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Samsung Solid Immerse review

A tough, no nonsense candybar phone for clumsy people - but short on features

Samsung Solid Immerse review: Interface

Samsung has tried to make the most of the interface options on the Solid Immerse, offering you a few different ways of configuring the look and feel, but this is no touchscreen handset with widgets galore to call on.

As a non-smartphone, it harks back to the glorious days of press-and-happen. That means you press a button, and the Solid Immerse does it straight away.

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You can choose between different themes for the look and feel, and fiddle with font styles too.

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None of the combinations presents a radical change, but at least there is some personalisation.

The Themes screen offers the option to download some new themes too, though there were none available when we looked online for some.

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You can also decide how many shortcuts to have on the Home screen to apps and data. You can go really mad here, checking as many options as you like from a fairly long list that includes Facebook and Twitter updates, a monthly calendar and even pedometer data.

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If you choose more elements than can be shown on the screen at once, you'll simply have to scroll horizontally to see them all.

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Minimalists might want to stick to having just an apps shortcut bar and maybe a weather app – one of a couple that update automatically.

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Once you've fiddled with the options on offer and set up the Home screen the way you like it, there is capacity for a fair bit of personalisation, though it's nothing like what you'll get on a smartphone.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory30 MB
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Rear Camera Resolution2 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemProprietary OS
Brand NameSamsung
Battery Talk Time19 Hour
Screen Size5.1 cm (2")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)116 g
Maximum Video Resolution320 x 240
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeEmail, Instant Messaging, SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service)
USB StandardUSB 1.1
Height121 mm
Width53 mm
Depth18 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time600 Hour
ManufacturerSamsung
Product NameB2710 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeDigital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B2710IKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing InformationThe Solid Immerse lets you live life to the fullest and will release your more adventurous side. With dust-proof, water-proof (fully submersible), and even scratch and shock proof technology, life's little tumbles won't prevent you from keeping connected. The Solid Immerse packs in loads of other features including SNS and IM services, an easy-to-use keyboard, and new direction sensing technology that means you'll never lose your way. Take a walk on the wilder side of life with the Samsung Solid Immerse.

Scratch & Shock Protector (Anti-scratch Screen)
Made for a rugged lifestyle, this mobile is designed to stand up to the rough and tumble of an active life. The anti-scratch screen (4H hardness) is extra hard to withstand scratches from falling out of the pocket while rock climbing or simply rubbing against keys in a backpack.

Dust & Water Protector (IP67 certified & US Military Standard)
Samsung's Solid Immerse comes protected from the elements so you don't need to worry about dirt or water getting on the mobile and impairing it. Whether whitewater rafting down a river or dirt bike riding in the mud, you never need to worry about messy splashes or intrusive dust. In fact, the mobile operates up to 1 meter underwater and can stay submersed for up to 30 minutes.
Package Contents
  • B2710 Cellular Phone
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • Headset