Industries such as construction, manufacturing, production, and healthcare make great demands on a device’s durability, battery life, and communication features. The XP8 is one of Sonim’s bestsellers, combining adequate price, rugged construction, and advanced functionality. Depending on the industry, you may be looking for add-ons to make your daily performance even more efficient.
Sonim XP8 is compatible with a wide range of original and third-party accessories for various purposes. In this guide, we’ll share the best accessories available on the market and assess their main features.
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Sonim XP8 Quick Overview
Sonim XP8 is an ultra-rugged handheld device designed to be an irreplaceable companion for any field professional. Created to withstand the most extreme conditions, Sonim XP8 is waterproof, dustproof, and resistant to bumps, drops, and shocks. The five-inch display is covered with Gorilla Glass, readable under direct sunlight, and responsive to gloves and wet fingers. Push-to-talk and programmable shortcut buttons improve workflow efficiency and ease of communication.
It’s not just the physical characteristics of Sonim XP8 that are impressive. A replaceable 4900mAh battery lasts a whole shift. Like any modern smartphone, the XP8 features two high-resolution cameras, GSM, LTE, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity. The device runs on the popular Android 8 Oreo or Android 10, eliminating the need for extensive system training. A built-in barcode scanner will be appreciated by professionals in healthcare, manufacturing, delivery, and numerous other industries. The Sonim XP8 fits your entire working station into a portable and versatile device that’s won’t let you down in any environment.
Official Sonim XP8 Accessories
No accessories can pair with the XP8 better than original Sonim products. The brand produces battery replacement, holsters, and chargers to secure your device and prolong its lifetime.
Holsters and Cases
Sonim offers a selection of native cases and holsters for even better protection of your XP8. The Sonim holster with swivel clip features custom construction that supports the handset and provides instant access via a quick-release latch. Sonim’s unique belt clip rotates in all directions and can be locked to straps and belts with up to 2.25-inch in width. Its rugged polycarbonate body is designed to handle active daily use in temperatures from -4 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. The holster comes with a one-year manufacturer warranty.
Apart from holsters, Sonim offers custom premium leather pouches for an elegant protection solution for the device. Unlike regular leather, this pouch is bonded with polymers for utmost durability, dust and dirt resistance. The case covers the screen but not the quick-access buttons, thus doesn’t slow down your workflow. An innovative D-ring clip enables you to carry the XP8 attached to your belt. Finally, the pouch has an elastic strap to hold a pen or a stylus.
If you’re looking for a pouch that provides even quicker access to all features, Sonim has a fitted case that doesn’t cover the screen. Polymer and bonded leather offer extra durability and dirt resistance, and the thin ergonomic design makes you forget about the case during use. A D-ring belt clip ensures the device is instantly accessible and attached securely.
Sonim XP8 features a powerful multi-shift battery, but for some professionals, even this may not be sufficient. A battery replacement can last for days. Sonim’s original high-capacity battery provides 800 hours standby and 35 hours of continuous use. The battery is available in a set with a battery door and screw or separately.
Cables and Chargers
Sonim XP8 charges via USB-C port. An original industrial-grade data and charge cable provides optimal data flow and has the perfect length of five feet.
Fieldwork requires professionals to constantly be on call and ready for action. There’s no time to wait for a device to charge via a low-power cable. Sonim’s wall charger adapter supports Qualcomm Quick Charge technology and fully powers the XP8’s 4900mAh battery in under 2.5 hours. An optimal length of 6.5-foot cable is included in the set.
A power outlet isn’t always available in extreme environments either. Professionals working on the go will find Sonim’s car charger highly useful. It features a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 USB port with up to 1.5 Ampere output and second USB port with maximum output of 2.4 Amperes. The charger is suitable for most 12/24 vat DC power outlets and has a 6.5-feet long cable.
Sonim XP8 is equipped with a durable, drop and scratch-resistant display covered with Gorilla Glass. However, even this has limits to the physical damage it can handle. If your XP8’s screen gets damaged, Sonim offers an original replacement. Just like the initially installed protector, the replacement is compatible with gloves and wet fingers. The installation process is simple and doesn’t require professional help.
Sonim are not the only ones who care about the comfort of field professionals and workflow efficiency. Third-party manufacturers, such as Klein, Stone, and Otto, create excellent accessories compatible with Sonim XP8.
Remote Speakers and Microphones
Stone Mountain Phoenix Remote Speaker Microphone was designed with harsh environments in mind. Holding MIL-STD-810G certification, it withstands bumps, shocks, and vibrations. The IP-68 certification guarantees liquid and dust resistance. This speaker features custom construction that reliably attaches to the Sonim SecureAudio Connector. A dedicated push-to-talk button and volume controls let you access the feature without even taking the Sonim XP8 out of your pocket.
Otto Revo NC2 Remote Speaker Microphone is another third-party accessory created to ease communication with colleagues and clients. It’s not only your computer that must meet fieldwork demands but also its accessories. Hence, this speaker holds MIL-STD-810 and IP-68 certifications. It withstands drops, bumps, shocks, submersion in liquids, and extreme temperatures ranging from -22 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Internal components are safe thanks to the built-in dust protection screen. The Otto Revo NC2 provides crystal clear sound quality with innovative noise cancellation and voice reception technology. The accessory comes with a three-year manufacturer warranty.
Klein Valor Remote Speaker Microphone is the only option on the market compatible with XP8 featuring a 16-channel selector. Loud environments aren’t an issue here, thanks to a 104-decibel audio output and omni-directional mic with noise cancelation. A dedicated push-to-talk button enables quick and efficient communication while your XP8 is in your pocket. Lastly, this accessory has an even better temperature resistance than Sonim XP8 itself, withstanding temperatures from -40 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. The accessory is designed and assembled in the USA and also holds a three-year manufacturer warranty.
Klein Curl Wired PTT Headset was designed specifically for Sonim XP8. It attaches to one ear for comfortable use throughout the whole shift. A special flexible, rotating design enables you to use the headset on both left and right ears. The headset cable can be attached to the uniform with a swivel clothing clip. With a large push-to-talk button, you can use the feature without even reaching for your Sonim XP8. The in-line noise reduction mic ensures clear and efficient communication in the loudest environments. The wire is 46 inches in length.
Klein Comfit Wired PTT Headset features an advanced boom microphone with noise reduction. It contours the face and can be worn on either ear for excellent ergonomics. Three sizes of silicone ear tips included make this headset versatile and comfortable. The wire is 56 inches in length. Like other Klein headsets, the Comfit has a dedicated push-to-talk button and a clothing clip. An omnichannel microphone with noise reduction and high sensitivity ensures clear communication. The product is designed and assembled in the US.
Klein Patriot Pro Wired PTT Headset comes with a replaceable audio tube, providing comfort throughout an entire shift. The dual-wire design lets you clip the headset cord over or under the uniform. A push-to-talk button is large enough to be comfortable even with heavy-duty gloves. Klein Patriot Pro’s omni-directional mic delivers clear sound without distortion and background noise. This headset can be used in extreme temperatures and submerged in liquids, thus is suitable for the harshest conditions. All Klein headsets come with a three-year limited liability manufacturer warranty. The cable length from the splitter is 26 inches and the bottom coiled cable length is eight inches.
Turtleback Balastec holster was developed to fit Sonim XP8 impeccably, providing additional support and easy accessibility. It enables you to attach the device to belts, straps, and latches up to 2.25-inches wide using a secure metal clip. The custom cut-out design offers quick access to all shortcut buttons. Despite a durable plastic construction, the holster is lightweight and flexible. This holster doesn’t hold military-grade certification as original Sonim holsters do. But it’s not necessary, as the XP8 already is ultra-rugged. Furthermore, the simple construction means a lower price.
The Klein 3.5-millimeter adapter connects the Sonim XP8 handset to standard audio jack headsets. It securely screws to Sonim’s SecureAudio Connector, providing reliable connectivity and clear sound.
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