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.
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.