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5.7 out of 10

Samsung A837 / Rugby

With the SAMSUNG Rugby, technology finally gets tough. This heav Read more

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Overall 10
10

Easy to use. Great flip phone! Great price!

jcindyr1996, Ebay
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: MY WIFE ONLY USES FLIP PHONES. AND SHE FINALLY FOUND ONE THAT TOUGH ENOUGH AND EASY ENOUGH TO USE.I wish it would have more ring tone choices.
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Samsung “Rugby” a837

rosco, REVIEW STREAM
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I have had my Samsung a837 (also known as the “Rugby”) for a week now, and I have to say that I like it a lot. It has been very user friendly, and seems to be built to last.
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not purchase this phone.

captr1531, Ebay
27 April 2014
  • Summary: Will never again buy an at&t unlocked phone. The phone is loaded down with apps that only work on at&t networks and can not be removed. The only thing the phone is good for is making phone calls. Can not connect to the web without being on at&t so these features are all but useless. The phone itself may not be so bad if it were not for the at&t apps. The only good thing is the battery life is acceptable.
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Overall 10
10

Well-built, Good Value, Simple to use and Problem-free

liketotallydude, Ebay
3 April 2014
  • Summary: I bought this phone for my mom so she could use it with her new Bluetooth earpiece. Her old phone was a free flip phone by Samsung but it would not auto-connect to the Bluetooth. This one does and it works great. Numbers are nice and big and phone is not overly complicated but it does has a nice list of features. Works great with her T-Mobile sim card. No problems with it at all- and that's great for me because I am the one who has to take care of all the tech stuff.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Hardware rocks, software sucks"

nicron19, CNET
17 January 2014
  • Pros: The phone is solid and the battery life is excellent. Overall the hardware is pretty good, the keypad is better than most flip-tops.
  • Cons: The software is bordering on pathetic. Message, text, and missed alert navigation is cumbersome, the bluetooth and voice-recognition software is downright primitive.
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Overall 2
2.0
Design 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Battery performance 2
2.0
Display 2
2.0

Samsung Rugby III--Junk-plastic not durable like the Rugby I had a year or so ago (now 10-3-2013). I would not recommend to a friend. Not what I expected. Lighter weight means less durable. I can see this thing cracking the first time it is dropped.

SamsungRugbyIIIJunk, Wireless AT&T
3 October 2013
  • Summary: Inferior product. Not at all like the Rugby I had a little over a year ago. The updates to the product are terrible. Plastic, not sturdy. Extra cord "Ear Jack converter". Can't plug in my own earbuds-unless I use this extra small cord first. Based on other reviews, sound quality poor, navigation poor. Key pad not as sturdy and easy to use as the old one. This is not military spec for sure--as the first one I had was. This is a piece of plastic junk.
  • Cons: inferior product , plastic , not durable like last rugby , not military spec , must use ear jack converter
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 6
6.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0
Display 6
6.0

Yes but with caveat.

SaraW, Wireless AT&T
27 September 2013
  • Summary: It is not as rugged as the name would imply . A drop on a carpeted floor ended its life.
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Overall 10
10

best phone i have ever had

gene10011, Ebay
24 September 2013
  • Summary: the phone is tough. best phone Ive ever had. great phone for anyone. what i like is i dropped it in the swimming pool in the winter fished it out with the pool net. dried it out for 2 day and it still works perfect unlike other that ive seen.
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Overall 10
10
Design 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Battery performance 10
10
Display 10
10

User Review

Kyle88, Wireless AT&T
26 August 2013
  • Summary: Great kid phone, if this thing can survive our 10 year old son it can survive anything. So far so good, it gets dinged up and keeps on working. Just waiting for it to fall into the pool some how.
  • Pros: durable
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Overall 10
10

Strong, reliable, and worth it.

semo63703, Ebay
23 August 2013
  • Summary: This is the second one of these phones that I've bought. If you're someone who moves alot at work,goes camping, plays sports this is the phone for you because it's military grade. I've lost it in over a foot of snow for over 2 hours and it worked fine once I found it. I've dropped it too many times to remember and run over it with my car and like a Timex, it takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'.
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