never buy a different phone
Reviewed on Monday September 14, 2015 by Jeremy S., whitecourt Alberta
I work in the oilfield in northern Alberta, my phones last me about 6 months if i am lucky, If the -40 weather, mud, rain, or drops into vats of chemical or onto well head don't kill the phone my 5 children at home will.
I have used the otter box and life proof cases, I am not sure hows life its proof against but it wasn't mine.
I have had the sonim xp7700 for 3 months now and I have absolutely no problems. they claimed the battery life will be about 2 days of use. I use twitter facebook email and I am on the phone about 5 hours of talk time per day, and i get 3 days of use from 100% to about 10%.
the speaker is more than loud enough that it startles people that are near it so i do not miss phone calls, which is important as i am the manager , safety coordinator and dispatcher, missing a phone call means someone doesn't pay their bills.
the cell service is just like any other phone it all depends on your service provider.
In short if you have to depend on a phone i would lean on the one that can withstand a metric ton of force the sonim xp770.