Mobile phones nowadays are extremely fragile. One minute they can be firmly in your grasp and the next laying cracked on the concrete. That kind of thing likely won’t happen to the Sonim XP5520 BOLT, available exclusively from Bell.
Built way beyond MIL-SPEC standards, the BOLT can survive the kind of dust, shock, and water that would render most phones useless. Its styling, which uses an all-black body with orange highlights, is typical of a modern-day rugged phone. Its hardware features include a 2MP camera, 2-inch QVGA screen, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, GPS with A-GPS, and a 1,950mAh battery. It’s capable of offering up to 12 hours of talk time per charge, which means it’s a phone that can easily handle the needs of rugged mobile professionals.
What sets the XP5520 BOLT apart from most of its competition is Push-to-Talk or PTT, which lets users communicate with other PTT phone users either one-to-one or one-to-many at the push of a button. With excellent call quality, it’s not hard to see the XP5520 BOLT as a phone that will last and remain for many years.
Other phones may have larger screens or run better software, but you can’t go wrong with this one from Sonim if you’re looking for something that’ll survive in tough conditions.
Need to Know: Sonim XP5520 BOLT
1. Built way beyond MIL-SPEC standards of ruggedness and can survive drops into water or onto concrete. (The Good)
2. Long battery life. (The Good)
3. Small low-res screen. (The Bad)
4. Doesn’t run a smart OS. (The Bad)
Prices (Where to Buy)
Sonim released the XP5520 Bolt on April 25, 2012.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sonim XP5520 Bolt user manual here.
Sonim backs up the XP5520 Bolt with a 3 Years parts & labour warranty.
If your XP5520 Bolt 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.