Conclusion: Although some call it bulky, I don’t mind a phone with a little weight on it. It feels well made and strong. I also like the textured surface on the back. It makes it easier to hold on to.The Samsung Rugby Smart is the perfect smartphone for a teen, a construction worker, someone who works near water, a person who is blessed with being clumsy, or something who is just more comfortable knowing that their phone is protected.
Summary: The Rugby Smart may not be the tough, work-horse phone that Samsung says it is, but it's durable enough to handle some drops and water spills. If you need an extra-durable phone, I would look elsewhere. But if you simply have a hectic life and you are a little rough on your phone, the Rugby Smart is a great option because of its rugged design and good performance. Not only that, but the price is great, too.
Summary: Consumers searching for a rough-and-tumble smartphone will like the Samsung Rugby Smart. For $99, users get a device that can withstand being submerged in water and all sorts of other abuse. What you don't get is AT&T's faster 4G LTE speeds, which the Pantech Burst offers for $50 less. And for the same price as the Rugby, shoppers can go home with the Samsung Galaxy SII, which offers a larger and brighter display and stronger performance.
Pros: Rugged waterproof design, Strong performance and graphics, Good battery life, Useful apps
Cons: A tad bulky, No 4G LTE, Relatively dim display
Conclusion: There is a lot to like in the Samsung Rugby Smart. The smartphone is tough, yet extremely pocketable. Its Super AMOLED screen is perfect for outdoor activities, and the battery performs really well. On the software side of things, there are no complaints either. TouchWiz 4.0 provides one of the best Android Gingerbread experiences around. Sadly, we can't tell you if Ice Cream Sandwich will make it to the device though.
Cons: Not exactly a looker, Hardware is not exactly at the cutting edge, No dedicated camera button