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Released for AT&T in US, Samsung Rugby is a rugged phone that poses strong challenges to Verizon Wireless’s Boulder, and Sprint’s Renegade. The Samsung Rugby is certified to military specifications for dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain enabling users to get work done even in a harsh environment. The great things about the Rugby phone is it runs on AT&T fast 3G network, and it has built-in Assisted-GPS technology (A-GPS), providing users GPS navigation system (AT&T Navigator). Other features include a 1.3-megapixel digital camera, e-mail client, AT&T Music, and Mobile TV services.

Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 Full Features and Specifications

Hardware Specifications

Network GSM 850 MHz / 900 MHz / 1800 MHz / 1900 MHz
Data Network GPRS / EDGE / UMTS 850 MHz / UMTS 1900 MHz / HSDPA 1.8 Mbit/s / HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
3G Network Yes
Design Clamshell
Smartphone No
Internal Memory 128 MB
Weight 4.7 oz / 133.2 g
Dimension 4" x 2" x 0.9"
10.16 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.29 cm
Internal Display Screen 2.0-inch 262K Color TFT LCD screen (128 x 160 pixels)
Touchscreen No
External Display Screen Yes
Battery Type Lithium Ion 1000 mAh
Battery Life Talk: 5 hours
Standby: 250 hours (10.42 days)
QWERTY Keyboard No
Predictive Text Input Yes. T9
Speakerphone Yes
Expandable Memory Slot Yes. microSD
Push-to-Talk Yes
GPS System / GPS Navigation No

Email, Messaging, and Office Functionalities

Email Yes. Supports POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP
Internet Browsing / WAP Yes. WAP 2.0, xHTML
Instant Messenger Yes. AOL / Windows Live / Yahoo! / Google Talk
Microsoft Office Mobile No

Software and Games

PIM Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, TO-DO, Notes

Phone Book

Phonebook Capacity 1000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Yes
Picture ID Yes
Ring ID Yes

Digital Camera

Mega Pixel 1.3
Zoom 4X Digital Zoom
Maximum Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels
Self-timer Yes
Multi-shot Yes

Music and Audio

MP3 Music Player Yes
Voice Memo & Voice Mail Yes
FM Radio No

Video and Camcorder

Video Player Yes
Video Recorder Yes
Video Calling Yes. Video Share capable (Share video while calling)


Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Stereo Headset (A2DP) Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi (WLAN) No
TV Output No

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User Reviews

evan picture evan

-2 votes


this phone is pretty solid. at&t service is great with it. ive dropped it pretty hard, and it appears there was no damage other then a scratch, so the ruged design works. I wish the vibration was a little stronger in a phone this big though. im happy with my purchase.

-3 votes

nice stronge

0 vote

I got the rugby II to replace my blackberry but I've had nothing but problems with it ie... memory card,downloading pictures, front screen not working, the list can go on and on and the best part is no help from samsong thay refer me to the att store and thay tell me to call samsong what a raket 20 more months of this bs


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