Rear in December, we had the alrightopportunity of examining it the broken Samsung Galaxy Xcover, but aswe have watched, it is just available overseas and does not looklikely it will be arriving stateside any time soon. Fortunately,something similar to that is striking AT&T’s lineup beginningwith March 4th, thus, affording people something that will endure aswell few of the harshest of punishments. The Samsung Ruby Smartmight not have the beloved Galaxy branding behind its name, butnonetheless, it bears few of the qualities and characteristics wehave watched with the Galaxy Xcover.
Not astonishingly, thepackaging for the Samsung Rugby Smart travels along in usual form asit boasts the typical AT&T elements that we have arrive to expect– such as its white, orange, and a splash of blue theme. With thefront and back of the packaging, we detect images of the smartphonein question, while, neither one really alludes to the handset’srugged form factor. Within, there is nothing out of the ordinary likeit is packaged along with its usual set of documentations, micro USBcable, and wall charger.
Keeping onto the handset for the firsttime, it is rather indicative of being furrowed device of few sort –thanks to its thick rubbery sides and lock mechanism employed for itsback cover. By no means is it a fashionable appearing device, butincluding all, solid construction is undoubtedly favored more ascompared to anything else on this one.
Of course, it is created evident by itspatterned back plastic cover that needs a latch mechanism to hold itin place, and pushy set of physical Android buttons beneath itsdisplay. It is really desire referring that this meets 810Fstandards, which intends that it will guarantee toughness via amyriad of things, and if that is not plenty, it is as well waterproofup to 3.3 feet under water.
As for the rest, it characteristics a3.7 inch WVGA Super AMOLED screen, 1.4GHz processor, 512MB RAM,5-megapixel back camera with LED flash, 1.3-megapixel front-facingcamera, HSPA+ connectivity, 1,650 mAh battery, aGPS, Bluetooth,Wi-Fi, and the TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Fromwhat we can gather, it is suiting for a mid-range device by today’sstandard, but beyond that, we are sure that its rugged form factorwill be the main attraction with this one. Frankly, we will beputting it via few brutal testing above the next few days to watch ifwe can somehow break its will, so, expect our in-depth review soon.