Sonim XP5 User Reviews Back

Overall user rating

7.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Internet
3.5
Call quality
7.0
Battery
9.5
Reception
8.5
Display
6.0
Build quality
9.5
Text input
5.0
Everyday usage
3.5
UI speed
7.0
Camera
3.0
Multimedia
6.0
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10033859 posted on Aug 15, 2016, 8:23 PM
Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 29, 2016

9.0

Not bad!

10033859 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Everyone hates this phone because its not "smart" aparently they only use smart phones because they themselves arnt smart.

For what its made for, this is a incredible phone. Its made to be literally unbreakable, never need charging, and to work good with a buisnesses need for PTT.

Well i went swimming for 4 hours with it in my pocket, and ive dropped it from 15+ feet showing off, and i left it in the Texan 102F weather, and it was so hot i couldnt touch it, It didnt seem to care.. at all... it worked fine and i left it in my freezer overnight so fine there too.

I dont really use PTT but i know it works great with a very long range, nothing else to say. It comes over the loudspeaker(s) when i do.

Build quality: It feels like a huge heavy rubber/plastic brick. Not much else to say, it feels great to me.

Reception: Incredible range, I can go out farther into the woods when my s5 active has no bars this thing literally has 5/6 still...
Call quality: Medium, but the earpiece is louder then most..
Internet: Well its 4G LTE, so thats very fast, but as far as the web browser, its not that good being a 2.7" non-touch screen..
Multimedia: Id say one of the best honestly.. Call me crazy but listen. This phone has 2 x 2 watt front facing speakers... If your not a audio expert, then the speaker in a s5 is .8 watts.. Iphone 5s? .7.. This thing has dual 2 watt speakers, on the front, not the side bottom or back.. Its louder then my bluetooth speaker, and can be heard in almost any condition.....  

Build quality
9.0
Reception
10.0
Call quality
8.0
Internet
5.0
Multimedia
10.0
Camera
4.0
UI speed
10.0
Everyday usage
5.0
Text input
5.0
Display
8.0
Battery
10.0

32 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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canadaphone2000 posted on Apr 13, 2018, 2:57 AM
Posts: 0; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

5.0

It certainly is a phone

canadaphone2000 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

I use these phones for work, as a substitute for real radios. the XP5 is the back up for the XP7.
When using it moslty for the PTT functions the XP5 blows the XP7 out of the water, which isnt saying much as the XP7 is awful for PTT functionality.
The XP5 is build solidly enough and feels neigh unbreakable.
Call quality isn't anything to right home about and it works decently enough as a cellphone.

If you wanted a simple, no frills phone this would be awesome. If you're going into it hoping for a solid PTT device this isn't the worst thing you can buy, but I would imagine you could also do better.

Build quality
10.0
Phone is built
Reception
7.0
Call quality
6.0
Internet
2.0
Multimedia
2.0
Camera
2.0
UI speed
4.0
Everyday usage
2.0
Text input
5.0
Display
4.0
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Battery
9.0

Pros

  • Can't break it
  • Battery lasts forever

Cons

  • Can't break it
  • PTT functons are garbage
  • UI is a tad clunky
  • Accessories hard to come by

2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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