Oukitel launched the latest rugged smartphone from the WP Series, This series is undoubtedly one of the best budget rugged smartphones that offer us value for the price, So, after reviewing WP15 now Oukitel WP17 is the latest upgrade of this series is equipped with great specifications in terms of the MediaTek Helio G95 processor, 6.78-inch screen and up to 8GB RAM and 128GB Storage, Android 11, 64MP Rear camera and most importantly has 8300mAh large battery capacity, regardless About it, How well does it perform and if it’s worth the price, all this and more in this review.
Oukitel WP17 Smartphone Features
- Stock Android 11
- Mediatek Helio G95 Octa-Core
- Arm Mali-G76 MC4
- 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage
- 6.78″ FHD Hole-Punch Display
- 64MP Rear Camera
- 8300mAh Battery
- Dual 4G Network
Design And Build Quality
The design in the Oukitel WP17 is beautiful, and elegant, albeit one that looks more like a normal phone compared to most in the Rugged category. It features a large screen on the front of 6.78 inches, and on the back is made of high-quality plastic with a length of 176mm and a width of 83mm with a solid metal frame and with rubber cushions to suck the impact and give a kind of thickness of 14.9mm a wonderful feeling when held in your hand, despite its weight of 485g may be heavy for some, But it’s normal in a durable phone, I hope its performance is worth it.
If you ask me about the quality of the manufacturing, there is nothing to complain about it, it’s the closest thing to a premier because Oukitel is always working to provide high-quality products to users all over the world at an affordable price.
On The Front
In front of the device is a full screen measuring 6.78 inches with thin bezels on the sides, and at the bottom, there is a thick chin, in addition to the Hole-punch Notch from the top that contains 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
At the back, you have a flat and clean panel from plastic with a premier look, But it leaves some fingerprints and is easy to scratch. What will catch your attention is the Triple cameras ( two Actually), flash, and 4 infrared radiation in the upper left corner. Also, there is the “Oukitel logo” on the bottom side and the speaker. And what makes it more durable, in the corners, there are cushions for extra protection and comfort when holding the phone.
Ports And Buttons
As for the ports, the phone comes with a USB Type-C port from the bottom and microphone, 3.5 mm headphone jack, from the top has just another microphone. The buttons are, as usual, the power button with a built-in fingerprint sensor, the volume button, the dual SIM with the memory slot. It should be noted that there are buttons on the side for Emergency SOS with the possibility to be customizable.
The Oukitel WP17 is covered by high-quality synthetic rubber in the corners 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. 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.
Oukitel WP17 – Display Quality
Even in 2021, if you’re talking about a Chinese budget smartphone, it will most likely be an LCD IPS screen, and that’s what the Oukitel WP17 offer, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad because it’s a big 6.78 inches FHD with 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 2400*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 WP17 I will say that it’s one of the best screens for Rugged smartphones 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.
Oukitel WP17 – Cameras
One of the main points of the Oukitel WP17 is the cameras. In terms of their specifications, there is nothing to worry about, but the last word remains in the actual performance.
On the back, you get a triple-cameras setup that features a 64MP primary camera, For the rest of the cameras, you have a 20MP IR Night Vision camera and a 2MP Macro Camera.
So far, the technical specifications are good, so let’s move on to the realistic performance, 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 it’s still more than just good cameras considering the price.
The lR Night-vision function in 20MP for clear vision ability. The upgraded 4 infrared Radiation Emitters greatly expand the visual range up to 20 meters. Adjustable lR intensity provides a clearer view in the pitch-black area.
In the forefront of selfies or video chats, you get a 16MP camera with an impressive algorithm, and several modes to choose from.
You can record videos on 4K and 1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps from back cameras in well-lit environments with some poor stability.
Oukitel WP17 Performance
If we talk about performance, Oukitel WP17 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 playing games, as everything worked efficiently and without facing any problems with stopping applications or high degrees.
Oukitel WP17 CPU Performance
Well, Its time to expose Oukitel WP17 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, IiiF150 R2022, 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 128GB UFS Storage 2.1, 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.
Oukitel WP17 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 Oukitel WP17 smartphone works on Android 11 with UI that 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, Thanks here it is different.
The sound on the Oukitel WP17 is good, the volume is a bit high and lacks bass, but it’s acceptable for playing games and watching movies in high quality.
In sum, the performance on this phone is more than good as a rugged budget 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.
Oukitel WP17 is a dual-SIM smartphone 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, the WP17 supports dual bandwidths of 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and of course, there is Bluetooth 5.0. That’s not all, there are 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 ).
Oukitel WP17 Battery And Charging Time
Oukitel WP17 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.
For a regular user, the battery will easily last for a whole working day, depending on your usage such as the times you open the screen, and the type of applications you run, also it suffices for more than 9h consecutive of watching videos. 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 interface is simple without any complications or processes in the background and this is what limits battery drain.
If you ask me if the Oukitel WP17 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 WP17 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 Oukitel WP17 will not disappoint you.
Oukitel WP17 Price And Where To Buy
The Oukitel WP17 Smartphone is currently available on the Aliexpress Store for a very good price So, don’t miss out on this great deal. And to view its price or buy it, you can access the offer by clicking on the store icon.
- Oukitel WP17 Smartphone
- Power Adapter
- Type-C Cable
- Screen Protector (pre-applied)
- Quick Start Guide
Oukitel WP17 Smartphone Specifications
|Network||2G: GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8 |
CDMA 1/X: BC0/BC1
3G: WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
CDMA EVDO: BC0/BC1
4G: FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B26/28A/28B/B66
SIM Card Slots: Dual SIM Dual Standby(2 Nano SIM Card + 1 Micro-SD Card)
|Hardware||OS: Android 11 |
CPU: MediaTek Helio G95 Octa-core 2xCortex-A76 & 6xCortex-A55, up to 2.0GHz,
GPU: ARM Mali G76 MC4, up to 900MHz
RAM: 8GB, LPDDR4X dual-channel
ROM: 128GB, UFS2.1
Card Extend: Yes, Supports expandable storage up to 256GB
|Display||Display Size: 6.78″ (measured diagonally) |
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 2400*1080, FHD, 20.5:9
Refresh rate: 90 Hz
|Rear Camera||Rear Camera: 64MP+20MP|
Rear camera video features: 4k, 1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps
|Front Camera||Front Camera: 16MP|
Video features: 1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps
|Battery & Charging||Battery: 8300mAh |
Fast Charging: 18W
Charge Interface: Type-C
|Other Features||WIFI: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n |
Bluetooth: BT V5.0, bluetooth HID
Positioning: GPS + Glonass + Beidou/ Galileo
Sensor: Side-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Barometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass
Unlock Options: Side Fingerprint Unlock
FM Radio: Yes, Headset-Free
Earphone Port: 3.5mm
Microphone: Dual microphones
Certification: IP68, IP69K, MIL-STD-810G; GMS/ FCC/ CE/ MIC/ IC
|Size & Weight||Product Size: 176 x 83 x 14.9 mm|
Product Weight: 485g