Rugged phone with strong GPS and Big Battery.

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  1. yarkhor

    yarkhor n00b

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    Hello

    I am new here and need your help.

    I am looking for Rugged phone with strong GPS and Big battery.

    after searched, I found Poptel P9000 Max.
    it has 9000mAH battery with quick charger, Great GPS, FHD Screen, 13MP back Camera, 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, and 4 LED lights for torch.


    what you say ? or suggest me another one.
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  2. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    It is probably fine and meets your desire for rugged with a big battery. Having said that, there are quite a few similarly specced phones and they are often less wonderful than the ads suggest. Specifically, screen brightness can be an issue. A high res screen isn't really needed for navigation and they are some times less bright than a lower res screen. The cameras on these units are usually pretty mediocre. The GPS and ruggedness are generally good.

    Try to find some real user reviews.
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  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    on paper I would love that device for everyday use....

    but I'm waiting to see reviews before I buy one
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  4. dhally

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    I got the LG XVenture. It has a 5000 maHr battery, good for almost 2 days of navigation. It is water and shock proof.

    I would like to find a phone with a rugged power connector! The vibration seems to mess up the connection.
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    tbird649 Been here awhile

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    I got a Nomu S10 Pro. 5000maHr, 32Gb storage , water and shockproof. Had it a month or so, very pleased so far for £130.00
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    On that Poptel, I couldn't find any reference as to which OS it ran. You'd assume Android, but nothing was written.
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  7. yarkhor

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    Android Nougat
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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    That's functional. :thumb
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    Just bought the AGM A8. Will report back once i have it in my hands.
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    Your report will probably be a little more valuable if you write it after you have actually used this phone in a variety of extended realistic riding conditions.
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  12. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    does it have external charge points?
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  13. yarkhor

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    Nomu S10 Pro without NFC and OTG Function not good at all.
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  14. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    AGM A8 does not have external charge points.
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    Chaostrophy Been here awhile

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    We got one of my kids a Doogee S60 from dx.com for well under $300. 5500mha battery, 8GB ram, 64GB storage, gps & glonas, seems fine, rugged, feels faster than my Nexus 6p. It's a ruggedized phone, though we've dropped it and bent the strips on the side that hold the buttons in, had to get a T4 (I think?) to remove, unbend, reinstall.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
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  16. discochris

    discochris Stayin' Alive

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    Who is your provider? I have a Blackview BV8000 and I've had it about a year. I've dropped it from six feet on a concrete floor, and no damage at all.
    The 8000 works on AT&T, and probably on T-Mobile in the US. But beware - the 7000 and 9000 do not work on AT&T, as some have found out the hard way.
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  17. Noshir

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    Does not show any in the pics. However i plan to run it in airplane mode only. It also has a - claimed 4050mah battery.
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  18. yarkhor

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    I am writing the review just after receiving the Poptel P9000 Max Orange version.


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    It’s available in three colors: Green, Orange, and Black. Let’s start, what I got in the box?


    Unboxing


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    The Poptel P9000 max comes with a lot of accessories. The box is containing the phone, User Manual, Warranty Certificate, USB Type-C cable, OTG Type-C cable (Also for Reverse Charge), 9V/2A Quick Charger and screen protector. The earphone is here in the box too.


    Design


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    Starting from the design, good use of rubber and plastic to protect the phone from shock and drop. The device feels really solid, probably one of the best-rugged phones in the price category, and overall the build quality is decent. Being a rugged phone, it isn't possible to expect the most compact device. Due to the huge battery and body cover with multiple layers of rubber, I feel it cumbersome and bulky (16.80 x 8.30 x 1.70 cm / 6.61 x 3.27 x 0.67 inches approximately for weight 320g); although heavy it seems to be balanced in handling.


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    On the front side, Poptel adopts 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080p resolution, the glass uses Corning 3rd generation gorilla. The upper front side of the device features a Front-Facing Camera, an Earpiece, and the Sensors hole that includes Light and Proximity Sensors. As regards the lower front side, there isn't anything at all except a nice-looking Poptel logo, primary microphone, and type-c port. On-screen keys are used here.


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    The upper back side of the device features a big camera sensor and 4 high LED lights. On the right side of the LED lights, there is a little hole that seems to be for the secondary microphone. The fingerprint sensor located just below the LED lights. On the lower back side, there isn't anything at all except a stereo speaker grills and some words about the device protection certification.


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    On the right side of the phone, there is Volume up and down buttons. Another button located on the right side is for direct open the torch or use it as a camera shutter.


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    On the left side of the phone, there is one button for On/Off the device and card slot.


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    There is an audio port located on the top of the phone.


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    On the bottom of the phone, there is USB-Type C port.


    Screen:


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    The Poptel P9000 Max adopts 5.5-inch FHD 1920 x 1080p resolution, As regards the screen, it is just perfect. It’s Bright enough for a decent outdoor usage. I found it pretty good, with excellent color accuracy and an overall nice viewing experience.


    Camera:


    An outdoor phone needs to be a great camera. Thanks, Poptel for not adding the fake dual camera. Its equipped with a 13MP camera, the manufacturer of the camera not mentioned. The autofocus works quickly, on-screen shutter button and physical button both work very quick. The pictures are usually sharp, the colors look natural and the contrasts are also great. Even in Low light, the Poptel can still deliver great images. It has a 5MP Front camera for a selfie.

    Very good in daylight / good light, but in low light, you can't get the result.


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    Hardware:


    It’s powered by MTK6750V octa-core processor; it can run at the rate of 1.5 GHz. With the support of the 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, and a Mali T860 GPU, the processor can perform every task smoothly. That’s mean you can watch HD videos and play heavy games without any problem.


    Battery:



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    As we know that, outdoor phone need to have a big battery with quick charger and it is a vital part of the rugged phone. Poptel p9000 max has 9000mAH battery with 9V/2A charger.


    Software:


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    Poptel chooses to use a pure Android OS for this device. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with May 2018 security patches and no bloatware pre-installed. The OS feels smooth.


    Audio:


    Poptel added one stereo speaker system which provides pretty high and decent sound quality. It has Minor distortion at maximum volume. Overall there is no major problem in the audio section.


    IP68 certification: it has IP68 certification that means it can survive in water, dust, and unexpected drop.

    OTG: its supporting OTG function and it can charge your Android and IOS devices

    Sensors: if we talking about the sensors than Poptel P9000 Max comes with all important sensors like an Ambient Light Sensor, E-Compass, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity Sensor.

    NFC: Thankful to Poptel for adding NFC on the device.

    GPS: Excellent GPS result, too many satellites with strong signals I got outdoor and indoor as well.


    Product Link: https://www.poptelmobile.com/product/POPTEL-P9000-MAX-1.html



    Source: XDA Forum > Samileo31 Review

    what you say ?
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  19. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    How bright is the screen in sunlight?
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  20. yarkhor

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    sorry for late reply, Yes it is the outdoor smartphone and has a very good bright screen. No view problem in sunlight.
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