The cheapest 5G rugged smartphone costs far less than you think

Oukitel WP10
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What is it? The Oukitel WP10 is the cheapest 5G-capable Android 10 rugged smartphone currently on the market.

What makes it special and why should I buy it?  5G is here and it works. The WP10 offers a rugged platform for those wanting a durable smartphone based on Android 10, at a price that's cheaper than the competition (if you've found something cheaper, let us know via Twitter!). But that's not all, the WP10 has a clever modular design that uses magnets and POGO connectors for expansion.

How much does it cost? The Oukitel WP1 is available from Banggood for $379.99 (about £275/AU$487) until December 27 without any codes. That's an extra $100 off the current sale price of $469.99. Overall, you get more than 26% off its suggested retail price.

Oukitel WP10 5G rugged smartphone: $499.99 $379.99 at BanggoodSave $130December 27.
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Oukitel WP10 5G rugged smartphone: $499.99 $379.99 at Banggood
Save $130 without any codes! The Oukitel WP10 is a capable rugged smartphone that should provide great connectivity for outdoor field workers. Hurry up! This offer ends on December 27.

What else should we know? The Oukitel WP10 packs the sort of hardware that we're accustomed to seeing in a mid-range smartphone: a Mediatek Dimensity 800 system-on-chip, 8GB of RAM, 128GB onboard storage, a 6.67-inch 2400 x 1080px display, quad (48MP+13MP+2MP+2MP) camera sensors, a 16MP front sensor and a massive 8Ah battery with Type-C connector.

Any cons? We'd love to have 256GB storage at this price, as well as wireless charging. At 380g, it is also far heavier than we'd expect it to be. Blame it on the huge battery and the near-tablet-sized display.

Have you reviewed it? Not yet, but it is coming very soon.

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Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow
Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website builders and web hosting when DHTML and frames were in vogue and started narrating about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium.