Although many smartphone manufacturers make their products more durable than they used to be, they are still very delicate devices. Does it mean that you have settle for a basic phone if you work in difficult conditions? Of course not. Luckily for you, there are phones that are made to withstand hardhips. One of such phones has just landed at AT&T. The carrier is now selling rugged Sonim XP6 Android phone built for people in extreme environments.
Rugged Sonim XP6 Android Smartphone
The Sonim XP6 is available from AT&T for $149.99 with a new two-year contract. If you prefer monthly payments, you can pair the phone with AT&T Next plan, in which case it will set you back $17.50, $21.88 or $26.25 with Next 24, Next 18 and Next 12, respectively. You can also grab the XP6 outright for $524.99.
The Sonim XP6 probably wouldn’t be your first choice if you were to judge the phone only by its appearance. It looks like a relic from a decade ago with its candy-bar form, physical number pad, d pad, call buttons and antenna sticking up in the top right corner. Don’t let the appearance fool you, though. The XP6 is actually a smartphone albeit of an entry-level kind. Thanks to IP68, IP69, and MIL-STD 810G certifications, the handset is as durable as can be, meaning that it’s dust-, water- and drop-resistant. It also supports push-to-talk on AT&T.
The Sonim XP6 sports a 2.64-inch capacitive TFT display with a resolution of 320×432 pixels and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor. Other features include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory (possibly fixed as there is no mention of microSD slot for storage expansion), LTE radio and a 5-megapixel rear camera. An impressive 4,820 mAh battery – the biggest you can find on a phone of this class, rounds up the specs. The Sonim XP6 ships with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Due to its unorthodox design, the Sonim XP6 is not for everyone. It might be, however, an interesting choice for users who don’t want to give up on smartphone functionality but don’t want to risk destroying their phone as a result of using it in harsh conditions.
more info : AT&T