DMR Smartphone Runbo K1 – Review – Android DMR UHF/VHF POC

DMR Smartphone Runbo K1 – Review – Android DMR UHF/VHF POC

Do you know what happens if you put together a military grade walkie-talkie and a smartphone? You get Runbo K1. It got the great design and ergonomics of a walkie-talkie and a bright, colorful screen together with huge computing power based on Android OS of a smartphone.

The Smartphone / Portable radio received a wider case with plenty of buttons and an antenna at the top. Under the removable battery, you can find two SIM slots and a memory card slot under water resistant cover. There are two wheels at the top by the antenna, one for radio channel selection and the other one for the quick and convenient access to radio’s volume control, there is also an SOS button in between the wheels for emergency situations. Large dedicated PTT (push to talk) button on the side is colored bright orange so you won’t miss it, under the PTT button, there is a standard set (Power, Vol Up/Down) of buttons. On the opposite side, we have a fully protected, multi-purpose port for chargina, connecting accessories or connecting the phone to the computer, under the connector there is a programmable button that can be used for any of your apps or with POC software. Smooth transitions and a curved back of the smartphone makes it possible to comfortably hold the device in your hand.

Getting Runbo K1 for your business, is getting the perfect means of communication that won’t let you down under any circumstances. In areas where cell networks are unavailable, your team can use the device as a walkie-talkie, with transmitting range of 20-30Km, in addition, where DMR is available, your team can exchange text messages using radio channels.

The 4″ display with IPS matrix has excellent viewing angles and very good details. Small yet very responsive screen, will instantly respond even when used in gloves.
Another advantage of Runbo K1 is a very good protection level against dust, and liquids. The smartphone is IP67 certified, which means that the device can be safely used under the rain, in dusty or muddy areas as well as under extreme temperatures.

K1’s specifications are perfect fit for enterprises, the combination of MT6735 chip, 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage will easily solve day-to-day tasks without issues.

Removable battery with solid capacity of 4500mAh with fast charging capability will easily take your employees through the day.

With 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras, you can create high quality photo reports.

Key features of the device

  1. IP67 rugged waterproof phone2GB Ram + 16G Rom
  2. MTK6735 Quad Cores 1.3GHZ
  3. 4.0 inch 1136×640 pixel, Gorilla Glass 3
  4. Dual 2.0MP front and 13MP Back camera
  5. Dual sim card Dual standby
  6. Android 6.0 Battery 4500 mAh
  7. 4 Watts DMR+UHF: 400-450Mhz Or 440-480Mhz or VHF: 136-174Mhz (Optional)
  8. Supports NFC + GPS + Glonass

Supported Bands:
2G: GSM850/900/1800/1900MHz;
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz;
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B3/B5/B7/B17/B20,
TD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41, EVDO:BC0

The device can come in six (6) different configurations.

  1. UHF 400 to 450=Digital DMR +Analog UHF Walkie Talkie  (400~450mhz)
  2. UHF 440 to 480=Digital DMR +Analog UHF Walkie Talkie  (440~480mhz)
  3. VHF 137 to 174=Digital DMR +Analog UHF Walkie Talkie  (137~174mhz)
  4. DMR UHF 440 to 480=Digital DMR +Analog UHF Walkie Talkie  (440~480mhz)
  5. DMR UHF 440 to 480=Digital DMR +Analog UHF Walkie Talkie  (440~480mhz)
  6. DMR VHF 137 to 174=Digital DMR +Analog UHF Walkie Talkie  (137~174mhz)


All these specifications and features turn Runbo K1 into a perfect, mission critical tool for efficiently accomplishing any project or mission.