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New Smartphone from China?

#1

Hello everyone, I think its come time to finally upgrade from my beloved Samsung S6. I was looking for something Rugged (with water resistance) and a big battery. So I found the Ulefone Armor 3 phone. With an IP68 rating and a whopping 10300mah battery should do nicely. I wanted to get yalls opinion and what there may be to risk by getting a Chinese phone like this or if anyone has had experience with this brand at all. Thanks for the help!

Ulefone Armor 3 (Website): http://ulefone.com/products/armor3/features.html
Ulefone Armor 3 (Amazon): https://www.amazon.com/Ulefone-Armor-Waterproof-Smartphone-Shockproof/dp/B07JWG3FLM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ulefone+armor+3&qid=1553858306&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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#2

Give the Doogee S60 a look. There are several rugged smartphones out there.

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#3

General recommendation on local groups about chinese phones is to always go with larger brands such as Xiaomi or Huawei.
I’ve been using a Xiaomi Black Shark since january and its marvelous, best phone i’ve ever laid my hands on.

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#4

Getting a phone that does not have the bands that are used in your country. So look out for that.

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#5

Don’t expect it to ever get updated to android 9, devices from these kinds of manufacturers are typically abandonware pretty quick; which means no security updates.

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