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This $400 tough 5G smartphone has a staggering five camera sensors

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What is it? The Ulefone Armor 10 5G (opens in new tab) is the second cheapest 5G smartphone on the market and comes with a whopping five camera sensors.

What makes it special and why should I buy it? Not only does Ulefone's latest flagship offer 5G, it also has five camera sensors that deliver nearly 100 megapixels. A record for a rugged smartphone. If you've found something similar but cheaper, let us know via Twitter (opens in new tab)!).

How much does it cost? The Ulefone Armor 10 5G (opens in new tab) is available from Banggood for $399.99 (about £298/AU$527) until January 4, 2021 without any codes. That's an extra $70 off the current sale price of $469.99. Overall, you get more than 27% off its suggested retail price.

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Ulefone Armor 10 5G rugged smartphone (opens in new tab): $549.99 $399.99 at Banggood (opens in new tab)
Save $150 without any codes! The Ulefone Armor 10 5G is a capable rugged smartphone that should provide great connectivity for outdoor field workers at a rock bottom price. Hurry up! This offer ends on January 4, 2021.

What else should we know? The Ulefone Armor 10 5G features the sort of hardware that we'd expect to see 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, five (64MP+16MP+8MP+5MP+2MP) camera sensors and a big 5.8Ah battery with Type-C connector.

Any cons? A bit bigger than expected, the camera island is not ideal, we’d prefer 256GB storage at this price and 5G still carries a significant premium. The cheapest 5G rugged smartphone is still the Oukitel WP10 (opens in new tab)at only $380.

Have you reviewed it? Yes we have (opens in new tab)! We said of it "Ulefone has set the benchmark for this category quite high and others will have to deliver very good products in order to match it. However, the wider issue remains the necessity of 5G when - for many applications - 4G is still plenty."

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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
Desire Athow

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.