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Sonim XP1520 BOLT SL

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5/10
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The Sonim XP1520 BOLT SL currently has an Informr score of 5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

What's good

  • Push-to-Talk
  • Rugged design
  • Good battery life

What's bad

  • No email client
  • Camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-grade screen

The Sonim XP 1520 BOLT SL is a ruggedized, candybar-style phone that features a 2-inch, 240x320 resolution display, 128MB of RAM, 0.3MP camera with LED flash and video record, push-to-talk, and a talk time of up to 12 hours. It also offers expandable memory up to 16GB via microSD, Bluetooth 3.0, WAP browser, GPS and an FM radio.

This handset is military-certified to withstand a variety of adverse conditions, including vibration, humidity and extreme temperatures. According to Newswire, the BOLT SL is “built on the same ultra-rugged platform that holds the Guinness World Record for the toughest phone.”

While sparse on features, this is a durable phone that exceeds a variety of military specifications, making it a contender for users who work outdoors or adverse conditions.


Operating system
Custom
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
2"
Camera
VGA (640 x 480)


What the Critics Are Saying...


Fone Arena

The Nokia Lumia 1520 is definitely a foot in the right direction from both Nokia and Microsoft and as a package, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is quite impressive. When the Windows Phone App store catches up with Android and iOS, this will definitely be a phone to aspire to. For the Lumia 1520 to succeed, ex...

- Monish Kumar, Fone Arena


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Common Questions


Sonim released the XP1520 BOLT SL on July 17, 2013.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sonim XP1520 BOLT SL user manual here.


Sonim backs up the XP1520 BOLT SL with a 3 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your XP1520 BOLT SL has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sonim support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sonim's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
2"

The Sonim XP1520 BOLT SL's screen size is 2 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown

There is a processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Custom operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
256 MB

Internal memory is 256 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1950mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1950 mAh battery. Sonim's performance ratings are 720 minutes.

XP1520 BOLT SL Specs

Overview
Release date July 17, 2013
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Custom
Processor
Internal Flash Memory 256 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.21 W/kg
Body: 1.11 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 3 Years
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1950 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 1380 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) No
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 720 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 36.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.6 x 6 x 2.5 cm (5 x 2.4 x 1 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design Yes
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density 200 pixels
Size 2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard Yes
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) Yes
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, Frames, Multi-shot, Night mode, Self-timer, White balance, Scene mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MP3, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (MAUI wap browser)
Included Software / Apps -
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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is definitely a foot in the right direction from both Nokia and Microsoft and as a package, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is quite impressive. When the Windows Phone App store catches up with Android and iOS, this will definitely be a phone to aspire to. For the Lumia 1520 to succeed, external factors like Windows Phone 8′s lack of basic features need to be addressed...

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is definitely a foot in the right direction from both Nokia and Microsoft and as a package, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is quite impressive. When the Windows Phone App store catches up with Android and iOS, this will definitely be a phone to aspire to. For the Lumia 1520 to succeed, external factors like Windows Phone 8′s lack of basic features need to be addressed.

The huge unnatural size(6inch+ display) may not be everyone’s cup of tea right now, but if that changes(like Galaxy Note series changed the market), then Nokia Lumia 1520 will be the ideal phone. For now, it is a mix of good and bad which you can find right below. 

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User Reviews


Don

great rugged phone

One thing that does need improving is the camera. And if you need to send a quick text well that is harder to do. But other than that it's great

You can't hear the two way radio in a running truck zello on my smart phone is better and cheeper

Radio part of phone as turned off by company it just could not be heard, not even close to the old mike phones
Daniel Chalifour

It is a great phone very shock proof

It is a great phone but the battery does not last more than 5 day sOn and 2 HRS of talking Was sent Twice to sonim and no change

Congratulations Sonim for a Guiness World Record phone.

Sonim Bolt XP 1520 is truly the toughest phone in the world and is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. And deservingly so! I am so tired of the little girlie phones around today that can't handle a little weather or a little rough play. Matter of fact, I think we are on the evolutionary line of...More
Sonim Bolt XP 1520 is truly the toughest phone in the world and is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. And deservingly so! I am so tired of the little girlie phones around today that can't handle a little weather or a little rough play. Matter of fact, I think we are on the evolutionary line of developing larger thumbs if things continue with all the generations texting. lol. The package with PTT alone makes texting a thing of the past on the work site or at home. But hold the fortress!! A NATION WIDE FREEBIE!! Yup, I said a nation wide out going and incoming calls as well as text.. What more do you need? I have enough stuff on my home computer that having that c%@# "off" my phone makes using my pc even less boring. Yes, I know it is there if I need it but after all, what I truly needed was a dependable phone. I now have two. :) Less
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