Anonymous, 01 Sep 2009Phones like this seriously make me wonder why phones like the N97 aren't sturdy...at all. I me... moreWhy phones like N87 are not rugged/indestructible/all-proof? It's really simple:
N97 is a high-end phone. It costs a lot. Expensive materials and construction. Producing rugged phones is expensive. So a rugged N97 would be too costly for the manufacturer and too expensive for the end-user. Have you ever wondered why the 8800 are so exrremely basic? Because if they would put a complete feature set on a phone with expensive materials no one would afford it.
A high-end phone as resistant as the 3720 would reach the price of the premium phones like the 8800. Premium phone buyers have a lot of money and no brains. They dump a gold-made phone every year, and they care about status, not water-resistance.
Rugged budget phones make more sense. Yes, they cost more than a normal budget phone, but they are necessary for people who use them at work. You won't see a builder, a trucker or a farmer with an expensive N97. At least it's not common. And they are still somewhat affordable.
the speaker did not die....the call ended see it for ur selves..and salt with water can damage any phone cuz salty water is very reactive to circuits
Nice torture test GSMArena! However, I wonder how this phone will behave on salty water. I mean, sea water or ocean water. Most phones cannot resist the salty waters based on different people's experiences. And according to some people's explanations(i don't know if it's true), sea water destructs or corrodes internal circuit boards and switches.
Probably, the nicest thing to do is to submerge it in the sea (while holding it of course) for about 15-20 minutes.
I guess my suggestion is more likely to happen in real life than your experiment of drowning it with a glass of beer.
I would still prefer Samsung B2100 over this Nokia, sorry but it looks cheap as all budget Nokias, nothing much. Screen, well, its not screen what makes rugged phones worthy ;)
Phones like this seriously make me wonder why phones like the N97 aren't sturdy...at all. I mean, if you can make the low-end phones near-indestrucable, why can't the high-end phones be the same?
i was wondering is this phone really WATER RESISTANT?
it looks too good for a phone to handle without care.. what might be the price of it?
Not bad. Maybe i gonna buy this phone for the beach
can't wait to get the phone.. great design for a rugged phone. and it's not bulky at all.. thumbs up!
NIce phone i like thetest it survived definetly for hiking and mountain bike riding i endure :D
i like this phone.. this time i'll get a rugged phone for hiking..