Nowadays rugged phones are getting popular among outdoor enthousiats or people who have special needs on phones. One such niche – the rugged smartphone market – is growing rapidly, and is expected to see continued growth, substantially beyond the macro smartphone market trend. Ulefone– A brand which devoted to making high quality rugged phones has released a model name Power Armor 18T which claims to be the best high-end flagship 5G thermal imaging rugged phone on the market. While Blackview BL8800 Pro is also a 5G rugged phone with thermal imaging function. So we will make a comparison review today about the Ulefone Power Armor 18T VS Blackview BL8800 Pro. Keep reading this post if you want to check on the differences between them and decide which one to buy.
First of all, we’ve made a table about the comparison between Ulefone Power Armor 18T VS Blackview BL8800 Pro.
Quick Comparison Table
|Ulefone Power Armor 18T||Blackview BL8800 Pro|
|CPU||MediaTek Dimensity 900||MediaTek MT6833|
|Resolution||1080 x 2408||1080 x 2408|
|Screen Type||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Not Gorilla Glass|
|RAM||12GB +5GB (5GB is the virtual memory expansion, which can be optionally disabled)||8GB|
|External memory||2TB||Not Support|
|Front (selfie) camera||32MP||16MP|
|Rear camera||108MP Main Camera+5MP Thermal Imaging Camera+5MP Macro Lens||50MP main camera +5MP thermal assisted camera +2MP depth camera+ Thermal Imaging Camera|
|Wireless charging||Yes, 15W||Not Support|
|Fast charging||Yes, 66W||Yes, 33W|
|Wireless Reverse Charging||Yes||Yes|
|Network||5G, 4G, 3G as well as 2G||5G, 4G, 3G as well as 2G|
|Sim cards||Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM + micro SD||Nano-SIM + Nano-SIM + micro SD|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|Navigation (Positioning)||GPS (L1+L5 Dual Band) , Glonass, BeiDou as well as Galileo||GPS, GLONASS, beidou as well as Galileo|
|uSmart Expansion Connector||Support, connect with endoscope, magnifier, etc||No Support|
|Fingerprint’s scanner||Yes, Side mounted||Yes|
|Headphone Jack||3.5mm CITA||Type-C|
|Operating system (OS)||Android 12||Android 11|
|Night Vision||Yes, support night vision camera accessory||No|
|Weight||about 409 grams||about 370 grams|
|Colors||Black||Black, Orange, Green|
Screen and Storage
As we can see from above table, the power armor 18t has better performance in most aspects. It has 489733 marks on Antutu benckmark. (Antutu benchmark is a software benchmarking tool commonly used to benchmark smartphones and other devices. It gives your device an overall numerical score as well as individual scores for each test it performs. The overall score is created by adding the results of those individual scores) .
Firstly, let’s take a look at the screen specifications. They had the same screen size and same resolution. But what wooth mentioning is that Ulefone power armor 18t comes with the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 while the Blackview BL8800 Pro use normal glass. Gorilla Glass is a scratch-resistant and durable glass product from Corning that is used to protect the screens of tablets, smartphone and other mobile devices. The glass is lightweight, strong and compatible with touch screen technologies. As a result of its strength, screens made of Gorilla Glass can be very thin.
As for the storage, the Ulefone power armor 18t has a total 17GB RAM. There is 5GB virtual memory which can be expanded. The ROM os 18t is 256GB. While the BL8800 Pro comes with a RAM of 8GB and a ROM of 128GB. That’s far less than the storage level of power armor 18t. What’s more, the storage of power armor 18t can be expanded up to 2TB while BL8800 Pro does not support. Obviously, the power armor 18t gets a leg up on the first part.
Camera and Battery
Next part is about the camera and the battery comparison. The Ulefone power armor 18t is well-known for its camera set. It comes with a front camera of 32MP, a rear main camea of 108MP, a 5MP Thermal Imaging Camera as well as a 5MP Macro Lens. Now, let’s take a look at the BL8800 Pro’s. It features a front camera of 16MP, a rear main camera of 50MP, a 5MP thermal assisted camera , a 2MP depth camera as well as Thermal Imaging Camera.
When it comes to the battery capacity, most of the comsumers cared about how long will the phone last. This directly affects how often customers charge their phones. Amazingly, both of them features a large battery. The Ulefone power armor 18t comes with a massive battery of 9600mAh while the BL8800 pro comes with a battery of 8380mAh. The battery capacity of these two models is already considered high compared to other ordinary phones, especially ulefone’s. The Ulefone official claim is that the battery on power armor 18t supports 524hrs standby, 39hrs calling, 22hrs video and 15hrs gaming. In addition, power armor 18t also supports wireless charging. Sadly, the blackview bl8800 pro does not support on it.
The power armor series from Ulefone is well-known. They are rugged phones with massive battery over 8000 mAh. There are other 5 models from power armor series named: Power armor 13, Power armor 14, Power armor 14 pro, Power Armor 16 pro as well as Power armor x11 pro.
Operation System and Appearance
The 18t rugged phone run on the latest Android 12 OS, the BL8800 Pro runs on the Android 11 OS. So, what new on Android 12? Android 12 is more Personalized; With Android 12, your phone quickly responds to your touch with smooth motion and animations. Moreover, there is redesigned Notification Space on Android 12 and so on.
As we can see from above table, Blackview BL8800 Pro has a lighter weight although they are basically the same size. What’s more, bl8800 pro has more colors for your choice while the 18t has only one color: Black.
Besides, there are some other differences between them. The power armor 18t supports the uSmart Expansion Connector. You can use it to connect to some professional accessories like endoscope, night vision camera, magnifier, etc. In addition, the armor 18t also features a L1+L5 dual-band GPS and hyper-fast Wi-Fi 6. Nevertheless, Ulefone power armor 18t not only has a thermal imaging camera, but also supports to be connected with a night vision camera accessory which designed by Ulefone.
That’s all the information about the comparison review about the Ulefone Power Armor 18T VS Blackview BL8800 Pro. It’s not hard to see from the mainstream marketplace that rugged phones have gone from oddball to mainstream. And Ulefone Power Armor 18T really lives up to its name as the best flagship 5G thermal imaging rugged phone. It wins in most parts of the comparison review.
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