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Samsung Rugby 3 (AT&T)

Samsung Rugby 3 (AT&T)
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Samsung Rugby Pro (AT&T)

Samsung Rugby Pro (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 $99 to $229 at 2 stores $1 to $435 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
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)
Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 3 reviews 3.5 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 46 reviews
Release date December 14, 2012 October 21, 2012 September 15, 2008
The Bottom Line 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.

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