Samsung Galaxy Rugby

Also known as the Samsung GT-S5690M


Canada: Bell, NorthernTel, Rogers, SaskTel, Tbaytel


April 2012


  • Android 2.3
  • 3.0 MP camera
  • Scratch resistant LCD screen


Latest Reviews

2 Stars out of 5

Not a rugged phone

Reviewed on Tuesday May 20, 2014 by , South Dakota
Not as rugged as advertised if dropped back cover pops off and battery pops out shutting phone down. water proof only if all covers in place. hope It is not dropped over or near water otherwise back will pop off and no longer waterproof. Can't carry it in a phone case or pants pocket or other tight gadget pocket otherwise the phone will shut off or reboot. any twist or bend in the phone will shut off or reboot phone. some apps freeze up requiring reboot. Not the best phone for outdoor or rough activities.
4 Stars out of 5

Durability at the cost of technology.

Reviewed on Tuesday March 11, 2014 by , Red Rock, Ontario.
In general, I'm very, very rough on my electronics. I decided on a cell phone that would not easily break. And, even though the rugby is durable, it's a few hardware and software generations behind the other android phones being produced. Only slightly faster than the Galaxy Q and iPhone 3gs, the 800mhz processor is ever slightly too slow, and this phone has very little flash memory.
I would recommend this device to either outdoorsmen, people with young children, and the elderly.
1 Star out of 5

Rudgby has Memory issues

Reviewed on Wednesday June 5, 2013 by , Ontarion Canada
I would not purchase this product again - the memory has crashed. Data cannot be transferred to the SD card. Although I can send text messages the phone will not longer accept them. There is a constant message on the phone when it starts indicating that there is not enough memory - Very FRUSTRATED and AGGRAVATED because NO ONE can help fix this problem. GRrrrrrrrrrrrrr
1 Star out of 5

Battery too weak

Reviewed on Tuesday April 16, 2013 by , Canada
The Rugby's battery only can work for 1 day. I cannot understand standby time is about 400 hours from specification.