bought this 2 weeks ago and all I can say is it does what the manual says.its splash proof/water resist so dont submerge it in water. its a great "basics" phone. dropped mine once already and didnt have any issues. definitely the most elegant "rugged" phone in the market today.
really, tell me, look at the specs, does it say water proof?!! no, RESISTANT. You deserve broken phones if your going to put them in glasses of water. Learn to read.
Bayu, 09 Apr 2010I bought the phone after I saw a video in youtube showing the phone was submerged in a glass o... morefair point.
my concern/question regarding the IP54 certification and the quality of the manufacturing (Hungary vs. Finland) was primarily related to comments that actually contradicted Nokia's own promotion of the phone's water-resistance.
isn't it false advertising when their promo-videos clearly show the phone as capable of being submerged under water for 5 seconds (and still function properly)?
i'm considering buying it for its durability, but now i'm thinking whether it's simply "fancy advertising" and nothing more.
*and for the record, i'm not intending to wash the phone at ever occasion - it's just that the Nokia advertising pales in comparision with the realities discussed by other people here.
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2010I bought it two days ago, it froze yesterday so I had to remove the battery to get it started ... moreWow, that's interesting with the 3710 fone you mentioned. I, too, have just purchased this, and it froze on me with the text messages. I'm sending it back on Monday for a refund. I picked up the Nokia 7230 and that seems to be okay.
Bayu, 09 Apr 2010I bought the phone after I saw a video in youtube showing the phone was submerged in a glass o... moreBut it is very clear in the specification that the water resistance is only on "water jets". It is very much different from submerging it into water, my friend. Well, at least now you know.
I bought the phone after I saw a video in youtube showing the phone was submerged in a glass of water and still works just fine.
I did just the same after having the phone for about half and hour and ended with a bad result. The phone's dead and I felt like a complete idiot.
Luckily, I managed to trade the phone with another of the same model within the exact place where i bought it and decided to be stupid once again by giving the phone another water test under heavy rain, and water splash.
Voila! the phone still work just fine to date.
So please note that should any of you ever intend to idiotically submerge the phone under water please be advised to protect the phone with either snorkels, or swimming goggle at the least.
I'm not keen with camera nor do camera keen on taking my pictures, but I can tell the camera in the 3720 is much worst compared to my Nokia E51 having the exact megapixel (2MP or so claimed).
I have several shock proof and water-splash proof Siemens previously and I fell in love these sort of phones immediately, unfortunately they're not steal-proof. sigh!
So when I bought this phone I was searching for something to reminisce me to my Siemens, a simple, rugged phone which will survive water splash and am not demanding any other abilities and that's exactly what the 3720 classic has to offer.
Aside of the problem I had with the previous phone, I haven't encounter any significant problem till now.
I'm not treating the phone gently although I'm not using the phone as sledgehammer as well.
For any of you techno geek demanding 3.5G or such I bet this phone shall remind you of the time where people uses mobile phones to kill Dinosaurs, and internet is for alien.
I Sell phones for a living and in the 6 months i have sold them i have not had one come back, so going from that outcome i think they are a very good phone for the dollar not the most technical phone out there but good for wat they are.
I'm very disapointed. The weak point of this phone is the display...Now this is the second time it breaks within 1 month. The display to close to the case. It was in my pocket while I was working under the machines and it cracked for the 4-th time... Don't get me wrong, my nokia 6233, 1100, 3110 and 5110 never ever had this kind of problem without being advertised as being a tough phone! It's a very fragile phone.
Can the font of this phone be enlarged, if not is the front large enough for someone with vision problems?
this device is fake comercial regarding construction,its very far away from hard device IP54!, also I'm very disapoint with phone , i never use such bad device. I never see battery cover to flip away in case of droping the phone with this fixing. Durability and hardnest is something that expect to buy in acceptable outfit instead Sonim but at the end you get peace of sh..t
Bought this phone 5 months ago, so far did not encounter any problem.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2010Is the phone worth buying considering the issues that have been raised about its IP54 certific... moreThere are several reviews that pretty much show this phone exceeds IP54 certifications in practice such as total submersion in water (IP54 is limited to "splashing"). And my 3110 was assembled in Hungary and works fine.
Is the phone worth buying considering the issues that have been raised about its IP54 certification and manufacture in Hungary?
I've yet to find a version of the phone made in Finland, so I'm unsure whether to buy it or not.
I bought this phone last March 16, 2010. The problem with this unit is the video recorder, its very blurred and has large pixels when playing the recorded video, compared to the other phones that has 2 megapixel. Most phones with 1.3mp and 2.0mp have clear videos unlike this one. The camera has 2mp but every time you take a photo, the image taken converts from .nrw file to jpeg file for about 5 seconds. You can see that in the gallery after taking a photo. I tried to return and replace the unit but the company did not accept. Buying this phone is just a waste of money. I recommend not to buy this phone. Most nokia phones are defective so try other brands. I hate NOKIA for selling this kind of phone! My SE K660i is better than this. Before you buy this phone, check the video first and you will see the difference.
Anonymous, 05 Mar 2010I bought it two days ago, it froze yesterday so I had to remove the battery to get it started ... morei bought it 5 days ago but after 5 days my cellphone while i am talking 10min or 15 min during time my cellphone is reset (turn of automaticly and after that turn on)and i was not connected with wirless or internet my cellphone have not viruse .
i bring this mobile to Nokia agent they told this nokia need to format after formating unfortunatly
my mobile dont fix,automaticly turn off and turn on.
wouldyouplease advise me how cani do???
I have owned it for a week. Its okay so far, disapointing bits are the usb connection isnt the standard mini usb its a special socket!
Sand gets caught in the trim between the front and the back.
Its hard to press the * and # keys as they are next to a raised lip.
Its ok so far
I bought it two days ago, it froze yesterday so I had to remove the battery to get it started again, and today, while texting, the lights on the keypad went on and off...
terrible! I'm taking it back today. It must be something with the new software, cause 2 weeks ago I bought 3710 fold, and it froze after 2 days, too!! After having replaced that one with a new one, it froze again, so I asked for a refund and got it. Thought it was something about the fold thing, and decided to buy this one. A big mistake.
I'm extremely disappointed with Nokia phones, since this isn't an exception, but a rule, as it seems.
It turns out that the oldish 6070, which I've had for 3.5 years, works better than any other new piece of technology, cause it hasn't let me down since I bought it.
Nokia 3710, 5310, 3120 classic, now 3720 classic... all with some kind of (obviously) software problems within the first week of purchase. And they are not phones which cost a few bucks, although this wouldn't have been an excuse, either!
A rugged phone minus GPS in our age? What is this, are we back in Y2K? No thanks Nokia.