Samsung B2700 Preview

Introduction and Design

Phones resistant to impact, dust and water are rarely found on the market so the release of such a model by Samsung deserves a small celebration. B2700 is made to survive. It has a protection class IP54 (meaning that is dust and splash resistant) and is equipped with a compass, pedometer, altimeter and a flashlight.

Since we have a prototype, we’ll make preview instead of a review and will not get into details. Expect our review as soon as we get a final unit.


B2700’s design is nothing special, but that’s not a surprise, considering that the model has been created to work in rough conditions. Its entire body is rubber-coated, quite thick and relatively heavy.

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It has a low resolution (176x220) TFT display, supporting 262k colors. Over it is located the camera for video calls, and below it are all navigational and soft buttons, accompanied by the keyboard.

On the right side of the device we have the camera shutter and the flashlight (located on the top and with a very bright beam) switch. The opposite side houses the volume rocker and the charger connector, which is tightly covered by a protective lid.

The microSD slot is located under the battery and getting to it is not very easy. Let’s not forget that the phone is designed to be splash and dust resistant and is hard to open.

Samsung B2700 Video Preview:

Samsung B2700 360 Degrees View:


B2700’ssoftware doesn’t offer any great extras, but offers everything a phonefrom this class should. That includes theme creator, user-friendlyphonebook (no second name search), e-mail with automatic settingssupport and multiple organizing functions (calendar, alarms, Worldclock, tasks etc.). The only additional features are the pedometer and the compass, which is equipped with altimeter aswell. Calibrating it is a strange process (you have to rotate thedevice as shown on the display) and we didn’t think it was veryprecise. We will share our detailed opinion with you in the review of afinal unit.

The phone can be used worldwide but unfortunately, its 3G support is limited to Asia and Europe only. It has a WAP browser,instead of an HTML one and we are not very happy with it. You’ll stillbe able to load heavy pages but the navigation is difficult due to thelack of pan view.

[adsright [1]]The phone is equipped with a 2-megapixel camera with noflash, which offers the basic functions such as white balance, timerand effects. You also have the standard user-friendly music player, FMradio and video playback although the small display is not veryconvenient for watching clips.

Aswe’ve already mentioned, shock-, dust- and splash-resistant devices area rare find and we are intrigued by B2700’s performance in hardconditions. If you are interested as well, expect our full in-depthreview.

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