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AGM M7
AGM M7
AGM M7
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7.7/10
Informr score
The AGM M7 currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 3 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

If you're looking for a solid blend of ruggedized durability and all the power to handle communications basics, the AGM M7 adds enough features to stay fairly future-proof without requiring you to hunt a charger every few hours or treat your phone like a delicate flower.

What's good

  • Rugged, durable design
  • Very loud, capable speaker
  • A nice balance of simplicity and app selection
  • IP68/IP69K Water resistance
  • MIL-STD-810H Shock resistance
  • 4G compatible

What's bad

  • Weak camera
  • Limited storage

AGM is most known for its rugged and capable line of phones built to withstand the abuse of a busy worksite or active lifestyle. The M7 is the latest member of this family provides an interesting balance of design, simplicity, and features. But is it worth buying for most users? Let’s look at the reviews.

Design

The AGM M7 features the candy bar phone design of decades past and is built to withstand just about anything. There is a tire-tread-like bumper around the outside of the phone to help protect against drops, dents, and scratches. The phone is also IP68/IP69K rated and MIL-STD-810H rated making it highly water-resistant and shock-resistant. Around the back, you’ll find one of the largest speakers we’ve ever seen on a mobile phone.

Display

Coming in at a tiny 2.4-inches, the small touch screen of the M7 allows for basic app use while avoiding the extra bulk -- and fragility -- of a larger display. It won't win any graphics awards but reviewers said it was still impressive with plenty of brightness and clear text when checking email, sending messages, or browsing social media.

Performance

Since the processor only needs to push that small display, performance reviews are excellent. No, it won’t play the latest games at full tilt, but who would want to play games on a 2.4-inch screen. For everything else, it’s plenty snappy offering improved performance over most feature phones.

Software & Storage

The AGM M7 only comes with 8GB of storage. You also won’t find a microSD card reader, so don’t expect to store a ton of files, videos, or music on the phone. It uses a simplified version of Android Oreo which reviewers found plenty usable even with the smaller display.

Cameras

Again, the camera on this phone is not meant to wow photographers. But if you need a quick snapshot to remember something later or the like, the 2MP camera will capture something to refer to later -- even if it’s not amazing looking.

Battery Life

Don’t let the battery’s smaller 2500mAh rating fool you. Since there’s less software and screen fanciness going on, the battery lasts for days. Reviewers also loved that the phone uses USB Type-C charging -- something essentially unheard of at this point in basic or feature phones. It also includes a charging dock for your desk to make charging simple.

Audio

The M7 is essentially untouchable when it comes to phone audio. No, it won’t keep up with a home theater system or larger Bluetooth speaker, but the 3.5W speaker on the rear of the phone will blow any smartphone on the market away in terms of overall loudspeaker volume.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic chassis
  • 2.4-inch QVGA support touch panel display
  • MediaTek MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Simplified Android Oreo
  • 8GB of storage
  • 2MP camera
  • 2500mAh battery
  • 21-button keypad

Bottom Line

AGM provides an interesting mix between the simplicity of a feature phone and the power of a smartphone, helping the M7 stand out in a world full of high-powered little rectangles. AGM has always focused on more rugged phone designs. This experience shows in their latest release. It would be ideal for someone who likes to hike or works in an industrial or construction setting, but it can have just as many benefits for those looking for a bit of digital minimalism or wanting to simplify their phone-driven life.

The Gadgeteer says, “This phone offers a retro feel while maintaining the specs and capabilities of a modern smartphone.”

TechToy Reviews states, “Over and above the aforementioned features, the AGM M7 also features a high-volume removable 2500mAh battery, supports GPS, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Bluetooth, and has the ability to clear all DNS cache in one click.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.5 GHz
Screen Size
2.4"
Camera
2+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Make Use Of

The AGM M7 is a budget semi-smartphone that is almost unbreakable and looks like something from the pre-smartphone era but offers much more. Those looking for a smartphone experience will be disappointed, but those looking for something unique will find this hybrid beast compelling.

- Ian Buckley, Make Use Of
ZDNet

For a simplified rugged phone, the AGM M7 really has most of the features that I probably need -- and a superbly loudspeaker if I'm in a noisy environment, or start losing my hearing. The keys are comforting and the phone is easy to use -- albeit a little basic -- but it would certainly suit the nee...

- Eileen Brown, ZDNet


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Common Questions


AGM backs up the M7 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your M7 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact AGM support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find AGM's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
2.4"

The AGM M7's screen size is 2.4 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5 GHz

There is a MediaTek MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ MP camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.

Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2500 mAh battery.

AGM M7 Specs

Overview
Release Date May 30, 2021
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor MediaTek MT6739 Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
RAM 1 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
variations
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs No
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
NFC No
Data Tethering Compatibility Unknown
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
VGA (640 x 480)+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors Unknown
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel Density 167 pixels
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.2 x 6.19 x 1.98 cm (5.6 x 2.4 x 0.8 in)
Weight 195 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating IP 68/69k
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad, Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
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