Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Well, it could’ve been worse considering that its focus is mostly in being rugged, but we’re content by the results produced by its 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. Combing through some of our captured photos, its details are a tad soft with outdoor shots, though, its color production is right there in the middle with its neutral tones. However, they appear to be washed out and bland when taken indoors under artificial lighting. Lastly, graininess is an inevitable occurrence that happens with shots taken under low lighting, but luckily its LED flash is able to cast potent lighting to neutralize its colors.
To tell you the truth, its 720p video recording could’ve been somewhat likable if it weren’t for its god-awful muddy details and pervasive artifacting, that tremendously diminishes its overall quality. Sure, it still coughs up some exciting results, like its smooth 30 frames per second, clear audio recording, and gradual exposure, but it’s not enough to offset the poor details that make it detractive.
Hardly a compelling music interface by today’s standard, especially when it’s the same TouchWiz music player used by most of Samsung’s devices, we’re at least fond that it’s functional at its core. With its internal speaker, it’s rather average in tone with its quality and volume, but there are various equalizer settings to better attune it to specific genres of music.
Capable of playing 720p videos at the maximum (MPEG-4 1280 x 720 video in our case), we’re most enchanted by the saturated and punchy colors put out by its Super AMOLED panel. Aside from that, the experience is still worthwhile thanks to its smooth playback and overall great quality.
1. steelicon (Posts: 302; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)
Probably won't work as 3G/HSDPA/UMTS in Philippines since it doesn't seem to have 2100 UMTS?
... and of course the de facto question ... "Will it blend?" ^_^
2. Jyakotu (Posts: 812; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Phone Arena, I think it's time you guys STOP being shocked that most new Android smartphones released to carriers in the US don't have ICS.
3. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
2gb isnt all that paltry considering the fact its a low-middle level device.....
4. gragonHDfones (unregistered)
um uglynuff??????? this looks more like a metro phone but uglier and better specs.....thats smart.....
6. punitsingh (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)
I want to buy this Samsung Rugby Smart phone (for GSM usage). Any idea as to how long I will have to wait to get this phone here in India? any suggestions for other sets?