Considering the fact that world is going completly mad the most important features for smartphone will be reability, long running time and neat network reception.
In such scenario [Sonim XP8]
is a perfect phone because it has interchangable battery, strong millitary protection and it is almost indestructible.
Device is based around [Android 8.1] , so telemetry is minimal, but nerual networks is already there [in their rudimentary state].
So rooting phone and installing [neat ip-tables firewall] and [root-based hosts adblocker] will solve problem like there was no any.
- almost indestructible
- interchangeable ~5000mAh battery
- programmable hardware buttons
- very good gsm and gps reception [extrenal anntena]
- 4Gb of ram & quite snappy Snapdragon 630 do the job
- very bright led and display
- “obsolete” version of android [for me it’s a definitely a pro]
- awful camera [sufficient only for draft photos of vital information]
SOME PICTURE OF THE DEVICE