Sonim sets new Guinness World Record as world’s toughest phone

The Sonim XP3300 Force is officially the World’s Toughest Phone, securing its entry into the Guinness World Records hall of fame. The ultra-rugged phone survived an extreme drop test from 25 metres onto concrete without operational damage, a drop higher than a twelve story building.

To fulfil the strict requirements, the record attempt was witnessed by independent judges from Guinness World Records, who tested the phone to confirm it was still working following the drop, beating the previous World Record of 3.25 metres held by the 2008 JCB Toughphone.

Bob Plaschke, CEO, Sonim Technologies commented: “We wanted to stamp Sonim’s name on the World Record, confirming that the Sonim XP3300 Force is the toughest phone in the world. Most mobile phones are drop-tested to a metre, which just isn’t enough in extreme environments such as construction sites, oil rigs or in the forest.”

Plaschke continued: “Establishing the Guinness World Record for highest mobile phone drop assures remote and tough workers that their Sonim phone is ‘fit for purpose’ and can withstand the daily knocks, drops and tumbles.”

The Sonim XP3300 Force is an ultra rugged handset that goes beyond Milspec. It has been tested against Sonim’s RPS standards and dragged behind boats and quad bikes, driven over by cars, immersed in ice and concrete, sandblasted and submerged, and still lived to tell the tale.

Certified against dust, dirt and shock as well as being fully water-resistant up to 2 metres, Sonim phones are ideal for the toughest environments and applications.