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Reviewer:
ukabdale
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0
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4 (50% helpful)

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  1.  Get what you pay for.

    Posted: 

    I agree that this is a good bargain for silicone case and screen protector. The silicone case is very nice. It has textured areas for good grip and feels pretty rugged.

    However, I had to throw my screen protector away. The manufacturer puts a sticker on it to help with application, but when you peel the sticker off it leaves a sticky mess behind on the screen protector. No matter what I tried I couldn't get it off. There's no way I could deal with a constant sticky smudge in the corner of my screen, so it went in the bin.

    Even without the the sticky issue, the screen protector just wasn't up to par.

    This price isn't bad for a decent case, though, so I'm not too worried about having to buy another screen protector.

  2.  Very tough, fairly basic phone with a few bugs.

    Posted: 

    I have been using this phone for about a month now and it certainly is very tough. I am a Paramedic and outdoor enthusiast, so my phone gets abused. No matter what I have put it through it is as prisitine as the day I unboxed it.

    You shouldn't buy this phone if you want top-of-the-line features.
    It's not going to win any techy awards. That being said, it does have some decent functions.

    THE GOOD:
    Phone - good reception, good battery life, nice loud ringer, good sound on calls, excellent speakerphone, bright display and back-lit keypad.

    1.3 Megapixel Camera - decent pictures, but no flash.

    Radio - Great reception & sound quality.

    MP3 Player - nicely laid out, easy to use. I have an 8GB MicroSD full of tunes and it does really well.

    Flashlight with dedicated button -- probably my favourite feature. It is surprisingly bright but has come on twice in my pocket when I forgot to lock the kaypad.

    Email - not great for replying, of course, but you can tell it how often to check your emails and have them download to your phone -- or just the headers.

    THE NOT SO GOOD:
    Speed dial bug: despite having dad's mobile stored as speed dial 2, when you press speed dial 2 the phone seems to randomly pick which number of dad's to call. Sometimes home. Sometimes work. Sometimes mobile. Waiting to hear from Samsung for a fix.

    WAP broswer - it's just rubbish. Very slow and almost impossible to use. Despite my 8gb card, get out of memory errors all the time.

    Games - don't bother. It will take java apps and games but I have yet to find a good one that works. Did get google talk working on it, but it's very difficult to txt-chat.

    Customization - it has an option to edit your own coulour profile but it is very limited, I haven't tried the Samsung PC software because I'm a MAC/Linux user, but that may have more options.

    CONCLUSION:
    Again, this isn't a phone for people who like to "trick out" their phones. As a phone it is excellent. The radio, mp3 player, flashlight, and email are handy additions to make life a bit easier but aren't out to compete with the top-of-the-line phones out there. However, immerse one of those phones in a puddle of bloody vomit for 10 minutes and see if it still works after a rinse under the tap. The B2100 does.