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Sonim XP5s

Sonim XP5s
$89
Brand: Sonim
Category: Rugged Feature Phones
  • Display: 2.64-inch QVGA screen
  • Camera: Only 5MP rear
  • Memory: 2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
  • Platform: Snapdragon 427 / Android 8.1
  • Battery: 3180mAh
  • Ruggedity: IP68 / MIL-STD-810G

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  • Overall Average 8 / 10

The Sonim XP5s is a great choice for those looking for a rugged button phone. The phone was announced back in 2018 featuring a 2.64-inch display, and powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 427 quad-core CPU. It came with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, and runs AOSP Android 8.1 based on Sonim OS out of the box.

The Sonim XP5s was among the first phone to use Corning Gorilla Glass 1 for advance screen protection. It comes with IP68 certification and it is dust and water resistant up to 1.5 meter for 30 minutes.

Although the phone does not have a selfie camera, but it comes with a 5-megapixel snapper on the rear. The device also comes with three microphone system aimed at improved audio recording, and it also has a large 100dB loudspeaker for better sound output.

Keeping the phone alive is a 3180mAh battery, and it charges over USB Type-C. Like many other rugged Sonim phones, the XP5s comes with XPand Interface, SB-C, Sonim SecureAudio Connector, Charging Pins, and Dual Nano SIM Slots. It also comes with Sonim SCOUT and Push-to-Talk app which adds to the versatility of the phone. The table below contains the full specifications of Sonim’s XP5s rugged button phone.

Full Specifications

Details

Launch This refers to the date when this device was officially introduced into the market. Announced 2018, December / Released 2018, December
Brand / Model These are key identifiers that indicate the manufacturer or company that produces this smartphone, and the specific model of the phone. Sonim / XP5s / XP5800

Network Technology

2G Bands 2G refers to the second generation of cellular technology and includes various frequency bands for basic voice and text communication. 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
- CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Bands 3G refers to the third generation of cellular technology, encompassing different frequency ranges for faster data speeds, mobile internet, and multimedia capabilities. 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Bands 4G refers to the fourth generation of cellular technology, operating in specific frequency bands to provide significantly faster data speeds, supporting high-definition video streaming and advanced applications. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 41, 66

Body

Ruggedity This indicates the device's durability and ability to withstand harsh conditions or impacts. It is a very popular term used with tough or rugged phones. IP68/IP69K are international ratings that measure a smartphone's resistance to dust and water. MIL-STD-810H is a military standard that sets criteria for the environmental and durability testing of electronic devices. It means this device has undergone various tests to demonstrate its resilience in challenging conditions, such as extreme temperatures, humidity, vibration, and shock. IP68 and MIL-STD-810G
- Water/dust/weather proofed / Drop-to-concrete Resistance from 2m
Dimensions / Weight: This refers to the physical size and weight of the device, measured in millimeter (mm) and grams (g) respectively. 141 x 64 x 23 mm / 260 grams
SIM SIM stands for "Subscriber Identity Module." It is a small card, typically inserted into a slot in a mobile phone, that contains important information for connecting the device to a mobile network. SIM cards can come in various sizes, including standard SIM, micro SIM, nano SIM, or even electronic (eSIM), depending on the phone's design. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Screen Display refers to the screen or visual interface of the device. It includes details such as screen size, resolution, and technology (e.g., LCD, OLED, AMOLED). 2.64-inches / TFT screen
Resolution Screen Resolution refers to the number of pixels that make up the display screen and is typically expressed as a combination of horizontal and vertical pixel counts (e.g., 1920 x 1080, 2560 x 1440, or 3840 x 2160). The screen resolution determines the level of detail and sharpness of the visual content displayed on the smartphone's screen. Higher resolutions generally result in crisper and more detailed images and text 320 x 432 pixels / 4:3 ratio / 204 PPI
Features Camera features encompass various functionalities and capabilities that enhance the device's photography and videography experience. These features can include Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) Panorama, HDR, Ai Mode, Night Mode, Portrait Mode, etc. Display shatter protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 1

Platform

OS This is the Operating System. It refers to the software platform that runs on the smartphone and manages the device's hardware and software resources. Common smartphone operating systems include Android (developed by Google), iOS (developed by Apple). Sonim OS (based on AOSP Android 8.1)
Chipset This refers to the integrated circuit that serves as the device's central processing unit (CPU). It plays a pivotal role in the smartphone's performance, speed, and energy efficiency. Qualcomm MSM8920 Snapdragon 427 (28 nm)
- Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
- Adreno 308
Memory This encompasses two components: storage capacity and RAM (Random Access Memory). Storage capacity, typically measured in gigabytes (GB) or terabytes (TB), dictates how much internal space is available for apps, files, and media storage. RAM, measured in gigabytes (GB), is temporary memory crucial for multitasking and app performance, with more RAM generally leading to smoother operation and faster task-switching capabilities. 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM / SD-card support up to 128GB

Camera

Main The main camera, also known as the rear camera, is the primary camera on the back of the smartphone. It is typically used for capturing photos and videos in various scenarios and is often the more powerful and versatile camera on the device 5MP single rear camera
Features Camera features encompass various functionalities and capabilities that enhance the device's photography and videography experience. These features can include Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) Panorama, HDR, Ai Mode, Night Mode, Portrait Mode, etc. 720@30fps video recording / LED Flash

Communications

Connectivity This encompasses the device's ability to connect and communicate with other devices and networks. It includes features such as cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC (Near Field Communication), and USB connectivity options. Bluetooth 4.2 A2DP / WiFi 2.4 - 5G / FM Radio / USB Type-C
Navigation Navigation refers to the device's ability to determine and display location information and provide directions to users. This functionality is usually powered by Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. GPS, GLONASS
Sensors This refers to the various built-in sensors that enable the device to gather information from its environment and interactions. Common sensors found in rugged smartphones may include fingerprint sensor, light sensor, barometer sensor among others. Accelerometer, proximity, barometer

Battery and Others

Battery This section refers to the device's power source and its related specifications. This typically includes details such as the battery capacity, measured in milliampere-hours (mAh) or watt-hours (Wh), and it charging details. Li-Ion 3180mAh, removable
Others This is a catch-all category that includes various additional features, specifications, or capabilities that don't fall under the major categories like display, camera, memory, or connectivity. Black color / HAC compatible / 100dB loud speaker

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