AGM Glory Pro review

The AGM Glory is an impressive rugged smartphone that has a built-in thermal imaging camera

AGM Glory Pro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

With thermal and night cameras, the AGM Glory Pro is a rugged phone which offers a host of functionality – including a top-notch thermal camera. It’ll suit not just the typical tradesperson but campers, hunters, and all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts, and is backed up with a decent if unexciting chipset, pleasingly bloatware-free Android 11 installation and 5G radio. Size and weight are noticeable, styling isn’t for everyone, but it means business and can survive a lot more than just taking a few tumbles on site.


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    High resolution thermal and night vision cameras

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    Exceptional low temperature performance

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    Ghetto-blaster speaker

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    Wireless charging


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    Unless you need it often, the extra flashlight adds bulk

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    No 4K

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    Despite 5G, there is no mmWave

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It’s immediately clear that AGM have done more than added a rough-and-tumble look to an average 5G phone and called it “rugged.” For many in the trades that seems to be enough; many rugged handsets are only 4G so we’re already moving up, but this device works to earn that ‘Pro’ moniker by packing practical features that could serve in contexts across professional trades (especially HVAC), camping, disaster relief and more.

AGM have taken temperature protection seriously too, meaning this handset will survive for a day at -27°˚C (-16.6°˚F), and even an hour at -40°˚C (-40˚°F) from its 6,200mAh battery, so you’ll be able to stand out in the cold and identify patches of warmth with that thermal camera, whether you are on a search and rescue or identifying issues on site. Construction workers and mountaineers understand the benefits of a device which will survive the cold, and work where there isn’t traditional light. Indeed it can provide up to 120 lumens via a flashlight at the top (or front, if you’re using it like a flashlight); about twice as bright as most phones. 

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook