Oukitel dares to make a comeback and, after the Oukitel WP7 as the top model, also has a low-budget smartphone in the starting blocks with the Oukitel C19. The Oukitel WP5 Pro is positioned somewhere in between: a budget outdoor smartphone with a huge battery.
When you talk about an outdoor smartphone, you have to recognize it at first glance, at least Oukitel thinks so. The mobile phone is surrounded by a thick frame, which underlines the rugged design and stands out especially at the four corners with even thicker bumper elements. The outdoor theme is also on the back. Many striking screws, a robust appearance and then there is the thick hint of the IP68 rating. So the Oukitel WP5 Pro is protected against water and dust. A minimum requirement for an outdoor smartphone. The orange accents are intended to lighten up the design a bit.
On the front you get a 5.5 inch display! If it weren’t an outdoor mobile phone, one could speak of a compact design. The IPS touchscreen LC display offers “only” an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 292 ppi at this size. Not only the display size reminds us of older smartphones, but also the positioning of the 5 megapixel front camera is classic. It is simply located at the upper, relatively thick screen edge.
Similar to the Oukitel C19, the manufacturer’s WP5 Pro also positions itself in the budget segment. For this, Oukitel relies on the clearly modern MediaTek Helio A25 processor, which was only introduced in 2020 and is based on a 12nm process. The Octa-Core processor is thus energy efficient and offers a clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The IMG PowerVR GE820 GPU is also included. With 4 GB main memory and 64 GB internal memory, which can be expanded in the hybrid SIM slot, the budget outdoor mobile phone is given the current standard configuration.
But the highlight is still the battery, which turns out almost twice as big as the current average with a capacity of 8,000 mAh. Especially thanks to the energy-efficient CPU and the HD+ display, a remarkable runtime of up to 3 days should result. But it can only be charged with 10W, which should take several hours. The camera consists of a 13 megapixel sensor, plus a 5 MP and a 2 MP sensor, which unfortunately serve more as a gimmick.
The Oukitel WP5 Pro runs on Android 10, and the user interface has apparently adapted Oukitel somewhat. Thanks to the new CPU, Bluetooth 5 is already supported, but unfortunately no ac- but only Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n-WiFi. Either two nano SIM cards for LTE (band 1/3/7/8/20) or a nano SIM and a microSD memory card fit into the hybrid SIM slot. There is no jack plug, but Oukitel does rely on USB-C.