After we have already reviewed rugged smartphones from well-known manufacturers like Umidigi and Oukitel, Now IiiF150 launched its latest rugged smartphone its undoubtedly one of the best rugged smartphones that offer us value for the price, IiiF150 R2022 is equipped with great specifications in terms of the 6.78inch Display with 90Hz refresh and MTK6785 processor, up to 8GB + 128GB, Android 11, Triple Rear camera even a large battery capacity and most importantly, the durable design with IP68 & IP69K protection, regardless About it, How well does it perform and if it’s worth the high price, all this and more in this review.
IiiF150 R2022 Smartphone Features
- Stock Android 11
- Helio G95 – MTK6785
- ARM G76-3EE MC4
- 8GB RAM + 128GB eMMC
- 6.78inch FHD Display, 90Hz refresh
- 64MP Triple Rear Camera
- 8300mAh Battery
Design And Build Quality
The design in the IiiF150 R2022 is solid and rugged, it features a large screen on the front of 6.78 inches screen and on the back a high-quality plastic and not rubberized which the rubber is found only at the four corners to cushion blows and falls. And with a length of 170.5mm and a width of 82.5mm with a solid metal frame that gives you a kind of large thickness of 15.5mm.
It feels great when you hold it in your hand despite its weight of 350g, which is considered heavy and this is acceptable in a durable phone, I hope its performance is worth it. If you ask me about the manufacturing quality, there is nothing to complain about, it’s the closest thing to a flagship phone because IiiF150 has been working on providing quality products to users all over the world at an affordable price despite the fact that the company is young.
On The Front
In front of the device is a full screen measuring 6.78 inches with very thin bezels on the sides, and at the bottom, there is a narrow chin, in addition to the Punch-Hole display with a 16MP camera in the middle of the top for taking selfies and video chats, which we will talk about a lot soon.
On The Back
From the back, It has triple cameras with four LED flashlights and 2 IRs in the upper middle. At the bottom of the back is the name “IiiF150” and just below it is a lanyard hook and speaker.
Ports And Buttons
As for the ports, the phone comes with a USB Type-C port from the bottom and a microphone. The buttons are, the usual, the power button build-in fingerprint sensor, volume button, dual SIM with the memory slot, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It should be noted that there is a customizable shortcut button on the side. The Type-C, headphones, and SIM cards are well protected by rubber flaps that isolate the electrical parts from water.
The IiiF150 R2022 is covered by high-quality synthetic rubber and rated with IP68 and IP69K, which means it is dust-resistant, scratch-resistant, shock- and drop-resistant, and water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Moreover, it can withstand high pressure and high-temperature washing test, and withstand high water pressure and 70°C high water temperature.
In addition, it also has MIL-STD-810G certification, a military standard certification that ensures the integrity of the device is maintained in almost any situation.
IiiF150 R2022 – Display Quality
Even in 2021, if you’re talking about a Chinese smartphone, it will most likely be an LCD IPS screen, and that’s what the IiiF150 R2022 offers, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad, because it’s a big 6.78 inches FHD with 400 PPI and refresh rate up to 90Hz for best user experience is really good for daily use, online browsing, social media and so on. And with 20.5:9 aspects ratio makes it difficult to grip with one hand added to the rather pronounced weight, this size may be a problem for some.
Also has a very good resolution of 2460*1080 gives you bright, sharp colors and wide viewing angles which are more than great for consuming visual content on YouTube or otherwise. However, the screen is well protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and the touch screen works even if you’re wearing gloves.
In short, with the R2022 I will say that its the best screen for Rugged Smartphone in the mid-range category, you will get the best value for what you pay, a large and high-quality screen suitable for media consumption, whether you are watching the video, playing games or browsing the social media.
IiiF150 R2022 – Cameras
One of the main points of the IiiF150 R2022 is the cameras. In terms of their specifications, there is nothing to worry about, but the last word remains in the actual performance.
Triple Rear Camera
On the back, you get a Triple-camera setup (There is a fourth, but it’s fake) that features a 64MP primary camera, For the rest of the cameras, you have a 20MP with dual AF infrared night vision feature and a 2MP macro camera.
The R2022 offers super night photography mode, AI scene detection, HDR, and portrait mode to enhance the photography experience. Meanwhile, video features like slow-motion, and time-lapse are also present on the phone.
So far, the technical specifications are good, so let’s move on to the realistic performance, the reality then proved to be completely different. in photography under good lighting, the cameras can take really good pictures and capture a lot of details and with beautiful color saturation, so I liked the cameras, but in the night photos, they lacked quality with that, still more than just good cameras considering the price.
In the forefront of selfies or video chats, you get a 16MP camera and with an impressive algorithm, and several modes to choose from.
IiiF150 R2022 Performance
If we talk about performance, IiiF150 R2022 offers great performance in most of its basic and entertainment uses such as browsing the web, watching videos on YouTube, using social media applications, even play games, as everything worked efficiently and without facing any problems with stopping applications or high degrees.
IiiF150 R2022 CPU Performance
Well, Its time to expose IiiF150 R2022 to some tasks that need more effort and there is nothing better than playing games with high settings, the conditions here differ according to the application, game, or any type of program that need large resources, and because the processor used here is Mediatek Helio G95 octa-core SoC ( its a poor choice in 2021 because it’s not good in the long term) based on 2x fast ARM Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.2 and 6x Cortex-A55 cores at 2.0 GHz and 12mm is a way outdated architecture but one of the most powerful processors integrated LTE modem supports Cat-12 600 Mbps download and Cat-13 150 Mbps upload speeds. And this processor it’s present in many models of famous brands such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S and Realme 8, UMIDIGI Bison GT, and more.
The graphics processing used here is Arm Mali-G76-3EE MC4 up to 800MHz, which is an integrated high-end graphics card for ARM-based SoCs. It was introduced in 2019 in the Mediatek G90 and G90T (e.g. Redmi Note 8 Pro). The G76 MP4 integrates 4 of the 20 possible cores and is based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. Compared to the old Mali-G72, the G76 should offer twice the performance per cluster. So that it performed well in games depends on the type of game and its requirements, and sometimes there is some kind of lag in high games although it did not constitute hitch, and that’s in games like CoD mobile and PUBG. However, all you have to do is play on high settings, more than those settings, yes you can play games but not with the perfect experience.
Most of the applications run very quickly and thanks to the UFS2.1 128GB storage capacity, it would be suitable for installing any application you need, with the ability to expand via a Micro SD card to 256GB.
And for multitasking, browsing between applications was smooth because it is equipped with an 8GB RAM LPDDR4X dual-channel which is more than enough for most of the tasks that you can do with a smartphone such as keeping many applications or large games running in the background. In Short, for multitasking, this smartphone will give you a very positive experience.
The temperature on the device during normal use is nothing to notice and during heavy use, there is a slight increase in temperature, but it remains moderate and most of the heat is in the back area only.
To play the content on YouTube, was very smooth. You can play videos at a maximum of 1080p at 60 FPS without any problems or lag, And this is the highest quality you can get.
IiiF150 R2022 DMR Information
Next, let’s take a look at the DMR information and Widevine security. I can tell you I’m a little disappointed with this because it’s only Level 3, so you won’t be able to get HD on Netflix or other streaming services. and this level maybe not be found on all Chinese smartphones without exaggeration. However, you can still enjoy Netflix and all other streaming services in 480p resolution.
The IiiF150 R2022 smartphone works on Android 11 with UI has better gesture navigation controls, dark theme, and contains most of the features that come with the system, the most important of which is the presence of all Google services, Making the smartphone experience smoother and more personalized.
As I always say, the stock Android system is best for cheap devices, with a simple and smooth launcher for better performance, especially since it does not contain pre-installed apps or games, I really hate this because of the large number of ads, However, it has some toolkit apps but does not burden the device and is without pop-up ads.
In sum, the performance on this phone is more than good as a mid-range smartphone focused on daily use and playing games with medium settings and is equipped with a set of specifications and respectable features such as camera, durability, and design make it an interesting experience.
First, it must be mentioned that the iiiF150 R2022 is not 5G capable due to the Helio G95 processor. However, its equipped with a SIM slot that accommodates two 4G nano-sim cards that support all bandwidth offerings of 4G and 3G and so on, so its expected that you will get wide coverage and good signal quality for making phone calls and accessing the Internet easily, In addition to having a MicroSD card on the same socket.
To connect to WiFi networks, It supports dual bandwidths of 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and of course, there is Bluetooth 5.0. That’s not all, there are also some basic sensors for a smartphone, including a gyroscope, accelerometers, and even an electronic compass. Also, has NFC so you can make mobile payments ( Supports Google Pay ).
IiiF150 R2022 Battery And Charging Time
IiiF150 R2022 has one of the biggest built-in non-removable Li-Po batteries with 8300mAh that allow 2 days for moderate use such as surfing the Internet, Google, YouTube, and following social media, of course, the time is less when playing games, but it will stay with you for a whole day on one charge it mostly takes about 5 hours to fully charge 8300mAh using Type-C, and there is fast charging supports 18W is not very fast but better than the basic 5W or 10W. However, I can say that the battery was very good.
However, its performance was good and this is mostly because it is equipped with stock Android 11 doesn’t have many pre-installed programs, even the launcher is simple without any complications or processes in the background and this is what limits battery drain.
If you ask me if the IiiF150 R2022 smartphone is worth buying or you can recommend, my answer is definitely yes, and this is due to the experience that it will give you that it is a mid-range smartphone, I think R2022 is one of the best Rugged smartphones in 2021 with a stylish design and decent specifications in terms of the screen, cameras, and even the battery is acceptable, And all this does not mean that it is flawless because cannot watch Netflix in HD resolution. however, the R2022 will not disappoint you.
- IiiF150 R2022 Smartphone
- Type-C USB Cable
- Charger (9V/2A)
- Tempered film
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- SIM tray ejector
- F150 Card
IiiF150 R2022 Specifications
|Colors||Volcanic Black, Sahara Yellow and 304 Steel|
|Hardware||OS: Android 11 |
CPU: 2 ARM 2.0GHZ Cortex-a76 6ARM 2.0GHZ-A55 Core
CPU Frequency:2L*2.0GHZ + 6LL*2.0GHZ
GPU: ARM G76-3EE MC4
ROM type: UFS2.1
TF Card: support to 256GB
|Display||Display size: 6.78inch|
Resolution: 2460*1080 FHD+90Hz
Aspect ratio: 20.5:9
Type: IPS LCD
Rear camera: 64MP（main）+20MP（night vison）+2MP（macro）
Rear Flash: 4 LED flash+ 2 IR
Front camera Feature: AI beauty, panorama, HDR
Rear camera Feature: Super night photography, AI senses detection, portrait, HDR, AI beauty, Boken，Night vision，Slow motion time lapse，Macro.
|Battery & Charging||Battery: 8300mAh|
Charge Interface: Type-C
|Other Features||IP89/69K / MIL-STD-810G|
Operating Temperature -20°C~70°C
3m concrete deep/360° dust-proof/1.5m drop-resistance
Navigation: GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+ AGPS / E-Compass
Sensor：P+L sensor / G-Sensor / Gyro sensor /
|Multi-Media||Audio Support Formats|
Support MP3.M4A, AAC, MKA, AMR, and other video formats
Support lossless format: ALAC(Apple lossless）FLAC，APE，WAV
Video Support Formats
Support AVI.MP4,WMV,RMVB,MKV,MOV,ASF,RM,FLV and other video formats
UP to 720/30fps
Image Support Formats
Support JPEG,BMP,GIF,PNG etc.
|Size & Weight||Product Size: 170.5*82.5*15.5mm|
Product Weight: 350g