Summary: I don't know if it was the phone itself or the fact that it was "refurbished"....but this phone was the WORSE phone I have ever owned. Within 6-7 months of owning it I was counting down till my contract renewed. Needless to say, I could wait! I would NOT recommend this phone!
Summary: Solid phone with great protection from physical mishaps and environmental factors. The Rugby Smart performs as advertised. While it would be great if the software could be updated above Gingerbread this phone does everything a smart phone needs to do.
Summary: I got this phone in August 2012 as my first smartphone purchase. Wish I had done my research... this phone had such an OLD processor... gingerbread... really? in 2012? So after about 8 months, my phone started turning off and on while I'd be driving or having it next to me, I wouldn't even be using it. I'd have to take the back of the phone off, take out the battery, then put the battery back in, put the back of the phone on and then power it on.
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, small screen, slow
Summary: I have owned this phone for about a month now. I love it. I sold my Galaxy s3 to get this phone. I was afraid of breaking the G3. I work outside and in a garage 8 hrs. a day. Hot, cold, sweat it all works after all the punishment it gets. I only wish the internal memory and processor was bigger and faster, but that's okay I don't play many games and stuff. Overall great design and great feel.
Pros: Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color
Summary: I make my living in the race horse industry &, consequently, tend to be hard on phones. To date, I've had my Samsung Rugby smart for almost a full year. This phone has been accidentally dropped in water [at least twice], exposed to the elements [wind, dust, rain etc] & severe temperatures, dropped, bounced - the whole nine yards. It's still going strong! The features are great, too - the camera in particular is better than expected.
Summary: I have had this phone for just at a year, everything was going good then it started to overheat in my pouch. The battery would drain within a VERY short time then the phone would start acting strange as in NOT able to text, when you call someone it won't actually make the call until a few minutes later when I put it back in the pouch and don't realize the call is being made.
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Durable, Lightweight, great features
Summary: I've had my Samsung Rugby Smart for several months, and I do love it. It's a great phone with pretty good software. The phone however is not as indestructible as is advertised. It fell about two feet onto the ground and the screen shattered instantly. While I do like the phone, I was extremely disappointed by this.
Pros: Realistic color, Lightweight, waterproof
Cons: Did not meet expectations, screen easily shatters
Summary: I love the durability of the phone and the style. However, this phone crashes on me every day sometimes more than once. It's real slow. I've owned for about 5 months now and can't wait to replace it. I used to have a cover on it but I took it off because the phone freezes so much and the screen goes black and so the only way to correct it is to take the back off and take the battery out. I think the idea of the phone is great.
Summary: I got this phone because I am very active and seeing how it's waterproof and can withstand high falls, I thought it would be perfect. Today it dropped from about 2ft and the screen shattered. It has been very slow since about 1-2 months after I got it even though i have the newest updates. It always freezes on me. Apps always crash on it. Nothing is good about this phone. The rubber outter lining started falls of a month after I got it.
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, not durable, falls apart