Sometimes, the best phone may not be the one with the highest screen resolution or AI that will discuss the meaning of life.
Sometimes, the best phone may a phone that you can drop in a puddle without fear of water damage or on concrete without wondering if it makes sense to replace the cracked display. In such cases, the Sonim XP 3400 Armor, described as the world's "toughest" mobile phone may be for you.
The phone won't win any design prizes and looks like a late 1990s Nokia phone that has been wrapped in thick rubber. However, according to its manufacturer, the phone is dust-proof, water submersible to 6.5 feet for 1 hour, drop tested up to 6.5 feet onto concrete and features a 1.5 mm thick scratch and shock resistant Corning Gorilla Glass on a bright, two-inch display. If features matter to you, Sonim says it’s a "high-resolution" color display and there is a 2MP camera for video recording. No, it apparently does not run Android in any version, but it has a music player, a web browser and email client. Standby time is 35 days while the talk time is about 9 hours, according to the manufacturer.
The phone is available via C Spire Wireless for $50.