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Samsung Rugby III™

SGH-A997R

If you work in rigorous environments or you’re simply looking for a phone that can withstand daily wear and tear the Samsung Rugby III is built for you. This easy-to-use device is rugged, dependable and already equipped with the tools you need to stay connected from anywhere. The Rugby III is military-grade certified and proven to withstand water, dust, shock, extreme temperatures and even high altitudes. It also features noise suppression technology in the microphone so you can talk on the phone in loud environments. Play your tunes with the built-in MP3 player and take photos and videos with the 3 MP camera. The Samsung Rugby III is built to withstand the elements, so take it anywhere anytime. 3.2 5 10 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from: www.recycle-more.co.uk

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

Samsung Rugby III™

Features

  • Built Tough. Built to Last

Built for Rugged Conditions

From rainstorms to dusty construction sites, the Samsung Rugby III is reliable in even the most extreme conditions. This military-grade certified device was tested and proven to withstand 4 inches of rainfall per hour, blowing sand and dust, the shock of a 4-foot drop, extreme temperatures, and even an altitude of 15,000 feet. The military put the Rugby III to the test, so you can take it almost anywhere.

Always Be Heard

The loud sounds of thunderstorms, crowds, revving engines and more won’t get in the way of your next conversation. The Samsung Rugby III comes with 2 Mic Noise Suppression technology that isolates your voice from surrounding noise. You’ll have clearer conversations even in loud conditions.

Take Quick Photos and Videos

The ability to take a photo or video for reference is a valuable tool when you’re on site, so the Samsung Rugby III ensures you can capture what you need, when you need it. The 3 MP camera shoots clear photos and videos at 15 frames per second. The files are small so you can easily share them with your contacts.

Always Know Where You Stand

In crisis situations, knowing what direction you’re facing can be extremely important. The Samsung Rugby III comes with a pre-installed sensor controlled e-compass so you’ll always know where you are.

Speaker Phone in Loud Environments

In loud, disruptive environments, using speakerphone is almost useless. But the large external speaker on a Samsung Rugby III makes the device louder than ever. Now you can be on the job site or in a crowd and you’ll still be able to freely use the speakerphone.

Surf the Web from Everywhere

Use the Samsung Rugby III’s web browser to quickly look up any information you might need. The web browser is fast, quick to respond and easy to navigate.

Long-Lasting Battery Life

The Samsung Rugby III’s battery life will last the entire workday, and then some. The 1300 mAh battery is built to last, so you won’t find yourself struggling to find a plug in the middle of a busy workday.

PTT With Large External Speaker

Push to Talk Now you can communicate with other Rugby III users without even making a phone call. Push to Talk enables a walkie-talkie-like experience so you just need to push a single button to activate it. The large external speaker also makes it easy to hear. It’s fast, reliable and keeps you in contact. Available only at select carriers

Retailers

The Samsung Rugby III is available at the following retailers: Bell Rogers TELUS

tech specs

  • OS
    RTKE-PNX68xx
  • Camera
    3.0 MP
  • Battery
    1300 mAh

Dimension of SGH-A997DARRWC

Platform

  • Operation System
    RTKE-PNX68xx
  • Browser
    Access NetFront 4.2

Size

  • Weight
    133.1 g
  • Dimension(HxWxD)
    53.3 x 104.1 x 20.95 mm

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Display

  • External
    Technology
    TFT LCD
    Resolution
    240 x 320
    Size
    1.3"

Battery

  • Standard
    Capacity
    1300 mAh
    Talk Time
    Up to 20 days
    Stand-by Time
    Up to 9 days

User Interface

  • Input Device
    Keyboard

Camera

  • Camera Resolution
    3.0 MP
  • Digital/Optical Zoom
    No
  • Brightness
    No
  • Shot mode
    No

Video

  • Video player
    3GP / MPEG4
  • Video recording
    Yes

Music & Sound

  • Music Player
    AAC / AMR / I-Melody / MID / MP3 / WAV / WMA
  • Poly Ringtones
    No
  • MP3 Ringtone
    No
  • DRM
    OMA DRM v1.0 (Forward Lock Only)

Fun&Entertainment

  • Embedded Wallpaper
    Yes

Business&Office

  • Offline Mode
    Yes (Airplane Mode)
  • Voice memo & Voice mail
    Yes

Memory

  • Phone book entries
    Depends on user memory
  • External Memory
    MicroSD up to 32 GB
  • SMS
    Based on available memory

Messaging

  • SMS/EMS/MMS
    SMS, MMS, Email
  • Predictive Text Input T9
    Yes
  • Email
    Yes
  • vCard/vCalendar
    Yes
  • Instant Messaging
    No

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
    V2.1 + EDR
  • USB
    V2.0 microUSB
  • Internet HTML Browser
    Yes

Personal Information Management

  • Calendar
    Yes
  • Scheduler
    No
  • To do list
    No
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Alarm
    Yes
  • Calculator
    Yes

Call Function

  • Speaker Phone
    Yes
  • Dialed/Missed/Received Calls
    Yes

REVIEWS (10)

Owners Overall Ratings

6 out of 10 (60%) customers recommend this product

  • Features3.0/5.0
  • Performance2.9/5.0
  • Design3.6/5.0
  • Value3.3/5.0

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Jimbo

2014-08-06

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

MAIN PROBLEM

YOU CANNOT INCREASE VOLUME OF TEXT ALERT, this is very disappointing as I am often outside and the text message alert is not audible

ETamaj

2014-06-25

  • Features1/5.0
  • Performance1/5.0
  • Design1/5.0
  • Value1/5.0

TERRIBLE phone

Stopped working within a week. There is something wrong with the screen and it constantly freezes. Looks like a phone from 10 years ago, and takes forever to text anything or navigate.

I threw it in my backpack, expecting it to be reasonably durable but didn't do anything more rigorous than riding my bike to work, but it broke anyway.

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sprung

2014-06-13

  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

A rugged phone with all you need and nothing more

Got this phone for free. Using it for those occasions when my regular phone might be damaged. Love this thing for camping, biking, and anything rough and tumble.

The phone is well made with a very loud speakerphone setup. Battery lasts a long , long time.

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grizzly

2014-06-07

  • Features3/5.0
  • Performance1/5.0
  • Design3/5.0
  • Value1/5.0

Don't get 1

got this phone it started with phonecalls they could hear me but it was dead on my end. Some how it broke in my pocket and lost all contacts etc allwithin less then 5 months Don't get this phone!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Support

User Manual(Generic)

0.01MB, pdf, ENGLISH

2013.05.23

Other Manuals (3)

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