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Sonim XP3 Quest

7.1/10 AVG.
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7.1/10
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The Sonim XP3 Quest currently has an Informr score of 7.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
1.77"
Camera
2+ MP


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Gizmodo

As you can see, this thing is a brick. It's a heavy, Tonka-yellow slab of plastic and rubber that sometimes makes calls, sends texts and visits a website or two. In a way it's the ultimate dumbphone: It's not annoyingly dumb—it's actually got a decently attractive UI, and it's worlds easie...

- John Herrman, Gizmodo


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Sonim released the XP3 Quest on July 15, 2009.


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Sonim backs up the XP3 Quest with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
1.77"

The Sonim XP3 Quest's screen size is 1.77 inches with 176 x 220 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Other operating system (OS).

Camera
2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1850mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1850 mAh battery. Sonim's performance ratings are 62.5 days standby time, 1080 minutes.

XP3 Quest Specs

Overview
Release date July 15, 2009
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
EDGE
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Other
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.58 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1850 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1080 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 62.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Black, Yellow
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.9 x 5.6 x 2.5 cm (4.7 x 2.2 x 1 in)
Weight 170 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 176 x 220 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 1.77 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client No
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio Yes
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Gizmodo

It's that phone that's always getting drenched, elephant-smooshed or shot, and surviving

from Gizmodo

As you can see, this thing is a brick. It's a heavy, Tonka-yellow slab of plastic and rubber that sometimes makes calls, sends texts and visits a website or two. In a way it's the ultimate dumbphone: It's not annoyingly dumb—it's actually got a decently attractive UI, and it's worlds easier to use than the not-as-tough Casio G'zOne—and the battery life is conversely related to the phone's feature set, just like it should be. (I've been playing with this thing on and off for more than a week, and I still don't need to charge it.) Also, of course, it's tough, like all my favorite dumb people. It's the anti-iPhone, and not necessarily in a bad way....

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As you can see, this thing is a brick. It's a heavy, Tonka-yellow slab of plastic and rubber that sometimes makes calls, sends texts and visits a website or two. In a way it's the ultimate dumbphone: It's not annoyingly dumb—it's actually got a decently attractive UI, and it's worlds easier to use than the not-as-tough Casio G'zOne—and the battery life is conversely related to the phone's feature set, just like it should be. (I've been playing with this thing on and off for more than a week, and I still don't need to charge it.) Also, of course, it's tough, like all my favorite dumb people. It's the anti-iPhone, and not necessarily in a bad way.

When I say tough, I don't mean to say this is a phone for people who go through a lot of handsets, or hate that their Pre's backplate keeps getting scratched—this is in a different league, for a different type of human: Do you work on an oil rig? As a stuntman? Underwater, sometimes? Did you sign a 100-page insurance waiver before starting your current job? Have you ever watched a coworker get crushed to death, along with his phone? No?

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User Reviews


Amazon

Good Idea, Poor Execution

from Amazon
I really needed a tough phone and this one is but has several important defects. 1. The speakerphone is unusable in that you can hear the caller but they can't hear you. 2. The charger / ear piece port fails. I am on my second unit. 3. The website says that you are guaranteed a "an in store replaceme...More
I really needed a tough phone and this one is but has several important defects. 1. The speakerphone is unusable in that you can hear the caller but they can't hear you. 2. The charger / ear piece port fails. I am on my second unit. 3. The website says that you are guaranteed a "an in store replacement" on the spot should your phone ever fail. NOT! 4. Most importantly- CUSTOMER SERVICE IS HORRIBLE. Think "little elves in a hollow tree" with half the personality and none of the efficiency. The first time I had to return it, it took a nearly a month to get it back and three months later the same port problem has resurfaced. Until the elves find their Green Giant or magic wand- skip this phone and it's cousin available in black.Sonim Rugged Unlocked GSM Phone with Built in GPS and 2 Mega Pixel Camera (Yellow) Less
Amazon

Great rugged phone

from Amazon
This phone is a great phone.... If your looking for other features.... Don't bother. Can't do picture mail, can't do video msging, can't do a lot of things. Well why the five star review? Because what it does, it does extremely well. I've had it on and used it daily for a week now and I'm only down to...More
This phone is a great phone.... If your looking for other features.... Don't bother. Can't do picture mail, can't do video msging, can't do a lot of things. Well why the five star review? Because what it does, it does extremely well. I've had it on and used it daily for a week now and I'm only down to half battery.... Thats incredible. I took this phone to the beach .... And went swimming with it! No problem. Drunken fumbling.. No problem. This phone is great for day to day if all you need (or want) is a phone that just works. I called the company only once and they were very helpful, they are sending me ( for free) a piece I lost. Just can't beat that kind of service. Best feature It can record phone calls! Very useful Pros: Battery life is better than almost anything Rugged and waterproof Their warranty is the best in the business and they stand behind it Cons Software is just bad... Some things you would think would be easy are either missing completely or just not usable Screen is not scratch proof.. Don't key it Less
Amazon

Will Last!

from Amazon
My boyfriend averaged a new cell phone a month-- this is the only phone that has ever lasted. It's been in the fish tank, dropped on cement a millions times, thrown against the wall, etc. and still looks brand new! If you are hard on phones this is for you!
Amazon

Simply the best tough phone.

from Amazon
If you want a touch-screen office phone, this isn't for you. But if you do outdoors, skiing, sailing, windsurfing etc.. If you fish, or paddle or whitewater. Or if you're in construction. Or if you're an early responder. If This IS the phone. If rugged quality is what you need, then you need this phone. Does what it says on the box.
If you want a touch-screen office phone, this isn't for you. But if you do outdoors, skiing, sailing, windsurfing etc.. If you fish, or paddle or whitewater. Or if you're in construction. Or if you're an early responder. If This IS the phone. If rugged quality is what you need, then you need this phone. Does what it says on the box. Less
Amazon

Sonim XP3 Quest Black

from Amazon
I've had various "tough" phones from nextel and the lastest from Samsun (A657) all meet a timely dimise eventually. Thats why i got this, the warranty. And used it just the 2nd day I had it to more or less test the abuse and warranty. Warranty is awesome, about a week turn around from destruction to...More
I've had various "tough" phones from nextel and the lastest from Samsun (A657) all meet a timely dimise eventually. Thats why i got this, the warranty. And used it just the 2nd day I had it to more or less test the abuse and warranty. Warranty is awesome, about a week turn around from destruction to replacement. The call quality is pretty good (AT&T) the speaker gets a bit muffled if you dunk it then make a call but otherwise the ringer is LOUD!!! Vibrate is worthless. Battery life is about 6 or 7 days for me (texting all day and constant flashlight useage). I don't have the net so can't comment on it but for use as a phone and camera it works great. The software that comes with it is worthless, just plug it in and use it as a USB storage device to transfer your photos. It also has no built in photo editing options. Hands down the most durable phone I have ever had and when the 3 years is up, i will trash it to get a new one, then when it dies out of warranty i will buy another!!!! I'll never buy a regular phone again. Did I mention it's water proof?? Ever get a call while you are in the shower? Just take it with you now. It's the easiest way to clean grit and grease off too i use my hand/nail brush to scrub it clean once a week while i'm in there. Less
Amazon

XP3 is a tough phone w/ mediocre quality

from Amazon
The Sonim XP3 Quest is a solid phone. It will probably stand up to some abuse. I haven't tried to destroy mine like the people in the ads do, but it feels like a well built phone. The sound on the calls isn't very good. On my end there is buzzing and static. I have T-Mobile service and have never...More
The Sonim XP3 Quest is a solid phone. It will probably stand up to some abuse. I haven't tried to destroy mine like the people in the ads do, but it feels like a well built phone. The sound on the calls isn't very good. On my end there is buzzing and static. I have T-Mobile service and have never had that before. People on the other end are always asking me to repeat myself now and that is new. They tell me they are having a hard time hearing me. This phone was fairly difficult to program to go to the internet. It shouldn't be that hard. I contacted customer support 4 times by e-mail. I received a response to one e-mail. The first was a question about using it as an unlocked phone and if it would work with T-Mobile in Colorado. No response. My second was about getting on the internet, as was my third. Again, no responses. My fourth e-mail (I don't give up easily) was a question about why the calender said it was full when I had only put in 20 appointments. They did respond saying that was all the calender could schedule. I was not amused. I did eventually get the internet up and running, but it is difficult to navigate. You also have to keep switching between numeric characters and alpha. The phone doesn't do it for you. The calender is not user friendly either. To look at appointments (ones you did get to schedule) you have to open that date in order to be able to see what the appointment is. The week starts with Monday and runs through Sunday instead of the Sunday through Saturday format, so you have to really look at the small print on the days to make sure you enter or look at the right date. I have a hard time seeing the small characters on this phone too. I wasn't at all impressed with their customer service department. I have tried to program assigned ringtones/images on this phone and still have been unable to do it. I've always been able to do it on other phones no problem, and yeah, I even read all the directions on all the stuff I've tried with this phone. It says it will do it, but I'm still trying to figure this one out. The phone comes with Amaze loaded on it for GPS navigation. It works well. It has Opera Mini for the internet browsing and I don't like it. I haven't tried playing any games on it yet. I'm not real big into gaming on a phone anyhow. I don't like the text messaging set up. You have to open the messages in order to read all of it, and some have to be sent as two separate messages to go through if they are a medium length message. I have tried using the earbuds and mike that came with the phone. The people on the other end said they couldn't hear me. I have a system in my truck that allows me to play the phone over the car speakers. It doesn't work with this phone either. The Mobile Phone PC Tools program that comes with the phone isn't much of a program either. It took several tries before I could get the phone to even connect. The program doesn't do much once you do get in. I've seen a lot better ones. Finding your Sandisk card in the My Files is an adventure too. Once you finally locate it, it is easier to just drag and drop stuff you want loaded on it than it is to go through the PC Tools program. You will need to format the card before you can use it. You can set the date format in the phone for whatever you are used to. Only problem is that it doesn't set it that way for all the features on the phone. The camera on the phone is pretty good. It has a flash on the phone too. The flash works as a pretty decent flashlight too. The screen is pretty hard and should be scratch resistant. The colors, etc on the images displayed are fine. Battery life is good. It ran down after two days use without a charge, with the GPS on the whole time. If you don't mind a phone that isn't user friendly, don't plan to contact customer service, don't mind poor call audio, but want a pretty solid phone that will (probably) stand up to some abuse, then this might be the phone for you. I work hard and play hard, so I need a phone like this. It is the best ruggedized phone I have ever seen. I'll give up some of the quality on other programs if the phone is indestructible. The sound quality is tolerable on my end most of the time. Hopefully future versions will work out some of the problems. All in all, I do like the phone. Less
Amazon

Buyer Beware!

from Amazon
Buyer beware! This phone looks cool, feels rugged, and heck it even keeps out a little water. But oh does the software suck!!! The functions are useless and out-dated by 5 years! I've never been so disappointed in a phone that costs so much but delivered so little. My phone has crashed once a week...More
Buyer beware! This phone looks cool, feels rugged, and heck it even keeps out a little water. But oh does the software suck!!! The functions are useless and out-dated by 5 years! I've never been so disappointed in a phone that costs so much but delivered so little. My phone has crashed once a week. It is super buggy, and now the charging port is faulty. And I've only owned it for two months! Battery life is greatly exaggerated. Screen is suseptable to pocket change. Buttons feel cheap. And at this moment the phone died, with no sign of recovery. Save your money, headaches and time. Dont buy it. Less

is the phone a good or bad how is the radio and can you change the ring tones

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