Summary: It's never going to earn awards for its good looks, but the Samsung Solid Extreme's most important function is to protect itself from a clumsy owner or harsh environment. It does this very well and also offers some nifty extras.
Pros: Looks okay. Has some nifty features. Dust, water and shock resistance are excellent.
Cons: Is missing some features- such as 3G - that are found on a lot of more basic ruggedised phones.
Excerpt: When it comes to a mobile for all seasons and environments there haven’t been too many around that actually managed to take things as far as the B2100 Marine has. This hardcore ruggedized handset seems to have set a new bench mark in the segment but here’s how it fared overall.
Summary: The Samsung B2100 Xplorer is a straightforward and highly reliable mobile phone with neat looks. The buttons are clear and the menu is fast and intuitive. Besides the shockproof and waterproof housing, it allows for expanding the memory, connecting to a Bluetooth car kit or using the FM radio.