It is a pity it doesn't have a better screen and it's too expensive,when the price goes lower maybe I'll buy one.
Anonymous, 21 Aug 2008My supervisor drove forklift over the phone and the display shattered :)Well that's to be expected. It's the toughest phone but noone claimed it was invincible...
james, 21 Aug 2008looks like a nokia 1208I think this phone is brilliant. Its been in the bath, worked fine. its been in the shower, worked fine. And my small child knocked in the pond. This also worked fine!! I think its fair to say this is a water resistant phone!
My supervisor drove forklift over the phone and the display shattered :)
I had purchased one of these. Rugged yes, but the sound quality was horrible. The membrabne used to isolate the speaker from water damage is way too think and it dramatically impairs sound quality. A major fault.
On the show they put them through 3 tests the first was on a lake for the wet test both did well.
The second test, they chained them both to the back of two quad bikes and rode around a field.
The Sonim was starting to show a few cracks the M110 was fine.
The last test they drove a tractor over both phones. The M110 had a few scratches which you would expect after all the abuse it got and still worked. But the XP1’s case completely failed and stopped working. I was quite upset and shocked that a fifty quid phone beat a 200 quid phone. I still keep telling my self that it was a faulty phone after all I have a Sonim XP1.
I’ve seen Sonim’s put in ovens, freezers, beer, water, milk, cement mixers. etc
This phone was tested on the Gadget Show with the Samsung solid the Sonim broke and stopped working but the Samsung survived. It’s not that tough. I was expecting the XP1 to kick ass but was very shocked when out of the two it cracked open and stopped working.
they shot this phone whit 4 diferent guns it survivad all exept the last http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=sonim+xp1+gun&search_type=&aq=f (the 3 first guns breaks it but it dosent die compleatly until its shot whit the 4th gun)
Just got this phone.
It is tough but :
1. There is no bluetooth
2. There is no sw with this phone. So no synchronization !!!!!
This phone will be great for me! My phone Sony Ericsson T280 is better then SONIM but sonim it's nice.
What is GSM talking about this handset is cheap for what it is only around £100 or less!!!
ill wait till they come up with a better version. i kinda like to have such a tough fone with a few more features of a mid range fone.
My rate for a low-range phone:
7 to design (It's kinda big)
8 to features (Fow a low-range phone, but the price is too expensive)
10 to performance (It's soooo tough!)
3 years of warranty! All we need to do is try to break it :)