The Rugged Samsung B2100 Xtreme Review AKA The Samsung Solid Xplorer-Extreme
The Samsung B2100 is the latest rugged phone from the Samsung camp. This is a low end phone but it is virtually indestructible. In fact it is meant for the tough workers like builders, fishermen, farmers, miners and travellers.
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The Samsung B2100 is also referred to as the Samsung Solid Extreme as well as the Xplorer or Xtreme, it is a candy bar phone that is completely waterproof. It can survive up to 30 minutes in water at a depth of 1 meter. The phone is also dust and sand proof. The sturdy phone comes in three colors modern black, scarlet red and dark green.
The phone has an impressive 1.77 inches color display. The phone’s ruggedness is obtained from the urethane it is built of- urethane is generally used to make roller blades.
The Samsung Solid Xtreme is a slim handset for the sake of convenience and ease of use. The phone sports an IP57 certification which implies that it can withstand extreme temperatures like desert hot climates or Antarctic cold weather. Samsung says that the phone can withstand temperatures between -20 degrees to 60 degree Celsius. The phone has a rubberized coating to improve grip. The built in torch is also extremely functional for the phone’s targeted users.
Applications and Camera
The Samsung Solid Xplorer is endowed with applications that find use in daily life like clock, alarm, calculator and calendar. It allows maintaining records of multiple contacts. It supports SMS, MMS and voice memo.
The Samsung B2100 Solid has a 1.3 Mega pixel camera that has an inbuilt flash. The flash light has a dedicated button to start it. The camera also has the auto focus feature for better focus for taking the perfect shot. It has a resolution of 1280X1024 pixels.
For audio entertainment the phone has a music player and an FM radio with RDS. These are ideal for use during jogging and during leisure hours. The phone supports polyphonic and MP3 ring tones. The phone has stereo Blue tooth connectivity with A2DP technology to allow hands free communication and the use of wireless headsets for private listening of music and radio.
The Samsung B2100 Extreme has a brand novel vibration setting enabling it to vibrate longer. The phone has a great sound quality with dedicated microphones and noise cancellation facility. The phone supports video recording at 15fps. The phone has a video player that can support popular video formats. This is welcome news to all movie buffs.
The Samsung Explorer supports java games and downloadable games from the internet too.
Mobile internet speeds are enhanced by EDGE technology. The phone however unfortunately doesn’t have Wi Fi and 3G technologies.
Some other aspects
The internal memory is only 7MB. However it can be augmented to 8GB using the micro SD memory card slot for storing more music tracks and videos in the phone. The 100mAh battery supplies a stand by time of 25 days and a talk time of 9 hours. The lock mechanism of the battery is quite fool-proof and safe.
The Samsung B2100 Solid Xtreme thus offers tough competition to the other alternatives in the ultra rugged mobile phone market.