First Look: Samsung Rugby 3 takes a dunking
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Samsung Rugby 3 takes a dunking

1:41 /

Strong enough to resist water, dust, and shock, the rugged Samsung Rugby 3 also has push-to-talk.

Hey everyone, I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET. This is the Samsung Rugby III for AT&T. This is a rough and tumble rugged phone. It's got military specifications for dust, shock and water. So that means you can dunk it in to some water and it will work just fine. Now, what I really like about this phone is the design. I actually really enjoy these sort of rugged phones. They look pretty cool. They're durable and I am a person who drops things so I like that if I drop it, I don't even have to worry about it at all. There's a large speaker on the front, small external screen that shows things like volume. On the side here you've got a combined headset and charging ports. There are these rib sides for grips, large volume button up and down and push to talk. It's got AT&T's enhanced push to talk. The buttons are large and responsive. They're spaced out so you could theoretically use a gloved hand and still operate the phone pretty well. There are some shortcuts that pull up GPS and a menu that goes through certain shortcuts like your music player, games and your browser. On the back, you've got a panel that is screwed in. You can unscrew it pretty easily with a coin, the edge of a badge, anything flat and sharp even your thumbnail. There is a 3 megapixel camera on this phone. It is hidden in the corner. There are a few apps on this phone including Mobile Email, AT&T Radio, bunch of other AT&T navigation apps and GPS. You can also get a few games. This phone is rated for 9 hours of talk time. And the Samsung Rugby III is available on AT&T for $99 with a new, 2-year service agreement. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET and this is the Samsung Rugby III.

New releases

Memorize these Fire Phone gest...
2:01 July 28, 2014
Tilt and swivel your way around the Amazon Fire Phone with a few handy gestures.
Play video
Tomorrow Daily 025: Our Comic-Con...
23:14 July 28, 2014
Ashley and Rich tackle all the best news that came from San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend, including the...
Play video
Exploring with tech outdoors
12:21 July 28, 2014
This week The Fix takes fitness to a whole new level with the help of our smartphones. Try golfing, biking,...
Play video
PS2: Gaming's greatest sequel
3:46 July 28, 2014
How do you build the most popular games console ever? CNET explains the magic behind Sony's PlayStation 2...
Play video
Give yourself a helping hand with...
6:28 July 25, 2014
When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail...
Play video
Nokia Treasure Tag tracks your...
1:30 July 25, 2014
If you're constantly misplacing your things -- or are worried you might -- this Bluetooth tracker for iOS,...
Play video
GE's Advantium wall oven combo...
1:34 July 25, 2014
Equipped with a super-charged microwave that browns as well as bakes, the two-drawer Advantium wall oven combo...
Play video
Disable the Fire Phone's 3D fe...
0:55 July 25, 2014
Dynamic Perspective can quickly become more annoying than useful. Here's how to disable it.
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre