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Sonim XP7

Sonim XP7
$299
Brand: Sonim
Category: Rugged Smartphones
  • Display: 4.0-inch IPS screen
  • Camera: 8MP rear / 1MP front
  • Memory: 1GB RAM / 16GB ROM
  • Platform: Snapdragon 400 / Android Kitkat
  • Battery: 4800mAh
  • Ruggedity: IP69

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  • Overall Average 8 / 10

Sonim XP7 is the higher model to the Sonim XP6. It was also released in November 2014, but availability was delayed until May of 2015. It came with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, has 1GB RAM, and runs Android 4.4.2 Kitkat out of the box. But the model has 16GB ROM up from 8GB, and a larger 4.0-inches full touch display, up from 2.63 touch screen on the XP6.

The XP7 is also a rugged device, and it comes with an IP69 rating for dust and water resistance. The 4.0-inch display on the front also has Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection, which adds to the overall durability of the phone.

As for the camera specs, while the rear side retains the same 8-megapixel main sensor used on the older model, Sonim decided to add a simple 1-megapixel selfie camera to the front of the XP7. Other specifications of the device are contained in the table below.

Full Specifications

Details

Launch This refers to the date when this device was officially introduced into the market. Announced 2014, November / Released 2015, May
Brand / Model These are key identifiers that indicate the manufacturer or company that produces this smartphone, and the specific model of the phone. Sonim / XP7 (XP7700)

Network Technology

2G Bands 2G refers to the second generation of cellular technology and includes various frequency bands for basic voice and text communication. 2(1900 ), 3(1800), 8(900)
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 / 1900 / 2100
- 850 / 1900 / 2100 - Telus
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, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17
- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17 - Telus

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. IP69
- Water/dust/weather proofed / Drop-to-concrete Resistance
Dimensions / Weight: This refers to the physical size and weight of the device, measured in millimeter (mm) and grams (g) respectively. 137 x 72.1 x 20.8 mm / 290 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. Single Micro SIM

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). 4.0-inches / IPS LCD touch 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 480 x 800 pixels / 5:3 aspect ratio / 233 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 protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2

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). Google Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
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 MSM8926 Snapdragon 400 (28 nm)
- Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
- Adreno 305 GPU
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. 1GB RAM + 16GB ROM / No SD-card support

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 8MP single rear camera (autofocus)
Selfie The selfie camera, also known as the front-facing camera, is the camera on the front of the smartphone, primarily used for capturing selfies and video calls 1MP selfie camera (fixed focus)
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. 1080p@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. NFC / Bluetooth 4.0 A2DP / WiFi 2.4G / FM Radio / Micro USB v2.0
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

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 4800mAh, non-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 and Yellow Color

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