Test: OUKITEL WP2 outdoor mobile phone

In this short short test for the OUKITEL WP2, I would like to provide you with information and test results for the outdoor cell phone from China. The smartphone is a robustly built device, certified according to IP68 protection class and equipped with a 10.000 mAh battery. Although it runs with Android, it has numerous useful features that can be helpful for do-it-yourselfers, outdoor enthusiasts as well as in the house and garden. If the following OUKITEL WP2 test report is too short for you, then simply ask the questions as a comment. I'll try to answer them as best I can;)

The OUKITEL WP2 is an outdoor smartphone with Android 8 as the operating system. The forest floor does not affect the robust construction.

The OUKITEL WP2 is an outdoor smartphone with Android 8 as the operating system. The forest floor does not affect the robust construction.

OUKITEL WP2 test

The OUKITEL WP2 test was made possible for me by GearBest. The shopping platform made the outdoor cell phone available to me, but that does not affect this review or my conclusion about the device. Rather, in the following I will concentrate on the technical data, the possible areas of application of the device and the experiences I have made with it. But I would like to start with the data sheet.

Specifications

  • Maker / Model: OUKITEL / WP2
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 17,66 cm x 8,53 cm x 1,65 cm
  • Weight: 0,4 kg
  • Display diagonal: 6 inches
  • Display resolution: 2.160 x 1.080 pixels
  • Operating system: Android 8
  • Working memory (RAM): 4 GB
  • Internal memory: 64 GB (expandable with microSD)
  • Main Camera: 16 Megapixel + 2 Megapixel
  • Selfie camera: 8 megapixels
  • Battery nominal capacity: 10.000 mAh
  • Cellular: up to 4G LTE
  • SIM type: 2 x nano SIM (use as dual SIM device or with a nano SIM and a microSD)
  • Bluetooth: version 4.2
  • WiFi: Dual-band WiFi
  • NFC: yes
  • Additional features: GPS and other location services, fingerprint sensor, USB OTG compatibility, IP68 protection class (waterproof and dustproof), flashlight function with 4 LEDs
  • Headphone connection via 3,5 mm jack: no
  • Scope of delivery: OUKITEL WP2, screen protector (already attached), USB-C to USB-A cable, power plug charger, USB-OTG adapter, USB-C to jack adapter (for headphones), operating instructions , SIM tool
The OUKITEL WP2 is dust and waterproof according to the IP68 standard. So it can also go swimming.

The OUKITEL WP2 is dust and waterproof according to the IP68 standard. So it can also go swimming.

What does IP68 mean?

With regard to the Apple iPhone 7, I've already shown you what protection class IP67 means. It means that the iPhone is dustproof and sealed against brief immersion in water. The next higher level, IP68, means that the OUKITEL WP2 is also protected against long-term immersion. At Wikipedia you can read the following explanation for code number 8: "Protection against permanent submersion". And here is a test video in which I show you that you can drop your smartphone into the water:

Features of the OUKITEL WP2

Due to its robust construction and the IP68 protection class, the OUKITEL WP2 smartphone is suitable for a wide variety of uses. For camping, for example, where the 4-LED flashlight can also be used in the dark. It can also be used on the construction site, when fishing, in the garden for DIY activities or as a service device for truck drivers, parcel carriers or industrial workers. It has good functions for everyday use, but with a weight of approx. 400 g it is more of a heavyweight. 

The so-called "toolbag" with virtual tools.

The so-called "toolbag" with virtual tools.

For do-it-yourselfers and anyone who has forgotten their measuring tools, the device comes with a so-called toolbag, a collection of apps that includes an alignment aid (a kind of spirit level), a protractor, a magnifying glass (camera image enlargement), a compass, an altimeter and a plumb line brings along. None of this is a substitute for tools on the commercial construction site, but the gyroscope and other sensors of the device are helpful for house and garden as well as for initial planning.

The OUKITEL WP2 with attached keyboard.

The OUKITEL WP2 with attached keyboard.

In addition, it can be used as a USB OTG device. The abbreviation stands for "USB On-The-Go“, A possibility to use USB devices without a Mac or PC directly on the smartphone. This allows you to connect a keyboard and mouse to the OUKITEL WP2 to turn it into a mobile office. That worked well in the test. The whole thing is also possible with the Apple iPad Pro models from 2018, the 11 inch model and the 12,9 inch model.

Telephoning with the cell phone

Sometimes it happens that a mobile phone is still used as such: D With the OUKITEL WP2, I of course also used the telephone function on a test basis. I understood the people I was talking to on the other end of the line very well - and they heard me well too. The voices weren't distorted or falsified, but the sound wasn't super clear either. The quality is definitely sufficient for regular phone calls.

Screenshots

The start screen of Android 8 can be customized, for example the Google bar can be removed.

The start screen of Android 8 can be customized, for example the Google bar can be removed.

This is what the app overview looks like. Of course, you can also set up lighter background images.

This is what the app overview looks like. Of course, you can also set up lighter background images.

OUKITEL WP2 dual camera in the test

The dual camera of the OUKITEL WP2 outdoor smartphone takes quite good pictures. The depth of field due to the second sensor can also be seen in close-ups, portraits and macro photos. However, it cannot really keep up with current iPhone cameras. It often takes too long for the trigger to activate. In addition, the images are only sharp if the smartphone and the object being photographed hold still. Taking a picture while in motion or capturing a moving subject is not so easy to implement. Motion blur is the keyword here. Otherwise, there are nice pictures with appropriate lighting:

Buy the OUKITEL WP2 outdoor smartphone

The cell phone is available from Amazon, but I would only order it there if the purchase is really in a hurry. Because the price for the device offered on Amazon Prime is at 289,99 euros. You can find it much cheaper at GearBest - on this product page for currently only 193,82 euros, so almost 100 euros cheaper (as of November 6, 2018).

Conclusion after the OUKITEL WP2 test

The OUKITEL WP2 is a practical smartphone that has Android as its operating system, but can still be useful. In addition to the pre-installed software and other apps, office programs, games and more from the Google Play Store, the robust construction and the IP68 standard also ensure a wide range of applications. Anyone who is out and about a lot, needs a strong battery on a long journey or does not want to be afraid that the cell phone will fall into the water in the lake and break in the process - the device is definitely worth a look for everyone. The camera is also impressive if you don't want to catch any fast-moving objects;)

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4 comments

  1. Daniela says:

    Hallo,

    thank you first for the detailed report. You write the search bar that Google would remove, eh?
    How can I switch on the WiFi telephony on the Oukitel Wp 2?

    Thanks for the reply.

    Dani

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Dani,

      Since I have currently loaned the device out, I cannot try it out (the test was a few days ago, so I don't remember exactly). On Android, however, there are usually two or three options for customizing the start screen:

      1. Make adjustments in the settings under "Display" or "Display"
      2. Remove the Google bar in the settings or a submenu under "Widgets"
      3. Tap and hold the Google search bar for a few seconds so that it becomes a movable and removable element (similar to moving app icons)

      If none of this works, it could also be that the ability to remove the search bar has been removed with an update.

      When it comes to wifi telephony, I'm not sure what you mean. You can make calls with the Oukitel WP2 via cellular network with the SIM card inserted and activated. Everything else would then be functions of WhatsApp, Skype or other communication apps that allow VoIP telephony.

      Best regards and have a nice weekend! :)

  2. Henning Boehm says:

    Hello, what are your experiences with the wp2 in relation to WLAN and Internet. Personally, I am disappointed with the device, because I use it for work, but I'm also outdoors, I bought the part, and compatibility with the device is not a matter of course. Greetings Henning

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Henning,

      meanwhile I don't use the OUKITEL WP2 anymore; the test report is from November 2018. As far as I can remember, the internet connection was not bad and the use of WLAN was also good. But whether an update, an outdated software or some other error (possibly hardware?) Ensures that these functions can no longer be used in the quality of that time, I cannot judge.

      Perhaps a reader is currently using the smartphone and can give an assessment?

      Best wishes!

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