Samsung Rugby III Review
0. phoneArena 14 Jan 2013, 07:24 posted on
Traditionally Nextel and Motorola come to mind when thinking of a ruggedized phone, but both Verizon and AT&T have tried their hands at the market with the Casio G’zOne and Samsung Rugby families, respectively. AT&T’s latest Rugby, the aptly-named and PTT-equipped Rugby III, doesn’t offer anything ground breaking over its predecessor but serves as a nice refresh with a few added features. With Military Spec 810G and IP67 certification the Rugby III is built to withstand dust, shock, vibration, humidity, rain and submersion for up to 30 minutes. Will it be able to withstand our rigorous testing? Read on to find out!
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1. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1211; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
If you're gonna buy a phone like this, you're better off just buying one that came out in 2007 from ebay. Back then companies at least tried to make a decent flip phone; rugged or not.
3. pliskin1 (Posts: 59; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
Granted it failed the water test, but 3/10 is harsh.
4. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)
C'mon PA, where is your Samsung Rugby III vs. iPhone 5 article?
6. zorba (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)
Before you get the rugby take it for a test drive... have long been a proponent of renting cars for a week or two before buying .... phones should be the same with two year contracts etc...
Rugby is tough however... using same small usb type port for earpones/mic and charger means that it is hard to connect in dark while driving... and sooner rather then later pins will break... this is a small connector. I am not big on blue tooth but if you are that will help. I had a seven year old nokia flip and I believe that it had a better software pkg and hardware design by factor of 10. Example.... to space between words on the nokia (this applies only to right handed people which most of us are.... the space key on the nokia was bottom key on far left so easy to reach thumb over to space... on Rugby space key is one on bottom but furthest on right.... try seeing how uncomfortable that is for a righty... Picky maybe but not if you need to text often due to disability... one more back key is right below arrow down key and unless you have finger sizes of tinker bell you are going to hit that back key often and any longer then a second or less and you have lost your entire message.
Just my two cents