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.
Nokia is known for its build quality and reliability and this time Nokia has launched its Nokia 3270 pitting it directly aganist the Samsung Marine, a phone built for rugged use. Nokia 3270 is shock proof, Water proof and dust proof. It can definitely take some beating, the phone is expected to launched in Europe,India,China and Rest of Asia in October 2009.
The 3720 has a good set of features like A2DP stereo , 2MP camera, Opera Mini full web browser, Live messenger and a whole bunch free applications available online. The build quality is solid, the talk time and standby times are pretty good and have a powerful battery. The Music player is also standard and quality is pretty good. The phone has 16M colors as against Samsung B2100’s 65k colors. Nokia 3720 supports upto 8GB of memory (micro SD) card and comes with a 1 GB card in the package. The phone has only 20MB of phone memory for all these applications.
But for most of the users this phone is definitely a worthy buy and it is expected to be priced at 200$ (US) or Rs 8000-10,000 in India.
The phone has a classic candy bar look and comes with the following features
Symbian S40 with Java Support
16 Million Color TFT 2.2″ display
2 MP camera with LED Flash
115 x 47 x 15.3 mm, 69 cc
A2DP stereo over bluetooth headset
IP54 certified – dust and water jets resistant
GPRS, Multi slot class 11
EDGE, Multi slot class 11
Li-Ion 1050 mAh Battery – BL-5CT
7 Hour talk time and 408 hours standby time
Music playback time: up to 14.5 h
Music playback file formats: .MP3, .MP4, .WMA, .AAC, AAC+, eAAC+
Stereo FM radio
2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
Available in-box colours:
Full Web Browser Opera Mini browser – HTML, XHTML, WML
Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP
SMS,MMS and Live Messenger
Java™ MIDP 2.0
Flash Lite 2.0
– Windows Live support (Windows Live Messenger pre-installed)