In the off-road segment, it is inevitable to talk about the Cat brand, which remains at the top of this segment, making it inaccessible to many users. Within a more affordable range stands out the Elephone Soldier.
Design & Appearance
Elephone Soldier does not fear water (indeed it works up to 1 meter deep), dust and falls because it is IP68 certified and built with a metal frame protected by a particular “3 Defense TPU” material that should cushion any impact. The design is very sporty: it will be available in black/red and green / silver, with metal inserts in the rear camera area, visible screws, flaps near the interfaces and knurled areas on the sides to increase grip. We don’t know the exact dimensions, but at first glance, it seems thinner and more compact than the usual rugged.
The dimensions are large and for large hands, having 162 x 82 x 12 mm and a weight of 249 g. None of this has been impeding relatively comfortable use during the review period, as a matter of good adaptation to different smartphone models, however, people with large hands will certainly find it easier to use it. Another aspect where the Soldier stands out is on your screen. This 5.5-inch smartphone has a resolution of 2K, 1440 x 2560 pixels, something that is very rare to find in this segment.
The Elephone Soldier is an incredible option and perfectly represents a cutting-edge mobile thanks to its processor, this being a MediaTek Helio X25 (MTK6797T) Deca core, which works at a frequency of 2.5 GHz, it also comes with an ARM GPU Mali-T880MP4 850MHz and consequently, has a 4GB RAM memory along with a 128GB ROM, expandable by a micro SD card of up to 512GB. In this way, the most demanding games will have a smooth performance.
Now let’s get into the subject, for its front camera has a Samsung 16 MP sensor capable of recording videos at 1080p, while the main or features a Sony 21 MP sensor, with a Dual-LED flash, likewise, between its features we find: HDR, PDAF, video recording at 4K or 1080p at 60 fps.
The Elephone Soldier provides Wi-Fi Dual Band and NFC connectivity to pay with Google Pay. In addition to this, it is complemented by connections such as Bluetooth version 4.1, GPS / A-GPS / GLONASS navigation and support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile networks.
ELEPHONE Soldier comes with a large 5000mAh Li-polymer battery. It has smart battery output management, and energy efficiency can increase by 40% when compared with normal phones. Also, the standby time is greatly extended, in any case, you will have enough power.
Verdict & Buy
This is an area where, undoubtedly, brands must increasingly bet on increasing the quality of this off-road equipment. The Elephone Soldier, beyond the good performance expected in its range, of all resistance to water, dust, falls and strikes, goes even further in the details. It has a 2K resolution screen, has a special menu with handy tools for those who want to take advantage of their smartphone at work or on the go hiking, brings NFC, extra flashlight, SOS button, and even an analog compass! On the other hand, with a 5000 mAh battery not surprising in terms of autonomy.
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