Well we cant resist the temptation of comparing the two phones claiming to gain the crown for “Toughest phone “. After Samsung launched Samsung Marine ie Samsung B2100 Xplorer and created a whole new segment fpr the Tough and adventurous . And Nokia followed suit by launching its own Tough phone Nokia 3720 classic tagged as Handle Without care.
Lets go through the features one by one to see who is the real boss in this show down.
Network Nokia 3720 classic – GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 Samsung Marine B2100 Xplorer – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 Both are 2G only phones and there is nothing to choose between them here.
Dimensions and looks : Nokia 3720 – 115 x 47 x 15.3 mm Samsung Marine – 113 x 48.9 x 17.4 mm The Nokia 3720 is slightly thinner than the Samsung Marine. But the Marine looks more sportier.
Display Nokia 3720 – 16.4 Million Colors 2.2″ TFT 240 x 320 Samsung Marine – 65 Thousand colors 1.8″ TFT 120 x 160 This is where the Nokia 3720 wins handsdown against the Marine. Bigger display and more colours at higher resolution the Marine looks like a kid against the Nokia 3720.
Camera Nokia 3720 – 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels, LED flash Samsung marine -1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels, flash Again the Nokia 3720 has better specs in the camera department. Doesn’t necessarily mean better pictures.
Data : Nokia 3720 – GPRS and EDGE class 11 Samsung Marined – GPRS and EDGE class 10 Not much of difference in the speeds as most networks wont even scale upto half the maximum speed.
Battery Samsung Marine : Li-Ion 1000 mAh Stand-by Up to 600 h Talk time Up to 9 h Nokia 3720 : Li-Ion 1050 mAh Stand-by Up to 408 h Talk time Up to 7 h Though Nokia has a better battery the actual Talk time and Standby time is lower in the Nokia 3720. Samsung marine offers almost 20% higher in Talk Time and Standby. This could be mainly due to the Nokia’s S40 which is more of a smartphone OS.
Water Resistance ,Dust proof and Shock Proof
Nokia 3720 – Water proof and Dust proof. But when subjected to shock tests the speakers were not working but over all it was good. Samsung Marine – It is quite good in all the tests and came out with flying colours.
Both the phones were also tested for build quality and both stood the challenge.
It is worth to check the water and beer test on the Nokia 3720 and what happens when Nokia 3720 is run over by a car.