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Sonim JCB Toughphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The build quality and sound also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the features and battery, and comments about the responsiveness and portability are different.

usability, sound, build quality, design, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sonim JCB Toughphone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart Review


Smashed screens, cracked casings and broken buttons: you can take out endless insurance policies on your smartphone, or you can opt for a tougher handset altogether. JCB knows a little about sturdy hardware, and the Toughphone Pro-Smart TP909 certainly...

For most, the Motorola will be a sufficient compromise between performance and resilience. If you’re generally found on a construction site, however (or are clumsy beyond belief) and can accept the compromises, the JCB Toughphone should hold up to more...

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Amazon review summary for Sonim JCB Toughphone


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sonim JCB Toughphone from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JCB Toughphone Tradesman TP121 Sim Free Mobile Phone (This phone is not compatible with 3G Network Sim)

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Very disappointed with this phone screen is far too small and it is falsely advertised as there is no way that a builder with gloves on could text as the buttons are tiny


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brill phone a camera would be handy for photos of new calves.

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Lack of proper instructions


It has taken me ages to try and make it work, there are no instructions to select lower-upper case, predictive text work it out yourself. no dictionary, you don't appear to be able to change tones nor their volumes, how do you select numbers. The...

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Dyspraxia proof


I go through a phone every 6 months or so. All makes.Still have this one over a year now. Very good sound quality. I actually like the ring tone of a JCB starting up. It startles folk big time when you are in the bank queue.A real mans phone. Reminds...

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IP 54 is NOT waterproof


IP designationIP 545x = Protected against dust – limited ingress (no harmful deposit)x4 = Protected against water sprayed from all directions – limited ingress permittedLIMITED INGRESS PERMITTED!!! Water is the last thing you want inside a...

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Toughphone, tough to phone with...


Phone to phone /yesWater tight / YesChock proof / YesDust proof / YesBut tough to text with / YesSo Basic phone Yes!Only to call with

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Great phone except for one thing...


I found this phone to be everything I needed as far as durability and loudness go. It is a great phone but one thing has totally let it down as far as I'm concerned. The ring tones on this phone are really bad. Normally this wouldn't be a problem. It...

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sweets ass phone!


This phone is possibly the best phone i have ever bought. have dropped it more than a dozen times -no scratches no cracks. definitely the phone you want if you want it to last. Only down side is no camera.

Product Specifications


Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: Yes
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operator:Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No