Pros *Easy enough for a little old lady to read, understand,and use
*Smart enough for the technologically advanced teenager *More fun than anyone, at any age, could ever want
*Reliable, easy, excellent voice/audio/video, great apps
*Strong as a Mac truck
Cons *Sometimes the battery is a little difficult to slip in, - the worst thing I can say.
*I wanted flashy color, but it is boring black.
*Despite it's sturdy, tough, slip-proof body, it will never win a beauty contest. Nor will I.
Summary I would not hesitate to recommend the Rugby II to anyone, and I give Samsung and the Rugby II's designers a tip of the hat for keeping it such an excellent mobile phone. Considering that it was designed with construction workers in mind, I am lucky that my salesman, J. Rodriques, found just what I needed. I am a disabled golden oldie who needs a lot of different features, not only for my convenience, but also my health, communication, and even actual fun activities. The Rugby II has it all, and I won't break it by accidentally stepping on it, dropping it, or spilling my drink on it. If one of you is hesitant about this phone for yourself or a loved one, don't be - I think SR2 would ward off a speeding bullet, and I know that you could knock someone unconscious with it, and still use it to make that pesky police call. You should look at professional reviews for the real inside-out of it as I certainly am not technologically gifted. I do, however, know that this is probably the only phone that ANYONE can use, and the LAST phone I'll need. I will be surprised if it wears out before I do. If you need pretty, slap on some stickers. Otherwise, consider it your most reliable friend.
Pros This phone has many great features. I really liked the sleek design with the hard military grade plastic skin. The large external speaker is amazing.
Cons The phone is a tad bit bulky. But overall an amazing phone. Also the price is a bit steep but worth it.
Summary Bottom line, This phone is amazing. I am in college, and am always running around, so the hard plastic allows for me to keep it protected and reliable. I would definately recommend this phone to anybody who wants an amazing peice of technology that will last!
Pros Tough as hell, feels built to last.
Cons Screen could be bigger.
Summary This phone is fantastic. I "down-graded" from an HTC smart phone that crapped out on me, and I'm very happy. If you want a good phone that will last, and if you only plan to use it for calling and texting, then the Rugby II is a good bet. Also, the issue with the phone refusing to send text messages has been fixed in the newest firmware update, so it's a non-issue.
Pros Decent battery life,
Small hands may not have a problem on long conversations,
Interface for micro-SD chip is very useful
Cons Sounds very tinny on speaker-phone and I get a headache,
Non-standard audio plug for headphones, Samsung just bite the bullet and use a 3.5mm plug;
limited after-market accessories-carrying cases, desktop chargers/speaker phones,
Allow access to Apps
Summary THis phone now belongs to my wife as she is a classic "technophobe" living in the 50's tonight. She is very adverse to the touchscreen units, Blackberry's are worse as the keys are the size of a pin head. Her emphasis is not on social media-just rock solid communication that is there when you need it. Family is dying off and daughters are out with their own lives.
When I was working as a Field Project Engineer, this phone was common among my colleagues where the PTT AND cell phone features offered "get it done now!" assurances. THere is still a market for non-touchscreen phones, perhaps for seasoned citizens but as long as the exterior is not intimidating, the "innards" don't matter.
Pros I really liked the sleek design with the hard military grade plastic skin. The large external speaker is amazing Reception is very good battery life is good.
Cons The old one is much more durable and is actually water proof. The rugby's selling point is that it's nearly invincible but, this phone is not. Text messaging is buggy. Replies are not sent when you push "send" but instead silently stored in your outbox. Y
Summary i went back to my RUGBY I becuse of the text problem. i am a big texter so having to send every text twice gets very bothersome. if and when at&t comes out with the RUGBY III i would probly get it buy as for now my RUGBY I is the way to go.