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Fenix PD36 TAC

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OLight Open 2, Obulb and MR2
OLight Open, Obulb & MR2

Best Smartphone in the Cold

NetworkWorld must have been having a slow day because they decided to see which smartphone could handle being cold the best. They've matched the iPhone up against a couple phones from Nokia and HTC for a battle royale. Probably the most interesting part of the testing was finding out that iPhones are only rated for temps between 0 and 35 Celsius which their warranty voidable if you use them outside in Canada for pretty much half the year.

According to Apple, its iPhones can be used only in temperatures between 0 and 35 degrees Celsius (32 to 95adegF). In other words, an iPhone user taking his device outside in typical Scandinavian winter conditions will do so at his own risk. If the phone breaks down, Apple claims they will not be responsible and it is not covered by the phone's warranty.

HTC and Nokia have not given out operating temperature guidelines in user manuals or on their websites. Samsung, on the other hand guarantees its phones to function in temperatures between -20 and 50 degrees Celsius (-4--122adegF).