Duel: Long-Suffering Mobiles

If you want to stop receiving cell phone destroyed by a rain shower or a sad case in the asphalt, so you have to be careful. Or so to buy a handset that is designed to withstand some tough conditions. We have asked Samsung Xcover E2370 for Nokia 3720 Classic.

Format, display and buttons

Samsung Xcover E2370

The phone feels right heavy and thick in the hand, which is probably mainly due to the extra large battery 2000 mAh, about twice as large as normal mobile batteries. The phone feels yet not very clumsy, and buttons with rubberized surface provides both a confidence-inspiring water proof impression and is really comfortable to type on. Worse, it is with the screen, a very small, low-resolution window that barely is enough to be able to read text messages with.

Nokia 3720 Classic

To the exterior, it is nothing that immediately reveals Nokia 3720 Classic as a durable phone. The phone’s rounded shapes make it lies comfortably in your hand, and it has a nice and convenient format. The buttons are large, properly separated, and very comfortable to type on. The screen is comparatively large with good resolution, sharp and contrasty.

Call and text

Samsung Xcover E2370

The menu system in Samsung’s Xcover E2370 feels right team and yxigt, with many key presses to scroll through to writing a text message. The screen is also a little too small and low-res, which means that it doesn’t fit a lot of text on the screen at a time. The buttons do it anyway nice to write. When it comes to calling is sound clearly approved, both in the ear and with the speaker phone. The phone book is primitive, but it’s quick to find and call a contact.

Nokia 3720 Classic

Nokia’s standard system of this phone feels perky and fresh, and makes it easy to both texting and looking up numbers in the phone book to call. The crisp screen and the buttons do their to make this a really nice phone if you just want to call and send text messages. The sound in the speaker is loud and clear, which makes it nice to use the phone even as a speaker phone.

Features

Samsung Xcover E2370

Samsung phone is in every way as a fugitive from 2005. A budget phone from 2005. In addition to all of the primitive menu system, you really look to find features on the phone at all. There is no gps and no edge so not even within the gsm network limitations, it especially good use of the internet. There is a camera, but it was a long time ago now a new phone had as little as 0.3 megapixels. FM radio is available in all cases, and space for memory cards to the simpler the music player, and the only distinguishing bonus feature a flashlight.

Nokia 3720 Classic

Nokia 3720 Classic has standard Nokia system for easier non-touch screen phones, with the correct full-featured set of standard software that comes with this, for example, mapping software (even if no gps), Opera Mini for enjoyable browsing, even on the gsm network, MSN Messenger on your mobile phone, music player and a really good place for memory cards, a camera that does not impress with today’s standard, but the strikes in all cases the camera in Samsung Xcover E2370 with horse lengths. The camera has a photo light, and one of the number buttons work as a shortcut to ficklampsfunktionen.

Resistance

Samsung Xcover E2370

Samsung Xcover E2370 has protection class IP54. This means that it is certified to withstand dust and rain splashes, but not, for example, be washed under a faucet or that are dipped in water. Samsung says nothing about the phone’s durability, but the shell is robust and scratch-resistant. Battery door are relatively loose, which seems logical: The big heavy battery would probably easily be able to smash the locking mechanism for the battery cover, otherwise, better then the battery father out without damaging the phone.

Nokia 3720 Classic

Like the Samsung phone, the Nokia 3720 Classic protection class IP54, and thus resistant to dust and rain, but not to bathe. The phone will also be under Nokia be shock resistant, but specifies no value here. When we’ve tried to drop your phone in a stone staircase, we have an opportunity, managed to break the lock to the battery cover. The plastic feels in all cases shock-and scratch-resistant, and the phone can cope with a fall in the street without looking particularly shabby.

Miscellaneous

Samsung Xcover E2370

Samsung has few features that stand out, but a detail that really makes it is the completely unlikely your battery life. Samsung provide 22 hours of talk time and a standby time of over two months! We have not measured the battery life, but after using the phone for quite a while without loading the doubts we not Samsung’s data. The lack of features and the small screen certainly contributes to the long battery life. This also means that your phone has a unique niche to fill. For those who are going to hike, camp, sail or otherwise find themselves far from the nearest electrical outlet for a long time, there is no better phone. F r 900 crowns, one can perhaps afford to treat themselves to this addition to the Iphone.

Nokia 3720 Classic

Nokia 3720 Classics greatest weakness is that it is not the best at anything. There are more durable phones. There are cheaper phones that are as durable. There are rugged phones with more features. Nokia 3720 Classic has possibly the most discreet design and the most beautiful buttons of the durable phone. On the other hand, you can turn it around and say that this phone is a really nice round phone, and you can do without 3 g, you instead resistance that extra bonus feature.

Winner: Nokia 3720 Classic

It will be the generalist who wins over the specialist. Both Samsung Xcover E2370 and Nokia 3720 Classic is just as durable, Samsung has crazy good battery life but almost nothing else. Nokia phone has not much that makes it stand out, but on the other hand, it is a good round phone, which means you don’t have to sacrifice much in terms of functionality or aesthetics in order to have a little more resistant mobile phone.