Sonim XP3.20 Quest - user opinions and reviews

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-12 21:30 from PTd2 - click to readHi, the gps seems to not look like working at first as you need to re ask it to check once it has aquired the signal, otherwise it will show waiting for ages.

I put the phone outside, press ok, then wait a few minutes and press ok again and it refinds and displays the new data. walk with the phone a bit and repress get data ok, and it will show the new data.

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  • 2010-02-04 03:00
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> In reply to JSTRACHAN100 @ 2009-11-23 00:24 from Tf8i - click to readHi, the spare batteries can be brought from Brightpoint or the place you got the phone, I beleive, if still stuck, try e-mailing sonim on Bobs blog on toughestphone.com

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  • 2010-02-04 01:58
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> In reply to Steve @ 2010-01-25 22:57 from qZu} - click to readif u text 5000 messages a month, that means with 8 hours of sleep, you send a text every 6 minutes, your hands will hate you for that dude x'D

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  • 2010-02-02 21:17
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Evansville, IN U.S.A on AT&T/Cingular network.

I typically get 5-7days out of the battery.
I have no internet and use 5000txt a month about 500mins a month and use the lamp all the time.

This is the only phone i can get to hold up. Will buy again, excellent reception.

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  • 2010-01-25 22:57
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2010-01-22 11:50 from tCQf - click to readPR fault. Hilarious.

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  • 2010-01-24 09:49
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BBC Reporter breaks 'unbreakable' mobile phone at CES

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ture=related

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  • 2010-01-22 11:50
  • tCQf
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Got one replaced after one month (turned off randomly), second phone started to make very poor and crackling sound after four months. This IS too much problems for almost 350Eur phone.

By the way, looks like Sonim aftersale support is only to replace defective phones. No firmware upgrades, most questions answered by now almost standard sentence: "we will fix this in the next phone version". Too bad, but true.

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  • 2010-01-18 23:36
  • SuKP
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thanx 2 all of u! was not clear in mind if i should again buy samsung b2100 or sonim xp3pro! but now my mind is clear again; will buy samsung again; had one sold it cause of stupidness and mow buy it again, was wondering if sonim could be ok, cause u hardly can get it in austria, but so far, so many people havin so many problems with that fon, no thanx! tried also nokia 3720classic outdoor, poor fon, not good! will g back 2 samsung thanx again! greatz

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  • 2010-01-16 23:17
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I've had this phone for about 3 months. So far it has shown to be a really tough and reliable one. Mechanically, it is superbly made. The software could definitely use some improvement. Several times, when I was using some Java apps (two different ICQ apps), the phone had frozen so bad that I couldn't even turn it off, had to remove the battery. I've not been using any Java communication apps ever since. No bugs spotted apart from this. Some of the things could be more customizable.
In general, for all the things I use this phone for - call, sms, an occasional photo or voice recording, the functionality is completely adequate. The reliability is great, my friends already tested it's waterproofness (the first time they saw it). Battery life is wonderful as well, I usually charge it as soon as the charge level gets down to 2/4 bars - once around every 6-8 days. That depends on how much I use it, of course.
A tip for all the people who'd been having battery life problems: I've noticed that if I turn the phone off, then plug the charge into it, it will completely charge the battery. When I haven't turned the phone off and charged it while it was on, it showed to be fully charged much more quickly (showing all 4/4 bars), but then the charge would drop back very fast. This might be some bug in the charging software/hardware in the phone or the battery, but whatever it is, charging with the phone turned off seems to work great. Try this if you have problems with battery life.

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  • 2010-01-04 19:59
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Changed my ideas about the concept after having returned two Sonim Quests. It was offered as a bundled offer with a Dutch Vodafone flat-rate internet subscription. Originally, I went for the ruggedized concept and long battery-life, together with the internet-driven Amaze GPS-software. But after two brand-new Sonims failed to deliver even the most basic phone functionality (internet connection, and thus GPS-functionality, never worked at all - battery ran out of steam within a few days), my dealer offered me a not-so-rugged, but infinitely more functional HTC Diamond II, which worked fine right out of the box. Maybe I'll give Sonim another try in a couple of years or so, if they've cleaned up their act and provided they're still in business.

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  • 2009-12-25 11:38
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JSTRACHAN100 i no where you can buy spare batties as i had to buy one myself www.thephonetrader.co.uk they are brilliant

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  • 2009-12-17 17:25
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> In reply to SONIM XP-3.20 @ 2009-11-16 18:31 from mGSx - click to readThat's funny! I can't even turn the G.P.S. on my phone! When I select it "on," it stays "off."

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  • 2009-11-23 00:29
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I broke my first one in 2 months, and they replaced it no problem. I don't use G.P.S. or bluetooth on my phone, and the battery doesn't last longer than 24 hours. I don't want to replace this phone, but I can't find a way to buy a couple replacement batteries for it anywhere.

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  • 2009-11-23 00:24
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well, to start am now experiencing some battery life probs (charging, top up every day) on my second battery. am going to run it down first to reset battery memory and then full recharge, see if that works. secondly very slow reaction on keys to text, times out and screens goes black if you type too fast and finally horrid apps selection, cant complain though at mo. its been abused so many times in my tool bag at home and at work in my fire fighting kit. will deffo purchase the next gen of this model, if sonim listen to there customers ?!?

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  • 2009-11-21 18:18
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The Sonim XP3 Quest has nutted out many of the previous Sonim Models Software Issues. It has a camera which has never before featured on previous models. The Sonim is made in Canada and is fully branded as a Canadian Phone, many people think the Sonim is an English phone but this is a common misconception.

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  • 2009-11-21 00:53
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all you out there that have a problem with the battery>>>>>
turn off the gps>>>>>>

turn it off>>>>>>>>>>>

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  • 2009-11-16 18:31
  • mGSx
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> In reply to Teo @ 2009-08-12 14:43 from MjgK - click to readhi

can you please give me some advice how to get gps working we are in nz?

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  • 2009-11-12 21:30
  • PTd2
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I run a mobile phone shop, and every one of these phones that we have sold have had to be replaced at least once, some cases three times. Various failures. Batteries lasting less than a day, displays going blank, buttons not working. These phones are supposed to be as tough as a Land Rover, and with all the faults they are having, they seem to about as reliable as a Land Rover too. The upside is the no quibble 3 yr guarantee, which is fantastic ( and needed )

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  • 2009-11-10 16:26
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It very looks like XP3 Enduro.

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  • 2009-11-07 18:42
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I've had my quest now for 3 months. There is something wrong with it, as it has started to eat the battery empty within 12 hours. I bought a new battery...still the same problem.
Have to return it to the shop.

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  • 2009-10-26 19:09
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