- Size (LWH): 4.8 inches, 2.6 inches, 0.5 inches
- Weight: 4.16 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 480 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 384 hours
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Built for durability, the Samsung Rugby Smart provides water intrusion protection submersible to 1m for 30 minutes and dust proof which makes it an ideal device for active lifestyle consumers as well as enterprise customers whose smartphone has to take a beating. Corporate email, navigation and enhanced web browsing is supported and access to an abundance of content on the Android Marketplace positions the Samsung Rugby Smart to fulfill all your smartphones needs with the physical strength to handle whatever you throw at it.
Lightning fast reflexes powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and AT&T 4G speeds ( view larger).
With AT&T's 4G network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network. You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.
Other features include an 5-megapixel camera with Full HD 720p video capture, 4GB internal memory, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA wireless streaming capabilities, GPS for navigation and location-based services, access to over 200,000 apps in the Android Market, and up to 8 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).
The Brightest, Most Colorful Screen
With an incredibly colorful 3.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, the Samsung Rugby Smart has a reinforced shock resistent glass. It also has Mil-Spec 810f certified for rain, dust, shock resistance temperature extremes.
Super Sharp Photos and Videos Plus Video Chat
This Samsung Rugby Smart also captures sharp photos with its 5-megapixel camera with flash, and it records videos in stunning Full 720p resolution. An additional 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera gives you the power to connect with your friends and family face-to-face via video chat. And with Google Talk, you can video chat with all of your Google Talk contacts, whether they are on a mobile phone or a computer.
The Samsung Rugby Smart weighs 4.2 ounces and measures 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches. Its 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 8 hours of talk time, and up to 16 days of standby time. It runs on AT&T's 4G and HSPA+ networks (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS). It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz).
What's in the Box
Samsung Rugby Smart handset, rechargeable battery, USB charger, micro USB cable, quick start guide
This phone runs on AT&T's dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you'll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband--up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).
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Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
Coming later in 2011, AT&T will deliver a second layer of 4G network called LTE (Long Term Evolution) that is even faster than HSPA+ speeds.
In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.
AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to Yellowpages.com. You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.
DataPro 4 GB for Smartphone Tethering: Tethering lets you use your smartphone as a wireless modem or mobile hotspot, enabling you to share your mobile broadband connection to laptops, netbooks, and more. The DataPro 4 GB plan also includes unlimited access to more than 26,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots. And if you go over, you'll get an additional 1 GB automatically for only $10.
AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.
Android Gingerbread Operating System
The Galaxy S II runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread). It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.
Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
A new onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
The Galaxy S II also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
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Top Customer Reviews
There are a lot of issues I have with this phone and overall, I would not recommend it to anyone unless a rugged, durable phone are your first 5 preferences that you are looking for in a phone.
1. Durable, tough phone. It can take a beating and last for some time in water.
2. Camera - I've noted that this will take exceptionally good pictures.
3. Call quality - You can hear very well.
1. Slow, slow and slow - It takes this phone several seconds to run simple tasks. This is due to the phone having little RAM. Sometimes it will take a long time for the function you are trying to get it to do. Other smartphones will pull this feature off quickly. The Rugby Smart will take forever.
2. The screen - If you are outside good luck trying to see your screen. Even on the brightest setting it still isn't good.
3. Volume - If you are playing something you have to have it on full blast and most of the time you can't even hear it. Not good.
4. Battery life - Is awful!!! Even if you have your phone on the best power saving options you are going to find yourself needing to charge it multiple times a day. This also can be contributed to RAM as your phone will work hard to get things running. If you are having a good time playing apps and things like that this phone will not last but 3 hours.
5. Freezing - I have had this phone freeze on me countless times, especially if you are running apps.
6. Apps - You won't be able to enjoy most of them because of this phone. It will either run slowly or freeze.
Recommendation - I would not buy this phone again.Read more ›
I got the Rugby on 4-22, with insurance and a 30 day trial period. Knowing the abuse that my old phone went through, I needed to see if this one would cut the mustard.
4-23, I dropped it on the floor at work (first time on purpose, second time accidentally) it seemed ok. Dropped a little harder, chipped the back cover. Nothing major, but odd for a "rugged" phone...
The Rugby smart says it can withstand a bath up to 1m for 30 minutes. Well, since I will be using it in rain, snow, etc, and will likely answer a call with muddy hands, I NEED this feature.
Into a glass of water it went, for like 2 minutes. Took it out, touch screen won't work while wet, but works after a rough toweling off. "Great!" thought I! Until I tried to charge it that evening...
I would plug it in and get a weird message about the battery being disconnected. WTF? I opened it up and there were water droplets behind the battery. I grabbed a can of air and dried it out. It seems to be working now but seriously? Jacked up after a single dunk??? Something to note is that there is not a rubber gasket behind the battery cover. The Rugby had one there, which I think helped waterproof it.
This is my first smart phone, so I can't really comment on how it compares to other smartphones. In general I can't type while the phone screen is in portrait orientation. I can manage when it is in landscape, however.
I can't add my own text ringtones.Read more ›
The device does what it is supposed to do but there are some things I don't like. Since owners are tied to ATT with this phone, it is fair to critique the whole package including the bundle of services. For what I was looking for, it meets the need for a smart phone and a 3 GB plan that wouldn't bankrupt me. The phone was "free" with a 2 year contract. When you do the math, compared to buying a phone and data plan, it is a good deal with break-even at about 1 year. It annoys the hell out of me that people have to pay for texting, though, when they have a high bandwidth data plan. I declined the add on and was charged $0.25 each for the "welcome" messages originating from ATT. A call to them when activating the replacement wiped that but, really???!!! As an engineer I know that texting uses garbage bandwidth that can be slipped in between high priority traffic. It is nothing less than dishonest to act like this costs the carrier a dime compared to streaming video or phone calls where packet drops would be noticed.
First, as an Android phone there is supposed to be an "open architecture" aspect to these phones that is absent from Apple. The performance seems good but there were a number of applications that were specific to this phone and this provider that I couldn't remove.Read more ›
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Mobile phone is very good, the first feeling is suitable, and system optimization is good, smooth, actual utility, fever, it was good, acceptable, battery is a little not durable,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Wauneka Wakins
He hated it, due to it being super slow, and bogged down by the previous owner. The phone did not seem to ne properly wiped out/restored to factory properly, either. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Natosha B.
Got this phone when we changed to Consumer Cellular. It is very slow to respond, recently locking up frequently to the point that I cannot answer phone calls. Read morePublished 11 months ago by LilyKaye
upgraded from a rugby 2. alot of features missing; the recent/missed calls.... missing. the address book has no LANDLINEs... they're all Mobile... really, guys???? Read morePublished 12 months ago by bcbasslet
This mobile device has a VERY short battery life with numerous pre-loaded apps that YOU cannot remove or disable, so you MUST recharge constantly. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Deborah
Piece of junk: Just purchaed this from, ATT; It would not access my enail account nor anyone elses. Tried three additional phones from the ATT store same story. Read morePublished on December 11, 2013 by zenithman2003
Phone is not the most capable in the world but it is tough. I've probably dropped it from my shirt pocket bending over 50 times or more on concrete or in dirt/mud with no damage. Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Kyle
The phone was defective. It would not send text. Since I bought it online I was without a phone for at least a week. I will not do that again.Published on August 25, 2013 by James Blevins
I purchased this phone to withstand my rugged profession and lifestyle. After reading many positive reviews, the purchase seemed like a no-brainer. Read morePublished on July 28, 2013 by W. Scott Tillman