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Samsung A837 Rugby

alaTest has collected and analyzed 200 reviews of Samsung A837 Rugby. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the size and portability. The GPS navigation and reliability get mixed comments.

durability, usability, battery, price, design

sound, reception, portability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung A837 Rugby is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 user reviews of Samsung A837 Rugby from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the GPS navigation and size. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

durability, usability, price, battery, design

sound, reception, portability, size, GPS navigation

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Kent German (

Samsung Rugby SGH-A837 review


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 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 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 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.

Sep, 2008

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Samsung Rugby III


The Samsung Rugby 111 is a flip phone with an internal and external display, alpha-numeric keypad with large keys, and a battery rated for up to 9 hours of talk time. It features push-to- talk for walkie-talkie-esque capabilities, a speakerphone,...

Good speakerphone, Long battery life

Poor call quality, Questionable durability (unable to survive independent water test)

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Joel Evans (

Samsung SGH-a837 Rugby torture test


AT&T's Samsung SGH-a837 Rugby claims to have been tested again Military Standard MI-SID-810F to withstand vibration, rain, humidity, solar radiation, dust, and extreme temperatures. That's all well and good but the folks at wanted to see...

Oct, 2008

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"Problems since I got it; not worth price even if free"


They say it is durable

Takes very poor pictures; sim card went bad; battery went bad. Got this phone for work, and it has been a constant irritation. It never did have good battery life, even before battery died. Had phone 7 months, and have made 4 trips to AT&T so far.

Apr, 2012

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"Why have durable if it doesn't work"


I asked for the most durable phone in the store when I bought this phone, I got what I asked for but was not prepared for the down side. The phone loses connection, and even after the signal comes back, it will not regain connection. My local store has...

Durable enough for my harsh work environment

Loses signal and will not regain till power is cycled, sometimes several off/on's required

Mar, 2012

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Sturdy Phone But Has Flaws! ”


The Rugby A837 Cell Phone is used in my office for communication with van drivers. We recently switched companies and purchased fourteen of these cell phones. We transport senior citizens to doctor appointments and need to stay in contact with our...

Feb, 2011

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If you have kids or dogs, look into this phone ”


Find this phone, it's fascinating beyond reason! Once you find how sexy this phone is, realize the battery life is amazing and extremely long lasting. The materials made for this phone is quite durable and and make it extremely light to hold. However,...

Jan, 2011

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This Rugby A837 is the best!!!!!!! ”


this phone was great! i have had absolutely no problems and it charged in only 2 hours! full battery...yeah. that great. the charger is about two hundred centimeters long and i was able to get it all the way acrossed my room!!! The charger even came...

Jan, 2011

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If you have a toddler, you NEED this phone! ”


After having three cellphones within a year destroyed in some way by our very adventurous, and very sneaky, toddler, my husband decided to get me this phone in the hopes that it might make it for more than a couple months. At first, I was disappointed...

Dec, 2010

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Samsung Rugby is a Tough, Heavy Phone ”


I need a phone that I can abuse and that will always make/receive calls and that has a loud speaker.  I don't text; I don't surf the 'net on my phone; I don't use my phone as a music player; I don't use my phone as a camera.  I want real buttons to...

Dec, 2010