- Display: 3.7-inches
- Camera: 5-MP
- Processor Speed: 1.4 GHz
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- 4G LTE-enabled waterproof (1m for 30 min.), dustproof and shock resistant smartphone with Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, 3.7-inch Super AMOLED Display with reinforced shock resistant glass, and a single-core 1.4 GHz processor
- 5-MP camera; 720p camcorder; front-facing video chat camera; Bluetooth stereo music; 4 GB memory (expandable to 36GB with an optional 32GB microSD card); corporate and personal e-mail
- What's in the Box: handset, battery, USB charger, micro USB cable, Quick Start Guide
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot service)
- released in March, 2012
Manage to answer calls while accessing applications from Google Play as the AT&T Samsung Rugby Smart i847 Android Smartphone is built with Android™ 2.3 platform. Its 3.7-inch touchscreen offers smart navigation to its content. Keep your multimedia files on the smartphone's 512MB internal memory. You can extend the storage space of the smartphone as it supports 32GB external memory/microSD capacity for your convenience. Samsung Rugby Smart At a Glance:
Android 2.3 OS
1.4 GHz single-core processor
4 GB internal memory
3.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen
Rugged Durability - Waterproof (1m for 30 mins.)
5-MP camera + Full HD 720p video capture
Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
Personal/corporate e-mail Built for durability, the Samsung Rugby Smart provides water intrusion protection submersible t
There are a lot of issues I have with this phone and overall, I would not recommend it to anyone unless a rugged, durable phone are your first 5 preferences that you are looking for in a phone.
1. Durable, tough phone. It can take a beating and last for some time in water.
2. Camera - I've noted that this will take exceptionally good pictures.
3. Call quality - You can hear very well.
1. Slow, slow and slow - It takes this phone several seconds to run simple tasks. This is due to the phone having little RAM. Sometimes it will take a long time for the function you are trying to get it to do. Other smartphones will pull this feature off quickly. The Rugby Smart will take forever.
2. The screen - If you are outside good luck trying to see your screen. Even on the brightest setting it still isn't good.
3. Volume - If you are playing something you have to have it on full blast and most of the time you can't even hear it. Not good.
4. Battery life - Is awful!!! Even if you have your phone on the best power saving options you are going to find yourself needing to charge it multiple times a day. This also can be contributed to RAM as your phone will work hard to get things running. If you are having a good time playing apps and things like that this phone will not last but 3 hours.
5. Freezing - I have had this phone freeze on me countless times, especially if you are running apps.
6. Apps - You won't be able to enjoy most of them because of this phone. It will either run slowly or freeze.
Recommendation - I would not buy this phone again. Smartphones are getting tougher with every new one that comes out. You can buy cases that are pretty durable and you will get a lot more done. I'm disappointed with this phone and I think you would do well to avoid it.
You should get this phone if you are looking for:
I got the Rugby on 4-22, with insurance and a 30 day trial period. Knowing the abuse that my old phone went through, I needed to see if this one would cut the mustard.
4-23, I dropped it on the floor at work (first time on purpose, second time accidentally) it seemed ok. Dropped a little harder, chipped the back cover. Nothing major, but odd for a "rugged" phone...
The Rugby smart says it can withstand a bath up to 1m for 30 minutes. Well, since I will be using it in rain, snow, etc, and will likely answer a call with muddy hands, I NEED this feature.
Into a glass of water it went, for like 2 minutes. Took it out, touch screen won't work while wet, but works after a rough toweling off. "Great!" thought I! Until I tried to charge it that evening...
I would plug it in and get a weird message about the battery being disconnected. WTF? I opened it up and there were water droplets behind the battery. I grabbed a can of air and dried it out. It seems to be working now but seriously? Jacked up after a single dunk??? Something to note is that there is not a rubber gasket behind the battery cover. The Rugby had one there, which I think helped waterproof it.
This is my first smart phone, so I can't really comment on how it compares to other smartphones. In general I can't type while the phone screen is in portrait orientation. I can manage when it is in landscape, however.
I can't add my own text ringtones. I also can't figure out how to change the email notification tones.
The talk to text feature crapped out on me 4/26, but after turning the phone off and back on, it came back.
I tried changing the homepage for the internet to something other than the att site, but no dice on that either.
The screen is REALLY hard to see outside, even in the shade on a sunny day.
Also the phone dialing touchscreen is oddly difficult to use. Maybe I'm just not used to it. Who knows?
The battery has lasted me through the day thus far, and is still over 3/4 when I plug it in to charge overnight and I'm texting talking and emailing through a 12-14 hour workday. Granted, the phone is less than a week old, I'm sure that will change.
Also, you can't run this one over, at least my ATT salesman was honest. He told me that nothing smart he or his competitors had would stand up to the kind of abuse that my orignal Rugby had.