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Samsung A847 / Rugby II

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung A847 / Rugby II

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Overall 4
4.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
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Performance 6
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Ease of use

barret1046, Samsung
29 August 2013
  • Summary: I got this phone because my company will not pay allow us to have smartphones. If you want a basic phone that does not need a data plan this is not the one you want. Most of the features on this phone require a data plan of some sort, which makes it an expensive basic phone if you don't have data. Also the navagation button is not real user frendly if you have big hands. Most of the time you either will back out of what you are doing or go to the wrong screen.
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, useless without data
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
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Not Rugged as Claimed

Dantzscher, Samsung
23 April 2013
  • Summary: This phone did not last a year. The design is great and it was somewhat tough. I still made sure to treat it good and didn't abuse the fact that it could take more abuse. The battery cover has broken where it latches and won't stay on any longer. I'm disappointed it didn't last.
  • Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color
  • Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
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Disappointing

Ming54, Samsung
30 November 2012
  • Summary: It takes too many clicks on the upper left soft key to access commonly used items. I have to use four clicks just to get to my Address Book, and even if I put it on the "Shortcut" menu, it still takes four clicks! I tried putting my Address Book at the top of the Shortcut menu, but had to remove the Camera choice from the Shortcut list. Now I can't replace the Camera as a choice on the Shortcut list!
  • Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, too many clicks to access address book
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Overall 4
4.0

"A lot to improve on for speaker-phone department..."

jdmooney69, CNET
7 July 2012
  • Pros: Decent battery life, Small hands may not have a problem on long conversations, Interface for micro-SD chip is very useful
  • Cons: Sounds very tinny on speaker-phone and I get a headache, Non-standard audio plug for headphones, Samsung just bite the bullet and use a 3.5mm plug; limited after-market accessories-carrying cases, desktop chargers/speaker phones, Allow access to Apps
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
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Features 8
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Performance 4
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Great Design, Features, and Durablitlity, Poor Water Resistant Qualities

HaydenN, Samsung
29 June 2012
  • Summary: The Samsung Rugby II, for me was a nice phone. I was really excited when I unboxed it. I thought it was perfect for my rough and active lifestyle. I am always hiking, and traveling. My phones were always getting broken. The features were great, simple, easy to use, and was very pleased. It's not a fancy smart phone, but still a joy to have. I have accidentally dropped it a few times, no problems whatsoever.
  • Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Realistic color, durable even after falling from pocket from tree., the size of buttons, good grip, display size, camera and its features, sound quality and loudness
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, did not meet water resistant specification., battery cover falls off when dropped on hard surf.
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
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Performance 4
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Product is not user friendly

Barak, Samsung
22 June 2012
  • Summary: Product is hard to get around and to get things done with. The reception is very poor.
  • Pros: Durable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
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Not as tough as advertised

Luv2work, Samsung
29 May 2012
  • Summary: Recieved this phone about 2 weeks ago. Everything started out ok.Then packed the phone around in my pocket for a day and the outside screen cracked.
  • Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 6
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Unsupported Applications

LiLLiPinay, Samsung
3 March 2012
  • Summary: This phone is rugged but it doesn't support a lot of the pc sync applications through the pc software. Also, you cannot sync the phone to the pc while you have a bluetooth earset connected. This poses a functionality problem if you sync to your pc and have to make a call. I think that there could be a better option offered.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Did not meet expectations, doesn't support all the apps available through the, pc sync software, can't use sync and bluetooth together
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Overall 4
4.0

"weak reception"

jandlcars, CNET
8 January 2012
  • Pros: good tough case feels grate to use good ringer quality good speaker sound easy to get around on featurs
  • Cons: the PTT is anoying can not be turned off alwise accidently take pitcures the recettion (antena strenget) emergency calls only do not receve calls in the shop no signal my old razr has 4 bars there everyy one else has a good signal
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 4
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Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
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It IS rugged

tina50, Samsung
3 January 2012
  • Summary: If you are planning to drop your phone off a 3 story roof, toss it over a bridge into the river by accident, drop it into a bucket of drywall mud or the dog's water bowl (all of which actually happened) and still have it work, then this is the phone for you. If you had to give up your perfect Mororola Razr for this heavy thing, you will not be happy. All I want is a phone with decent sound quality that doesn't drop calls.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Durable
  • Cons: Too big, poor audio
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