Summary: problem: a) when taking the phone out of its holster, you cannot help but hit either of the volume or power buttons. b) no push to talk feature. c) far too many steps to answer an incoming call. d) clumsy to use as a basic phone combined with poor battery life it performs poorly in its basic function as a phone..
Summary: While I love the "rugged" design and the damage proof casing, the over all performance of the Rugby Pro is lacking. Screen changes are slow and so are the home and back buttons. The main positive feature again is the casing. Not having to have a case to protect the phone is very convenient and keeps the phone from being bulky. If you are looking for protection over speed, this would be a good choice. The camera quality is poor.
Summary: I greatly enjoy this phone I have had two and my dad has one! I have thrown ,dropped, submerged, and run over both of mine. The only thing I have found that this phone cant handle is being ran over. Its main vulnerability is it screen which is glass but it is still tough none the less. Other than running over the thing its about as rugged as they come in the smart phone world. I work as a park ranger so it has really taken some abuse without a problem.
Cheapest, quality, LTE Android phone that tethers and hotspots.
7 April 2014
Summary: Unlocked AT&T phone. I purchased two and use with AT&T. LTE works. Tethering and WiFi hotspot work, provided your plan covers it. The back can be finicky, take care not to bend the small plastic tabs that help hold it in place. The earbud sound quality arent as good as the GalaxyS3 earbuds.
Very good first smart phone for a non-techie, over 40 chick.
5 April 2014
Summary: This is my first smart phone. My last phone was a Rugby II flip phone, so this is a huge change for me. Standby battery time with this phone is about 9 days shorter than with my flip phone, so figuring out how to stop applications from running when not in use is very important, as well as plugging it up to a charger every night. It is very durable.