sea rescue, 20 Aug 2012total disaster...the phone is not working in germany !!! switches on and off !! all the time ... morebought my one in early June 2012 and had to charge every 100hours, no apps or GPS running and only in 2G mode. Speaker is very dump. The external one is very good. Also it sometimes "forgott" the micro sd 16GB class 10 card, so you had to swicht it on and off several times until card was checked. Since 2 1/2 weeks it is now at Sonim Germany support and after their softwareupdate failed, the decided to send me a new one. I am not the only one having problems (the others have on/off switching problems) and right now 20 guys wait for replacing phones, but Sonim Germany does not get any from the states. By the way, the software is made in India, phone is built in China and the board comes from the U.S. - no wonder. By German law you get it 3time repaired, after that money back, so will see where I will end up. Only bought that device due to long battery, but my old 6233i is still better
total disaster...the phone is not working in germany !!! switches on and off !! all the time
THIS PHONE IS TOTALY CRAB !!
There are 2 versions:
European: UMTS 2100/1700/900
American: UMTS 2100/1900/850
Click-click, 28 May 2012I read and heard a lot of bad reviews of this model. Just wondering, will Sonim somehow fix i... moreI must say that I have one XP5300 for 6months now and it works great! No problem at all.
If you have any problem with it, just ask Sonim for an exchange.
I read and heard a lot of bad reviews of this model. Just wondering, will Sonim somehow fix its problems or will continue selling people this obviously faulty device?
Out of the box it looped on and off. Apparently it can manage 3G and operates only on 2G
Customer service sucks. GPS can't fix the position.
Wish I didn't buy it.
Do not buy this phone if you want a long-life battery! I bought this phone because it said in the advertisement that the battery can last for nearly two months! That is not true! If you leave the phone three and turned on without using it, maybe last for six weeks (I tried it!). but if you use it daily, the battery only lasts three days！ I am very disappointed with the battery!
I just realized that the battery of this phone is not as good as Sonim advertised. When I bought the phone, the battery came with a performance of only one week standby. I sent the phone to customer service one month after the purchase, and they said there is nothing wrong with the phone but gave a new battery. Now the battery last only one week long again. I am consider selling the phone. The phone is waterproof, but maybe that is the reason decreasing the battery life as well. I am disappointed with Sonim.
I do not have a XP 5300 Force 3G but have an older model the XP 3 Quest. Have had untold problems - first speaker broke, software freezing up. Replacement phone has speaker broken twice now. Various other colleagues also have Sonim phones and have experienced additional problems. not a phone make to be recommended
Canadian Rasta, 18 Jan 2012Will this phone work on the Rogers 3G network in Canada? Or even the 2G? I live in British Col... moreThe battery can last a very long time. My 5300 3g CAN LAST for over three weeks for one charge. I talk every day with it for about thirty minutes. Rogers only has 1300, so you can buy other models online such as Amazon.com. I bought mine 5300 3g ONLINE.
i want to ask about the the battery if it can hold for 22 h as they say
Will this phone work on the Rogers 3G network in Canada? Or even the 2G? I live in British Columbia and Rogers is the only selling the xp1300 Core, but I need a camera on the phone for work so I was thinking of getting either the 5300 or the 3300. Any advice would really help. Cheers!
I already sent the device back to Sonim Canada waiting for their test results. The battery may not as good as it advertises.
go to setting, and click at network setting.
then, click at gprs connection and go to when needed..
go to setting, and click at agps settings. you change status agps to off
Baklaja, 25 Nov 2011Turn off GPS and Your battery will last for days. Try it and let me know about battery life r... morehow to turn off GPS? I never turned on GPS actually. Now the battery only last for four days and I didn't even do anything costs energy. Is this normal or I should send it back under the warranty? Thank you guys! I really want to know is it my phone's problem or it is normal. The specification says the standby time is aroung 1950 hours so I assume it should last way longer than my phone does.
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