AGM Glory rugged smartphone: extra large screen and super loud speaker

I have been amazed with relative newcomer AGM mobile’s vary of telephones in excess of the previous yr.

Both equally the AGM M7 and H3 rugged telephones I reviewed ended up excellent and the most up-to-date supplying, the AGM Glory rugged smartphone, appears to be like to be pretty impressive in fact.

I discovered two things as quickly as I got the cellphone out of the box. It has an more-significant display screen and is pretty top rated-significant because of to a actually significant speaker on the again of the system.

This implies that the cellphone does not lay flat on the desk but tilts toward you a little bit, producing looking at the display screen actually straightforward.

The Glory is rated at IP68/IP69K which implies that it is water-proof, dustproof, and hermetically sealed. It is also fall examined to a top of 1.5m conforming to MIL-STD-810H.

The rubber bumper around the display screen is a little bit raised to minimise impression damage to the display screen. The corners of the cellphone are raised curved rubber which is straightforward to hold in the hand.


  • 3.5W more loud speaker
  • 6,200mAh extended lifestyle battery
  • Infrared and thermal imaging camera choices
  • WiFi contacting

Never Like

  • No model element comparison on web site
  • Glory Professional model is high-priced

Within the Glory, there is a 2021-produced 8 core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processor chip with 2 Kryo 460 Gold cores managing at up to 2.0GHz and 6 Kryo 460 Silver cores managing at up to 1.8 GHz. This chip will aid 5G if you are in a 5G area. The graphics GPU is a properly performing Qualcomm Adreno 619.

The Glory vary arrives with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and either 128 or 256GB storage depending on the selection you decide on.

The camera is significant at 174.8 x eighty four.2 x 17.5mm, but it does not really feel awkward in my medium-sized palms. The cellphone feels significant and stable at 360g in excess weight – in all probability because of to its impressive 6200mAh battery which will give you up to two days of use.

The Glory vary supports wi-fi charging, or you can plug the cellphone into the wall utilizing the provided USB form A or USB form-C cable. You can also purchase an optional desk charger for the cellphone from AGM and position the phone’s 4 pogo pins onto the charger.

The battery is much larger than the Oukitel WP8 Pro’s 5000mAh battery, but it has some way to go just before it matches the 8000mAh battery of the Oukitel WP10 or the Doogee S86’s whopping 8500mAh battery.

Having said that, this system beats all of its competitors in its capacity to continue working in lower temperatures down to –27 degrees C (-16.6 degrees F).

AGM says that the cellphone will continue to work in these temperatures for up to 24 hrs just before shutting down. I did not test this as my freezer only goes down to –19 degrees C.

The Glory has a significant 6.53-inch waterdrop incell display screen. The waterdrop is a bulge in the display screen bezel at the top rated of the display screen for the camera. Its resolution is 2340 x 1080px.

Usefully you can navigate the cellphone with wet fingers and work it in extraordinary ailments these as chilly, snow, and rain.

The AGM Glory has an impressive 4-lens camera with a 48MP autofocus Sony IMX582 lens, a 20MP Sony IMX350 infrared night time lens, an F2.4 macro lens, and a thermal imaging camera. There are infrared LEDs and an LED flash that can see objects up to 20 metres absent.

There is a 16MP front-facing camera that can take actually excellent photographs. AGM also provides other insert-on attributes these as a thermal imaging camera, a actually useful torch at the top rated of the system, and a laser rangefinder up to 40m.

If you acquire the Glory SE foundation model, the night time vision camera is changed with a flashlight. If you acquire the Glory mid-vary model, the thermal imaging camera is changed by a flashlight

The AGM Glory cellphone operates Android 11 and has several more OEM bloatware apps to sluggish the cellphone down. Only the IR camera application and the Zello application are extra to the usual Android 11 establish.

The 3.5W speaker on the again of the cellphone is actually impressive. You will absolutely never ever skip a cellphone connect with when the media quantity is turned up to highest.

Audio is loud with minor distortion and the bass is actually excellent for a cell system.

The speaker has a excellent vary of sounds across all ranges. You will never need to lug a moveable Bluetooth speaker around with you when you journey – this cellphone will give you plenty of quantity (up to 110dB in accordance to AGM) to maintain you heading.

I really like the thermal imaging camera. It will graphic products up to 5 metres absent. There are two modes: human and industrial manner. These are a several fast snaps taken right after dark when I was ingesting a cup of coffee.

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The human manner recognises temperatures from thirty to 45 degrees C, and the industrial manner recognises temperatures ranging from -15 to 550 degrees C. The resolution is excellent and obvious, and there are a myriad of options to tweak to get the perfect shot.

Usefully the cellphone supports Wi-Fi contacting. Wi-Fi contacting can be a boon when you are in a bad mobile cellphone reception area. In the US AGM supports the carrier T-cell, in the British isles all carriers are supported.

There are a few merchandise in the Glory vary, with distinct price points and attributes. Make positive you know which selection you want and which model you are acquiring. The AGM web site is not obvious on which model has which attributes. 

The AGM Glory SE is $399, the Glory is $519.99, and the top rated of the vary Glory Professional arrives in at $819.99. These are not affordable telephones – but the quality of the hardware certainty makes this cellphone a pretty excellent purchase in fact.

If you need laser vary acquiring, infrared, or thermal imaging, this cellphone is absolutely worthy of a appear.