Galaxy Rugby™ | Red and Black


The Samsung GALAXY Rugby™ is the perfect for those looking for a mobile device that can withstand the elements. The ruggedized phone combines all of the power of a smartphone with the durability to take on any environment. 3.229 5 70 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.

Galaxy Rugby™ | Red and Black


  • Protection from the elements
  • Android 2.3
  • Incredibly powerful battery
  • Illuminating Torchlight

Protection from the elements:

Protection from the elements:
The GALAXY Rugby™ carries an IP67 certifiable rating from the International Protection rating system. Being IP67 certified means dust will not harm it and the device has total protection against immersion between 15 cm and 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. So now you can take your mobile device anywhere you want without having to worry.

Illuminating Torchlight:

Illuminating Torchlight:
Working at night, underground or in any environment with low visibility can be dangerous, but the GALAXY Rugby™ will help light the way. The illuminating Torchlight shines bright in emergency situations providing you the visibility you need to continue working.

Multi-Media play back:

Multi-Media play back:
Bring all of your personal photos, videos and music files wherever your adventures take you. This device supports MP4, H.264, MP3, WAV and more so you can play everything back.

Google goes with you:

Google goes with you:
Familiar programs like Google Talk™, Gmail™, Google Calendar™, Picasa, YouTube™ and Google Maps™ are all integrated with the Android 2.3 operating system. Now Google goes wherever your adventures take you.

Incredible battery power:

When you’re working outdoors, the strength and lasting power of your battery can determine if you’re going to get the job done. The 1500 mAh battery contained within the GALAXY Rugby™ provides for longer and more reliable operating times so you don’t need to worry about plugging in.

Android 2.3

The Android 2.3 OS allows for fast input and intuitive typing with the keyboard. The operating system also gives you complete control over how your interface looks and functions. Application management gives you insight on what is running in the background and now all of your downloads (browser, email and apps) are controlled from one place. Android 2.3 is unbelievably fast and extremely powerful.

3.0 MP Camera with flash:

The design of the device is extremely focused on durability, but it still contains all of the functions you’d expect from a smartphone. Complete with a 3.0 mega pixel camera and flash, it allows you to digitally capture images and video wherever you are.

Stay in touch:

The GALAXY Rugby™ has the ultimate tools to keep you connected. The Social Hub combines your email, social networks and even SMS communications on one screen. Now wherever you go, you can stay on top of everything that matters to you!

Take productivity anywhere you go:

With the GALAXY Rugby™ you can take your entire office wherever you go. With Document Editor you can edit Microsoft Excel®, Word® Powerpoint®, and PDF documents. Active sync email also provides a fast, streamlined form of communication back to the office at all times.

tech specs

  • OS
    Android 2.3
  • Camera
    3 MP

Dimension of GT-S5690KOMBMC


  • Operation System
    Android 2.3
  • Browser

Physical Specifications

  • Dimension(HxWxD)
    121.5 x 65.9 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight
    135.5 g



  • External
    320 x 480 (HVGA)


  • Standard
    Talk Time
    average 2G up to 4 h , 3G up to 3 h
    Stand-by Time
    average up to 400


  • Camera Resolution
    3 MP
  • Digital/Optical Zoom
  • Shot mode
  • Photo Effects


  • Video player
    Format extension (MP4,WMV,3GP)
  • Video recording
    HD recording
  • Video Messaging

Music & Sound

  • Music Player
  • Poly Ringtones
  • MP3 Ringtone
  • DRM
    OMA DRM 1.0 FL
  • Music Library
    Via music player


  • Embedded Wallpaper


  • Offline Mode
    Yes AIRPLAN mode


    PictureMail, VideoMail
  • Predictive Text Input T9
  • Email
    No (Samsung Native Mail)
  • Instant Messaging
    Google chat supported


  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth Version 3.0 + HS
  • USB
    v2.0 microUSB
  • WAP
  • Internet HTML Browser


  • Total Internal Memory
    150 MB internal + 2 GB insert SD card
  • SMS
  • Phone book entries
    Depends on user memory
  • External Memory
    MicroSD up to 32 GB

Personal Information Management

  • Calendar
  • Scheduler
    Via Calendar
  • Clock
  • Worldtime
  • Alarm
  • Currency converter
    via Calculator
  • Converter
    via Calculator
  • Calculator
  • Memo book

Call Function

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


Owners Overall Ratings

34 out of 70 (48%) customers recommend this product

  • Features3.2/5.0
  • Performance2.9/5.0
  • Design3.6/5.0
  • Value3.4/5.0

Owner Reviews

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  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance4/5.0
  • Design4/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

Awesome Product! Dont understand why all phones arent made like this.

I have had this phone for over two years and still works and looks like new. my teenagers have gone through countless other phones due to cracked andbroken screens but this phone doesnt show its wear and tear that I put it through with my work.

Durability is my number one priority with a phone and this fits the bill perfectly. Hoping to find another new one out there soon to keep on hand, no interest in all these other pretty phones that crack at the drop of a hat. Samsung Please bring back this durabilty to your new phones.

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  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value4/5.0

This product has handled all I managed to put it through.

I use my phone to the extreme. I walk dogs and spend my days in parks. I drop it atleast a few times a day and have got it wet many times. It just keeps on working and holds up very well.

I had to replace my phones at least once a year before finding the Galaxy Rugby. I am very impressed and was delighted at its ease of use and all the apps that I am able to load. I would love to put a new one to test.

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  • Features4/5.0
  • Performance3/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

toughest phone samsung offers

wow. this phone is a beast. i'm an avid outdoorsman, living in northwestern canada. being in the north during the winter requires a snowmobile, and snowmobiling is tough on the body, so imagine what it does to your phone.

this phone has had a chainsaw dropped on it, been run over by an atv, and fell out of a boat while fishing. it keeps on working, intuitively and efficiently, day in and day out. this is the smartphone for any hardworking man or woman.

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  • Features5/5.0
  • Performance5/5.0
  • Design5/5.0
  • Value5/5.0

A Great Looking Tough Phone for Us Hardworking Ladies!!

As a Equipment Operator for my City I needed a phone that could withstand the day to day elements and still come out kicking and this lovely does it.It has withstood 13hrs of dust while we have been out street sweeping and then the water/rain that has come after.

I love the weight of this phone and feel in my hand. A tough number.

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User Manual

5.91 MB, pdf, ENGLISH


Other Manuals (1)

  • User Manual

    1.67 MB, pdf, FRENCH(North America)


Software (1)

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