Sonim XP1 Toughphone
|Sonim XP1 Toughphone|
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|Feature and Performance Testing|
Not many people here in North America have heard of Sonim. The truth is Sonim doesn’t have much coverage here in Canada and the USA, but after spending some time with the XP1 tough phone, perhaps they should. The recently sent us the XP1 phone for us to play with, test, use and abuse and following is our review of this remarkable phone.
Package and Details:
The XP1 arrived in a very attractive retail box, but the truth is that when phone shopping here in North America, you generally don't see the box on the shelf first. The phone is typically on display and then you see the box after you've signed your life away on a contract or locked yourself into expensive pre-paid service with one provider. The Sonim XP1 arrived ready to go on any network as it is unlocked and actually arrived rattling around in the box. It came out of the assigned cut-outs, but thankfully the tough phone arrived working and without any damage. That's right; it can even stand up to UPS.
The XP1 is a “Candy-Bar” style phone that is a little bulkier than most phones today. The housing of the phone is pretty rugged and it has several raised rubber points that offer protection, toughness and also increase the overall indestructible appearance of the phone. Sonim claims that this is the “world’s toughest phone” and while we don’t have every phone in the world to compare it to, we’ll put it through the paces soon enough and see if it can survive.
Specs & Features:
Durable Casing - Hardened rubber molding cast via dual injection.
Temperature range - Operational range between -20C and +60C.
Shock and vibration - Rated to 1.65m drop to concrete. Protection from 5Hz to 500Hz.
Screen - Protected by leading scratch resistant coating.
Water and humidity - Rated for stream of water at 90 degree angle.
Durable mechanics - Keypad buttons tested to 500,000 pushes. Dedicated PTT buttons tested to 200,000 pushes.
Dirt and dust - Non-porous casing withstands micro-particles.
Unconditional 3 year guarantee:
Our guarantee:What we will do:
Subject to the conditions of this Unlimited 3 year Guarantee Sonim warrants this product to be free from major defects in design, material and workmanship at the time of its original purchase by a consumer, and for a subsequent period of Three (3) years.
If during the guarantee period, this product fails to operate under normal use and service, due to defects in design, material or workmanship, Sonim's authorized distributors or service partners, in the country/region where you purchased the product, will replace with the same or better model in the same or better condition.
Philips Nexperia 6120 platform
900, 1800, 1900 Mhz
Lithium-ion 1100mA/h battery
5 hour talk time
Storage for 1000 100-character SMS messages
Weight 100g/128g without/with battery
7 soft keys /10 programmable short-cuts
2.5mm headset port
USB charging port
External antenna port (optional accessory)
Dedicated volume and PTT keys
Two 14x20mm speakers
95bd+ at 10cm range
98bdb signal-to-noise ratio
Following are the Bluetooth headsets that are verified and compatible with our phone
Nokia BH 100
Jabra BT 5020
Sony Ericson HBH-PV702
Aliph Jawbone bluetooth headset
Nokia BH 900
Following are the car kits that are verified and compatible with our phone
BlueAnt's Supertooth-Light Model: BTSLBC3/BTPP5
Parrot CK 3100
Nokia CK – 15W ( verified only for 4.0.2-218.2)
Push To Talk
Software package Standard services
On the next page we'll take a close look at the phone before we drop in for some testing.