AGM H5 Pro review

The AGM H5 Pro is cost-effective rugged smartphone which can see in the dark, but make a big noise

AGM H5 Pro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

At around $240, the AGM H5 Pro is a sensibly-priced rugged phone which takes decent pictures – even very close up or in the dark. Moreover the attention-grabbing speaker will make you the envy of your colleagues and let you dictate what gets played on location. We’d like to see better video, and inductive charging, but most of our checklist is ticked.


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    Loud speaker

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    Good Infra-Red camera

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    Clean Android 12 install

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    Rugged frame

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    Small notch


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    Charging dock didn’t seem to work for us

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    Average chipset

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    Screen resolution lower than many

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    Missed out on Android 13 (Tiramisu)

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    Single LED torch not as powerful as AMG Glory Pro

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AGM is a smartphone company which takes the elements seriously while not getting too involved in system software. Their design focus is about physical components which rugged phone users want or need, and in the past we’ve tested their ‘Glory Pro’ model (see review) which even offers a thermal camera.

Goodies like that aren’t cheap though, which is where the AGM H5 comes in. It’s still built on a very solid platform, but sticks to the features most will use. It has not escaped AGM’s attention that phones often serve as portable sound systems, so the speaker is designed to be be LOUD. It promises of 109dB of output - which is roughly the sound you get from a full orchestra or a jackhammer.

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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