AGM hasn't often pampered us with interesting news lately. But their fresh AGM M7 push-button phone is definitely not boring. Protection, LTE, touch screen, super speaker.
In fact, before us is almost an entry-level smartphone, packed in a housing with buttons. But still not quite.
Let's start with the software. Something based on Android 8.1 (Go Edition? Not specified). There is no app store. Pre-installed Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok, Skype, Zello. Most likely, by analogy with its predecessors (such as AGM M5), it is possible to install software from apk files.
The chipset is quite smartphone, MediaTek MT6739 2017. The power is low. In AnTuTu8 it is gaining about fifty thousand points.
Little memory. 1 GB of operational and 8 GB of constant. There is support for memory cards.
The screen is small, only 2.4 ″, but the touchscreen. The type of the matrix is not specified. Resolution - standard 240 × 320 (167 ppi).
The battery is good, 2500 mAh. Such a device should be enough for a long time.
USB is correct, Type-C.There is an FM radio, an end flashlight, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi (single band). No human headphone jack. It is alarming that there is no mention of GPS support. I suspect she's not. As it was not in the already mentioned AGM M5. By the way, I wonder why?
Cameras for show. Front VGA, rear 2MP.
The rear speaker deserves special mention. Huge, 35mm in diameter, 3.5W. Sound quality is, of course, questionable. But the power is like an inexpensive speaker.
About protection. Promised IP68, IP69K, MIL-STD-810H ... How long will the phone last? It is hard to say. The official website lists:
- falling from a height of two meters
- 99% dustproof
- immersion in water one and a half meters
- temperatures from -20 to +60 degrees
I would count on fair water resistance and light drop resistance. I would not dare to check if the IP69K is really there.
The smartphone is already available on AliExpress. There is even a version with Russian letters on the buttons.
However, AGM M7 is not cheap - as a budget smartphone - $ 99.99 (₽7620).
Main characteristics of AGM M7:
Screen TFT-TN, 2.4 ″, 240 × 320, 167 ppi, touch, capacitive
4 x Cortex-A53, PowerVR GE8100
Memory: RAM 1 GB, ROM 8 GB, Micro-SD up to 128 GB
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,20,28,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 2500 mAh, charging 5.00 W
Dimensions 142 x 61.9 x 19.8 mm
Weight 195 g
Rear camera: 2 MP, no flash, no autofocus
front camera: 0.3 MP, no flash, no autofocus
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo