Announcement. Crosscall Core-T5 is a low-power rugged tablet with a five-year warranty

In addition to secure smartphones, the FrenchCrosscall also occasionally releases rugged tablets. Here is the newcomer Crosscall Core-T5 - it is just that, armor-piercing. A direct successor to the Crosscall Core-T4 tablet announced two years ago.

Protection. Everything is traditional here.From water and dust - according to the class IP68. You can safely leave the tablet for 30 minutes at a depth of two meters and go to drink coffee. There is compliance with the MIL-STD-810H standard. Passed 15 tests. It is mentioned that the device can be dropped from two meters at any angle. Well, and so on. Extreme temperatures, acid rain, solar radiation - we are not afraid of anything, like that.

Communication is good. Those.there is not only traditional support for LTE networks and dual-band Wi-Fi familiar to us, but also support for extensions that are obscure to an uneducated person. In particular, the same Wi-Fi is indicated there like this:
“802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/k/r/v/u”.A little more - and they would clearly lack the alphabet. What are those strange “k/r/v/u”? Well, googling is easy. I would still like to find someone who would briefly explain what it all means.

  • 802.11k - Radio Resource Measurement Improvements
  • 802.11r - fast roaming
  • 802.11v - Wireless Network Management
  • 802.11u - interaction with non-802 networks (for example, cellular)
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As a Crosscall Core-T5 tablet itself, not reallyinteresting. That's unless the battery is not bad, 7000 mAh. But the chipset is a low-powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, slightly over 200k points on AnTuTu. It is clear that compared to its predecessor, even this is bread. But by modern standards, the performance is frankly so-so. Little memory. Only 3 GB of operational and 32 GB of permanent. The screen is eight-inch, protected by glass named after the Gorilla. But the resolution is only 1280 × 800, which at a diagonal of 8″ (186 cm²) gives a modest 189 dpi.

But there is a gyroscope and even an NFC module.Plus, as is usually the case in Crosscall devices, there is support for proprietary X-Link technology - a tricky branded magnetic sensor for mounting, charging and / or data transfer (a round thing in the middle of the rear surface). Well, a separate cherry on the cake - as much as a five-year warranty.

The Crosscall Core-T5 is not very cheap, €649.90 (₽47300, $681). And, frankly, for that kind of money I would like a little more modern “tablet” characteristics. Protection and specific bells and whistles - it's all, of course, fine. But ... not enough!

Main characteristics of Crosscall Core-T5:

ScreenS-IPS, 8 ″, 1280 × 800, 189 ppi, 186 cm², touch, capacitive, multi-touch 8 touches, work with gloves, Gorilla Glass 3, IK05
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 665
2 GHz, 4 x Kryo 260 Gold (Cortex-A73), 4 x Kryo 260 Silver (Cortex-A53), Adreno 610
Memory RAM 3 GB, ROM 32 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networks LTE Bands 1-3,5,7,8,20,28,32,38,40
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Pol, 7000 mAh
Dimensions227.6 x 135 x 13.8 mm
Weight594 g
Rear camera: 13 MP, flash, autofocus
front camera: 5 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 11, update to Android 12
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Light, NFC
USBType-C v3.2, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov