Hands-on with Sonim XP Strike Push-To-Talk Rugged Mobile Phone

The next time you are left fuming over an issue or assessing an option to vent your anger, then try throwing the Sonim XP Strike mobile phone with force, and see what happens. You’ll be amazed to see that the phone remains unaltered by the force. The Sonim XP Strike mobile phone is designed to withstand brute force and other hard environments. Drop it in water, frost it in a freezer, try drilling a hole with a drilling machine, or try scraping the display with a sharp edged tool. Amazingly, the phone comes out unruffled at the end of all these actions.

About the Less Known ‘Sonim’ Brand

Based in San Mateo, California, Sonim is a developer of tough and rugged mobile phones. The company’s mobile phones cater to the communication needs of users who work in extreme and demanding environments. Sonim also specializes in the design of mission critical communication devices for industries like construction, oil & gas, mining, logistics and defense. The Sonim brand of communication products are marketed and sold in over 50 countries globally.

Sonim XP Strike

Features & Specifications

Sonim XP Strike is no ordinary feature phone, especially when it comes to sheer endurance. With a Candy bar form factor, the XP Strike sports a 2-inch TFT display that offers resolutions of up to 320 x 240 pixels. The screen is designed using Corning’s far-famed Gorilla Glass that is 1.5 millimeter thick and can withstand shocks and scratches. The mobile phone would perfectly suit enterprises that want to keep their workforces connected and safe in extreme environments. Aptly complying with MIL specification standards, the phone can be dropped onto hard concrete, submersed in water for close to 30 minutes and driven over.

The phone is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera and integrated flash, which is reasonable for a feature phone with limited multimedia capabilities. The Sonim XP Strike works on CDMA networks and operates in the 800 and 1900 frequency bands. In terms of connectivity, the Strike XP comes with Bluetooth high-speed data connectivity options facilitated by EVDO. In addition, there is also GPS connectivity that serves navigation purposes in remote locations. In terms of memory options, the Strike XP comes with a built-in storage capacity of 137 megabytes, while it can be extended with a micro SD slot.

The phone leads the pack of feature phones when it comes to battery life. Incorporating a 1950 mAH battery, the phone offers battery life of up to 13 hours. The phone is available on Sprint and comes with Sprint’s Direct Connect, which helps users connect instantly to contacts. In addition, the functionalities of the phone can be extended using the collection of related accessories. Priced under $130, the phone comes with a three-year warranty.

 

 

Verdict

The best possible way to describe the rugged Sonim XP Strike mobile phone is by slightly tweaking the lyrics of Michael Jackson’s celebrated hit number ‘they don´t really care about us’

“Beat it, hate it

You can never break it

Will it, thrill it

You can never kill it

All I wanna say is that you don’t have to worry about the phone!”

 

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