Sonim bring out the Landrover S1 Orange

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The Sonim Landrover S1 Orange is a hardy phone with features and functions that are aimed at durability and consistent performance. The handset weighs 170 grams, which is down to the required strength and physical attributes of the material used in its manufacture. The handset is 119 mm x 56 mm wide and 25 mm thick. It is a work tool and is able to be used in harsh conditions that would leave many other handsets in an unusable state.

Connectivity is provided in several ways with the Sonim Landrover S1 Orange

, GPRS, EDGE, Blue tooth and miniUSB are all included and as such provides the means to connect to multiple devices whilst out and about. The satellite navigation element of this phone is provided by the GPS feature and is an excellent addition to its functionality.

A 2 mega pixel camera is provided which is good enough to take effective snap shots and for storing for printing out at a later more convenient time. The camera operates at 1600 x 1200 pixel resolution and comes with an LED flash.

The display screen on this handset is a 1.77 inch TFT screen which is able to display 65,000 colours at a pixel resolution of 176 x 220 pixels. The screen is durable and shows imagery in a vibrant fashion with surprising clarity of image. The colour representation is excellent.

The phones durability is its main selling point. It is able to withstand a number of environmental situations and still function. Water resistance is a key element of this and the phone is able to be submerged for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre and still function normally. The consequence of dropping a mobile phone is usually disaster, however this handset has the ability to resist shocks as well, in fact it is able to be dropped from a height of 2 metres onto concrete and still be fully functional. Dust and scratch resistance are also included as additional elements of durability associated with this handset.

Remaining features include a built in torch, voice memo facility and a useful organiser. Many of the features and functions included with this phone serve a particular purpose, there are only functions which would be useful in a given situation. This is commendable, when considering many phones come with features that are never used.

The Sonim Landrover S1 has attained IP67 certification, which is down to its ability to withstand a whole host of climatic and environmental situations. It is a phone which is for a specific demographic of user, the workman or explorer who needs durability more so than a fancy phone with features that serve no real purpose.

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