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On sale. Inexpensive secure smartphone AGM A10 on a strange chipset

I don’t know if AGM is engaged in anything other than smartphones, but in the smartphone market in recent years its activity is not particularly great.

Oddly enough, the company is prettyactive on VK. It seems that there she is even more active than on official sites and in international social networks. It was there that in recent months from time to time a fresh chunk of information about the upcoming AGM A10 smartphone appeared. And this smartphone was still warming, warming, warming. And as a result, he warmed up, appeared in the AGM company store on Aliexpress at a fairly modest price - from $ 159 (₽11600).

Let's start with the weird, start with the chipset. Unisoc Tiger T310 is promised. Announced over a year ago. One fast Cortex-A75 core and three energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Announced performance in the region of 140,000 AnTuTu points. God knows what, but for a budget and at the same time well-protected smartphone, it seems, and not bad.

Strangeness once. So far, only a pair of Hisense smartphones have been created on this chip, and I'm still not sure that these smartphones exist anywhere other than on paper.

Strangeness two. They show us on Aliexpress a screenshot of AnTuTu, where the processor is designated for some reason as Unisoc ums312. The cores are the same, the performance is similar, the release date of the chip is also similar (February 2019), but for some reason the PoverVR GE8300 is indicated as the GPU, not the PowerVR GT7200, which, it seems, should be in Tiger number T310.

In short, all this is suspicious, but the performance of the smartphone is more or less clear.

With memory, everything is clear too. Three varieties - 3 + 32 GB, 4 + 64 GB, 4 + 128 GB. Reasonable set.

Protection. Dust and water proof according to IP68 class announced. MIL-STD-810G compliance is also declared without specifying which tests this smartphone passed. But, like, AGM takes these issues seriously enough. Well, the weight and appearance are quite solid, so the smartphone most likely has some armor-piercing.

From the pleasant things. There is an NFC module and a fingerprint scanner. USB is modern, i.e. Type-C. The “loud” speaker is located under the screen, it is large and (this is repeated to us three times) waterproof. There is a noise reduction microphone.

Otherwise, everything is quite trivial. A good 4400 mAh battery with a fairly fast 5V / 2A charger (i.e. full charge in a couple of hours with a tail). Screen 5.7 ″ without cutouts and with an average resolution (720 × 1440, 282 ppi).

For some reason, the version of Android 9.1 is announced. Does such a thing exist in nature?

The device can already be bought, the predicted delivery time to Russia is June 22. Do you have any volunteers?

  • 3 + 32 GB - $ 159 (₽11,600)
  • 4 + 64 GB - $ 179 (₽13100)
  • 4 + 128 GB - $ 219 (₽16000)
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Key Features AGM A10

Screen S-IPS, 5.7 ″, 720 × 1440, 282 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronUnisoc Tiger T310
1 x Cortex-A75, 3 x Cortex-A55, PowerVR GT7200
Memory: RAM 3-4 GB, ROM 32–128 GB, Micro-SD up to 128 GB, hybrid slot
Mobile Internet LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 4400 mAh, 10W
Dimensions168 x 78 x 11.4 mm
Weight 230 g
Rear camera: 13 MP, flash, autofocus
front camera: 8 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OSAndroid 9.0 Pie
Sensors Fingerprint scanner (back), NFC
USBType-C v2.0, no USB-OTG

P.S. Apparently, a couple of tenths are waiting for us in the near future. Namely, AGM A10 SE and AGM A10 Pro. Why? Because their names are on the Quick Start Guide photo, which was so kindly published by the same Aliexpress.

George Kiselyov