The "1-Minute" Review
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.
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Samsung released the Rugby II on June 6, 2010.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Samsung Rugby II user manual here.
Samsung backs up the Rugby II with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Rugby II has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.