Crosscall has also joined the hardware announcements of these days, fielding the new standard bearers of its categories of rugged smartphones and tablets, as Crosscall Core-X5 and Core-T5 respectively.
After the Action-X5 smartphone at the end of 2021, the French brand Crosscall has returned to dealing with rugged or armored mobile devices, formalizing, as heirs of the corresponding predecessors of 2 years ago, the Core-X5 smartphone (549.90 euros) and the Core-T5 tablet (649.90 euros).
The two rugged mobile Core-X5 and Core-T5 share many specifications, starting from the certifications, substantiated in the Android Enterprise Recommended (released by Google for professional devices), in the IP68 (up to 2 meters in water for 30 minutes) and in the MIL -STD-810H (passed 15 military resistance tests, including against bumps, falls, shocks, vibrations, solar radiation, extreme cold, thermal shocks, saline environments, etc).
Also among the common specifications, there are programmable buttons (2 on the tablet, 4 on the smartphone) to send a request for help, talk in walkie-talkie mode via X-TALK, change conference groups, guaranteed for 700 thousand presses and ready for pressures. over 200 grams (making it comfortable with gloves and practically immune to random touches), the 100 decibel speaker audible from a distance, the 3.5 mm jack, the microphone waterproofed by a GORE-TEX membrane, support for radio communications in the field (PMR private networks) and mission critical protocols (useful in case of network congestion, because they prioritize data packets and resource pre-emption), the various accessories (ergonomic armband, belt cover, harness, add-ons compatible with the X-Link rear connector and, for the tablet, the X-Blocker), the 5-year warranty, and the update to Android 12 with a 3-year security patch.
Turning to the differences, the smartphone (163 x 78 x 14.5 mm, for 256 grams) Crosscall Core-X5 (9.1 / 10 as a repairability index, spare parts available for 10 years) behind a resistant (IK05) glass Gorilla Glass 3 offers a resolute 5.45-inch IPS LCD display in HD + with 500 nits of brightness. The selfiecamera in the high frame is 8 megapixel while, behind, in the shield placed above the porthole for the X-Link, the main 48 megapixel sensor (wide angle at 80 °, 4.74 mm focal length) stands out – together with the LED flash. , f / 1.8 aperture, autofocus, timelapse.hyperstab stabilization, 4K @ 30fps video, X-Cam app with Clear cut and X-Story) and the ultra-wide angle (120 °) 13 megapixel (f / 2.4, 2.13 mm, stabilization hyperstab). On the side, there is a notification LED, which also intervenes to signal when you are shooting or filming and, just above, the fingerprint scanner.
At the helm, the octacore processor (2 GHz) chosen is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, supported by 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, expandable by another 512 maximum via microSD. Equipped with a 4,940 mAh battery (22 days in stand-by, 25 hours of talk time), which can be charged via the microUSB Type-C 3.2 and with reverse charging, the Crosscall Core-X5 includes Dual SIM connectivity with 4G and VoLTE calls, Bluetooth 5.0, dual band Wi-Fi ac, GPS (Beidou, Galileo, Glonass) and NFC for payments: out-of-the-box, there is the Android 11 OS.
The tablet (227.6 x 135 x 13.8 mm, for 594 grams) Core-T5 has an 8-inch IPS LCD display, always protected by a resistant (IK05) Gorilla Glass: specifically, it is a bright panel (450 nits ) resolved to 1,280 x 800 pixels, i.e. in WXGA. The self-camera here drops to 5 megapixels, and the post-camera to 13 megapixels (although it retains autofocus and 4K @ 30fps video).
The processor supplied remains the octacore Snapdragon 665 already seen on the X5 smartphone, but the mnemonic equipment drops: the RAM drops to 3 GB and the storage, always expandable via microSD of 512, goes down to 32 GB. Always equipped with Dual SIM 4G VoLTE, GPS (Beidou, Glonass, Galileo), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ac / 5 dual band, the Core-T5 tablet brings the battery to 7,000 mAh (50 hours of calls, 22 GPS navigation).