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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: Ruggedness

The Samsung Solid Immerse is rated as IP67 compliant. That means it is able to withstand 'ingress' from dust and immersion in water to depths between 15cm and 1m.

So, how did we test this?

Samsung solid immerse

Well, first off, we ran the Samsung Solid Immerse under a tap for a few minutes, then left it sitting in a bowl of water for 15 minutes.

Samsung solid immerse

When we dried it off, it was working fine.

Then we put it into a bag of garden soil and gave it a good shake around. Another washing off, and again it was functioning perfectly well.

Samsung solid immerse

For a final test, we had a go at scratching the screen with a kitchen knife. No joy there, either.

So that means that the Samsung Solid Immerse does exactly what you'd hope it would: survive underwater, withstand dust and grit and even help you out in a knife attack... although we'd recommend running rather than using the Immerse as a shield in the last example.

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