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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

Good Phone

Don, Amazon
1 May 2013
  • Summary: I love the phone, however I can only use the voice and basic text (no pictures text, no internet). I was told I could use this phone with Straight Talk and all the functions but this is not true. I even carried the phone to a cell phone repair shop and they could not get it to work either. My first disappointment with anything I have order off of Amazon. I would give the phone 5 stars if it worked with Straight Talk.
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0

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

Great Phone

J55, Amazon
13 April 2013
  • Summary: I've already had the phone before and it works for me. I bought this as new, and it came with a phone number directory of 300 or more numbers, Emails, etc. Although it had all the packaging, I've got to wonder how it came to possess these things if it were really new? My only complaint...
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Overall 4
4.0

samsung rugby 2

Wayne P. Buckmiller "BUCK", Amazon
21 January 2013
  • Summary: Battery life is short. It is also not waterproof. They advertised that it was waterproof, but they are not telling the truth.
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Overall 4
4.0
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 6
6.0

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

Disappointing Phone

SanPa, Amazon
10 October 2012
  • Summary: First off ... this phone is not rugged. With just the phone and a few coins in my pocket, the LCD crystal on the outside was damaged despite no evidence of damage on the outside window. The menus are complex and counter intuitive. My battery died after only a few weeks. The PTT feature is annoying, and cannot be turned of. And Samsung support ... A legend in their own mind. In short ... I jut don't like this phone.
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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
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0

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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