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This huge rugged smartphone could replace your outdoor tablet - and at a low price

Oukitel WP8 Pro

Oukitel WP8 Pro - $119.99 at AliExpress
(£96.91/AU$172.65)
This rugged smartphone from Oukitel delivers exceptional value for money, available at 40% off until September 29. Grab it while you can!

The Oukitel WP8 Pro doesn’t necessarily have any unique selling points that really wowed us, but that doesn't mean it's not a solid device - plus, it's available at 40% off.

A balanced specification sheet, coupled with a great price means it's an attractive proposition for anyone looking for a rugged smartphone that can double as an outdoor, waterproof tablet.

Its main selling point is a big 6.49-inch HD+ display, which is just slightly smaller than the 6.88-inch display on the BlackView BV6100.

Add in 4GB of RAM, 64GB onboard storage, Android 10, a massive 5Ah battery, NFC and IP68/69K/MIL-STD-810G and suddenly you have a rather enticing rugged smartphone indeed.

Granted, the entry level Mediatek Octacore CPU and 16-megapixel triple camera sensor might raise a few eyebrows, but these are acceptable compromises given the price.

We’ve been following Oukitel for quite some time now and it has surprised us with a few of its models - especially the WP6, which sports a massive 10Ah battery.

We are still yet to see a 5G rugged smartphone, nearly two years after the technology first hit the scene, although Oukitel rivals Blackview and Ulefone have both promised to launch 5G models later this year.

Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to arrive in the US or UK (and potentially more). You may also be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow

Managing Editor, TechRadar Pro

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Then followed a weekly tech column in a local business magazine in Mauritius, a late night tech radio programme called Clicplus and a freelancing gig at the now-defunct, Theinquirer, with the legendary Mike Magee as mentor. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global techfests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. He has an affinity for anything hardware and staunchly refuses to stop writing reviews of obscure products or cover niche B2B software-as-a-service providers.