Originally Posted by ctradio
I was told there was no carrier unlocked variant of this thing. Didyou get it from Sonim? Also, any problems at all with it? I had two with touch issues along the right side of the screen (it perceives a light constant touch in various areas and it gets worse the longer the screen is on). The units would eventually start selecting things on its own and even deleting contacts. Also, the speaker phone is useless and the UI is horribly laggy at times (my mind operates fast and it screws with me). I presented them with a "laundry list" of the issues.
Someone flat out lied to you. Go here: https://store.sonimtech.com/products/sonim-xp8-blk-nam
Well, maybe not lied at the time you were told... I waited several months for them to post it on their store page. In response to your concerns....
No issues with it going all AI on me. Speaker PHONE portion leaves a bit to be desired, but for audio books, this thing is damned awesome and really loud. Not sure how to reference the lag. My previous phone was a Note 4 with issues.
My own complaints. The lock screen is a pain. The default music program is broken in my opinion. I am suffering through with Musicolet for my books.
What sold me on this is that is is one of the last phones made today that has a removable battery (really my only requirement in a new phone), has both gps an glonass, and in a pinch I can use is an a hurled object to an opponents head. Someone complained about the camera, but it seems fine to me. Wouldn't matter much as I am partially colorblind and won't see any difference.
I have only had mine for a week, and am still tweaking the settings to how I want them. Honestly, I like it.