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Samsung Rugby Smart Review

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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.

The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos - Samsung Rugby Smart Review

The interface of the 5-megapixel camera offers plenty of options for capturing stills and videos

Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Outdoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review

Outdoor Samples

Strong light - Indoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Medium - Indoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
Low light - Indoor Samples - Samsung Rugby Smart Review

Strong light

Medium

Low light

Indoor Samples

at 3ft - Darkness with flash test - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
5ft - Darkness with flash test - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
7ft - Darkness with flash test - Samsung Rugby Smart Review

at 3ft

5ft

7ft

Darkness with flash test


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.



Multimedia:

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.

The TouchWiz music player is the same used by most of Samsung's devices - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The TouchWiz music player is the same used by most of Samsung's devices - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The TouchWiz music player is the same used by most of Samsung's devices - Samsung Rugby Smart Review
The TouchWiz music player is the same used by most of Samsung's devices - Samsung Rugby Smart Review

The TouchWiz music player is the same used by most of Samsung's devices



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posted on 02 Mar 2012, 10:43 1

1. steelicon (Posts: 309; 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?" ^_^

posted on 02 Mar 2012, 14:49 1

2. Jyakotu (Posts: 819; 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.

posted on 05 Mar 2012, 11:41

3. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


2gb isnt all that paltry considering the fact its a low-middle level device.....

posted on 07 Mar 2012, 21:03

4. gragonHDfones (unregistered)


um uglynuff??????? this looks more like a metro phone but uglier and better specs.....thats smart.....

posted on 15 Apr 2012, 05:25

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?

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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 1400 MHz
512 MB RAM
Size4.82 x 2.59 x 0.48 inches
(122.4 x 65.9 x 12.19 mm)
4.20 oz  (119 g)
Battery1650 mAh, 8 hours talk time

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