The NEC Terrain won’t win awards for being the fastest smartphone available, but we’ll be surprised if there’s a tougher phone on the market. Inside, you’ll find options such as a 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon dual-core chip and 1 GB of memory.
The screen isn’t much to write home about in terms of specs – a basic TFT capacitive touchscreen-type panel, measuring 3.1 inches with 640 x 480 pixels resolution – but it’s driven by the Qualcomm’s Adreno 225 graphics core.
However, the key feature is the ruggedised design that is MIL-STD-810G certified to handle just about anything you can throw at – or drop in onto, or in. It’s thermal shock and solar radiation resistant for good measure. And to top it off, it’s IP67 certified meaning its dust-proof and waterproof to one metre for 30minutes.
Inside, you’ll see 8 GB of on-board flash for built-in storage, while you’ve got plenty of external storage, thanks to microSD, up to 32 GB to store more files. The operating system is Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but there’s no word on an update to Android 4.1 or 4.2 (Jelly Bean). You’ll also get 348 hours standby and 10 hours talk time from the 1900mAh Lithium-ion battery.
The NEC Terrain comes with 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP to handle low-power communications. There’s basic 2G coverage on networks supporting the 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz bands while 3G is covered by 850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz bands.
A 5 MP (2592×1944 pixels) with autofocus image sensor on the back delivers the device’s best photo quality and you get a secondary VGA option on the front for video-conferencing. The device also supports video recording up to 720p@30fps.
The NEC Terrain lands on the scales with 171.8 grams and measures 127.5 x 64.5 x 14.5 mm. The unit was originally announced in June 2013. We have no pricing details as yet but don’t expect this one to be on the budget list.
NOTE: All specifications are subject to change and may not be correct at time of purchase. Please check before you buy any device that it meets your expectations and requirements.
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon|
|Clock||Up to 1.5GHz|
|GPU type||Adreno 225|
|Screen size (inches)||3.1|
|Screen resolution||640 x 480 pixels|
|Screen type||TFT capacitive touchscreen|
|Operating system||Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Internal storage||8 GB|
|External storage||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|Battery type||1900mAh Li-Ion|
|- standby time||Up to 348 hours|
|- talk time||Up to 10 hours|
|Wi-Fi connectivity||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||v4.0 with A2DP|
|2G coverage (MHz)||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G coverage (MHz)||850 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G coverage (MHz)||700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100|
|Rear camera||5 MP (2592×1944 pixels) with autofocus|
|Video recording||Up to 720p@30fps|
|Dimensions||127.5 x 64.5 x 14.5 mm|
|Announce Date||June 2013|
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