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Sonim JCB Toughphone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 reviews of Sonim JCB Toughphone. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the camera and screen. There are some mixed reviews about the performance and price.

durability, usability, portability, size, design

screen, camera

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sonim JCB Toughphone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Sonim JCB Toughphone from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and sound. The portability and durability also get good views, but many are less positive about the price. Views are divided on the design.

usability, durability, portability, sound, reliability

price

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JCB Toughphone Sitemaster TP802 SIM Free Mobile Phone(This phone is not compatible with 3G Network Sim)JCB Toughphone by Sonim. Splash, Shock & Dust Resistant (Yellow/Black) UK SIM FREE MODELJCB Toughphone Pro-Talk TP851 SIM Free Mobile Phone(This phone is not compatible with 3G Network Sim)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sonim JCB Toughphone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sonim JCB Toughphone from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

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...

Rugged devices have a tough time. Their audience is inevitably limited, and the balance of specifications, price and physical sturdiness is always weighted toward the latter. In the JCB's case, the camera seems to have been the primary victim of those...

May, 2012
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Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart TP909 review

 

Tough, but definitely compromised

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (cnet.co.uk)

JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart review

 

Too heavy and thick to be of interest to style-loving mobile consumers, the JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart is better suited to people who don't mind getting their hands dirty. It's unquestionably the most robust Android phone available.

Tough design ; Long battery life ; Water and dust-proof

Too chunky for most users ; Slow processor ; Low-res screen

The JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart isn't going to win any awards for its looks. That monstrous case design may offer an unprecedented degree of protection and the mixture of yellow and black plastic calls to mind the signature colours of the iconic British...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The builder's toolbox is no place for an iPhone. This is the domain of the hardest handset on the planet – the JCB Toughphone

Barring a direct hit from a V2, the Toughphone is virtually indestructible – the perfect burly blower for builders and tradesmen alike

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: (phonesreview.co.uk)

JCB Toughphone Sitemaster Hands-on Review: Does what’s expected

 

In the last few months we have been seeing smartphone manufacturers launching devices that have a bit more toughness to them, but these are still expensive and for some users may not be tough enough. Today we have the JCB Toughphone Sitemaster TP802 in...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Robert Zak (somobile.co.uk)

JCB Toughphone Pro Smart

 

JCB are doing surprisingly well at carving out a little niche for themselves in the smartphone market. While their phones are horrible to look at, and not particularly nippy, they're the most durable phones out there. It's little wonder that Motorola...

This is a phone which wears its heart on its sleeve. All you have to do is hear the name and take one look at it and you know what you're getting; a handset that fulfils your most basic smartphone needs while being virtually indestructible.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (knowyourmobile.com)

JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart review

 

We've seen tough phones before, but is the JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart the real deal? We review the Android world's answer to a brick outhouse to find out

Built to withstand any punishment, Impressive battery life

Low-res screen, Weak CPU

While it’s not going to get tech geeks excited, the JCB Toughphone Pro-Smart is the ideal handset for those working in the construction industry, or just folks who love the rough and tumble of outdoor life

May, 2012

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

JCB Pro-Smart Toughphone TP909 review -

 

Seriously tough, smooth web browsing, five-megapixel camera

Odd quirks and issues, slow auto-focus and manual flash, compact screen

May, 2012

Expert review by: (3g.co.uk)

JCB Toughphone Pro-Talk Review by 3G.co.uk

 

A good looking, usable ruggedised handset that has some handy features.

Lack of 3G; fiddly keyboard; awkward battery cover fixings

A good looking, usable ruggedised handset that has some handy features but is let down by its fiddly keypad

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

JCB Tough Phone

 

JCB Toughphone which is manufactured by Sonim Technologies is a mobile phone that is known to be 'harder than the average phone.' It comes in contrasting yellow and black chunky design and has undergone the toughest research work that made it the 'hard...

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Camera

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

Configuration

Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback: No
AUDIOFORMATS: 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

Connectivity

A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

EDGE: No
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: No
Technology:GSM/PCN

Display

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

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

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

Processor

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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