Two features are always important when handling the design of a phone, first is how it looks and second is the practicality of holding and using it in everyday life. The Xplorer scores very well in both departments, with average looks, which is a relief as most rugged phones would make an ogre vomit, and a solidly tactile build with a rubbery and responsive keypad with slightly stiff navigation buttons.
The phone is completely air tight with an anti-shock polyurethane rubber covering that comes in three colors, namely red, green and blue.
The Xplorer is rather heavy at 102.8 grams with dimensions of 113 x 48.9 x 17.4 mm, which is fine in your pocket but can become difficult to wear around your neck, which is an option as it comes with a lanyard eyelet.
The front is made up of the keypad and the 1.77 inch screen that has a resolution of 120x160 pixels and supports 256 thousand colors.
The phone's right side has only the USB port with all other relevant ports housed on the left, at the top comes the rather powerful flash light which has a dedicated button and lanyard eyelet.
The back is home to the 1.3 MP camera and loudspeaker grill. There is not single part of this phone that is smooth or leveled, every part has dents and lines.