AGM G2 Guardian is a rugged smartphone that features a Thermal Monocular Long Detection camera that has uses in industrial, security, and search and rescue situations. AGM says it will survive drops of up to 1.5 metres. You can buy a locked US T-Mobile version of the AGM G2 Guardian or an unlocked version that also works everywhere else in the world.
In a slightly confusing situation, there are two other variants of the G2 Guardian, namely AGM G2 Pro and AGM G2. They cost less than the G2 Guardian and offer only 8GB RAM + 256 GB storage, where the G2 Guardian offers both 8GB and 12GB RAM.
AGM G2 Guardian: brief specs
- OS: Android 12
- Release Date: 2023
- Network Type: 2G/3G/4G/5G
- Display: 6.58-inch, 1080 x 2408 pixels resolution
- Processor: Qualcomm QCM6490
- Selfie Camera: 32 MP
- Rear camera: 108 MP quad
- RAM: 12 GB
- ROM: 256 GB
- Battery: 7000 mAh
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Mobile Wireless Network and Software
- 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G mobile network bands: LTE. VoLTE.
- 5G mobile network bands: NSA/SA. VoNR. n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n41, n66,n71, n77, n78,n79
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
- Software / OS: Android 12
Design, Form Factor, Appearance
- Dimensions: 177.5 x 85.3 x 25.3 mm
- Weight: 405g
- Display: 6.58 inches, 1080 x 2408 pixels, 120 Hz refresh rate, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen. Gorilla Glass protection.
- Colours: Black.
- Physical Build: IP68/IP69K waterproof (up to 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water), shock and dust proof. MIL-STD-810H.
Internal Hardware Specifications
- CPU/Processor: 64-bit, 2.7GHz Octa-core
- Chipset: Qualcomm QCM6490
- GPU/Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 643
- RAM: 8 GB / 12 GB
- Extended/Virtual RAM: N/A
- Internal Storage: 256 GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Photography, Video Recording
- Main Camera: 108 MP main sensor + Thermal Monocular Long Detection camera + 20 MP Infrared Night Vision lens + 2 MP macro lens, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
- Front Camera: 32 MP, fixed focus, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture
Audio, Video Playback
- Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
- Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
- Loudspeaker: Mono speaker
- Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
- FM Radio:
- Digital Compass: Yes.
- Accelerometer: Yes.
- Proximity Sensor: Yes.
- Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
- Barometer: No.
- Pedometer: No.
- Heart Rate Monitor: No.
- Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side-mounted.
- Face Unlock: Yes.
- Iris Scanner: No.
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
- Voice Control: No.
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
- Infra-red Blaster: No.
- Bluetooth Version: 5.2
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6, hotspot
- GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
- USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C. USB-OTG.
- NFC: Yes.
Miscellaneous Specifications and Features
- Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 7000 mAh
- Battery Charging: 18W fast charging
- Wireless Charging: 10W.
- Reverse Charging: No.
- Model Version/Number:
Launch/Release Dates and Information
- Announced: February 2023
- Release Date: March 2023
Prices of AGM G2 by Country
- USA: $899 (8/256GB). $999 (12/256GB). AGM G2 Pro: $799 (8/256GB). AGM G2: $699 (8/256GB).
- United Kingdom (UK): £
- European Union: €
- Switzerland: CHF
- Australia: AU$
- UAE (Dubai): AED
The above prices may change with time from country to country, as market forces and economic policies influence product price movements.
Does AGM G2 Guardian have Google Play Store?
It supports Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.
Will AGM G2 Guardian work in the USA?
This is a GSM phone and is supported on US GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile and other networks riding on their networks. It does not support CDMA networks. Do make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on their service.
How powerful is AGM G2 Guardian?
AGM G2 Guardian is powered by a Qualcomm QCM6490 chipset, which is slightly below Dimensity 1200 in performance and above Dimensity 1100. That makes the G2 Guardian an upper mid-range performer.
MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict
The AGM G2 Guardian is one of the toughest rigged smartphones on the market. Its thermal monocular camera is unmatched, too. And it has great battery life. If you are an outdoor enthusiast or professional in need of a smartphone for capturing night images and videos, the G2 Guardian is as good as it gets.
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AGM G2 Guardian Phone Review Rating
The G2 Guardian is a solid rugged smartphone. It is built like a fortress and takes a beating and a dunking without breaking a sweat. It holds on to 5G network signals well, even in fringe areas where other phones like the iPhone SE 2022 and Samsung S23 fail to do so. See our detailed AGM G2 Guardian review.
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