The aptly named Samsung Rugby II (A847) is an update/refresh to the SGH-a837. Built to withstand shock, dust, rain, humidity, solar radiation, vibration and altitude and temperature extremes, it most definitely is rugged.
Improvements over the SGH-a837 include an improved main display, better camera, international 3G data capability, all while losing over an ounce in weight.
The Rugby II is a well built GSM clamshell which can perform in almost any environment. It boasts an external, 1.3 inch display, an internal, 2.2 inch main display, featuring 240 x 320 pixel resolution, and a thoughtful navigation array more spacious and sure to the touch than many phones of similar design. Users with find the layout familiar and comfortable.
Unlike other tough-guy phones that are impenetrable but limited, the Rugby II offers a full suite of features, including Push to Talk, GPS navigation, stereo Bluetooth, expandable memory via microSD (up to 32GB), video-sharing, a 2MP camera, along with a complete list of entry-level features, too.
With the Rugby II you can send and receive email, text, MMS, play music, even use the phone for data tethering for your laptop (at an additional cost).
Rated at 3 hours of talk time and 250 hours of standby time, the Samsung Rugby II is designed to work hard when you need it most.
Reviews (4.4/10 Avg. rating)
This phone is perfect for the construction industry
Overall, the Samsung Rugby II is a durable and rugged phone that provides excellent call quality and battery life. This phone is perfect for the construction industry, as it is able to withstand the harshest of conditions. It would have been nice to have the PTT capabilities that are present on other versions of this phone, and hope that Samsung/Canadian carriers do not continue this trend of removing functionality from future devices in Canada. The simple OS keeps messages and contacts organized, while the basic WAP browser provides convenient Internet capabilities when needed.... Full review
A nonstandard headset jack and hidden memory card slot gives the Samsung Rugby II a couple of minor setbacks
"Stick with what works" appears to be Samsung's theme with the Rugby II for AT&T. In both design and features the Rugby II, aka the SGH-A847, is nearly identical to Sammy's first Rugby phone. You'll find they both share the same rugged design and a strong focus on communication with support for AT&T's push-to-talk network. Fortunately, the Rugby II offers better call quality than its predecessor did and it adds the all-important voice-dialing feature. However, on the downside, with the Rugby II, Samsung still forces you to use a nonstandard headset jack and Samsung hides the... Full review
Hate this phone.....
Thr toughest phone ever!!
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- Samsung Rugby II Manual (PDF)
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