I have covered the launch of the AGM H5 at the beginning of this year and it seems that the manufacturer has decided that it’s time to release the H5 Pro version of the same model. And it has an even larger battery (7,000mAh compared to the 5,400mAh of
the H5 the H3), but they kept the rear-mounted loud-speaker and the weather and shock proofing that show we are indeed dealing with a rugged smartphone.
Indeed, the AGM H5 Pro is IP68 and IP69K-rated which means that the device is completely sealed from dust ingress and it’s as close to waterproof as possible. To be specific, you should be able to submerge the AGM H5 Pro under water down to 5 feet for up to 30 minutes.
Additionally, there is the MIL-STD-810H certification which means that the smartphone has also passed some shock tests (included repeated falls from 5 feet), as well as some tests that pertain to industrial use (although, it was not disclosed which ones, at the moment). So, in terms of ruggedness, the AGM H5 Pro is pretty much on par with the Glory Pro and the G1S, and it also seems that the rear-placed speaker is still there, being able to blast 109dB of sound. I wasn’t a fan of it when I tested the Glory Pro because the placement is not ideal – the sound would get muffled very easy and, while loud, it wasn’t that clear. AGM says that the H5 Pro has a better speaker than the Glory Pro, but we’ll see when I test the device.
I am not entirely sure, but I think that the AGM H5 Pro has an LED ring surrounding the round speaker, so you get a few extra FPS. Hear that gamers? I am not a fan of RGB in general, but there is an undeniable general appeal towards it, so who am I to judge your weird taste? Speaking of fps in games, the AGM H5 Pro uses the MediaTek Helio G85 CPU which apparently is not that well optimized for gaming. I hope to put it to the test soon and see how well it actually performs in some benchmarks and real-life tests, but I assume that the G85 should still do decently well in most types of applications.
The display is large, 6.5 inches and the resolution is 720 x 1600 pixels, which further suggests that the CPU should do fine, but I do admit that I am not that impressed by the resolution, especially considering the size of the display.
In terms of cameras, the AGM H5 Pro uses a 48-megapixel main shooter, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a Sony Infrared Night Vision camera. This means that the setup is pretty much identical to what I saw on the Glory Pro, but yes, it does not have the thermal camera or the dual-flashlight.
Nor does it have the laser measurement tool of the G1S, but it does make sense considering the price tag of the device. Even when I tested the Glory Pro, I was a bit unsure about the purpose of the black and white night footage, but I suppose it’s a nice function to have. If you need to see something in the dark (when you’re camping), the camera could come in handy if you don’t want to rely on a flashlight.
Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that the AGM H5 Pro does use Android 12 which will most likely be the only version available for the entire life cycle of the rugged smartphone.
It currently is the latest Android version available, but it is rumored that Android 13 will arrive in the next weeks. If you’re interested in more info or to get the phone, you can check out the device on the manufacturer’s official website.
Mark is a graduate in Computer Science, having gathered valuable experience over the years working in IT as a programmer. Mark is also the main tech writer for MBReviews.com, covering not only his passion, the networking devices, but also other cool electronic gadgets that you may find useful for your every day life.