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Samsung Rugby III

Samsung Rugby III
2.4"
240 x 320 pixels
3 MP
STE PNX6809L
Single core, 468 MHz
RAM: 0.1 GB
MEMORY: 0.256 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 1300 mAh
Announced: Nov 29, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: Dec 14, 2012
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Thick body (0.8 inches inches)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • Low pixel density screen (167 ppi)

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Description

The Samsung Rugby III offers military-grade resilience to the elements paired with Enhanced PTT service from AT&T. The fifth-gen Rugby series phone can survive all kinds of torture, including drops and shock, all the while being highly resistant to water and dust damage. Flip the Samsung Rugby III open and you'll be greeted by a 2.4-inch QVGA display. There is a 3-megapixel camera on its back side, and a GPS radio can navigate your way around with the help of AT&T Navigator. There is a dedicated PTT button on the handset's side for convenience.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Feature phone
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.1 x 2.1 x 0.8 inches (104 x 53 x 20 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.7 oz (133 g)
      the average is 5.4 oz (156 g)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 67
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes

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  • Physical size:
    • 2.4 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 167 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 32.11 %
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • CSTN
    • Physical Size:
      • 1.3 inches
    • Colors:

      Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

      • 65 536

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • STE PNX6809L
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 468 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 0.1 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 0.256 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 1300 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Talk time:
    • 9.00 hours
      the average is 20 h (1202 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 20.0 days (480 hours)
      the average is 19 days (459 h)

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSPA, UMTS

Phone features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording, TTY/TDD, Push-to-Talk
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 29 Nov 2012

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.67 W/kg
    • Body:
      • 0.60 W/kg

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This device is also known as Samsung SGH-A997


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