Ulefone Armor X5 Rugged Smartphone Review

Ulefone Armor X5

Don’t worry about your phone dropping problem.
Ulefone has launched the new Armor X5.The android operating system-based smartphone could be your best friend on travelling, hiking even swimming. Yes, Swimming because it is an IP68/IP69K rated phone. 

This durable giant budget phone also comes with a dustproof certification. This phone is powered by Mediatek MT6763 2.0Ghz octa-core processor which is also known as MediatekHelio P23. The Armor phone comes with a 13+2-megapixel dual camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

Ulefone Armor X5



Ulefone Armor X5 build for not to break. The Armor finish around this phone makes this unbreakable. The superior material of this phone gives this superb durability. Soft TPU aluminium alloy with reinforced polycarbonate material of Armor X5 is not only the sturdy structure but also with the solid surface outside, which work together to protect from a violent crash, rolling and torsion.

Ulefone Armor X5

The convex cutting off the corner side prevents dropping damage effectively. Armor X5 is made to stand up to extreme temperature from lowest temperature, With a wide operating temperature range of -20 Degree Celsius to 60 Degree Celsius.

Ulefone Armor X5

This budget rugged smartphone comes with a price tag of 139 bucks and IP68/IP69K and MIL-STD-810G certifications. IP68/IP69Kis the highest rating that proves about the phone quality how it handles water resistance up to 30 minutes in 1.5 meters. Armor X5 also contains the certification tag of MIL-STD-810G which also known as Military Standard Drop test.

Military standard drop test clears the statement that this rugged phone can survive any kind of big drop up to 1.2 meters even on concrete. So, there isn’t any problem or complain about the durability of this budget rugged smartphone.

Ulefone Armor X5

Armor X5 has a compact internal structure and properly placed waterproof membrane. This phone is perfectly sealed off so water will not go inside and make any internal damage. The outer components like charging port, earpiece, speaker and volume and power buttons are also waterproof.
A custom button on the left able to work as an ideal custom shortcut key.

It may use as a push to talk button, which is enjoyable and effective and takes communication to another level. It is as fast as you think. This button also can customize to use the flashlight, underwater camera, SOS taker, recording button and for other customize an application.

Ulefone Armor X5



This giant looks big phone has a 5.5” display which is regular nowadays. The large display offers higher resolutions with a pixel density of 293ppi so content watching on this can be much more fun.It will help you to watch a video or playing video games with its large full HD display.

Ulefone Armor X5

This Display also supports every touchscreen gloves in the market. It also supports normal gloves within 1.5mm thickness. The glove pattern makes Ulefone Armor X5 usable in every extreme weather.



The Ulefone Armor X5 sports a dual rear camera. The main camera features a 13-megapixel shooter with f1.8 aperture, which helps to take more beautiful photos during low light. Another 2-megapixel camera on the back helps to create portrait photos. 

The secondary front-facing camera contains a 5-megapixel selfie shooter to take your memory on your pocket forever. It also has a dual flash that can be helpful as a light on dark or light to bring your moment on the phone.

Ulefone Armor X5

The best part of the Armor X5 camera is its underwatermode. It supports a whole new and creative underwater mode which helps to take photos and videos under the water without any problem. You don’t need to buy an extra case to protect this from water damage. It can easily capture up to 1080p videos while you’re on the air or underwater, that’s great.



Let’s talk about this giant performance. Some will think it is big outside so it can’t be good in terms of performance. Ok!! Hold for a minute, that’s not true. The MediatekHelio P23 chipset with 4GB of RAM will not compromise in performance. Once people think about Mediatek and lag together. But P23 is more power-efficient and gives a next-level performance on the daily drive.

Ulefone Armor X5

It also supports 4G.Armor X5 has a larger size of 5000Mah battery which gives up to 18 hours of talk time. This battery will last 2days no matter what you do on your phone. It also supports first charging.

Ulefone Armor X5

Another most important features of Ulefone Armor X5 is OTG supported reverse charging system. You can charge it or also able to give some juice to your friend who has a reverse charging capable phone. That’s insane in this price point. Armor X5 provides Face Unlock system in just less than 0.2s what makes this phone more secure.



Like every other smartphone Ulefone Armor X5 also comes with all connectivity features like WLAN, 4G, Dual sim card, GPS etc.

The most important thing is the GPS tracking capability. It is more needed like a phone which is mostly used by people who need this feature mot. You can navigate your every position from every narrow part of the world. It has Digital compass,GPS+Glonass which is more fast, accurate and precise.



Model: Ulefone Armor X5
Released: October 2019


Type:Rugged smartphone
Height: 158 mm
Width: 77.5 mm
Depth: 13.85 mm
Weight: 235 grams
Waterproof: Yes
Colour: Black, Orange & Red


Display Type: IPS LCD
Size: 5.5” HD Display
Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
Pixel Density: 293 PPI
Touch Screen: Yes (UP to five fingers)
Features: Capacitive Multi-touch


Cpu: Helio P23 Powered Octa-core 2.0GHz Processor
GPU: PowerVR GE8100
ROM: 64 GB (Up to 256 GB supported)
Sensors: G-sensor, P-sensor, L-sensor and E-compass


Operating System: Android 9.0 pie


Primary: 13+2 Megapixel
Image:4160 x 3120 pixels
Video: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Secondary: 5 Megapixel


Sim: Dual Nano Sim
4G: Yes


USB: 2.0 micro USB
NFC: Yes
Wireless Charging: No
Headphone Jack: 3.5 mm

Capacity: 5000 mAH Li-Poly


Pros and Cons


  • Under Water Camera mode
  • NFC
  • Face Unlock
  • Big Battery
  • Unique Design with
  • Customize Button
  • Toolkit+ Professional Sensors
  • Reverse Charging


  • Rugged Design is not pocket-friendly
  • 235g makes it little fatty with its giant battery
  • No USB type C port


Final Verdict

The main features of Rugged phone are their build quality. These are durable and also looks giant. But Ulefone Armor X5 will give a good performance with its unbreakable durability. 

It has a fast-enough CPU, Underwater Camera, Big Battery and one of the latest Android Version. Those things make Ulefone Armor X5 a true giant with its unbreakable Design.