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Samsung A836
5.5 out of 10

Samsung A836

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung A836

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Overall 3
2.9
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Performance 2
2.0

VERY Slow and camera is worthless.

Oldscout, Samsung
28 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The camera takes forever to load and taking a picture of a moving object is impossible. AT&T sends you a phone loaded with bloatware that cannot be removed.
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Overall 4
3.8
Design 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0

poorest excuse for a phone that I have ever found

ticked12off, Samsung
31 December 2012
  • Excerpt: If you use your phone very much, then you had better have back up batteries. I don't use mine much and have to charge it like every day to every other day. They have sent me two batteries now, and a new phone. I will never buy another smart phone again.
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Overall 3
3.3
Design 6
6.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 2
2.0

complete waste of money

sevenupdriver, Samsung
24 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had this phone for about 3 monthes now. I havent liked it from day one but before i left a reeview thought i would give it some time and the benefit of the doubt. It is a very nice size and seems fairly rugged but thats about all the positive i can honestly say about it.
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Overall 3
2.9
Design 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0

Rugbynotsosmart

cozz31us, Samsung
4 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This is the WORST phone I have ever owned. It is so extremely slow. To the point that the phone screen completely blacks out when transitioning from one program to the next. I would have to say that it was just a glitch in the system or a bugs working out kinda thing with the phone BUT this is my...
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 4
4.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 6
6.0
Build quality 7
7.0
Camera 2
2.0

NOT RUGGED

CC, Phone Arena
25 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Got wet from rain, front display is out of service, main display is half burned! Waste of money, and time! Red this reviews, did not believe them, but it's true, ONLY LOOKS RUGGED, but IT IS NOT WATER RESISTENT!!!!! Bought this phone from europe...now iţm sorry...
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 2
2.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 2
2.0
Build quality 2
2.0
Camera 5
5.0

DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!!!

smittytec, Phone Arena
11 February 2011
  • Excerpt: After less than two months of use the front screen cracked when the phone vibrated for an incoming text message. About two weeks later the phone got wet and quit working all together. AT&T will not help in any way because they say it is physical damage.
  • Pros: ???
  • Cons: Front screen cracked from vibration alert., NOT water resistant., No warranty help from AT&T, Not tough at all.
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Overall 4
4.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 4
4.0
Build quality 1
1.0
Camera 2
2.0

Samsung Rugby

Randy8717, Phone Arena
27 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Less than a year ago I decided to upgrade to a new phone. I work in construction, so I wanted something strong and durable. I spent about 200 dollars on this military grade phone (so they say). This thing is not near a tough as they say it is.
  • Pros: gets good reception
  • Cons: not a military grade phone
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Overall 4
3.7

Not worth your time or money!!!

James Collins, Phone Arena
25 February 2010
  • Excerpt: I recently purchased a Rugby for much the same reason as most of you I'm sure.  I need something beefy, It's just too hard for me to handle a dainty little phone.  Overall I take very good care of my electronics.
  • Pros: Big and beefy, nice feel, nice slide proof rubber guard.
  • Cons: Mil Spec is a joke, not at all tough like advertised, waste of time and money, not at all water resistant.
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Overall 4
4.3

Cracked Front Lense

Thomas DuPree, Phone Arena
30 November 2009
  • Excerpt: My last phone was a sony erricson. I had it for 3 years. It was dropped dozens of times as well as off of ladders as I am a contractor. It still works like new but looks very ratty so I unfortunately bought this Rugby. 1) I first noticed that that callers voices were not as clear.
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Overall 4
4.3

Don't get your hopes up.

Firefighter Dave, Phone Arena
19 May 2009
  • Excerpt: I bought this phone for its rugged specifications. I'm an active person (firefighter) and I thought I'd like some additional protection. The specs are nothing more than window dressing. The phone got wet, admittedly immersed, and failed.
  • Cons: Heavy and bulky. You give up the nice feel and light weight for what is supposed to be a rugged phone. The phone doesn't deliver and neither does the factory.
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