Oukitel launched its latest new cheap rugged smartphone from the WP Series, and this series is undoubtedly one of the best budget rugged smartphones that offer us value for the price, now Oukitel WP18 has been launched.

This is an upgrade with great specifications in terms of MediaTek Helio A22 quad-core processor, 4GB RAM and up to 32GB storage, Android 11, 13MP rear camera, and as one of its main features the giant battery, with a capacity of 12500mAh, and most importantly a durable design with IP68 and IP69K protection, regardless of these specifications, how well it performs and whether it is worth an upgrade, all this and more in this review.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

Oukitel WP18 Features

  • Stock Android 11
  • MediaTek Helio A22
  • IMG GE8300, Up to 660MHz
  • 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM
  • 5.93″ HD+ Display
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • 12500mAh Battery
  • Waterproof IP68/IP69K
  • Dual 4G Network
Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

Design And Build Quality

The Oukitel WP18 is a rugged smartphone, that is, robust, as Oukitel has got us used to, it features a large screen on the front of 5.93 inches screen and on the back a high-quality synthetic rubber layer with a length of 153.8mm and a width of 74.2mm with a solid metal frame that gives you a kind of large thickness of 21mm. It feels great when you hold it in your hand despite its weight of 430g, which is considered very 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, at an affordable price.

On The Front

In front of the device is a full screen measuring 5.93 inches with wide bezels on the sides, and at the bottom, there is a very wide chin, and that is expected from an older generation screen, in addition to the top that contains a 13MP camera in the corner of the top for taking selfies and video chats or Face Unlock, which we will talk about a lot soon.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

On The Back

The back has a rugged-looking panel made of a high-quality synthetic rubber layer, which gives it an appearance of solid and durable. What will catch your attention is the camera and a photosensitive auxiliary sensor and flash in the upper with a protrusion. Also, there is the “Oukitel”, in the bottom, there are cushions for extra protection and comfort when holding the phone, and just below it is a lanyard hook and speaker. And as an aesthetic touch in the middle, there is the Waterproof logo.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

Ports And Buttons

As for the ports, the phone comes with a USB Type-C port from the bottom with a microphone. The buttons are, the usual, the power button build-in fingerprint sensor, volume button, and dual SIM with the memory slot. It should be noted that there is a customizable shortcut button on the side.


The Oukitel WP18 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 100 bar (1450 psi) high water pressure and 80°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. These protections are ideal if you use the equipment in more adverse situations, such as during construction work, on a hike in the mountains, or in more drastic temperatures. For better protection, the USB port is enclosed by a compartment.

Oukitel WP18 – Display Quality

As a Chinese budget smartphone, WP18 offers an LCD IPS screen of 5.93 inches HD+ with an 18:9 aspects ratio and a good resolution of 720×1440 giving you bright, sharp colors and wide viewing angles which are more than great for consuming visual content or otherwise. However, the screen is well protected by glass that has protection against scratches. So, 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 social media.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

Oukitel WP18 – Cameras

One of the main points of the Oukitel WP18 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 signal camera that features a 13MP Sony IMX135 sensor with a 1.8 aperture, and an Optical Dimension of 1/3.06 inch, For 4208×3120 Pixels.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

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, 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 5MP HI552 camera with an impressive algorithm, and several modes to choose from.

Oukitel WP18 Performance

As although we want resistance, we also want quality, the smartphone has decent specifications to fulfill most of the features, Oukitel WP18 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 WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

Well, Its time to expose WP18 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 is MediaTek Helio A22 MTK6761 quad-core SoC ( yes, I agree with you an old processor) is a lower mainstream ARM SoC for smartphones (mainly Android-based) that was introduced in 2018, uses a 12nm FinFET technology by TSMC process quad-core Cortex-A53 at a frequency of 2.0GHz provides decent performance for general usage. And this processor it’s present in many models of famous brands such as Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Blackview BV6100, Oukitel C22, and more. As of 2018, there is no better alternative than Helio A22 for sub $100 phones.

It integrates a PowerVR GE6300 GPU clocked at up to 660 MHz (unverified) which is good enough to run most of the games at a playable FPS. So, the performance was good in games, but it depends on the type of game and its requirements, and sometimes there is a kind of delay, although it did not constitute an obstacle, and this in games such as CoD mobile or PUBG. However, all you have to do is play on the settings Low, more than that settings, don’t think about this phone.


Most of the applications run very quickly and thanks to the 32GB storage capacity, it would be suitable for installing any application you need, with the ability to expand via a Micro SD card to 1TB. And for multitasking, browsing between applications was good because it is equipped with 4GB RAM which is more than enough for most of the tasks that you can do with a smartphone. In Short, for multitasking, this smartphone will give you a very positive experience.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

Playing Content

Playing the content on YouTube, was good. you can play videos at a maximum of 720p at 30 FPS without any problems or lag, And this is the highest quality you can get. 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 WP18 smartphone works on Stock Android 11 with UI that has better gesture navigation controls, and a 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.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review


First, it must be mentioned that the Oukitel WP18 is equipped with a SIM slot that accommodates two 4G nano-sim cards that support all bandwidth offerings of 4G and 3G and so on and supports global brands, so it’s 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.

Oukitel WP18 Battery And Charging Time

Oukitel WP18 has one of the biggest batteries built-in with 12500mAh non-removable Li-Po that allows 4 days for moderate use such as surfing the Internet, Google, YouTube, and following social media, of course, the time is less when playing games or using 4G, but it will stay with you for a whole day on one charge it mostly takes about 4 hours to fully charge 12500mAh using Type-C, and there is fast charging supports 18W is not very fast but better than the basic 10W. However, I can say that the battery was very good.

Besides, WP18 supports reverse charging which comes in handy when another device is short of power such as a smartphone, smartwatch, earphones, etc, So you can make it as a power bank at any time.


There is no doubt that this smartphone is not for everyone. The Oukitel WP18 is a device aimed at the professional market, which doesn’t mind losing on ergonomics or design, to gain robustness and battery life and that’s exactly what Oukitel offers with the WP18.

I think WP16 is a good Rugged smartphone in 2022 with decent specifications in terms of the screen, cameras, and even the battery is very good, And all this does not mean that it is flawless because cannot watch Netflix in HD resolution. however, this phone will not disappoint you.

Oukitel WP18 Rugged Smartphone Review

Oukitel WP18 Price And Where To Buy

The Oukitel WP18 Smartphone is currently available on the AliExpress Store and Banggood 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.

What’s in the Box?

  • OUKITEL WP18 Smartphone
  • Type-C Charging Cable
  • 9V/2A Power Adapter
  • Warranty Card

Oukitel WP18 Specifications

ModelOUKITEL WP18 (4GB+32GB)
Network2G: GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8 
3G: WCDMA: B1/B8
 4G: FDD-LTE: B1/B3/B7/B8/B19/B20 
SIM Card Slots: Dual SIM Dual Standby (1 Nano SIM Card + 1 Nano SIM Card or 1 TF Card) Support EDGE/GPRS
HardwareOS: Android 11 
CPU: MTK6761, Cortex A53 1.8GHZ*4, 12nm, Quad-core 
GPU: IMG GE8300, Up to 660MHz 
ROM: 32GB 
Card Extend: Support T-Flash Card up to 1TB
DisplayDisplay Size: 5.93inch 
Resolution: 720×1440, HD+, 18:9 Pixel
Density: 271
Brightness: 440nit typictal, 400nit min 
Contrast: 1000(type)
Rear CameraRear Camera: 13MP 
Sensor: IMX135 
Optical Dimension: 1/3.06 inch 
Pixel: 4208×3120 
Aperture: f/1.8 
Focusing Type: AF
Front CameraFront Camera: 5MP 
Sensor: HI552 
Optical Dimension: 1/5 inch 
Pixel: 2592×1944 
Aperture: f/2.4 
Focusing Type: FF
Battery & ChargingBattery: 12500mAh
Battery Quick Charge: 18W(9V/2A) 
Charge Interface: Type-C 
Charger Type: EU Type
Other FeaturesWIFI: IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 
Bluetooth: BT5.0 
Positioning: GPS+Glonass+Beidou+Galileoo
Sensor: G-sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass (magnetic), Geomagnetism 
Unlock Options: Fingerprint Identification, Face Unlock 
NFC: No 
OTG: Yes 
FM Radio: Yes 
Headphone Port: 3.5mm
Size & WeightProduct Size: 153.8*74.2*21mm 
Product Weight: 430g