You may be delighted by the high-end specifications of your latest Smartphone purchase and revel in its all-round performance. But consider this: Will the device sturdily weather the elements and stand the test of time? Samsung has sought to allay this fear by introducing their Rugby range of Smartphones from Samsung touted to be impervious to environmental damage – besides boasting all the modern-day features. And the newest in this range is the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547, of which a review is presented below.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 Appearance and Design Review:
Obviously the solidity aspect deserves first mention and the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 impresses in this regard. The Smartphone conforms to the strict MIL-STD-810G United States military norms in the spheres of grime, heat shock, radiation, and moisture resistance. Regarding the latter ability, more specifically, the phone can withstand a water depth of 1 meter up to half an hour, provided all operating ports are shut.
The Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 black chassis, which measures a compact 5 by 2.7 by 0.5-inches, is characterized by grooved flanks, contoured edges, a raised back portion, and a tough overall rubberized texture. These factors lend further credence to the durability aspect while making the device nice to grip and operate. However the substantial mass of 159 grams may rankle some users; on the other hand, some may feel that this adds further hardiness to the phone. Notably the device possesses a screwed back cover (housing the entrenched battery) designed so to avoid external impairment.
Functionalities and ports concerning power, volume, micro SD, microUSB, headphones, shortcuts, and cameras (front-facing and rear) reside on the Rugby Pro’s body; their decent placement and size make them comfortable to locate and control.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 Display Review:
The Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 showcases a 4-inch touchscreen exuding a respectable resolution of 800 by 480pixels and a density of 233 pixels per inch. Moreover, the display is rated as super AMOLED with the facility to output 16 million colors. These aspects make for admirable viewing - colors are vibrant, monochromes are profound, and displayed content is adequately sharp. The capacitive touchscreen operation, too, is commendable thanks to the attendant multi-touch functionalities.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 Operation and Performance Review:
- The Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 contains a dual-core 1.5GHz Krait central processing component enhanced by a QUALCOMM (MSM8960) chipset. In addition - an Adreno 305 graphics processor, 2GB of RAM and an accelerometer are also on board helping the smartphone achieve acceptable speed and multitasking results.
- The smartphone comes with Android’s (v.4.0.4) Ice Cream Sandwich interface that, although not current, embeds useful features like TouchWiz, one-touch settings control, Google applications suite, fully navigational maps, enhanced search engines, and more.
- Networking is the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 preeminent operating facet courtesy of inbuilt 2G, 3G, and 4G-LTE capabilities; all calls are clear and remarkably audible and data transfer is very quick indeed.
- Connectivity is also heightened with the accompanying VPN, DLNA, and Wi-Fi with hotspot, and Bluetooth (4.0) features.
- The 8GB internal storage can be further augmented up to 32GB via memory cards.
- The provided 1850 mAh battery can easily last a day’s moderate usage.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 Cameras Review:
The competent 5-mega pixel rear camera (with LED flash) supports features like auto focus, Geo-tagging, 1080-pixel video recording, and face recognition. There is also a 1.9-mega pixel front-facing camera on board.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 Price and Availability:
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 will be officially available and release for general public worldwide from October, 2012 and the official price of Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 would be approx. $448 in U.S. Dollars and approx. €350 in EUR.
Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 Final Verdict:
The Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro I547 is a robust device that is ultimately and highly recommended. This Smartphone is one of the best Samsung Galaxy Series from Samsung, you must try it once!