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Sonim’s ‘Unbreakable’ phone gets broken at CES! (Video)

This has to win the award for most amusing story of the day. Direct from this year’s Consumer Electronics show, A BBC reporter has managed to break a Sonim phone which the company were touting as the ‘world’s most rugged phone’. Yeah right.

As reported from Recombu, Bob Plaschke, who is Somin’s CEO, explained that the phone could withstand pretty much all types of damage, which included being dunked in water as deep as 20ft for 30 minutes, surviving a drop from 10 storeys or even being hit with a hammer.

The BBC reporter was eager to put these impressive claims to the test, using a nearby corner of a glass fishtank as his first experiment. A few hits later, the screen was busted, prompting Plaschke to admit that the phone had indeed been ‘broken’.

The video is pretty hilarious, you simply have to watch it here. Let us know what you think afterwards.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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I have owned a Sonim for half a year and the screen broke in one month and the microphone in a few. This was me not even trying to break it – just living life. I have now been waiting for a replacement for little over a month despite being told that I would "be shipped a replacement within 24 hours" but customer service upon inquiry prior to purchase. Funny how you can't reach anyone once you purchase. Beware.


I hope he claims his free phone.

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