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Years ago when people talked about Rugged smartphones they were almost mocked for their appearance, their features and their weight, but over time these smartphones have managed to win their slice of customers, a particular category of buyers with very specific needs.

Today we talk about Oukitel WP13, a rugged phone with a respectable technical card as well as fully compatible with the Italian 5G networks: plus it also measures fever, but this is perhaps not so relevant. I’ve reviewed it in detail.

Review Oukitel WP13

Package Content

The sales package is very similar to many other Chinese competitors on the market. In the white-colored cardboard box, in fact, we find:

  • Oukitel WP13
  • USB-A / USB-C cable
  • Alimenwith 18W European plug
  • Manuals and warranty
  • SIM removal pin

Design and MaterialsI’

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tried other rugged smartphones in the past, and I also use a rugged phone for work (again, from Oukitel, but very low cost) but this Oukitel WP13 surprised me at first glance, because it’s a far cry from the idea of a rugged phone that has always been ingrained in me

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The Oukitel WP13 is certainly rugged, but much lighter than usual: its “only” 291 grams are totally well distributed so as not to be in the way and the materials used have been cleverly optimized to ensure a good grip and a good handle.

The dimensions are 175.8 x 84.4 x 14.2mm, rather imposing let’s be clear, but it really wasn’t a problem. The prevailing material here is plastic, except on the side frame where there are two aluminum inserts with torx screws to make the whole thing a bit more “guerrilla”. On the corners are present of the protections shock, so as to ensure a higher protection in case of falls.

Oukitel WP13 has IP68, IP69K and MIL-STD-810G certifications, which means, for those unfamiliar with the acronyms, that it is resistant (and certified!) to water, dust and even shock, the caliber of falls from over 2 meters and immersions up to 30 minutes with a maximum depth of 1.5 meters. In addition, the smartphone has an operating temperature of -30 ° C + 70 ° C, virtually any environment.

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The lower Type-C input has a folding door as well as the slot for the sim card. On the sides, however, there are the volume rocker as well as the power button (which also integrates biometric sensor, accurate to about 60%), while on the left a programmable button of your choice.

The speaker is mono and is integrated into the body at the bottom next to the charging connector, the audio is good, but as often happens the equalization leaves a little to be desired. The rear integrates the cameras and temperature sensor: the shape is octagonal, a bit unusual and out of the standard. Oukitel guarantees that the camera is perfectly sealed for underwater shots: I tried it and it works, but I didn’t have a deep seabed at my disposal to test it further.

DisplayThe

display is a 6.52″ IPS panel with HD+ 720 x 1600 pixel resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. Even here we are faced with a display without infamy and without praise, its qualities are good and the performance in everyday use is above average. I always like to think about the target of a product like this, very often people with not great technical demands but with high expectations in terms of resistance and robustness.

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In the display settings, moreover, there are no possibilities to calibrate the colors of the screen: you’ll have to make do with all the default settings.

Hardware and

PerformanceTechnically

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Oukitel WP13 is equipped with a 7nm TSMC Mediatek Dimensity 700, Mediatek’s 5G CPU already seen on other devices already reviewed, including the Realme 8 5G

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CPU structure is Octa-Core with 2 Cortex A76 2.2GHz and six Cortex-A55 2GHz cores; the GPU is a Mali G57 clocked at 955MHz and the RAM is 8GB LPDDR4X, plus 128GB of internal storage (expandable) UFS 2.1.

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In everyday use the smartphone works well, of course it is not free from some sporadic freezing or slowdown, but in my opinion that’s just a matter of software not sufficiently optimized.

In this regard, even in benchmarks the results are slightly lower than other devices with almost identical hardware, synonymous precisely with a poor optimization software by Oukitel, a condition all things considered frequent in devices of this type.

To be clear, comparing the Antutu Benchmark score alone, the Realme 8 5G (with two GB of ram less!) manages to score 363862 versus 257477 for the Oukitel: the same scenario is repeated in the other benchmarks, more or less. This, however, does not affect daily operations in any way, which happen without any major problems.

The connectivity aspect is good: Oukitel WP13 comes with NFC, Bluetooth 5 and Dual Band Wi-Fi as well as full compatibility with 5G networks on both SIM slots. Android Auto is also supported.

CameraOukitel

WP13 and its octagonal-shaped photo compartment certainly do not go unnoticed, in fact, in the dedicated section, there are three cameras, LED flash and infrared sensor to measure body temperature or even objects. In detail, the cameras are three, in fact: a main 48MP produced by Sony with aperture f/1.79 able to record video in 2K at 30fps, and in possession of PDAF focus. The secondary is a 0.3MP sensor capable of detecting depth, useful for example in portrait mode. The third, and last, is a 3MP Macro also with f/1.79 aperture.

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The quality of the pictures is not very good: with the Oukitel WP13 you can get only acceptable photos, with rather dull colors and not very high definition.

I would like to point out, once again, how these smartphones are not required by users who are so interested in these features, so 90% of the manufacturers of these devices continue to integrate cameras that are more than basic. The remaining 10% of manufacturers are colors that market Rugged Phones from around 1000€, where the level is clearly higher.

The interface of the camera app is very well laid out, but the built-in features on these devices often leave a lot to be desired. Here you can switch between classic, panoramic, beauty and professional modes: in PRO mode there are many controls available to the user, from anti-shake to EIS or ISO adjustment.

SoftwareThe

software of Oukitel WP13 is based on Android 11, the interface is “semi-stock” in the sense that it’s very similar to the stock Android but with some graphic additions (“chillingDi” semi-cit ndr)

and system apps of dubious usefulness. The system is translated on average well, as often happens there are translations missing and other incomprehensible, but these are features that are common to many of these devices.

The system moves almost mainly thanks to gestures, well integrated. Alternatively you can use the classic function touch keys, but I must say that I found the gestures quite comfortable. Among the apps integrated by the manufacturer we find something to exploit in the working environment; there’s a compass, a level, a f

acoustic requirements, a protractor and much more. As already mentioned there is also a thermometer to measure the temperature of the body or even objects.

Battery

Typical of the typicalities on products like the Oukitel WP13 is the super autonomy which, again, does not disappoint. The Oukitel WP13 is equipped with a 5280 mAh battery that manages to comfortably exceed 8-10 hours of active screen time and, therefore, even 2 full days of battery life.

It’s definitely not top of the class, Oukitel itself with models like the K10000 (from a few years ago) manages to do significantly better, but it’s not a competition. The 18W fast charging allows you to recharge the entire battery in about 2 hours, average time if you consider the size of the battery here.

Price and Considerations

Oukitel WP13 is the classic rugged phone that you love if you’re looking for a product of this type; there are many interesting features that distinguish it, first of all the design rather nice and the materials well used and outlined on this model. There are some flaws, that’s for sure, but as already said they are shared and present on most rugged phones, namely both a not exceptional camera and a software optimization slightly lacking.

Its list price is about 250 euros (check the links below because the price can drop at any time) but you can often find it on promotion at about 200 euros, a very attractive price for a rugged phone from the technical card.ca really performing.

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