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Samsung Rugby Smart

 

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Great phone!

 

Jul 10, 2012 by donlaitres

This rugby is easy to use, all the apps that a person could want or need. Water resistant; it sure is! At a friends home a few days ago, her 6 yr son decided to grab my phone from the table and throw it over the fence into the pool. The part of the pool was 6 feet deep! Not knowing he had done this we looked for a good 40 minutes before noticing it in the pool. I figured at this point it would dead, that long in that deep water. Got the phone out and soak and wet and it works great! I just dried it off with a towel and continue on!
Awesome phone, truly rugged and water resistant!!!

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Rugby Smart - YES it is.

 

Jun 2, 2012 by Irrigationrepair

Talking on the speakerphone and making a spreadsheet notation change while standing in the pouring rain, hands muddy, and water dripping off the Samsung Rugby Smart’s Gorilla glass Super AMOLED display. Wow! Like it was nothing!
Noting my customer’s raised eyebrows at my soakin' wet phone?
Priceless.
This nice sized handset, with front and back cameras, has a beefy rubberized edge, holds a 32GB micro SD card, records 720P HD video, and has decent external speaker quality.
It’s Android so all the needed APPS apply, but if you don’t get a handle on all of them running simultaneously, then your battery drains FAST! (4hrs) otherwise, only talking, and conservative use of email, media updates, and weather radar checks, you can go all day.
Supports Android, Samsung or Swype predictive text entry, bright, clear display, 180 degree screen rotation, super bright one key-press flashlight all in a non-glitz, black, stealth mode form factor. This is a work phone that also looks pretty nice in the sports coat, the sports car or on the desk at work. (Or truck.)
It is rugged, but not bulletproof, so don’t go totally wild.
It’s forgiving, but not against stupidity.

PRO - Wet, dust and dirt OK, Clear bright display, One touch flashlight button, lots of internal memory, great 3G reception. DATA transfers are FAST.
CON - Battery life, 4g reception sometimes sketchy with the EDGE and 3g hand-off, not enough buttons (Hey, I like buttons.)

‘Nuff said. A nice phone. Good job Samsung.

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