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Samsung Rugby Smart SGH-I847

alaTest has collected and analyzed 75 reviews of Samsung Rugby Smart SGH-I847. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the size. Some have doubts about the apps and reliability.

durability, usability, portability, screen, design

reliability, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Rugby Smart SGH-I847 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Samsung Rugby Smart SGH-I847 from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the screen and sound. The GPS navigation and usability also get good feedback, but the reliability and battery get mixed reviews. Some have doubts about the apps and portability.

durability, usability, GPS navigation, sound, screen

size, portability, apps

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Rugby Smart 4G Android Phone (AT&T)Samsung Rugby Smart i847 / SGH-i847 Standard Battery (EB524759VA) (AT&T)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Terrence O'Brien (

Samsung Rugby Smart


Not every smartphone stakes its claim on speedy processors, huge gorgeous screens or slim and sexy physiques. Some take a relatively modest set of specs and add a little wrinkle to make them stand out from the crowd. The Samsung Rugby Smart is one such...

Solidly built, relatively sleek design ; Best choice in its niche ; Long battery life ; Decent photo quality

Frustratingly slow ; Not all bloatware is uninstallable

The Rugby Smart is clearly the best option in its class. Unfortunately, being the top rugged smartphone doesn't mean much.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Samsung Rugby Smart Review


Consumers searching for a rough-and-tumble smartphone will like the Samsung Rugby Smart. For $99, users get a device that can withstand being submerged in water and all sorts of other abuse. What you don't get is AT&T's faster 4G LTE speeds, which the...

Rugged, waterproof design, Strong performance and graphics, Good battery life, Useful apps

A tad bulky, No 4G LTE, Relatively dim display

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Lynn La (

Samsung Rugby Smart (AT&T)


Personally, I'm not too keen on rugged devices. I don't live a tough enough lifestyle to justify owning one (except that time I wrestled a 6-year-old over the last bear claw), and as CNET's Brian Bennett so accurately put it, finding one that doesn't...

The Samsung Rugby Smart's rugged but slim design can withstand a dunking and a slam against the wall. Its camera comes with many features, and images and videos look great on the Super AMOLED screen.

The Rugby Smart's voice quality is a little muffled and the camera's autofocus feature isn't the fastest.

The Samsung Rugby Smart can take plenty of punches, without skimping on the smartphone features. Unlike other rugged phones, it's easy on the eyes and it can run on 4G.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung Rugby Smart review: Tough INC.


The Samsung Rugby Smart for AT&T is bound to bring a massive dash of toughness to the Korean giant's Android ranks. Compliant with MIL-STD-810f military grade standard, the handset will also enable Samsung to compete in yet another smartphone segment...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 14.4 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; MIL-STD-810f ruggedness standard compliant ; 1.4GHz Snapdragon CPU; Adreno 205 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset; 512MB RAM ; 4GB storage, microSD card support (up to 32GB) ;...

Not exactly a looker ; Hardware is not exactly at the cutting edge ; No dedicated camera button

There is a lot to like in the Samsung Rugby Smart. The smartphone is tough, yet extremely pocketable. Its Super AMOLED screen is perfect for outdoor activities, and the battery performs really well.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Samsung Rugby Smart Review


This week we've got our hands on the newest Samsung smartphone, and it's not a dual-core device, a quad-core device, or even a massively impressive in-between device with the ability to take amazing photos - it's a rugged mid-range device called the...

Again I'm not entirely sure why you'd want to purchase this device when you've got the Galaxy S II available to you for the same price. The only reason why you'd want this device instead is the hardcore resistance, and when it comes down to it - toss...

Mar, 2012

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Expert review by: (

Samsung Rugby Smart (AT&T)


The phone meet U.S. military spec 810F for dust, humidity, rain, shock, and temperature. When all of its ports are tightly closed, it can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water for 30 minutes. In testing, the Rugby survived plenty of direct drops to the...

Rugged build. Excellent call quality. Fast performance. Beautiful screen. Good battery life

Voice dialing issues over Bluetooth. Back cover can become loose

The Samsung Rugby Smart is tough, fast, and slick—it's got pretty much everything you'd want in a rugged smartphone.

Expert review by: John V. (

Samsung Rugby Smart Review


The Samsung Rugby Smart, aims to tackle all the intricacies associated with today's modern smartphone – while still sprinkling that dash of ruggedness to keep us soundly confident that it'll live through some minor accidents.

Ruggedness and waterproof ; Packs a Super AMOLED display ; Decent $100 price

Muffled calling quality ; Cramped on-screen keyboards ; Paltry 2GB of memory

AT&T customers should be relieved to know that they now have a respectable rugged smartphone solution thanks to the Samsung Rugby Smart, and when you factor in its $100 on-contract price and set of features, it does offer quite a punch for the value....

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (

Samsung Rugby Smart


Looking for a serious, rugged smartphone? Take a look at the Samsung Rugby Smart . Apart from sporting a more mainstream look than most rugged handsets, it actually runs a smart OS in the form of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. That alone makes it an...

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Hildenbrand (

Samsung Rugby Smart review


The Samsung Rugby Smart is not a "superphone." It doesn't pretend to be one, isn't marketed as one, and we're not about to call it one. What it is is a very solid offering from...

On a personal level, I just found my new phone to take fishing.

Mar, 2012

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Samsung Rugby Smart Video Review Part 1

Mar, 2012