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
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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XP STRIKE
  • Display 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm
  • Battery 1950 mAh

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8 Comments

1. ljade.abadinas

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

I wish this will get Android!

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I doubt there's a market for this phone.

3. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 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?

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

doomsday buyers

8. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

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

4. apexKBC

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Sonim XP Strike + Android

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

= Unbreakable lag xD

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 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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