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Sonim XP3

Sonim XP3
Brand: Sonim
Category: Rugged Feature Phone
  • Display: 2.6-inch QVGA screen
  • Camera: Only 5MP rear
  • Memory: 1GB RAM / 8GB ROM
  • Platform: Snapdragon 210 / Android 8.1
  • Battery: 1500mAh
  • Ruggedity: IP68 / MIL-STD-810G

Our Rating

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  • Overall Average 7 / 10

The Sonim XP3 is for those who need a rugged button phone but in the old classic clamshell form factor. The phone has a tiny 1.08 TN LCD when closed, and a 2.6-inches TFT LCD screen when open.

It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 210 CPU from Qualcomm and comes with an Adreno 304 GPU, 1GB RAM, and a built-in 8GB ROM. Although the Sonim XP3 does not have a selfie camera, but it comes with a single 5-megapixel rear sensor.

The device is resistant to both drop, dust, and water as it is both IP68 and MIL-STD-810G rated. Sonim said the XP3 under extreme weather conditions with a temperature as low as -4°F or -20°C, touching as high as 131°F or 55°C. This makes the device a good choice for those who work in extremely harsh environments.

The Sonim XP3 runs on Sonim OS based on AOSP Android 8.1, and it is powered by a 1500mAh battery. It also comes with Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio, USB Type-C, M4/T4 HAC, dual mic with noise cancellation, and a front-facing loud 100dB speaker.

Full Specifications


Launch This refers to the date when this device was officially introduced into the market. Announced 2019, March / Released 2019, 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 / XP3 / XP3800

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
- 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. 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 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, 8, 12, 13, 14, 25, 26, 38, 41, 66


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. 112 x 58 x 27 mm / 195 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 Nano SIM


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). Main: 2.6-inches / TFT screen
Cover: 1.08-inches / TN LCD
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 240 x 320 pixels / 4:3 ratio / 154 PPI
Cover: 96 x 96 pixels
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


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 MSM8909 Snapdragon 210 (28 nm)
- Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A7
- Adreno 304
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 + 8GB ROM / SD-card support up to 128GB


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


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 / 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, GALILEO
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. 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 1500mAh, 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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