Average review score based on 66 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Most durable phone on the market. Short on features, not great with internet, no touch screen, but you can drop it, get it wet, drive over it, and the sucker keeps on working. Good speakerphone for us deaf people. Bluetooth gives it a pinch of sophistication. All in all, a good functional working-man's phone, well worth the price.
This phone is a great, economical replacement phone that can take a little more damage than your average phone. The phones durability is the key feature that differentiates this phone from others. The disadvantage to this phone compared to other phones in its class (Sonim Bolt) is that it does not have IP98 classing or better known as being water proof. The phone performs well and has a loud enough speaker to be easily heard even in noisy conditions. Another disadvantage to this phone is the inability to light up the outer display without flipping the phone open. The phone is extremely durable to impacts however suffers from easily being damaged from water. It has an extra thick frame that helps protect it from drops and falls and a back plate that locks in tightly. The battery life on this phone is great and it benefits from being a HSPA+ device that allows you to easily unlock and choose what network you wish to work on, while providing global capabilities.
This is a well-designed phone,
built take some drops and splashes.
Nice feel to hold in the hand,
and it actually resembles a phone.
There is a lanyard loop (steel) protruding from the back of the Rugby II.
This was improved in the Rugby III, by making it 'recessed', i.e. flush within the profile of the phone.
The rugby II is lighter than the original/first Rubgy model.
However, the Rugby II still has a decent bit of heft so that it doesn't feel cheap or chintzy.
The flip hinge also has a nice quality feel to it.
One thing that's an unappealing annoyance, is the prevalence of vendor (AT&T) apps (including the PTT feature) which connect to the vendor data network. These icons/apps tend to get activated accidentally quite often; then when you close them, you'll see that you've been charged a penny here, a few cents there, for those little mistakes, which are obviously AT&T's plan to line their pockets no matter what.
I wish there was a way to strip those leeching apps from the phone's software interface.
Other than that I like the phone; it has a music player, customizable ringtones, support for removable storage (TF card), bluetooth and USB connection.
Tough phone!! One bad feature is that there is a button on the outside that activates the camera when the phone is closed. I had 700 pictures of the inside of my pocket. I popped the button off and took the pin off the middle and put back on. Now I have to open the phone to use camera. Very loud speaker and battery lasts most of the week.Popular belief is that this phone is waterproof. It is NOT!!! It is rain and spill proof only. DO NOT SUBMERSE or like me you will be buying a new one.
purchased approx. two months ago,many features do not work in Australia,complicated system to access the limited features available,the battery life was quite good but now it can suddenly devour it in less than an hour,obviously a fault but I can not trace this phone on the SAMSUNG service site.
My old MotoRAZR cell phone would no longer re-charge, after many years of admirable service. I had changed the battery several times before, but this time the problem was the phone. I tried several different new batteries and chargers, but still got "Unable to Charge" errors.
The Samsung Rugby II was a suitable replacement due to its sturdy construction, and hopefully will serve me as long, or longer than my old MotoRAZR.
The changeover was a "Snap". I just put my old Cingular SIM into the Samsung Rugby II, and I was immediately back in business, just where I had left off.
The Samsung Rugby II arrived in "Undistinguishable from New" condition, with not a scratch nor any wear mark anywhere on it.
"No Worries Mate" if you drop it on hunting for the battery or compartment door, as the compartment has a Locking screw !
It even has a metal (read M-E-T-A-L, not some kind of shiny plastic) lanyard attachment, so it can be retrieved from the depths of whatever bag, pack, or bucket you happen to carry your phone in.
It works perfectly and the "Push to Talk" button is a great feature to keep up with business when "out in the field".
this phone replaces a Xenon GR500 that had a touch-screen failure. At first I couldn't get use to the PTT button but I soon found a way around this , just carefully super glue it so that it doesn't depress, but other than that it has easily been the best phone I've ever owned. I need a rugged phone because of my working environment, which I think caused the former phone's failure
This phone is easy to use .A good phone especially for the speakerphone. The regular speaker does not seem as good as the speakerphone .The phone is also durable.
I like this phone overall. But, there are two features that are irritating. The PTT button & the noise reduction system. This phone does not give you the option for disabling the PTT feature so every time you grab for the phone the PTT button gets pushed and you have to cancel out of it or get charged for PTT calls. Also, I am hard of hearing and the built in noise reduction seems to cut off the beginning of speech.
Good phone, comfortable. I really liked.
Just do not have time to enjoy the next day, the battery stops charging: (
I hope the matter of the battery itself. Will order a new one. We'll see.