Every year smartphone makers like Apple, Samsung, LG and Motorola bring us some of the most advanced, well designed and thinnest smartphones on the market. There’s no doubt that the space for thin and slim is very well filled but there’s one problem with those slim and thin designs. They’re not very rugged. Enter the Sonim XP7 extreme Android smartphone, a smartphone designed for the extreme user. Sure it’s bulky and a little unwieldy but it’s tough, tough enough to have a car run over it and survive. This Indiegogo campaign is sitting at $107,000 of its $150,000 goal with 39 days left to raise funds, which we think will be raised. The Sonim XP7 is designed for a certain user. They’re sure not trying to corner the business market or high school demographic here. This thing is made to take abuse so think, truck drivers, farmers, fire fighters, construction workers and police officers. Or on the more personal adventure side mountain climbers, hikers, skiers and just about any other extreme sport you can think of.
- Shock and impact resistance above military specs
- Water submersion up to 6.5 feet (including salt water)
- Extreme heat and cold temperatures
- Dirt, mud, sand and dust-proof
- Endurance – with a 2-3x battery (4800mA) the size of other smartphones
- Android 4.4 Kit Kat
- 4.0″ 480×800 WVGA
- Can be used with gloves
- UNLOCKED (No contract required!)
Sure this isn’t a specs powerhouse, no super high resolution screen and just a 4″ screen, but this is a phone meant to be in a tough environment, places you’re more than likely not going to be casually surfing the web and texting anyway. The $579 price tag is pretty nice too and it comes unlocked with no contract needed. But here’s the kicker, this thing comes with a three year warranty! How many smartphones can say they have a three year warranty? So yeah, the Sonim XP7 isn’t for everyone. There’s a lot missing that some smartphone users demand in a smartphone. This is a smartphone that’s ready to take a beating and we think it has a place in some pocket out there. Check out the Indiegogo at the link below.