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Samsung I847 / Rugby Smart
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Samsung I847 / Rugby Smart

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Samsung Rugby Smart

evogadget.com
3 June 2012
  • Summary: Samsung’s Rugby Smart is a product that’s going to be fancied by all those consumers hungry for tough smartphones. 4G LTE speeds aren’t immensely fast, but for that there’s other phones.
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Overall 8
8.0

Samsung Rugby Smart (AT&T)

PC Magazine
7 May 2012
  • Conclusion: The Samsung Rugby Smart is tough, fast, and slick—it's got pretty much everything you'd want in a rugged smartphone.
  • Pros: Rugged build. Excellent call quality. Fast performance. Beautiful screen. Good battery life.
  • Cons: Voice dialing issues over Bluetooth. Back cover can become loose
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Samsung Rugby Smart Review

BriefMobile
3 April 2012
  • Excerpt: Talk about unique! The very first waterproof smartphone finally hit the market on March 4, and it’s about time. The Samsung Rugby Smart is the first fully rugged smartphone that is liquid resistant in up to one meter for thirty minutes.
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Samsung Rugby Smart Video Review Part 2

phonedog.com
14 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Rugby Smart joins AT&T 's lineup as a rugged smartphone, made to withstand tough falls and rough use. It is water, dust, shock, and temperature proof, IP 67.00 certified, and MIL-STD-810 certified. Basically, it should be able to withstand pretty much anything you put it through.
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Samsung Rugby Smart Video Review Part 1

phonedog.com
14 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The Samsung Rugby Smart joins AT&T 's lineup as a rugged smartphone, made to withstand tough falls and rough use. It is water, dust, shock, and temperature proof, IP 67.00 certified, and MIL-STD-810 certified. Basically, it should be able to withstand pretty much anything you put it through.
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Samsung Rugby Smart Review: The Rugged All-Weather Smartphone

talkandroid.com
11 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Well, to sum it up I am simply impressed with this phone given how little it costs. It’s not a surprise coming from Samsung and it’s nice to see that they are paying attention to detail in their affordable line of handsets.
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Overall 7
7.0

Samsung Rugby Smart Review

LAPTOP Magazine
9 March 2012
  • 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.
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Samsung Rugby Smart review: Tough INC.

GSM Arena
8 March 2012
  • 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.
  • Cons: Not exactly a looker, Hardware is not exactly at the cutting edge, No dedicated camera button
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Samsung Rugby Smart Review

SlashGear
5 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Again I'm not entirely sure why you'd want to purchase this device when you've got the Galaxy S II available to you for the same price. The only reason why you'd want this device instead is the hardcore resistance, and when it comes down to it - toss any device down a mountain and it'll break in...
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

Phone Arena
2 March 2012
  • Conclusion: AT&T customers should be relieved to know that they now have a respectable rugged smartphone solution thanks to the Samsung Rugby Smart, and when you factor in its $100 on-contract price and set of features, it does offer quite a punch for the value.
  • Pros: Ruggedness and waterproof, Packs a Super AMOLED display, Decent $100 price
  • Cons: Muffled calling quality, Cramped on-screen keyboards, Paltry 2GB of memory
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