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Looks Good So Far
on February 5, 2013
I bought mine from the Daily Cellular. Ordered it at 748pm on Friday and it got here a little under 12 hours later. I loved that part.
** I do not know if it is a brand new device**
1) Did not come in a Samsung Rugby AT&T branded box. It came in a generic AT&T box. The type a refurbished or replacement phone would come in. Generic labels like: Camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. Nothing actually about the true specs of the phone. No user guide came with it either. A quick start up guide but no actual manuel. Not an issue for me but some my find it troublesome. it came with the AT&T "Texting can wait" sticker on the screen but that means nothing
2) I received it with a small scratch on the bottom left hand corner on the front facing side of the device. & it looks like a small piece of plastic on the back battery door lock screw came off, it does not affect the cover from staying on or the water proof seal.
I understand since this is a unlocked GSM phone they would have to take it out and type in an unlock code to... unlock it but not sure why it didn't come in original boxing.
& I don't know if it is actually unlocked. I emailed them and said it is. Straight Talk works on locked AT&T phones so if someone was to stick a T-Mobile card in there, I would not know the outcome.
How I feel about the phone its self after having it for a few days? I LOVE IT!
I have owned a Samsung Fascinate, Palm Pixi, HP Veer, iPhone 4, & Samsung Galaxy 3 and this is my favorite of them all yet.
**The fact that it is a rugged device makes me feel better about it. I don't plan on dropping it or leaving it in extreme temperatures but the fact that it can withstand that helps. I have had successes with Samsung devices, I still use my Samsung Fascinate 2.5 years later after its been dropped a few times and its still functional. If this device can withstand my kinda use plus has rugged abilities, I'm expecting a good solid 3 years out of this device.**
I was with Verizon for a while but now I switched to Straight Talk ( I activated this device on it). All me previous devices were on Verizon and the only thing I miss is the coverage.
-Feels great in my hands not bulky at all not heavy
-Built well, nice soft rubbery feeling on the sides. (does have plastic on the back)
-I actually like the physical buttons more instead of the touch buttons
-Comes with a built in flashlight shortcut (hold up volume key when phone screen is locked)
-Does't feel cheap. I know they say this is a mid range android device but with a 1400mhz processor its just as fast as the top of the line phones
-*It's Really Water Proof* That was a big turn on to me and I had to test it out. While I was in the shower I splashed it, dunked it in maybe 5 inches of water, still good. I also browed Youtube videos, Play Store, Netflix and used Skype. It has a microphone on the back so people can actually hear me and not the sound of all the water. I don't know how rugged it is or how it can withstand extreme temperatures. I'm not going to purposely drop it but if I do, I feel comfortable knowing its supposed to be able to hold up.
-Front and rear cameras both are great for Skype and photos respectively
-Runs Android Gingerbread: This IS NOT a big problem for me, I do not care about the style changed between android 2.0 and 4.0 but I do really miss Google Now.
- Touch screen does not work well while in water. I understand why it doesn't (all the warm water on the screen confusing it) but texting did prove difficult while in the shower.
Other than that, there is nothing I dislike. As I said, this is my favorite device I've ever had and hope it will be around for a while.