I tested one of the weirdest phones of the current market. I’m not talking about folding, gaming mobiles or anything like that. For the past few days, I have been testing the iiiF150 R2023. Indeed, you do not know what mobile it is and you have not heard of it until now. This is a new bet with a rather interesting philosophy: to be able to take it everywhere without worrying about anything. The company that makes it wants you to enjoy your favorite extreme sports or mountain sports without worrying about your smartphone. The iiiiF150 is a rugged smartphone.
iiiF150 : A design made to be able to with everything and almost indestructible
I start from the beginning: the iiiF150 R2023 It’s a rugged smartphone that you can throw off a bridge without anything happening to it. Truly, its design is designed so that you can do almost anything to it without anything happening to him beyond a few scratches. It’s not just any rugged smartphone, it’s one of the toughest on the market.
Its octagonal design and rubber corners They allow you to fall from heights that other smartphones cannot and nothing happens to you. It was in the first analysis that I threw a mobile on the ground on purpose. I did this several times and I couldn’t do anything to him.
The rear is covered with a volcanic graphite material, with a slight appearance of fine-grained sandpaper. This prevents it from slipping and makes it even more impressive. Of course it has metal frames and rubber wedges that absorb any blows the terminal takes.The screen is what comes closest to a normal smartphone: it has a hole in the screen and prominent edges. The graphite frame protrudes, more or less, by 1 millimeter, so in the falls the screen will be safe. Yet the panel is also built to withstand anything.
It is quite curious to hold a device like the iiiF150, since its weight and thickness are more than you might think. It is an extremely impressive smartphone in everything, but especially in its weight of approximately 300 grams.
Thanks to this weight inside the device, there is a 8300 mAh battery and certified resistance to just about everything. I have not tested it, but I have the impression that if a car passes on this device nothing will happen to it.
As you can imagine this smartphone is not comfortable and is not intended to be. It is not a mobile designed to take him to the office. It is designed to go hiking in the mountains, to perform risky occupations and to mistreat him without fear of anything happening to him.
It is a device secondary, but designed to get a very good experience in performance, camera or battery life. The company has succeeded in that by having a rugged mobile you don’t have to sacrifice other aspects.
A list of features more interesting than usual
A quick glance at the catalog of robust mobiles you just have to realize that you have to sacrifice performance, screen and many other aspects if you want a mobile that withstands everything. This is not the case with iiiF150 R2023, which has a list of cool features that are out of the ordinary. For example, it is the first rugged mobile with a 90 Hz screen.
- 6.78 inch screen:
- FullHD + resolution
- 90Hz refresh rate
- IPS LCD technology
- MediaTek Helio G95 processor
- 8 GB RAM
- 128 GB internal storage
- Triple rear camera:
- 64 MP main sensor – f / 1.8
- Wide angle 8 MP – f / 2.2
- 2 MP depth sensor – f / 2.8
- 16 MP front camera
- USB C, 3.5mm jack and fingerprint sensor
- NFC, WiFi AC, Bluetooth 5.0 …
- 8,300mAh battery with 33W fast charge
- Certificates: IP68, IP69K and MLT-STD-810
The good thing about this device is that it’s not only built to withstand anything, it also offers acceptable performance, a decent screen, and a camera capable of take quality photos. You won’t get the best result on the market, but I can say this is one of the more complete rugged mobiles.
his display with 90 Hz behaves perfectly and the MediaTek Helio G95 made everything flow properly. It is a processor designed for gaming, so it can be used with any Google Play app and if you want you can play with this device.
But without a doubt, what I liked the most about its list of features is the battery life. Their incredible 8,300 mAh they make you pass several days without having to worry about recharging it. If the use you give it is average, you can go 2 or 3 days without a problem. If you take the device when camping, you may not use it much, so it can give you 4 or 5 days of battery life without any problem.
It weighs more than normal, is quite large and does not fit in all pockets, but its behavior is very similar to that of a advanced mid-range mobile, its resistance is spectacular and the autonomy is at another level.
8 hours underwater without being discouraged
The iiiiF150 is not only robust and already: it has the strictest certification that a technological device can pass, the MLT-STD-810. This is a military certification for combat equipment, so you can imagine what this smartphone can withstand. You can throw it from a lot of height submerge it for hours and place it at temperatures that a human cannot withstand.
The terminal is functioning correctly between -20 and 70, so you can take it on a mountaineering excursion to the top of Everest or to the top of a volcano. And that’s exactly what it’s designed for, to go to extreme places with extreme situations.
It’s not a day-to-day mobile, but it’s for the weekend
I can’t say that I recommend this mobile for everyday use because it is not quite comfortable, it weighs a lot and it will not fit in your pants pocket. This, yes, It is the almost perfect mobile to leave home and get lost in the mountains or do extreme sports.. Are you going to spend the day in the mountains? Take it away. Are you going to do a multi-day hiking route? Take it away. A camping trip? Take it away.
This device has everything you could expect from a smartphone and will stand up to whatever situation you find yourself in. It costs around 200 euros / dollars and is perfect as secondary smartphone to put the card when you go out to the mountains or camping.