Samsung Rugby 3 (AT&T)
Manufacturer: Samsung Part number: SGH-A997DAAATT
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CNET editors' review
price range: $99.99
- Reviewed by: Jessica Dolcourt
- Reviewed on: 03/27/2013
- Released on: 12/14/2012
The good: The Samsung Rugby 3 has a terrifically responsive dial pad and enhanced push-to-talk support.
The bad: Audio quality was subpar, the shared headset/charger jack is inconvenient, and for a durable phone, the body could be grippier.
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.
Hardware rocks, software sucks
by nicron19 on January 17, 2014
Pros: The phone is solid and the battery life is excellent. Overall the hardware is pretty good, the keypad is better than most flip-tops.
Cons: The software is bordering on pathetic.
Message, text, and missed alert navigation is cumbersome, the bluetooth and voice-recognition software is downright primitive.
Summary: This is my 4th Samsung flip-top, and the others were all more advanced, even though they were much older models. This is the first time I have been disappointed in ...
Summary: This is my 4th Samsung flip-top, and the others were all more advanced, even though they were much older models. This is the first time I have been disappointed in a Samsung product.
If need a rugged phone for voice calls while you're on a construction site or playing football, this is the one.
But if you need basic features like the bluetooth announcing callers (Samsung told me the only way to know who is calling is to look at the phone - I hope their designers don't drive) or adding recipients to text messages without going through hoops, you will be very disappointed.
not very rugged. far below par of previous versions.
by cavacon on May 14, 2013
Pros: smaller and ease of operation. Screen well lit and easy to see.
Cons: Falls well below par if compared with the ruggedness of the original. Hard to hold when using it. Push to talk function still cannot be shut off.
Summary: The new design lacks the original's toughness. Will not recommend it if you use it above just general use. Unlike the original, you will have to buy a protective ...
Summary: The new design lacks the original's toughness. Will not recommend it if you use it above just general use. Unlike the original, you will have to buy a protective case to insure it is safe. I do not recommend for industrial or moderate working environment.
I love this phone!
by azurecrimsonrose on February 2, 2013
Pros: all physical buttons
internal and external displays
great audio quality
has a screw on the back you have to undo to remove the battery cover
Cons: cannot disable the push to talk button
Summary: I purchased this phone today and I really love it. I do not want or need a smart phone right now and I wanted something that was durable with all ...
Summary: I purchased this phone today and I really love it. I do not want or need a smart phone right now and I wanted something that was durable with all physical buttons on it. I also wanted something that had a louder ringer volume than my previous phones, which this phone definitely has. The audio quality is great for both the ear speaker and loud speaker, the phone feels sturdier in my hands, and it is a little bit heavier. The internal and external displays are easy to read. Definitely a great phone for those who want a durable feature phone with push to talk capability.
- Manufacturer: Samsung
- Part number: SGH-A997DAAATT
- Description: You're all about business. So is the Samsung Rugby III, which gives you the ability to limit phone numbers to only those on the SIM card or in the device's contacts. You can also restrict IM, Messaging, and Address Book among other features to ensure that the device is used solely for the job at hand. Save time dialing, ringing and waiting. With just a push of a button you can connect instantly with other contacts in your network. A large external speaker and improved noise suppression keeps the lines of communication clear, so you don't waste time repeating yourself.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Cellular phone
- Form Factor Folder (flip) - Yes
- Resistance Dustproof,
- Integrated Components GPS receiver,
- Width 2.08 in
- Depth 0.82 in
- Height 4.11 in
- Weight 4.64 oz
- Body Color Gray
- SAR Value 0.56 W/kg (body) / 0.47 W/kg (head)
- Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
- Band WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
- Mobile Broadband Generation 3G
- Service Provider AT&T
Messaging & Internet
- Cellular Messaging Services SMS,
- Supported Email Protocols POP3,
- Supported Social Networks and Blogs MySpace,
- Mobile Services myAT&T,
AT&T Social Net,
AT&T Address Book,
- Data Transmission HSDPA,
- Wireless Interface Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- Communication Features Internet browser,
Mobile Email client
- Phone Functions Call timer,
- Sensors Digital compass
- Additional Features TTY compatible,
Software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air)
- Personal Information Management Calendar,
- Phone Book Entries Qty 1000
- Supported Digital Audio Standards MP3,
- Supported Flash Memory Cards microSDHC - up to 32 GB
- Sensor Resolution 3 megapixels
- Digital Zoom 2
- Features Video recording
- GPS Navigation A-GPS receiver
- Navigation Software & Services AT&T FamilyMap,
- Type Color
- Diagonal Size 2.4 in
- Display Resolution 240 x 380 pixels
- Color Depth 18-bit (262000 Colors)
- Type Color
- Diagonal Size 1.3 in
- Color Depth 16-bit (65000 colors)
- Run Time Details Talk - up to 540 min,
Standby - up to 480 hour(s)
- Compliant Standards HAC(Hearing Aid Compatible),
- Included Accessories Power adapter,