Sonim XP8

Sonim XP8

Sonim XP8
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Sonim XP8

Sonim XP8
UK Model - Dual SIM / Black / 64GB + 4GB
EAN: 0096962276157

Sonim XP8 – Rugged Smartphone (SIM Free / Unlocked / UK)

The world’s toughest, most reliable smartphone. Sonim XP8 is an ultra-rugged smartphone designed to serve, protect and provide for individuals and companies who require a modern, smart device that always performs in mission-critical applications. 

Other rugged smartphones just provide a solid build and an ingress-protection (IP) rating. Sonim go further. ATEX Zone 2 certified (Non-Incendive Class I, II, III, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D, F & G) and MIL-STD-810G ensure the device can withstand extreme conditions.

The device has been built with a highly tactile exterior and buttons to aid use when wearing gloves, or if the product is dirty or coated. The main stereo speakers can attain a volume of over 100dB for use in loud environments, plus additional audio accessories can be obtained for specific environments. 

Alongside traditional smartphone applications and the Google Android app suite, Sonim also provides proprietary communication applications for workers, device management and other enterprise solutions. 

Reasons to buy Sonim XP8 – Ultra-Rugged Smartphone

  • Android 7.1 (Nougat) – access to the latest apps
  • 5-inch Full HD LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Qualcomm 630 Octa-Core 2.2GHz processor / 4GB RAM / 64GB storage
  • Expandable storage via Micro SD
  • 12MP main camera with Phase Detection Autofocus
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Removable 4,900 mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0
  • M4/T4 Hearing Aid Compatible
  • USB (2.0) Type-C (1.0) connector
  • Magnetic connector for docking station/charging 
  • Programmable key & SOS Alert key
  • PTT key (service where supported by network provider)
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac/r 2.4 / 5 GHz
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / NFC / FM Radio

Rugged Specifications

  • ATEX Zone2 Certified
  • Non-Incendive Class I, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, D
  • Non-Incendive Class II & III, Div 2, Groups F, G
  • MIL-STD-810G
  • IP-68 / IP-69

What's in the box?

  • Sonim XP8 Handset (SIM Free)
  • Battery
  • Mains Charger
  • USB Type-C cable
  • Screwdriver (for removing back plate)
  • Documentation


Sonim Scout

Sonim Scout is a solution that allows you to register your device with Sonim and gain access to a number of additional enterprise features. For more information, visit

The Sonim Scout application is preinstalled on your Sonim XP8. Opening this application will start the Setup procedure with access to the Sonim Setup Wizard & SafeGuard features.

Additional utilities relevant to your Sonim Account will be available through Sonim Scout once the device has been registered and authorised. 

Push-To-Talk Services

Sonim supports Virtual Pre-Load (VPL) mechanism which is also known as Stub to install the PTT application. For more information on Push to Talk services, please refer to your mobile network provider (carrier) or appropriate national agency/body. 

Sonim XPand Connector

The Sonim XPand solution allows you to connect specific accessories to your XP8 to aid in task-specific field applications. Unique accessories are available from Sonim on request.

Sonim SecureAudio Connector

The Sonim XP8 does not have a traditional 3.5mm audio connector. Bluetooth is supported for wireless audio connection. For wired audio, Sonim authorised headsets using the SecureAudio connector can be purchased from Sonim directly on request. 

Sonim Rugged Performance Standards (RPS)

A Higher, More Rigorous Set Of Standards

There are no official benchmarks for what constitutes a 'rugged phone'. Many manufacturers deliver ruggedised devices, but the implementation can vary wildly.

Sonim has created their own standards ultra-rugged mobile devices. Based on over ten years of feedback from customer usage in the world’s most extreme environments, Sonim Rugged Performance Standards (RPS) consist of 12 benchmarks of endurance and durability.

Every Sonim device is designed and built to meet the most punishing, demanding, exacting standards in the industry.

Dual-Shift Battery Life

For continuous use throughout the day: 4,900 mAh battery to last multiple shifts

Glove-Friendly Display

Uniquely designed for ease of use with large or gloved hands: Keys can be used with heavy work gloves

Extra-Loud Audio

Never miss a call in noisy environments: 100dB+ speaker performance and noise cancellation

Protection From Micro Particles

Completely sealed against the intrusion of dust and industrial micro-particles. Rated IP-6x completely dust-proof


Fully submersible in fresh and salt water. Rated IP-X8  for complete immersion in water, up to 2 metres / 6.5 ft for 30 minutes. Rated IP-X9 for resistance to high-temperature pressure wash

Drop/Impact Resistant

Designed to be dropped from atop a ladder. Resistant to 2 metres / 6.5 ft drop onto concrete from any angle

Resistant To Shocks/Vibrations

Designed to withstand the G-forces from sudden vibrations or impacts. Withstands sudden shocks of up to 30G and vibrations from 5Hz to 500Hz

Operational In Extreme Temperatures

Built to work in all weather conditions. Fully operational in temperatures from -20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F).

Pressure Resistant

Survives being driven over by heavy-duty truck. Withstands up to a ton of metric pressure

Puncture Resistant

With gorilla glass lens that is extremely shock resistant. A hardened rubber moulded housing can withstand up to 4J of impact energy

Resistant To Oil And Chemicals

And easily cleanable with the right solvent. Resistant to petroleum oils and the corrosive nature of cleaning solvents

3 Year Comprehensive Warranty

Sonim will even cover accidental damage of the phone for the duration of 3 years. Register your device with Sonim to activate your 3-year warranty:

Stock Origin & Compatibility

All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.

Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.

Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.

EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.

Operating System
7.0 (Nougat)
Custom Skin
Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630 (14 nm)
Octa Core (4x 2.2 GHz & 4x 2.2 GHz)
Adreno 508
Expansion Slot
Micro SD
Capacity (Up to)
128 GB
Internal Storage
64 GB
4 GB
1080 x 1920 (~441 ppi)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Rear Camera
12 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
Flash & Focus
LED flash
HDR, panorama
Front Camera
8 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
Flash & Focus
4,900 mAh
Removable Li-ion
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G/LTE Bands
1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
5G Bands
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
FM Radio
Power Port
USB Type-C
Data Port
USB Type-C
Audio Port
Sonim SecureAudio Connector
Video Out
Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard
Power, Volume, Physical Android Navigation Keys, Programmable Key, SOS Alert, Push To Talk (PTT)
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Controls
Sonim XPand Connector, Sonim SecureAudio Connector
Location Technologies
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Digital Compass
Light Sensor
152 x 79.5 x 18 mm (5.98 x 3.13 x 0.71 in)
335 g (11.82 oz)
Google Play, Google Apps, Sonim Secure Apps & PTT software
Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0)