Summary: It's a good phone but it's not as tough as it has been described. I accidentally dropped it from 1m or more and nothing happened to it. But once I was getting out of the car and it dropped on the ground (30-40cm) and the screen broke. I could still use it normally but with limited visibility of what's displayed on the screen. After 2 weeks from this the phone does not want to turn on.
Excerpt: Knew it didn't have LTE but didn't expect it to get such poor signal strength all the time. Just migrated from a blackberry and not really impressed with Android either... 1000's of apps... all useless and/or to provide functionality not included in the base OS.
Make it LTE capable and have Windows Phone 8 on it and i'll give it 5 stars!
Excerpt: Solid little phone Lacks LTE and Quad core, but you can dunk it drop it and abuse it. I wish to know if Rogers plans on any software updates. I can't seem to connect to a server to even see if there are any and I haven't seen any software for connecting it to my computer.
Summary: The phone is actually quite rugged but I doubt that it is really waterprouf. I dropped it a few times and every time the back panel became loose or was misplaced. the screen is very good so it has not been scratched given that I put it into my trousers pocket with my keys and coins. the sound quality is good and the mic is sensitive enough. I dropped the phone on the screen side down a few times and it has not been cracked or even scratched.
Summary: Rugged smartphones have had torches (ie a flash) since before smartphones, they're hugely useful especially for phones that are designed for practical situations. I think the lack of that on this phone is a major omission.
Summary: Bought this for my dad as he is a builder and needed something that would be tough and would last. within less than a month the scree has scratched, the gorilla glass that it claims to have should prevent this from happening! Also he is having problems with the volume when making calls as it is intermittent! We are rather disappointed with it!