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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: Camera

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With a 2MP flashless camera on board, you'd be wrong to expect a huge amount of sophistication from the Samsung Solid Immerse's image capturing. Rather bizarrely, Samsung has seen fit to equip the Solid Immerse with Beauty and Smile Shot modes, as well as a potentially more useful panorama option.

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NATURAL:Photographed indoors in natural light, this is a surprisingly acceptable photo.

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The detailing isn't bad in the photo above, taken with no artificial light, and colour is fairly uniform. Well, as long as you don't count the background, which is meant to be the same shade of lavender all over.

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TOO EXPOSED: The cat's leg is very over-exposed here, and zoom in even slightly and you see flaws and faults all over the place.

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OUTDOORS: The variation in light availability outside really flummoxes the camera. The sky was a uniform blue.

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PANORAMA: Stitching is good but resolution is poor in Panorama mode

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The Samsung Solid Immerse guides you through taking six photos in sequence to produce a panorama shot that is a mere 207 pixels high and 1072 pixels wide. The stitching is reasonably good, but the resolution and legibility is woeful.

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