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Sonim XP1 / JCB Tough Phone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 reviews of Sonim XP1 / JCB Tough Phone. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the portability and reliability are generally positive. The usability and durability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and price.

size, durability, usability, reliability, portability

sound, battery, price, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sonim XP1 / JCB Tough Phone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Sonim XP1 Rugged Phone


Has Sonim come up with the mobile phone equivalent to Panasonic's ToughBooks?

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : mfereday (

A Rugged Phone : Sonim XP1 rugged mobile phone


Your social mobile phone is not always suitable for a more energetic lifestyle which is where Sonim Electronics might be able to help.

While the design concept followed by for the greater majority of mobile phones manufacturers concentrate on aspects of size, weight and features with varying degrees of style, there is a place for a more rugged approach for both industrial and outdoor...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Tough Mobile Phone : Sonim XP1


Never before have I been presented with a working mobile phone and been invited to throw it against a wall and then drop it on a concrete floor. It was still working afterwards; this is a ruggedised mobile phone.

It is 11x5x2cm and weights only 125grams. It is matt black and as you might expect well padded. While you can store pictures etc it is only really a phone as a camera is always one of the most fragile parts it does not have one.

Oct, 2008

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JCB Tough Phone


JCB Toughphone which is manufactured by Sonim Technologies is a mobile phone that is known to be 'harder than the average phone.' It comes in contrasting yellow and black chunky design and has undergone the toughest research work that made it the 'hard...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Michael Gabriel (

JCB Tough


These days are characterized by an increased fame of the fashionably designed mobile phones that are flooding the markets. Although many people prefer good-looking mobile phones, the durability of these handsets has been compromised for their...

The geniuses behind Sonim has created the JCB Tough phone and paved the way for destruction-proof handsets. It can be safely assumed that Sonim has pioneered the making of mobile phones with the durability standards that the JCB Tough has set. This...

May, 2008

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Sonim JCB Toughphone review


Sonim's JCB Toughphone claims to be the toughest handset around. Will it still be in tact and live up to its name after we put it through its paces?…

The JCB Toughphone is named this for a reason. It withstands pretty much anything you throw at it, bar maybe a nuclear holocaust

Feature-wise it's somewhat lacking

Quite simply this is the toughest phone we have encountered. Drop it, throw it out of a window, run over it, take a shower with it, the JCB Toughphone is built to withstand the extremist of conditions.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Zod (

sonim xp1


Yes, the Sonim XP1 really is the toughest GSM phone in the world. Built to last, the rugged XP1 is ideal for anyone who wants a tough, durable phone. The 3-year warranty is a bonus.

Tough, Large keypad buttons, 3-Year warranty, Push-To-Talk

Small display

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : GSMArena team (

Sonim XP1 review: Toughest of phones


In the world of mobile phones it's all about diversity, and just about everyone has their favorite. We've seen enough of brand loyalty taken to extremes but it's for the first time we come across a phone that might deal with anything...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Kent German (

Sonim XP1 - yellow (unlocked) review: Sonim XP1 - yellow (unlocked)


Sonim XP1 - yellow (unlocked)

The Sonim XP1 has an extremely durable design. It's easy to use and has good call quality.

The Sonim XP1 navigation controls could be a bit more tactile. Also, speakerphone calls were somewhat muffled.

It may not be pretty, but the Sonim XP1 is a rugged GSM cell phone that's built to last. It offers good call quality, too.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Benjamin "Zeus" Heide (

Sonim XP1 Toughphone


Not many people here in North America have heard of Sonim. The truth is Sonim doesn't have much coverage here in Canada and the USA, but after spending some time with the XP1 tough phone, perhaps they should. The recently sent us the XP1 phone for us...

Functional Candy-bar phone ; Ridiculously tough ; Good T9 Predictive Text Capability ; Unlocked and works around the world ; Nice tactile feedback on keys ; Loud ringer and speaker ; Supports Bluetooth headphones

Microphone sometimes quiet ; No software included for syncing to Outlook Calendar ; Shotgun can neutralize phone and cause battery to explode

I didn't know what to expect from the unlocked GSM Sonim XP1 phone. I knew it would be tough as demonstrated over at, but I didn't expect it to take the beating that it actually did. I tried to do just about everything I could...

Feb, 2009

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