Long ago, in a time when owning a smartphone was perceived to be a luxury, the Samsung Rugby established itself as AT&T’s premier rugged style device with push-to-talk capabilities. In fact, it seemed to hit a chord with people because we eventually saw a successor in the form of the aptly named Samsung Rugby II, which interesting enough, was released close to two years agos. Rather than sticking firm with the same form factor, the latest member in the rugged line, 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.
The package contains:
* microUSB cable
* Wall Charger
* Quick Start Guide
* Safety and Warranty Guide
When you’re a rugged style device, being fashionable or good looking is the least of its worries. Rightfully so, that’s blatantly obvious with this one. Practical in every way for its category, the Rugby Smart exhibits all of the qualities akin to any rugged style device – like its rubber grippy sides, textured back plastic cover, and a lock mechanism for its rear cover. Of course, it all culminates together to offer a resounding sense of durability in easily handling the usual normal wear and tear we put our devices through on an everyday basis.
Beyond that of course, it meets military standard 810F for protection against dust, humidity, rain, shock, and temperature. Even though it’s able to withstand “shocks” from heights of 5 feet in our testing, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll survive being thrown out of a two-story building. Nevertheless, it’s undoubtedly better protected than your average smartphone, and on top of that, it’s waterproof up to 1 meter under water for 30 minutes, which are things you don’t tend to see that often with most devices.