Samsung Solid Immerse review

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

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Samsung Solid Immerse review: Contacts and calling

While it's perfectly legitimate to say that some handsets marginalise making calls in favour of other features, the Samsung Solid Immerse puts contacts and calling at its core.

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The right soft Menu button is hardwired into your contacts, which are drawn from the SIM and internal memory. A search box at the head of the screen lets you rifle through them.

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There are tabbed menus in the contacts area and you can skip quickly to groups and favourites.

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Adding new contacts to the Samsung Solid Immerse is easy, via a two-stage approach. Vertically scrolling through the Contacts screen you can enter first and last names, mobile and landline numbers, a separate video call number and email address. You can also assign the new contact to a group, give them a personalised ringtone and link to their image, as well as adding their company and job title.

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Stage two comes into play if you hit the left softkey. Now you can add a whole new bunch of info including nicknames, more phone numbers, web addresses and so on.

You'll note in that lot we mentioned video calling. It is supported, but only works one way as there's no front-facing camera on the Samsung Solid Immerse itself.

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Calling is all very straightforward. However there's no smart dialling, so that if you're on the main screen and start tapping out either a number or the letters of someone's name, you don't get any help in narrowing down who you are trying to call.

Call quality is good and there's a noise cancelling feature which claims to allow people to hear you even when, according to the Samsung website, you're near a construction site or roaring waterfall. Samsung is clearly trying to tell us that its Solid Immerse is as good for builders as it is for tough travellers.

Being neither, we were only able to try it on a busy main road and with the radio turned up indoors. It's OK, but cupping a hand over the mouthpiece helped too.

Tech Specs

Product TypeCellular Phone
Network BandQuad Band
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
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
Product NameB2710 Cellular Phone
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeDigital Compass
Manufacturer Part NumberGT-B2710IKAXEU
Manufacturer Website Address
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