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Sonim XP Strike lands on Sprint, $130 get you one extremely durable phone

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Sonim XP Strike lands on Sprint, $130 get you one extremely durable phone
The Sonim XP Strike for Sprint is not your ordinary phone. It is one of those handsets that can withstand way more torture than the average phone is ever subjected to throughout its lifetime.

Yup, we're dealing with an extremely rugged phone here. The Sonim XP Strike is IP68 and 810G certified, which means that it is water-, dust-, and shock-proof. The device can also survive a 6.5-foot drop onto concrete and will even work after being submerged 6.5-feet underwater for up to 30 minutes. Moreover, there's a 1.8-millimeter-thick Gorilla Glass layer protecting the screen, and water-tight vents are keeping water away from the handset's built-in loudspeaker.

Sonim XP Strike lands on Sprint, $130 get you one extremely durable phone
Sonim XP Strike lands on Sprint, $130 get you one extremely durable phone
But a thick layer of armor and a spacious physical keypad is not all that the Sonim XP Strike has to offer. It comes with a 2-inch QVGA screen, 2-megapixel camera with LED flash, GPS, and a 1,950mAh battery that can deliver 8.5 hours of talk time. The phone is also made to work with the carrier's Sprint Direct Connect push-to-talk service, meaning that you can easily get in touch with other users of the feature. 

Sprint is offering the Sonim XP Strike for $130 on a 2-year contract after a mail-in rebate. Yes, we know that you can buy a smartphone for that much, but if resistance to the elements is of utmost priority, Sonim's durable offering would be the wiser pick.

source: Sprint

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posted on 20 Dec 2012, 09:14 6

1. ljade.abadinas (Posts: 21; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


I wish this will get Android!

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 09:39 3

2. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I doubt there's a market for this phone.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 09:59

3. wumberpeb (Posts: 428; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


There's a market for the phone, and Sprint is one of the few to offer serious push to talk devices like this for business. It was Nextel's core customer base, who else would be selling this?

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 11:16

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1339; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


doomsday buyers

posted on 21 Dec 2012, 02:41

8. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Plenty of market for this type of phone. Construcion, DEC, any kind of Utility work are a few.

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:03

4. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Sonim XP Strike + Android

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 10:13 3

5. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


= Unbreakable lag xD

posted on 20 Dec 2012, 17:35

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2302; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Interesting thing about this phone, according to our spec sheets, it says it is also LTE capable. Pretty strange for a feature phone, anyone else know of feature phones with LTE capability?

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