Sonim XP1 Torture Test
24th October 2008
Sonim XP1 is hardly a new phone - we first looked
at it almost a year ago in its JCB
Toughphone variant. But Sonim are proud of just
how tough the XP1 is and sometimes come up with
demonstrations to prove it.
This latest test has involves a machine
Destroyer", basically a large hammer which
repeatedly hits the XP1 to see how long it will take
to destroy. Visitors can see the "experiment"
live, and can win one of the handsets by guessing
how long it will last and how spectacularly it will
fail. As we go to press, the XP1 has been hit 33,000
Once the XP1 has met its maker, Sonim
are open to suggestions as to what to destroy next.
Quite a few people have suggested the iPhone.. we suspect
that it will take rather less than 33,000 hits to smash
It's a bit of silliness we suppose,
but it is worth noting that Sonim also have an upcoming
XP3 which promises to be even more impressively
macho than the XP1. Presumably they'll need to lob an
atom bomb at it or something.