After browsing phones for a while I am noticing a terrible pattern in them. Namely, almost none of them have what I want in a phone in 2019. I remember stumbling on a phone back in 2018 called the “Ulefone Armor 3” and “Ulefone Armor 3T” (for those with the desire or need to have a literal Walkie-Talky included)
The main points are:
Rugged, Waterproof, High Battery Capacity, Decent Camera, and Specs quick enough to keep up.
If you want to go into the super-details, check it out on Amazon or other sites, they give all the specs down to the Octo-Core CPU.
The reason I bring this phone (well, 2 phones technically, the 3T having additional antenna and function that most may not desire, but otherwise the same phone) is I really want this to be “my next phone”.
I plan to do a lot of things that normal phones will require an additional case (otterbox, etc) like I have been using on my current phone since I got it, but this Otter Box is heavily damaged- suggesting it went to good use. This means I will 100% require another in the future, but Otter Boxes don’t provide the same ip68/ip69k type of rating - and I plan to use near water more often, especially in the summer time.
Considering most phones seem to sacrifice either the camera or battery life or something else just to get in some of the features, this phone almost seems like a no-brainer. The phone also supports a hugely wide range of bands, and really shouldn’t ever come locked. (it’s always advertised as unlocked that I have seen) Especially as Sprint states " The company’s 4G network uses LTE technology in bands 25, 26, and 41" – and all of those are listed on the phone’s “Band Details” section, combined with T-mobile listing it’s bands - the phone has everything EXCEPT bands 66, and 71 which are specific 4G LTE bands. (71 running at 600MHz) with band 66 being an extension of 4.
What this means is that while band 4 can be used, it will be, but if band 4 goes out of reach - it would try to switch to 66 if able to stay connected. With no band support for 66, it can’t switch meaning a dropped call/service. (at least in my limited understanding) the same with band 71.
So to me, still with limited knowledge and information, starting thinking, “Why ISN’T this phone listed as a approved phone?”
So that’s why I ask/detail here…