Samsung B2700 ReviewSamsung B2700 7
You feel like going sightseeing in the weekend? Are you keen on exploring strange, unknown places, including dark and wet caves, mysterious rain forests and lost ruins? Well, if you’re that kind of explorer then the Samsung B2700 is just what you need – a shock, dust and water resistant phone, capable enough in order to keep your journey as “connected” as possible.
The device itself feels really rugged and solid when you hold it in hand. It’s also thoroughly rubber-coated, so accidental dropping should no longer be a problem. The body is relatively heavy and introduces some interesting shapes on the sides, giving it a kind of a military look. The phone isn’t exactly unnoticeable when you put it in your pocket, but with the size isn’t too bad all things considered.
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262k colors and the image is bright and clear, although it sports a relatively low resolution of 176x220 pixels. A good thing is that it remains readable and usable even when exposed to the hot desert sun. The screen size is pretty modest, measuring 1.9 inches.
On the upper end of the front you’ll find the additional camera for video conversations, and below it, a pretty standard candybar sight reveals: two soft-keys, the send and end ones, the 5-way D-pad and the numeric keypad. You may find the rubber-coated keys a bit hard to press, but this contributes to the overall “toughness” of the device. The right side however, isn’t that standard as it houses the camera shutter and… the flashlight button. That’s right, the manufacturer has thought of the ones that are still afraid of the dark, and as a result, the B2700 comes with a built-in flashlight. A clever twist is that you can turn it on without having to unlock the keypad first. The volume rocker and the charger/headphones port are on the opposite side, and the only thing you’ll find on the top is the flashlight bulb.
The 2-megapixel camera is on the back, and you also have a microSD card slot, but in order to get to it, you’ll have to remove the battery lid, plus the battery itself, which means that you won’t be able to quickly switch memory cards.
1. stinkz (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Apr 2009)
Great phone!!!! had it three months now, and cant fault it. i am a powdercoater by trade. deals with very fine dusty particals (think of flour in the air), day in and day out. Previous phone (6110n)had to be pulled apart and cleaned every night! didnt last 6 months. Not with this baby, clean as the day i bought it, no powder anywhere in the battery compartment or under the sim. I am also an avid 4wd enthusist and this thing has been dropped in mud and all sorts, love just bein able to rinse it off. not great on the features, but one hell of a tough phone!
2. Wang (unregistered)
I have use many of samsung mobile phone the most I like was the B2100,I go on Biking trips..where i have to get wet, dusty,sometime drop phone from my hand,,but my b2100 always fulfill my needs..., on one such trip i lost n later i went to buy a new pair but,the dealer info me that the production was stop n they had newer version B2700 but, this time its was not waterproof or schookproof just water n shock resistent only.this new b2700 too, is giving gud result but not as gud as the b2100.since 1999 i hve used moe than 15 sets of Mobile phones mostly Nokia Made but, many of them slip off my hand n during journey or at home n got damage but, lastly i was happy to find B2100.though i had to negotiate with its sftware config. but,i had secondary phone lock in a protactive safe.I hve seen New Samsung Xcover which is very much of my choice..so, i want to have more detail on it, or if Samsung is preparing for mare latest version of such Tough High End Phones.