Reviews and Problems with Samsung B2100 / Marine / Solid / Xplorer
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20 August 2010
Conclusion: As rugged phones this one is pretty tough. Put it in a ring with the Land Rover phone, however, and it may come out with a tyre tread over its fascia!
Pros: If you want a phone as tough as Wolverine's nails (and believe you me, they're tough) then the Samsung Solid Extreme is up to the task. It's ruggedised outer casing protects it from knocks and scrapes and leaves it feeling indestructible. You can submerge it in water up to a depth of a meter for up to half an hour and it'll still allow you to ring home. Like the casing, battery life is durable too. We managed to eke out around nine hours in talk time. Plus it has arou...
Cons: Unfortunately, while the Samsung Solid's tough as Chuck Norris' old boots it's about as smart as David Beckham. The handset is light on features for a start. There’s no 3G, no Wi-Fi, no GPS. There’s no fully fledged Web browser, though WAP is supported. The camera shoots at just 1.3 megapixels, and we didn’t find the viewfinder very helpful. In some modes it frames more than you get in the final shot. Nor is the screen all that easy to see in bright sunlight. Styling'...
Summary: Globe-trotters seeking a ready-made travel solution will appreciate the Xplorer's convenient Talk Abroad SIM. However, mounting expenses for a basic rugged handset will turn away existing GSM phone owners.
Pros: The National Geographic Xplorer has a stylish, rugged body, a flashlight, an FM radio, and two phone numbers.
Cons: The Xplorer's call quality could be better, and it has a proprietary charger and a shared charging and headset port. Data is pricey and the cost of placing calls can quickly add up.
Conclusion: Para los usuarios más rudos que no quieren perder comunicación cuando van de campamento o están haciendo deportes extremos, este celular tiene un diseño resistente al agua, lodo y caídas, además de reproductor de música y herramientas de organización (cronómetro, calculadora, convertidor de divisas).
Pros: De diseño resistente, cuenta con una linterna potente y la memoria se puede expandir hasta 8 GB.
Cons: No tiene 3G ni Wi-Fi, y podría incorporar una cámara con mayor resolución.