The Koreans to the Samsung B2710 expand their outdoor portfolio: it is the so far probably most robust Samsung phone and offers sporting facilities.
- Samsung B2710
- Data sheet
This phone can put away a lot of bad handling – this is clear to everyone that takes the B2710 in his rubberized case with the thick cover over the USB interface and the set screw battery cover in the hand.
What actually is the phone, is specified in so-called protection classes: when the B2710 class IP67 is available on paper. What means that the mobile without prejudice is a half-hour water bath at a depth of one meter, leaves no dust inside and Holster shocks without a murmur.
It is a reliable companion in sports, but also on construction sites and in workshops. Anyone looking for such a person, will take the slightly larger mass and impressive for a phone weight 119 gram in buying. In the connect test costs this extra material the B2710 however a few points and ultimately prevents a good rating.
The phone shows no real weaknesses. Admitted: the display of 240 x 300 pixels, protected by a scratch-resistant cover is not a highlight. It is not particularly large, and the fonts are partially bad small in some settings – for example, if one occupies the home screen according to their own taste with functions and quick starters; who wants to open it, can that be easy. The important basic functions such as phone calls and SMS-tap are already clear – as the major cell manufacturers not much give.
In the facilities, Samsung tries to give a little sportsmanship the B2710 with along the way. It has a compass, as well as a pretty reliable working in the test step counter on board. The stop watch is almost common in cell phones.
What is missing is a tracking program that could record cycle tours or walks; the necessary GPS receiver is present. Here, Samsung can miss the last consequence. Also a navigation software is missing, there’s the Java version of Google maps with directions and the best search.
The remaining facilities is solid, but but no positive surprises: missing extras like Wi-FI, and the camera take photos with just 2 megapixels of resolution without auto-focus or photo light. A music player together with the corresponding slot for memory cards, as well as an FM radio provide some entertainment.
However, Samsung relies on a proprietary port for the headset. Otherwise, the phone offers a decent management of contacts and appointments, a simple email client, as well as practical additions such as a world clock. On top of that, a link to a shop with Java applications can be found.
Reliably in the lab
Also in the laboratory, the cell phone proves its reliability: even in the UMTS network is talk time possible with a battery over four hours. Who wants even more endurance and uses eh no data functions such as the Facebook client or the browser, provides the mobile on pure GSM operation.
In addition an excellent transmission and reception quality. For use, Samsung has invested in a noisy environment on top of that in a strong speaker. That the sound quality is suffering something – free. Because the clarity was never threatened in the test. A recommended outdoor mobile here succeeded in Samsung.
Technical data and test results
|Touchscreen / multitouch capable||/|
|internal memory (MB)||30|
|Memory card slot||MicroSD|
|Battery type / replaceable battery||Li-ion /.|
|SCOPE OF DELIVERY|
|Headset / data cable||Stereo headset /.|
|Memory card size|
|Charging cable for the car / holder for your car||/|
|Width x height (mm)||30 x 39|
|Resolution (pixels)||240 x 300|
|Number of colors / type||262144 / TFT|
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||/ / /|
|GPRS / EDGE / UMTS||/ /|
|HSDPA / HSUPA speed (Mbps)||/|
|Profiles: Dialup / object push / file transfer||/ /|
|Handsfree / headset / A2DP||/ /|
|Phone book access, generic access / SIM access||/ /|
|USB / storage / charging via USB||/ /|
|IrDA / headset connection||/ proprietary|
|Caller groups / – sonderrufton / language selection||/ /|
|Situation profile (number) / flight mode||> 6 /.|
|SMS / MMS / E-Mail client||/ /|
|SMS: memory slots (number) / user folder||1000 /.|
|E-Mail: Display of HTML emails / attachments send||/|
|Contacts: Addresses / phone numbers / E-Mail address (number)||3 / 7 / 3|
|Appointment management / notes / to do list||/ /|
|Alarm clock / Outlook sync / SyncML||/ optional /.|
|Web browser / WAP||/|
|Camera / photo resolution (mega pixels)||/ 1.9|
|Auto-focus, optical zoom / photo light||/ /|
|Videoaufn. / (Pixel) resolution / FPS||/ 160 x 120 / 15|
|MUSIC AND VIDEO|
|Music player / FM radio / video player||/ /|
|Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC||/ / /|
|Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV||/ /|
|Number games / TV receiver / video telephony||2 /. /|
|Receiver GPS / A-GPS||/|
|Navi-software / license / route planner||/|
|standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg)||-0.44 / 0.665|
|Stand by time (days)||25|
|typical endurance (hours)||8:12 am|
|Talk time D-network||10:43|
|Talk time E network||14:17|
|Talk time UMTS network||4:07|
|SIZE AND WEIGHT|
|Dimensions (L x B x H) in mm||121 x 52 x 20|
|Endurance (max. 115)||very good (108)|
|Endurance conversation / operation (80)||73|
|Endurance standby (35)||35|
|Facilities (max. 175)||sufficient (107)|
|System [: (15)]||7|
|Scope of delivery (10)||3|
|Phone functions (15)||14|
|Web browser (10)||7|
|Music and video (15)||13|
|Multimedia miscellaneous (5)||1|
|Handling (max. 125)||satisfactory (82)|
|User interface (60)||42|
|Processing quality (20)||18|
|Documentation / support (5)||3|
|Measured values (max. 85)||good (68)|
|Transmission and reception quality GSM (33)||29|
|Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17)||13|
|Acoustic measurements send (17.5)||12.5|
|Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5)||13|
|connect judgment (max. 500 points)||satisfactory (365)|
|tested in connect||02/11|