Almost every smartphone is a little masterpiece with its unique design, specs and shiny case, but for sure is not durable. Take it with you on a hike and it may not even survive the trip. Drop it on a hard surface and it may shatter to pieces. Sink it in the water and is gone. If you need an indestructible device resistible to almost every imaginable danger, Sprint has a right model for you – the Sonim XP Strike IS. The handset is currently available at the carrier’s store for $599.99 with a 2-year service agreement. If you think that the price is a typo mistake, you must know the phone without contract costs $1099.99.
Sonim XP STRIKE IS for Sprint – Overview
The Sonim XP Strike IS for Sprint is a version of the original Sonim XP Strike rugged Direct Connect phone. IS stands for intrinsically safe, which means that the device can be safely used in environments with flammable gasses or dust. The handset has Beyond Mil-Spec Certification, in other words it meets IP68 standards for dust and water immersion up to 6.5 feet for up to 30 minutes. The Military Standard 810G for salt, dust, shock, vibration, blowing rain, low pressure, humidity, transport/thermal shock and temperature extremes.
The Sonim XP Strike IS features a 2.0-inch QVGA TFT display with a 240 x 320 resolution and is powered by a Qualcomm QSC6085 processor. The phone comes with 256 MB of RAM, and 512 MB of internal memory, expandable up to 16 GB via microSD card slot. Other features include 2 megapixel camera with LED flash, noise-canceling microphone, Bluetooth v2.0 plus EDR, GPS navigation, FM Radio receiver, and a 2,000 mAh Lithium-Ion battery for up to 9.5 hours talk time.
The Sonim XP Strike IS also allows fast and easy, walkie-talkie style communication thanks to push-to-talk capability and support for Sprint Direct Connect services.
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