Oukitel WP33 Pro test: this Android smartphone with a military look can reach a whole week of autonomy

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Oukitel WP33 Pro test: this Android smartphone with a military look can reach a whole week of autonomy

The Oukitel WP33 includes a wrist strap that will prevent you from dropping the phone (even if it resists falls perfectly). Jack Wallen/ZDNET

Some smartphones look at current trends and don’t care. These phones can be big, ugly and show that they don’t mind displaying their tank design. With these mobiles, you have exactly what you wanted… a device that can fall, be immersed in water and used, used, used for a long time.

The latest addition to the Oukitel brand is such a device. When you take it out of its box, the first thing that strikes you is its weight. It’s heavy. Very heavy. I weighed it on my wife’s kitchen scale (which I know is accurate) and I got a weight of 694 g.

The three points to remember for the Oukitel WP33 Pro smartphone

  • The Oukitel WP33 Pro is currently available at €645.

  • With one of the greatest autonomies I ve ever;
    however, a correct camera and a resistant manufacture, you
    will have a hard time finding a phone that can hold up without paying
    much more expensive.

  • The performances are far from being those of a flagship, but
    this is often the case with phones in this price category.

What a weight! But where does all this weight come from?

First of all, the Oukitel WP33 Pro has a case that is not cold to the eyes. This is not a fancy protection that will only protect the device if it falls out of your pocket on the living room carpet.

No, this case is ready to protect the device when it falls off the roof of your car (or maybe even an airplane… I don’t know). But with military-grade protection, a wrist strap and a built-in D-ring, if you let go of it, there’s a good chance that it will pay for your head by bouncing on the pavement.

In addition, this device is designed to work down to -45 degrees Celsius and up to 75 degrees Celsius. He won’t survive on Mars, but he certainly won’t have any problems when you climb Everest or bask on the beach.

The characteristics of the Oukitel WP33 Pro smartphone

At this point, you are probably curious about the technical specifications of the Oukitel WP33 Pro. Here they are.

  • Battery : 22000mAh to last up to 3 months standby, 80 hours of music, 30 hours of video, 120 hours of calls and 20 hours of games. The phone also has an 18W fast reverse charging function, so you can use it to charge your other phones. You can even charge an iPhone 15 up to 9 times with a single full charge of the WP33 Pro.
  • CPU : 5G MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ with 8 cores, 2.2 GHz, and a Mali-G57 GPU.
  • RAM : 12 GB that can be increased to 24 GB (thanks to the virtual random access memory).
  • Cameras : 64 MP Sony IMX 686 main camera; 20 MP night vision camera; 2MP macro camera; 32 MP front camera.
  • Screen : 6.6″ FHD+ IPS with a screen/surface ratio of 85%, resolution of 1080X2408, 450 nits and 400 PPI, and protection with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 glass.
  • Biometrics : fingerprint scanner and face unlock.
  • SIM : double card.
  • Price : 645 €.

My experience with the Oukitel WP33 Pro smartphone

Did I already mention the weight of this device? If you hang it on your belt, it may make you pull down your pants!

People who are used to dropping their phone or immersing it in water can rest assured: this device will withstand various tests. This phone has a thick skin.

Beyond the ability of the Oukitel WP33 Pro to take the blows, the first thing I noticed (after connecting it to my Google account and completing the configuration) was that the performance lagged a little.

There is no notification screen or app drawer

Keep in mind, however, that I’m comparing it to a Pixel 8 Pro, which has the best performance of any phone I’ve ever used. So, put it into perspective. Likewise, the interface is not that of basic Android.

For example, there is no notification screen or application drawer. I couldn’t even manage to find where the notifications were displayed… The lack of an app drawer reminds me of one of the many reasons I don’t like the iOS system. I prefer a blank home screen with a single row of folders to access frequently used applications.

I don’t understand why the reasons for choosing Oukitel.

Super macro mode

As for the cameras, I was impressed, especially with the macro mode. No, it’s not the Pixel 8 Pro, but few cameras on the market can compete with the quality of Google’s flagship.

A close-up photo of a cat toy

Our cat’s mouse in close-up. Jack Wallen/ZDNET

As for the applications, they work as expected. There are, however, some questionable additions, such as the QR code scanner, the torch, the pedometer, the child mode, the SIM toolbox and the FM radio.

Among these apps, I tested the FM radio one, but after connecting a pair of wired headphones (using a 3.5mm to USB Type-C adapter) to serve as an antenna, it didn’t work. The radio refused to recognize the headphones.

Speaking of sound… the WP33 Pro has a fairly massive speaker built into the back. It can fill a room with sound, but don’t expect much from the quality. Compared to the Pixel 8 Pro, it can produce much more volume, but the sound is not terrible.

If you are far from being an audiophile, then you should not have any problems with the performance of this device… if not, get ready to plug in your favorite headphones.

ZDNET buying tips for the Oukitel WP33 Pro smartphone

If you need a smartphone that can withstand abuse, offer a relatively good camera, support two SIM cards, and you don’t care about performance or the Android experience, this beefy reasonably priced could be the smartphone for you.

Source: “ZDNet.com “

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