AGM Glory is a tough smartphone with a huge screen and a powerful speaker – Bestgamingpro

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Over the last year, I’ve been impressed with the choice of phones offered by relative newcomer AGM mobile.

The AGM M7 and H3 rugged phones I reviewed were both fantastic, and the latest offering, the AGM Glory rugged smartphone, appears to be even better.

As soon as I took the phone out of the package, I saw two things. It sports an extra-big screen and is top-heavy due to the device’s enormous speaker on the back.

This means that the phone does not lay flat on the tabletop, but instead tilts slightly towards you, making it much easier to read the screen.

The Glory is waterproof, dustproof, and hermetically sealed, and has an IP68/IP69K rating. It’s also MIL-STD-810H drop tested to a height of 1.5 metres.

To reduce impact damage to the screen, the rubber bumper around it is significantly higher. The phone’s corners are raised curved rubber, making it easy to grip in your palm.


Features include a 3.5W super loud speaker and a 6,200mAh long-lasting battery.
Options for infrared and thermal imaging cameras
Calling over WiFi
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There is no model feature comparison on the website, and the Glory Pro model is pricey.

The Glory features an 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 processing chip with two Kryo 460 Gold cores operating at up to 2.0GHz and six Kryo 460 Silver cores running at up to 1.8 GHz, which was announced in 2021. If you’re in a 5G area, this chip will support it. The graphics GPU is a Qualcomm Adreno 619, which performs admirably.

The Glory series comes with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128 or 256GB of storage, depending on the model.

Although the camera is huge (174.8 x 84.2 x 17.5mm), it fits comfortably in my medium-sized hands. With a weight of 360g, the phone feels robust and weighty, which is likely due to its large 6200mAh battery, which can last up to two days.

Wireless charging is available on the Glory series, or you may use the included USB type A or USB type-C connection to plug the phone into the wall. AGM also sells an optional desk charger for the phone, which you can use to connect the phone’s four pogo pins to.

The battery is greater than the Oukitel WP8 Pro’s 5000mAh battery, but it still falls short of the Oukitel WP10’s 8000mAh battery or the Doogee S86’s massive 8500mAh battery.

This device, on the other hand, outperforms all of its competitors in terms of its capacity to operate in temperatures as low as –27 degrees Celsius (-16.6 degrees F).

According to AGM, the phone will work for up to 24 hours in these conditions before shutting down. Because my freezer only goes down to –19 degrees C, I didn’t try this.

A huge 6.53-inch waterdrop incell screen is featured on the Glory. For the camera, the waterdrop is a protrusion in the screen bezel at the top of the screen. It has a 2340 x 1080px resolution.

You can use wet fingertips to navigate the phone and operate it in harsh situations including cold, snow, and rain.

With a 48MP autofocus Sony IMX582 lens, a 20MP Sony IMX350 infrared night lens, an F2.4 macro lens, and a thermal imaging camera, the AGM Glory features an amazing four-lens camera. Infrared LEDs and an LED flash can detect objects up to 20 metres away.

There includes a 16MP front-facing camera with excellent image quality. Other add-on features include a thermal imaging camera, a very handy torch at the top of the device, and a laser rangefinder with a range of up to 40 metres.

The night vision camera is replaced with a spotlight if you get the Glory SE base model. The thermal imaging camera is replaced by a spotlight in the Glory mid-range variant.

The AGM Glory runs Android 11 and comes with a few extra OEM bloatware apps that slow it down. The IR camera app and the Zello app are the only new additions to the standard Android 11 release.

The 3.5W speaker on the phone’s rear is quite remarkable. When the media volume is turned all the way up, you’ll never miss a phone call.

The music is loud and clear, with minimal distortion, and the bass is exceptional for a mobile device.

The speaker produces a wide range of sounds in all frequency ranges. When you travel, you won’t need to bring a portable Bluetooth speaker with you because this phone has enough loudness (up to 110dB, according to AGM) to keep you going.

The thermal imaging camera is one of my favourites. It can detect objects up to 5 metres away. There are two kinds of operation: human and industrial. These are a couple fast shots I took after dark while sipping my coffee.

The human mode detects temperatures between 30 and 45 degrees Celsius, whereas the industrial mode detects temperatures between -15 and 550 degrees Celsius. The resolution is high and crisp, and there are a lot of options for customising the photo.

The phone also allows Wi-Fi calling, which is convenient. When you’re in a location with poor cell phone connection, Wi-Fi calling can be a lifesaver. In the United States, AGM supports T-mobile, but in the United Kingdom, all carriers are supported.

The Glory line includes three models with varying price points and features. Make sure you know which option and model you want before you buy. Which model has which characteristics is unclear on the AGM website.

The AGM Glory SE retails for $399, the Glory for $519.99, and the Glory Pro for $819.99. Although these are not inexpensive phones, the high quality of the hardware makes them a very good choice.

This phone is well worth considering if you require laser range finding, infrared, or thermal imaging.

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