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Samsung Rugby Smart I847

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Samsung Rugby Smart I847. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The portability and usability also get good opinions, whereas the sound and performance get mixed comments. Some have doubts about the apps and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Rugby Smart I847 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Rugby Smart I847

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Samsung Rugby Smart I847 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the price and sound. The screen and portability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the apps and size. There are mixed comments on the design and usability.

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61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Samsung Rugby Smart I847

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Rugby Smart I847 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

0% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Terrence O'Brien (engadget.com)

Samsung Rugby Smart review

 

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

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 : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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 : Lynn La (cnet.com)

Samsung Rugby Smart (AT&T) review:

 

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

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Expert review by (pcmag.com)

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 : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Samsung Smart Schools worldwide education programs

 

Samsung Smart classroom technology : Samsung's Smart Schools work with global governments and organizations to provide classrooms in underserved communities around the world with its latest technologies and products, so that more students may enjoy the...

By establishing more Smart Schools in different corners of the world, Samsung aspires to arm the next generation with the tools they’ll need to better connect with one another, quench their thirst for knowledge, and ultimately conquer the challenges of...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

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 : cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

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 (androidcentral.com)

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

Expert review by : phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

Samsung Rugby Smart Video Review Part 1

 
Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Sydney Myers (phonedog.com)

Samsung Rugby Smart Written Review by Sydney

 

If you're rough on your phone and need one that can withstand the torture, then there are just a few options available to you. The Samsung Rugby Smart is one of them, and really, it's one of the most inexpensive phones in a category that tends to...

Mildly durable; radiant Super AMOLED display; great battery life; smooth performance; front-facing camera

Not the most durable phone - good for active lifestyles but not rugged lifestyles; small display; poor picture quality from camera; inconsistent and slow 4G speeds

It may not be the best phone for those who have rugged lifestyles, but for those of you with slippery hands and messy kids, it should do just fine.

Mar, 2012
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