The AGM 5 Pro.

The AGM 5 Pro is as rugged a device as you’ll find.

Image: Jack Wallen

Although I rarely drop my phone (knock on wood), I do tend to listen to various sorts of media with the volume cranked. And in all my years of using, reviewing, and enjoying Android devices, I’ve never heard decibels from a phone as I have with the AGM 5 Pro.

It’s very loud.

But in a good way. 

In fact, according to AGM, the 5 Pro can reach 109 dB without even blinking. I did a test with an Android decibel meter and was only able to reach 82 dB, but that was while listening to “Veni, Delecte Mi,” by Sebastian de Vivanco and sung by the glorious Voce8. Even listening to Devin Townsend’s “Kingdom” (which is a very loud song) only reached 79 dB.

The back side of the AGM 5 Pro.

The AGM loudspeaker on display.

Image: Jack Wallen

Though I wasn’t able to hit that 109 dB mark, the phone is loud… as in, I can hear it throughout the entire house loud. For anyone that uses their Android phone for entertainment purposes alone, this device could be a real game changer.

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But head banging sound aside, what does the AGM 5 Pro offer that could sway you from your current device?

Let’s take a look.

The Specs

As always, we’ll start with the specs. Given the price ($319.00 on Amazon) The AGM 5 Pro would seem like a fairly rock-bottom phone. The specs, on the other hand, place this device square in the mid-range of Android devices. The spec list includes:

  • Helio G85 CPU.
  • OS Android 12.
  • 128 GB internal storage.
  • 8 GB of RAM.
  • 7000 mAh battery.
  • Toughness Certified IP68/MIL-STD-810H.
  • 48 MP main camera and 20 MP Infrared Night Vision Camera.
  • Port – USB Type C and 3.5 mm headphone jack.
  • Dynamic ring light changes with the rhythm of the music.
  • Built-in FM Radio (requires wired headphones to serve as the antenna).

Sounds like a bargain. However, before you jump on the bandwagon for the AGM 5 Pro, there are a couple of things you should be aware of first.

It’s the heaviest phone I’ve ever used

The AGM 5 Pro weighs 12.7 oz. To give you some perspective, the Pixel 6 Pro weighs 7.41 oz, and I consider it the heaviest phone I’ve ever used as a daily driver. The Pixel 5 (which was always ideal for me by way of size and weight) comes in at a scant 5.3 ounces. So, yes, the 5 Pro is a beefy device. And given it’s similar in size to the Pixel 6 Pro (the AGM is 6.9 x 3.3 x 0.9 inches), anyone with small hands or short digits might have a bit of trouble using this phone with ease.

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The AGM 5 Pro.