Samsung Rugby SGH-A837

The Good The Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 has a durable, easy-to-use design with an excellent feature set that includes 3G support, push-to-talk, and GPS. Photo quality is excellent.

The Bad The Samsung Rugby SGH-A837's call quality was a bit uneven and streaming-video quality was disappointing. Also, it uses a proprietary headset jack and it lacks voice dialing.

The Bottom Line The Samsung Rugby SGH-A837's could use a few improvements, but it remains a solid choice for a rugged, straight-forward phone with a loaded feature set.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0
7.0 Overall

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Samsung Rugby SGH-A837

For a long time, Sprint Nextel has had a lock on rugged cell phones with push-to-talk capability, but with the new Samsung SGH-A837, AT&T is trying to get back in the game. The SGH-A837, aka the Rugby (presumably because it can take a lot of blows), is the first AT&T rugged PTT handset since the Motorola V365. Strong and sturdy with an outsized speaker, the Rugby very much plays the part. It also offers trendy features such as Bluetooth, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a music player, but its performance didn't hit the highest marks. The Rugby is a bit pricey ($279); or you can get it for $179 with a two-year service agreement.

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider AT&T
  • Diagonal Size 2 in
  • Weight 4.66 oz
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features intelligent typing (T9), push-to-talk mode
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