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Old 28-05-2009
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Samsung B2100 Solid Mobile Phone

In terms of all-terrain phones, Samsung is not the first attempt. After Solid SGH-M110 and the Solid B2700, the manufacturer comes back with a new model a bit more colorful than its predecessor, the B2100 Solid.


His strong point includes IP57 certificate, resistant to impact and dust but also to a 30 min immersion in 1 m of water. A perfect phone for those who work outdoors but perhaps also for the awkward to drown their regular unit. It is also equipped with a powerful flashlight. Its multimedia features: a photo sensor of 1.3 megapixel, an MP3 player and FM radio. Its low internal memory of 10 MB is offset by a MicroSD card reader and SDHC up to 8GB. Compatible with the Edge, the Solid B2100 also enjoys a good autonomy: up to 9 hours talk and 25 days standby. The phone operating temperatures are between -20?C and +60?C. It should be available during the month of April.

At the time of iPhone and other smartphones, the mobile base can seem a bit outdated. Yet some models such as the Samsung Solid B2100 deserve a little. According to IP57 certification, the device is water resistant (one meter for thirty minutes), snow, sand and falls. But beyond this specificity that will delight some of the trades and for the general public, athletes and awkward, this phone would be attractive with multimedia features and a long battery life. As many criteria supposed seduce the greatest number, however, that performance and usability are there.
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Re: Samsung B2100 Solid Mobile Phone

Equipped with a urethane shell (material and slip resistant), the Samsung Solid 2100 gives an impression of strength and we have not resisted the urge to do choir and immerse to verify. No breaks, whew! Despite his all-terrain design, the mobile offers a look more original than its predecessor, the B2700 Solid, if not quite elegant with its metallic red borders.

Opening the hood is done using a coin (the fastener is screwed that all is well sealed). Indeed, the MicroSD memory card, housed under the battery is easily accessible, but it remains protected from any splashing or drowning.


Everything for the outdoors

The device comes with a hands-free stereo connectors owner and cable owner/USB for the connection to the computer. The user can easily take advantage of multimedia capabilities available to it, subject to get a MicroSD card, the mobile's internal memory is extremely limited (10 MB). The only apparent motive prize (which serves both the earphones and USB cable) is seemingly protected by a seal and a plastic covering.

Among other peculiarities of Solid B2100, there is a torch, powerful enough and a sufficiently large eyelet for attaching a crab. Useful for climber!


A screen that leaves hungry

The B2100's screen is not very big, not very bright but enough to capture an SMS or use of the mobile MP3 player. However, despite the compatibility Edge of the terminal, the screen size will not want to connect to the mobile Internet.

Another criticism in the menu that appears as an icon, it is difficult to quickly select the right position: the icon is supposed to be brighter but it is not obvious. Keyboard, are small but distinct and pleasant to the touch, making it easier to capture.
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Re: Samsung B2100 Solid Mobile Phone

More gifted for audio only for the photo

The Solid B2100 offers comprehensive multimedia features but uneven. The audio function is satisfactory and provides a good autonomy. ID3 tags are supported and the album just brighten up the rather basic interface. The device includes a speaker that lacks power but delivers a sound that is quite correct to music or FM radio (not RDS). Note that the latter has a recording function. The generated files are stored in internal memory, unfortunately limited. It is, however, easy to retrieve the file (MP3 at 128 kb/s) through the USB cable, the internal memory is something rare, accessible via the mass storage option.

However, the camera (1.3 megapixels) is rather poor in low light (a storm is required) and video capture (176 x 144 pixels) provides the minimum union.


Excellent autonomy

Last but one of the most important, the broad autonomy of mobile mode is impressive. Rediscover it (and enjoy) the comfort of not having to recharge your device every night. Of course, the screen is small and the unit is not touch or 3G. This explains that. Users favoring the telephony functions hyper advanced new smartphones go away happy. With reasonable use (some commercial and some multi-media), it will be quiet for a few days (4.5 or 6). A true happiness.

Virtually unbreakable, ultra independent and able to play audio players and FM radio, the Samsung Solid B2100 is the perfect phone for that emphasizes the voice and does not yield to the sirens of smartphones. Only the screen and the photo disappoints a little video.
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Re: Samsung B2100 Solid Mobile Phone

Specifications
  • Format phone: Classical
  • Compatible with GSM networks: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • EDGE compatible network: Yes
  • GPRS Compatible: Yes
  • 3G/Wi-Fi Compatible: No
  • Internal Memory: 10 MB
  • Support memory cards: MicroSD and MicroSDHC
  • Screen: 4.50 cm TFT with 262000 colors
  • Camera: 1.3 MP
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Battery: 600hr (Standby) and 9hr (usability)
  • Dimensions: 4.95 x 11.30 x 1.71 cm
  • Weight: 102 grams


Advantages
  • The strength
  • Autonomy
  • Cost

Disadvantages
  • Nothing
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Re: Samsung B2100 Solid Mobile Phone

Whether there is some water spilled or dust particles, this mobile has high strength that adapts to extreme conditions. Robust due to its shell and shock-proof non-slip, it can also prove functional. Also with its powerful flashlight integrated and media player, it will never let you down. The Solid B2100 is able to remain under 1 m of water for 30 minutes!
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Re: Samsung B2100 Solid Mobile Phone

The Samsung Solid B2100 is the thinnest submersible phone in the market, that seems to have a designe for the urban adventurer: certified IP57 (standard corresponding to a high index of protection against shock, dust, temperature and immersion), it seems virtually indestructible. The main question is whether the manufacturer has provided the functionality to override its ultra-rugged features and it can become a real mobile, practical for daily use.
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