Phone 4 Me

Has anyone tried the Sonim XP1 phone, which Time seems to be claiming as a “tough gadget”? My current Samsung U600 is pretty wrecked after four months. Its screen is scratched to pieces after a couple of trips to Sudan, a week in the DRC and a lot of battering in my pocket. Battery life is lousy too. My Motorola has just given up the ghost after being dropped in Khartoum, although it never really recovered from falling into an open sewer in Kibera in its first week.

I don’t need a phone that survives at -20C or can be driven over. But a casing that keeps out dust, and a no-glare anti-scratch coating on the screen looks pretty useful.


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