P10 in the market which is even more affordable & amazing as well.

  • Waterproof : Under 1.2m For 30 Minutes
  • Dustproof : Yes
  • Drop-proof : Yes
  • Temperature : -20°C to 50°C
  • Processor (CPU) : MT6763V
  • GPU : Mali-G71
  • Ram and Rom : 4GB/64GB
  • Battery : 3600 mAh
  • Display size : 5.5 inch
  • Display resolution : 1920 x 1080
  • Display type : IPS display
  • Rear camera : 13MP
  • Aperture : f/2.2
  • Front camera : 8MP
  • Aperture : f/2.2
  • Network : GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE

 

Display

It comes with a 5.5″ IPS display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Its bright, vivid & high color saturation will give you a magnificent graphics experience while watching movies & playing games.

 

Poptel P10

 Thanks to its 1920 x 1080 (FHD) screen resolution as well for providing excellent viewing experience. Corning Gorilla glass protection has been used in the display to keep it safe from any hazardous incident.

 

Design

Rugged phones are normally very much chunky. But Poptel has tried to change this trend by making Poptel P10 a slim phone. Poptel claims that it is one of the slimmest & smoothest rugged phone ever produced by them. 

 

Poptel P10

It is only 12mm thick with a small bezel over its display.One side of the display panel, there is on-off switch & volume rocker whereas the other side houses a SIM card slot where you can insert two nano SIM card & a microSD card at a time.

There is a function button too by pressing which you can activate the camera without unlocking the phone. The micro USB port & the headphone jack are located at the bottom edge of the phone hidden behind waterproof flaps. The back part of the device houses the dual camera lens & the fingerprint reader. It comes in five different colors: Orange, Green, Black, Grey & Blue.

Poptel P10

Poptel P10 is a rugged smartphone having specific rugged phone features. It is a IP68 Tri-Proof phone which keeps you tension free about your phone in any tough condition.

 

Poptel P10

Even if it gets immersed at a water height of 1.2m for 30 minutes, it will still work properly later on. Additionally, it is a temperature resistant phone too. From -20°C to 50°C, it works perfectly for being a IP68 certified rugged phone.

Poptel P10

Apart from these, it is also a dust-resistant phone. If you work in an industrial environment where there is sand & dust everywhere, you don’t have to worry about your Poptel P10 phone as Poptel assures you that its a high standard dust-proof phone.

Poptel P10

Moreover, in case of sudden accidents, Poptel P10 is trustworthy because of having an improved display to protect it from any shock, drop, bump or scratches. It is coated with Aluminium CNC metal which keeps it secured & safe.

 

Camera Section

Poptel has also managed to provide a decent enough camera section to the users by giving a 13MP rear camera of aperture f/2.2. Its Sony IMX 135 sensor ensures capturing beautiful sharp images at very high speed & high sensitivity. Though it doesn’t have any depth sensor camera added to the main rear camera, but still it can give you photos with low noise & power consumption which is appreciable indeed.

Poptel P10

There is also 8MP front camera in the device for the selfie lovers. Wherever you go, you can capture memorable moments of your life with the front camera. It can give you nice selfies. Even under low light, you can snap amazing photos as there is a LED flash attached to it.

 

Performace

In spite of being a budget phone, Poptel P10 is equipped with a Mediatek Helio P23 chipset which is clocked at 2.0GHZ 16nm Octa-core CPU & Mali-G71 GPU. This specification ensures a powerful performance at a lightning speed by consuming 30% less power. You can easily perform multi-tasking without any major lag.

Poptel P10

This performance is backed by 4GB RAM & 64GB ROM with the microSD card facility which is expandable up to 128GB. In addition to that, exclusive LPDDR4 mobile memory technology has been used in the device which helps you to operate the phone at a much higher speed along with a higher frame rate. It is also enriched with a 3600 mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery. The battery can last for about one & a half day long easily.

Poptel P10

 

Operating & Security System

Poptel P10 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. It is one of the latest versions of Android system which gives you a fabulous user interface &keeps your phone risk-free from any type of malware. The apps installed on the phone runs smoothly without any crashes.

Poptel P10

Regarding the security system, Poptel P10 has shown slightly disappointing performance. There is a fingerprint reader located at the back. Unfortunately, the fingerprint reader doesn’t respond quickly to unlock the phone. In some cases, it fails to scan the finger & then the device requires PIN to unlock instead. This problem could be solved by offering a Face ID scanner but Poptel didn’t feel the necessity to include it in the device.

 

NFC Technology

Nowadays NFC technology is an indispensable part of modern world phones. To keep pace with the modern lifestyle, Poptel has featured NFC technology in Poptel P10 to connect with other people in a smart way. 

 

Poptel P10

It can help you to get access to any place in the world without changing your phone. You can buy any air ticket, use intelligent public telephone as it offers you to use all your money exchange cards digitally using your Poptel P10 phone.

 

Connectivity

Poptel P10 is equipped with various connectivity options to ensure your safe movement around the world. It features the advanced GPS+ Glonass dual satellite positioning technology which allows you to move to any unknown place without any hesitation. 

Some advanced sensors such as Geometric sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope have been included in the phone for providing wide range of connectivity options. It has some other networking features as well like GSM, WCDMA, FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE etc.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Slim phone
  • Robust body
  • Decent storage facility
  • NFC technology

Cons

  • Slow fingerprint reader
  • No face unlock option
  • Below average battery backup

 

Verdict

It feels very comfortable to hold Poptel P10 in the hand because of being slim as well as lightweight. But there are some issues like the sensitive fingerprint reader, no depth sensor camera option & the battery backup is also not sufficient for the people who are heavily dependent on their phone in their daily life. 

But if you are a traveller who needs a rugged phone having modern NFC technology at a decent budget, Poptel P10 is the perfect choice for you.