Sonim's XP3 Quest, “World's Toughest Phone,” Now Available

If you’re the reason why wireless operators offer insurance for mobile phones, then Sonim's latest phone might be just what you need. Sonim claims the new XP3 Quest is the only mobile phone available today with an IP67 rating, meaning it is completely dust resistant and waterproof in depths of up to 3.3 feet.

What’s even better, the phone can survive being dropped from up to 6.5 feet onto concrete, submerged in water for up to 30 minutes, and tolerates temperatures from -5 to +130 degrees. In addition, the XP3 Quest is capable of providing 1,500 hours of standby time and up to 18 hours of talk time with its lithium ion battery.

Other features of the XP3 Quest include a customized keypad with widely spaced keys that are tested to 500,000 pushes. With this key layout, even construction workers with gloves on can make calls. The XP3 Quest also has a custom speaker that can produce up to 110db of sound, which is 45% greater than normal mobile phones.

The phone has a shock-resistant screen and meets the military-level MIL-810F certification for resistance to humidity, salt, shock, and heat. You’ll find a 2MB camera with built-in flash, assisted GPS, a torch light, an FM radio, a 2GB memory slot, J2ME Java for mobile, an Opera Mini WAP browser, and Bluetooth on the phone as well.

"Like all Sonim phones, the XP3 Quest comes with a three unconditional-year guarantee. If anything breaks, the company will replace it," said Bob Plaschke, CEO of Sonim. "We've defined our own set of Rugged Performance Standards that ensure our phones are both tough and useful."

This Sonim Rugged Performance Standard includes:
  • Extra-Long battery life
  • Durable keyboard mechanics
  • Extra loud speakers
  • Protection from dust and micro particles
  • Protection from water
  • Protection from drops
  • Protection from shocks and vibrations
  • Protection from extreme temperatures
  • Resistant to extreme pressure/crush
  • Resistant to punctures
  • Resistant to petroleum oil
  • Three year unconditional guarantee
You can pick up Sonim's XP3 Quest as an unlocked phone at: at and select Best Buy Mobile Stores across the United States. The phone costs $399 and comes with a belt clip, charger, and headset.