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Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro Review

Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro 8

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Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro Review
Call quality:

Call quality is generally good with the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro, as voices on our end sounded clear and natural, but turning the volume up past medium presented some buzzing/rattling sound in the earpiece speaker – which we also heard while using the rear speakerphone at high volumes. Even though people that we called said that we sounded natural on their end, they could tell we were using a cell phone.

The signal quality was also good, as we didn’t drop any calls, and 4G LTE data remained connected in our area with a signal of -89dBm.


With all of this, it is unfortunate that the device is limited to a mediocre 1850mAh battery, which was only able to provide us up to 8 hours of talk time, or about 16 hours of mixed usage on a single charge.


When it comes right down to it, the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro has a lot to offer, especially since it carries a reasonable $100 on-contract price. Its design and construction make it ideal for those individuals that need or require a rugged smartphone that can withstand more than the average abuse, and can keep out Mother Nature. Combined with the 4” Super AMOLED display and dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, it can also conquer pretty much any task you can throw at it.

Software of reviewed unit:
Android 4.0.4
Baseband version I547UCLI3
Build number: IMM76D.I547UCALI3


  • Rugged and can keep out the elements
  • Reasonable $100 contract price


  • Earpiece and speakerphone distortion at high call volumes
  • No automatic brightness setting for the display
  • Camera and video quality should be better
PhoneArena rating:
8 Good
User rating:
9 2 Reviews

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posted on 12 Nov 2012, 08:51 1

1. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Thanks for the review!

One thing though, the last sentence of the review should say "throw", not "through" #corrections

posted on 12 Nov 2012, 09:13 2

2. sjtempo9x (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

the logo is so annoying =.=

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 00:58 1

3. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)

IKR! Carrier logos spoils the way the phone looks! I wish i could scrap it away.... =.=

Luckily at my country carrier logos are rubber stickers which you can remove at whenever you want without damaging the phone ^_^

posted on 20 Nov 2012, 03:21

4. wellwisher23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

Is this phone having a Gyroscope?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 12:58

5. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Nice phone!!!!

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 02:18

6. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

sure abt anti-scratch coating bcuz i didnt find these words in other reviews?

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait processor
Size5.04 x 2.72 x 0.51 inches
(128 x 69 x 13 mm)
4.6 oz  (130 g)
Battery1850 mAh, 11 hours talk time

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