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Sonim XP8

Sonim XP8
$449
Brand: Sonim
Category: Rugged Smartphones
  • Display: 5.0-inch IPS screen
  • Camera: 12MP rear / 8MP front
  • Memory: 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM
  • Platform: Snapdragon 630 / Android Oreo
  • Battery: 4900mAh
  • Ruggedity: IP69 / MIL-STD-810G

Our Rating

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  • Overall Average 8 / 10

The Sonim XP8 is an ultra-rugged, mission-critical smartphone built for extreme outdoor users. This tough phone is water and dust-proof, drop and impact-resistant, weather-proof, and chemical-resistant. It is one of the highly rated durable phones from Sonim.

The XP8 is also ATEX/IECEx Zone 2* certified, and can be used in hazardous work environment with temperature as low as -4°F (or -20°C), to as high as 131°F (or 55°C). The device also supports PTT (Push To Talk), and it is HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible).

Apart from the usual USB Type-C interface, the Sonim XP8 also comes with a dedicated Xpand PIN interface, and a Secure Audio interface, allowing you to attach external accessories like a remote speaker microphone which are useful for military men, police officers, construction workers and engineers.

Moving on to some of its key specifications, the Sonim XP8 comes with a 5.0-inches IPS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, has 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution, and is powered by the Snapdragon 630 octa-core CPU from Qualcomm.

The phone has a single 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel on its back and front, and it is available in a single 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM. There is a 4900mAh battery with 18W fast charging, while Android 7 Nougat runs out of the box. All other specifications you’ll need to know about the Sonim XP8 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 2018, April / Released 2018, 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 / XP8 (XP8800)

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 and 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, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 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. IP69 / MIL-STD-810G
- Water/dust/weather/chemical 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. 152 x 79.5 x 18 mm / 335 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). 5.0-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 1080 x 1920 pixels / 16:9 aspect ratio / 441 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 3

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 8.0 (Oreo)
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 SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm)
- Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53
- Adreno 508 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. 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM / Dedicated 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 12MP single rear camera with PDAF
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 8MP selfie camera (fixed focus), No LED flash
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 5.0 A2DP / WiFi 2.4G-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. A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
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, gyro, proximity, compass, 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 4900mAh, 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

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