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Sonim XP Strike Review

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Software, Connectivity and Camera

Like the rest of Sprint’s DC lineup the Sonim XP Strike is powered by the same basic Brew MP OS that we’ve seen on their devices for years now. There are basic features like the address book and text messaging, and the OS is capable of running Java applets such as TeleNav GPS. Any game link via Sprint’s portal took us to an empty page, and you’ll find just a basic NetFront browser for basic WAP internet access.

The XP Strike- and the Direct Connect service- runs off of Sprint’s 3G network. You’ll find Bluetooth and GPS on board, but nothing else. Browser performance is abysmal, but this phone isn’t for browsing Facebook, it’s for getting dropped off of a tractor and kicked around the construction site.

The 2 megapixel camera will take pictures, and is capable of recording video. It’s all awful, and if you need a real camera then you should look elsewhere.


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posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:15 2

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Well, this one's for adventurers and out into the wild type for sure.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 09:24

8. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


No doubt Bear Grills (the man in Man vs Wild) would love it..

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 06:54 3

2. valapsp (Posts: 476; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I can't believe the rating is 8 out of 10.

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 07:26 1

3. mydi.maus (unregistered)


wow so thick,want to see tested in a grinder.ill give it a 8.5:)

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 10:10 1

4. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


But, as always, will it blend?

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 02:40

5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


An 8?
Really? Think again

posted on 09 Jan 2013, 04:04 2

6. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


I bet you rated this phone badly with a SMARTPHONE in mind.. this is not a smartphone. this is a BASIC PHONE for pete's sake! it may not win a GS3 in terms of functionality, size, speed and others, but if u put those 2 phones through torture, i would say this litttle rugged buddy would totally win handsdown, whilst the galaxy S3 will be grinded to dust.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 00:19

7. boegman (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)


I've bought two, (one for my father). Wanted a no-hassle phone with good support rather than gimmicks. Bottom line is, mine broke down (sim card socket replacement), this was repaired (I had to pay the shipping as only Sonim can service it). Now after 7 months the buttons are peeling off on both handsets, basically unreadable. Sonim local and US both indicate that this is not their problem as it's cosmetic. Seriously, this is not the toughest phone in the world. Another gripe I have is that although I do not expects gimmicks, this phone has the most unfriendly user interface ever, the need to go learn from Nokia or Sony, I now only send SMS's if phoning is not an option at all. Battery life is a plus on extended trips. Won't buy one ever again.

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Sonim XP STRIKE

Sonim XP STRIKE

OS: Brew Mobile Platform (Brew MP)
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Display240 x 320 pixels
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm
256 MB RAM
Size4.95 x 2.3 x 0.98 inches
(126 x 58 x 25 mm)
6.52 oz  (185 g)
Battery1950 mAh, 9.5 hours talk time

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