Sonim - XP3.20 Quest Mobile Phone (Unlocked) - Yellow
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Built-in 2.0MP digital camera
Lets you take still photos.
Resists dust and micro particles and can withstand a drop to concrete from up to 6-1/2' for long-lasting durability. Works in temperatures ranging from -5° F - 130° F. Water submersible up to 3-2/7' for 30 minutes.
Internet access and browsing
Let you access the Web and check your e-mail. Text messaging allows you to communicate with friends and family.
Operates on tri-band 850/1800/1900MHz wireless networks
For reliable wireless communication.
Makes navigation of features a breeze.
Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 compatibility
For wireless communication with a Bluetooth-enabled device.
microSD card slot
For easy transfer of photos to your computer (media not included).
With amAze turn-by-turn prompting delivers driving instructions to get you where you want to go.
Customizable polyphonic and MP3 ringtones
Allow you to personalize the sound of your phone.
Notifies you discreetly of incoming phone calls and messages.
Speed dial for 8 numbers
Lets you call frequently used numbers with the touch of a button.
1000-entry phone book
Keeps your contact numbers easily accessible.
Allows you to keep your hands on the wheel while talking on the phone and driving.
Includes graphics and games to add creative touches to your phone.
Up to 18 hours talk time and 1500 hours standby
With included lithium-ion battery.
- Sonim XP3.20 Quest Mobile Phone (Unlocked)
- Lithium-ion battery
- Wall charger
- Belt clip, screwdriver
- Owner's manual
- Phone StyleBar phone
- Color CategoryYellow
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
indestructable phone is for realPosted .
Well believe all of the hipe! This thing is for real. I work in the automotive field and constantly subjecting phones to drops from standing postion, crushing the phone with my weight under a dash, getting it oil soaked, getting it wet, and so far nothing. I even submerged the phone in a glass of water and made a phone call at the bar... and amazed my friends... you will need to let the phone dry a little after this stunt... the speaker and the earpiece will not produce full volume until dry but will still work. I even answered the phone in the shower. Aside from working in a harsh enviroment.... I often do offroad driving and hiking... the phone is rugged beyond belief. The battery life is REDICULOUS.... after its first charge it will last weeks!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome phonePosted .
Let see where do I begin. Lets start with what I have done to this phone over the period of the past month to test the rumors: Dropped it in a sink full of water/ cup of beer/ cup of liquor and made a call - works ive been swimming with it too a few times threw it against the ground hard / dropping it by accident - works slipped out of my hand into a hole of mud (I work landscaping) - washed it off and looks new one of my drunk friends dropped it into a bucket of used oil - washed it off with dishsoap, looks new and works like new. Heres some other good things about the phone the flashlight on it is INSANE. really bright and can light up a drive way. the radio is LOUD perfect for the beach or where ever you do weird stuff at great for bar tricks great for if you work outside. I do not worry about this phone EVER. battery life is amazing (full charge is equal to about 1.5 weeks of regular phone usage W/O GPS function on) GPS is cool, with sattelite view, and regular map view and hybrid unless someone knows the phone you have, dont worry about it getting stolen, it looks like its from the 1980's and who wants that? not me. i'd go for a iphone or a smartphone. whats not so great: I am on AT&T and the reception with this phone has its bad spots if you drop it hard enough your sim card gets loose and you have to put it back in (pain in the butt) underneath the battery. texting is difficult until you get the hang of it its a little heavy, but atleast you know its there camera quality is OK Overall, this is a awesome phone, great warranty (3 years), and feels indestructible. I have yet to let someone run it over with a truck though. PS if you buy it get it from bestbuy its $100 cheaper on this website than ebay. no joke.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Toughest phone there is!Posted .
My father being the outdoorsman that he is and working in the contruction business goes through 3 or 4 phones a year. When I found out he was headed to the North Slope of AK, I knew this was the only phone for the job. This phone is outstanding. Battery life is measured in WEEKS, yes that's WEEKS not days. The screen is crystal clear and bright. Apparently he's one of the few people that can get a cellular signal as well, which tells me that it has a solid internal antenna. The ringer is as loud as any phone I've used. I don't know how many people will use it but the LED "torch" aka flashlight is very bright. The camera works well enough and is easy to use. The belt clip holds the phone tight. Because of the rubber guards on the phone, when pressed into the clip it's in there to stay. One of the things I like about it is the unique ringtones. Since this isn't a phone you pick up at the AT&T store, when it rings, you know it's you. It's not the generic Cingular ringtone that has everyone in the room grabbing their pocket. Cons - This thing isn't for people who do a lot of texting. The buttons are large and have a good feel to them, but it's no Blackberry or IPhone. That isn't what you buy this phone for. This phone is made to be an utterly reliable cell phone. The phone is also "chunky". If you have small pockets, you'll definitely have to use the belt clip. The phone isn't cheap (obviously) but if you need tough phone, this is the one. If you're tearing up multiple phones per year, paying service charges for the provider, cell phone transfer fees etc. This phone is the solution. It will pay for itself in that regard. The only other trouble I had was finding the phone locally. There were no Best Buy stores in my area that stocked the phone. I happened to be traveling several hours from home and stopped in to a Best Buy there and fortunately they had them in stock. The gentlemen at the counter said it was the only one he'd ever sold, and that I was the only person to ever even ask about it. Too bad, people with a need for a rugged phone are missing out. If you're looking to check the phone out before you buy, check the BestBuy website and with a local store and have them track down a location that has the phone in stock.I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Pretty, and Solid, but lacking on features.Posted .
I used an iPhone 3G for two years, and the lack of durability started to creep into my awareness. I was nervous about getting it wet, hot, cold, dusty, cracked, etc., and the fact that the touch screen couldn't work with wet fingers or gloves was an added hindrance. Plus, when the 4.0 software came out, it rendered the 3G practically unusably slow and unresponsive. So it was time for a change, and instead of getting the hottest, latest, smartest new phone, I decided instead to invest in physical durability and reliability, so I obviously came across the XP 3. I think it looks beautiful. It looks something like a studfinder, garage door opener, and handheld GPS all in one, but i love it. It looks rugged, like a phone a real man should be carrying; not a dainty, sleek black smart phone that looks just like everyone else's. It's got character and uniqueness, and always gets comments from people. As for the durability, it's solid as a rock. I throw it around, bang it up, use it in the shower, let it sit in the hot sun, lay it in the dirt or grass, and it doesn't show any signs of the wear. I admittedly don't work in an environment were I take full advantage of its strength, but I hike, fish, and enjoy the outdoors enough that it's incredibly refreshing to not have to think about whether or not my phone can keep up with me. The only downsides really are with the features and usability of the phone, especially coming off using a smart phone with instant, full featured internet access. That's kind of hard to wean yourself off of. The phone uses a simple, user friendly interface that you navigate with the d-pad and center button, just like everybody's phones used to before touch screens came out. The internet browser requires some setting up, and without some help from the internet, I wouldn't have been able to figure out the proper settings. Once it's up and running, though, it's somewhat useful. It's kind of claustrophobia inducing navigating the small mobile-adjusted websites, but you can do most of the basics like checking and sending e-mails, checking sports scores and news stories pretty fast and without hassle. The GPS on the phone isn't very impressive though. The GPS software that comes standard is just a trial version of the amAze software, and requires a subscription to use the useful features like navigation and directions. I haven't upgraded yet, so I can't comment fully on that. Another downside to the phone is the lack of MMS support. While the phone has a good camera installed, (which is cool to use underwater), you can't send or receive picture messages, which is kind of a drag. Texting is also more cumbersome than on the iPhone, as it stores the messages as individual texts instead of the convenient, conversation bubble format that most smart phones have adopted. Again, you get used to it, and it's really not something that kills the appeal of the phone for me. The auxiliary features like the camera flash/flashlight are great, and the extra software features like the calculator, timers, alarms, and unit converters are fine. One of the great things is that I'm no longer under contract with AT&T. I just swapped out the SIM card from the iPhone and popped it into the XP3, and it worked immediately. I can pay month to month without getting tied up or bogged down by contractual obligations, and the service that the phone gets its just as good as it was with the iPhone. Because the phone is so strongly encases, however, the call quality is slightly less. I can hear people fine on my end, but the people I talk to sometimes say I sound muffled or like i'm in a wind tunnel. It's intermittent though, and I think it has to do with if the phone has gotten wet recently or not. Overall, the Sonim XP3 Quest is a beautiful and well designed phone. If you can shrug off the confusing "conveniences' that we've gotten used to in our phones recently, and if you care to become a rugged individual who uses their phone for what it was meant to do, then give the Sonim a try. It doesn't claim to be fancy, but when the going gets rough, it'll outlast any other phone. Plus, if you absolutely need it, you can swap out the SIM card and use your old GSM phone whenever you want (that's what I do).
FeaturesEase of Use5 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
one tough phonePosted .
I am a volunteer fire fighter and own and operate a wrecker svc and have killed many many phones. The sonim seems to be made to take a beating I have dropped it in a foot of water and it still worked (had to blow out the speaker with air but that's all), This a simple phone that is great for people that are rough on phones. The ringer/speaker is very loud and the battery last a long time, it is not a cool I-phone/htc/ driod.. etc but if u need a phone that will work after u toss it 60' in a rock parking and drop in water and don't have to worry about it this is it. Text msg is kinda hard but I don't text much.... so far the phone seems to be working fine, but at&t has been having network problems in my area. One thing that I really like is the is the flash light and the 3 yr warranty
FeaturesEase of Use3 out of 5I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great sturdy phonePosted .
- When powering on (such as after an airplane trip in my case), usually the phone thinks that the headphones are in, and the speaker will just buzz very low. To workaround this you have to either plug headphones in and remove them, or go to the FM radio several times (doesn't work 100% of the time), and check that it worked by going to the ringer volume settings and verifying that it plays at normal volume. - The keypad feels very cheap (pressing buttons too fast will often not register) and texting takes getting used to. - Long battery life (I usually get almost 2 weeks), but the battery indicator takes a long time to get to half, and then within a day or two will jump down to empty and shut off. - You can press and hold the camera button to keep the flash on which makes it a very handy flashlight. - The person you are talking to will complain that your voice is slightly muffled. - I have not been able to get windows XP to recognize the phone as a USB mass storage device (although it is supposed to work) - no MMS - The GPS can't be used without an internet connection (so you can't use it just for coordinate location) - Your friends will want you to toss it around the room onto the floor (and it will handle it easily) I've broken 4 phones in a little over 2 years (mostly the screens), and I've had this phone over 6 months without even a scratch. Overall it is a very good phone, and there is really no other option if you are looking for a tough to break phone.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Tough, Ruged, and Playa Proof!Posted .
So I purchased this phone as I do alot of sailing and surfing. When my friends are on the beach, we used it as a stereo as the speaker is really loud. And I don't need to worry about sand getting in it like I did with my blackberry. I haven't actually taken it out in the surf with me as I'm afraid I might lose it, but it would be fun to make a call from out there.... (lol) When I went sailing with my blackberry, I always left my phone in the boat as I didn't want it getting wet when waves and spray came in, but with this one, I leave it in the cup holder in the cockpit. It doesn't matter if it gets wet. Also this phone has a 2megapixel camera, so for pictures on the boat or at the beach it is perfect. I'm also going to burning man this year, and although there is no cell service there, this is the perfect camera as it's dust proof. The last time I took a camera to the Playa, I ended up throwing it away as dust got in the zoom lens. And as it has a flashlight function, that’s one less thing I need to bring. Finally, the battery life is insane! I’m used to my blackberry lasting a couple of days with normal use, but this has 1500 hrs of standby time??? Awesome!!! That means I don’t need to bring a charger with me to the playa. Anyhow, I am very happy with the phone, so if you’re looking for a tough phone that does a little of everything, this is the one for you.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Tough phonePosted .
I work in a silica sand mining operation. Lots of water, mud, sand, noise, vibration etc. The phone works great, battery life is amazing, you only have to charge it every couple weeks. The flashlight feature has become one of the most used features in my case, as i work nights. Call reception and signal strength is better than my old lg Vu. But the best thing in my case is no longer having to worry about getting it wet working in the plant. always water spraying somewhere at sometime. Texting is a little querky untill you get used to it I would definatly recommend this phone to anyone who wants a tough and reliable phone.I would recommend this to a friend