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Samsung A847 Rugby II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 916 reviews of Samsung A847 Rugby II. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the camera and design are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung A847 Rugby II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung A847 Rugby II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 527 user reviews of Samsung A847 Rugby II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the performance and price. The portability and durability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the GPS navigation. Comments about the design and reliability are mixed.

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GPS navigation

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Rugby 2 A847 Unlocked GSM Ruggedized Phone PTT GPS 3GSamsung Rugby 2 A847 Unlocked GSM Ruggedized Phone PTT GPS 3G

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

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

 

"Stick with what works" appears to be Samsung's theme with the Rugby II for AT&T. In both design and features the Rugby II, aka the SGH-A847, is nearly identical to Sammy's first Rugby phone. You'll find they both share the same rugged design and a...

The Samsung Rugby II has a durable, comfortable design and a solid feature set. It builds on its predecessor by adding voice dialing and by performing better.

The Rugby II has a nonstandard headset jack and Samsung hides the memory card slot behind the phone's battery.

The Samsung Rugby II improves on its predecessor and delivers a functional, rugged phone with satisfying performance.

Jun, 2010

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Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 (AT&T)

 

This isn't really a messaging or Internet phone, but the Rugby II still has a few useful tricks. Fitness fans will like AllSport GPS, which acts as a portable trainer for cyclists and runners. AT&T Navigator offers voice-enabled, turn-by-turn...

Solid, rugged construction. Excellent voice quality. Loud speakerphone

Earpiece could be louder. Too much bloatware

The Samsung Rugby II is an excellent choice for voice-focused consumers, field workers and bargain hunters alike, with its excellent call quality and sensible pricing on AT&T.

Expert review by: Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Samsung Rugby II SGH-A847 Cell Phone Review

 

Stick with what works" appears to be Samsung's theme with the Rugby II for AT&T. In both design and features the Rugby II, aka the SGH-A847, is nearly identical to ...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Samsung Rugby II

 

The aptly named Samsung Rugby II (A847) is an update/refresh to the SGH-a837. Built to withstand shock, dust, rain, humidity, solar radiation, vibration and altitude and temperature extremes, it most definitely is rugged. Improvements over the SGH-a837...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Alan Buck (product-reviews.net)

Samsung A847 Rugby II

 

Am on my second phone in 5 months. Dropped phone( in recommended ) protective case and phone goes to ” emergency calls only mode ” does not take voice mail and gives no sign of not working. Have to turn off for phone to function. Now I call my...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Carighhh (cnet.com)

Good phone

 

A good solid phone with a lot to offer.

Quality and features

Nothing

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: 2bdefacto1 (cnet.com)

I am looking for a better flip phone

 

The phone is a nice size. It is compact and lightweight fits good into pocket. Has a ribbed type case so it's not slick, easy to hold without dropping. Biggest problem is the battery life. I have to charge it every other day, or I won't have enough...

Rugged, nice rubberized grip

Battery life, have to answer call right away

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: twonickelsotd (cnet.com)

"Great, rugged phone."

 

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...

Tough as hell, feels built to last.

Screen could be bigger.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: twonickelsotd (cnet.com)

Great, rugged phone.

 

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...

Tough as hell, feels built to last.

Screen could be bigger.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: jdmooney69 (cnet.com)

A lot to improve on for speaker-phone department...

 

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...

Decent battery life, Small hands may not have a problem on long conversations, Interface for micro-SD chip is very useful

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

Jul, 2012
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