AGM Glory G1S: A powerful Android phone with industry-leading thermal imaging

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With its 315 gram, it weights nearly twice as much as popular Android devices, such as the Google Pixel 6a or the Samsung Galaxy 52A. The difference is explained partially by the Glory G1S’s protective case, which is said to withstand drops and crashes of 1.5 meters in height and up to 30 minutes under 1.5 meters in water. Add a rugged protective case to phones without one, and you will come closer to the weight of the AGM Glory G1S. Our review copy arrived in a stylish box with an extra desk charging dock for speedier charging.

AGM unveiled the Glory G1S, a tough phone with a remarkable thermal camera, a night vision camera, a laser pointer, and a number of other useful capabilities. When you first take the sturdy phone out of its elegant box, you’ll notice that it weighs a little bit more than your typical Android phone because it is constructed like a tank.


  • The phone’s dimensions are 172.80 x 82.80 x 18.40 mm. It features a fingerprint sensor and includes four different cameras. The main camera is a Sony IMX582 with 48MP; the night vision camera has 20MP and 1 infrared LED, there is a macro camera with 2MP, and a selfie camera with 16MP. The main camera may not beat top-of-the-line cameras in Android phones, but results are still very fine and should be suitable for most users. Here is a snapshot that I took with the phone’s main camera: The default camera ratio is set to 4:3; users may change it to a different ratio if they prefer that.

  • As far as specs are concerned, the AGM Glory G1S is powered by a Snapdragon 480 processor, 8 Gigabytes of RAM and 128 Gigabytes of storage space, a 1080×2340 395ppi 6.53″ 60Hz screen, and a 5500 mAh battery. Storage may be expanded with microSD cards, but doing so takes away one of the two nano SIM slots of the device. Android 11 is the operating system, and 5G is supported, thanks to the Snapdragon 480 processor.

Its sturdiness makes it a great choice for outdoor and work related tasks, and thanks to its battery, it is well equipped to take you through the day without requiring a recharge half-way through.

The phone is waterproof and dustproof rated (IP68 and IP69K), and it conforms to MIL-STD-810H, which means it is drop tested from 1.5 meters. The phone survived all underwater testing I put it through. Processor, RAM, storage and screen are suitable for most use cases, but what sets this phone apart are features that you won’t find in the majority of Android phones. Take the heavy-duty case. It looks tough, and when you hold it, you are convinced immediately that it could survive a tank rolling over it. While that has to be tested, the lack of a tank forced me to skip the test, it is clear that the device packs a punch.



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