I have bought one of those phones second hand, after my previous own drowned. I wanted to prevent that in the future.
It is nice and heavy and thick. It is solid to the bone. I have to recharge the battery only once every two of three weeks, depending on how much I use it, which is also an important concern for me. Beside that, it looks totally awesome, like a telephone that you can take to the moon and still use.
The camera is not too great, but hey, it is a telephone, not a camera.
Screen is nice and bright. Calls are clear and SMS works well. Essentially it has everything I want in a phone, without any smartphone nonsense.
It would have have been nice to have a more solid keyboard locking and unlocking mechanism, because sometimes the torch turns on accidentily drains the battery within a day.
I have used my Sonim XP3 for years now with no problems. Yes, I have the latest smartphone that I use in the city, but when I go on a malti-day hike, there is no better phone than my Sonim. Very ruggard, great battery, waterproof, better signal than any other phone - I can go on and on. The Sonim XP3 is a phone in the old sense of phones - and a bloody good one at that.
phone is exellent, the only gripe i have is no mms and the two way radio funcion doesent seem to enabled all it does is bring up my contacts?
Not been able to try the gps as 02 doesnt support gps on PAYG! flash light is epic, bluetooth is great-will even stream straight to my GF's fiesta and works with the steering controls!, very waterproof, had it in many drinks on a night out, dropped it loads of times, road,concrete face down on gravel, ha oil on it you name it its happened, i got this as all my other phones have only lasted me a year,well the predecessor of the sonim a sony x8 lasted me months, the signal does drop out every now and again but a quick wave of the hand and its fine, battery is epic, used the opra browser a few times and it seemed ok, yes the pc software doesent work on W7 but i dont use that so im not really bothered, speakerphone is great, although i did blow the speaker a few months back,(replaced in under a week by sonim for free)
I bought this phone in 2008 and to date I still can't get the software to work. The "PC Tool" software doesn't work with Window 7! Only works with XP. So forget about syncing with your PC if you have a Windows 7 PC - you will have to enter all of your contact and calender information into the phone manually. The Sonim website is very poor and outdated. I regret buying this phone and more than that, I regret not returning it within the return period.
Cannot wait to get a new phone and I will not be getting another Sonim. The back up service terrible.Software freezes up . The web browsing is useless
jean, 14 Sep 2011I have used the regular and crashed it, so i got a replacement and it is a pro version, with t... moreIf you read the quickstart guide (which contradicts the manual), you will see that you operate the torch by depressing and holding the '5' key.
A tough phone with terrible software, sonim should be ashamed with this phone, microphone bad, SMS wordbook outdated , locks up often ,keylock useless ,Bluetooth bad and lots lots more..whats the point of having a tough phone if it doesn't work ?
Sebastijan, 12 May 2011Hello!
I have my Sonim XP3.20 Quest Pro for 2 months now. The phone is as described, batter... moreWe have bought these for technicians, and have endless problems. The sound quality is bad, when talking with Bluetooth there's almost no sound. The phone tends to hang, and have to be restarted to work properly again. I have 5 of them with me currently to be sent in for repairs/upgrade etc. One of the faults are if the contacts are loaded, it says it failed, please load again. No MMS functionality. Why a 2 mega pixel camera without MMS functionality?
Can anybody please advise me of how the GPS function works? We need to have the GPS functioning as our technicians are using these handsets.
I am dying to Kay my hands on Sonim rugged mobile phone but there are different types around now. Can someone tell me the best of all Sonim rugged phone on the Market please... Thanks
Got mine from thephonetrader.co.uk as they still have some with the unconditional warranty on. Nice people and got it free on my Vodafone upgrade if you are in the UK. Battery lasts for ever, also got a ittm Outlimts which is lower spec but is a lot lighter and slimmer.
Dont waste your money.'No Win7 64bit support and Sonim not interested in it either.
I have used the regular and crashed it, so i got a replacement and it is a pro version, with the gorilla glass, but i can't activate my flashlight by holding the camera button. it just doesn't work with the pro and it did work with the normal quest.
sonim doesn't reply, anybody has some ideas?