Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 - black (AT&T) comparison

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Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 - black (AT&T)

Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 - black (AT&T)
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Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 - black (AT&T)

Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 - black (AT&T)
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Price $82 to $175 at 2 stores $49 to $269 at 2 stores $0 to $384 at 4 stores $52 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
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Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 20 reviews 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 46 reviews 2.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date May 25, 2010 December 14, 2012 October 21, 2012 September 15, 2008 April 09, 2012
The Bottom Line The Samsung Rugby II improves on its predecessor and delivers a functional, rugged phone with satisfying performance. Very poor call quality is especially unacceptable on a simple cell phone. Unless you require AT&T's push-to-talk service, keep looking. Samsung's Rugby Pro makes a good, affordable choice for people seeking a more rugged smartphone, but it won't satisfy those who need an ultradurable frame. 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.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable 1.42 W/Kg
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Cellular technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
LTE
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
GSM
Weight 3.52 oz
4.64 oz
4.6 oz
4.7 oz
3.56 oz
Talk time Up to 180 min
Info unavailable Info unavailable Up to 300 min
Up to 180 min
Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Info unavailable Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth
Service Provider AT&T
AT&T
AT&T
AT&T
AT&T
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Info unavailable WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband) / UMTS 850/1900 (Dual Band)
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