Samsung Rugby 4

Also known as the Samsung SM-B780W, Samsung SM-B780A


Canada: Bell, MTS Mobility, NorthernTel, Rogers, SaskTel, Tbaytel, TELUS


October 2014


  • 3.0 MP camera
  • GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Rugged, military-grade casing
  • Dust-proof and water resistant


Latest Reviews

5 Stars out of 5

Rugby 4 is a good phone

Reviewed on Tuesday November 29, 2016 by , Texas
Rugby I, II, and III were decent enough, but the 4 was a step up as it is 4G and has a larger menu. It takes all the abuse I give it on a working farm. I am not a big game player so didn't need that, but it can download a few that don't need a touchscreen. That's fine with me! It does everything I need. The only problem I had was with the services I was using, Consumer Cellular and AT&T, whom I was paying for data BUT NOT GETTING IT. Not the phone's fault. Now I am with a service that gives me the data!!!!
2 Stars out of 5

not a good phone

Reviewed on Saturday November 12, 2016 by , canada
Easy enough to use but has a mind of its own and each time it does something weird the learning curve to put it back to the way it was is steep. Would not get another one.
1 Star out of 5

Same problems as everyone else

Reviewed on Wednesday May 25, 2016 by , Chilliwack, BC
Speaker died within the first week, they sent it back to the factory and instead of fixing it, they sent me a new one. Makes me wonder whether the inherent speaker problems are design flaw. Now I've had this one for two months and the battery is good for about a day before it dies. My Rugby III would last a good week. Don't buy this piece of garbage, its not worth the headaches....
1 Star out of 5

Poor Functionality

Reviewed on Monday March 21, 2016 by , Guelph ON
I recently switched from the Samsung Convoy series which is the comparable Verizon phone. I had Convoys for over 6 years. No contest. This Rugby is painful to use compared to the Convoy. What can be done in one click on the Convoy requires 3, 4, or more clicks on the Rugby. Absolutely everything requires going through multiple menus. There are no hotkeys or shortcuts (i.e., that are actually short). The address book functionality is horrible. If I want to scroll to names that start with "S" I type in S and I get any name that has any S in it in any position. Texting is truly a pain. Phone sound quality is terrible and I have the same problem as others with being unable to hear the other end. I don't understand how Samsung can have produced both a lemon like this phone and the Convoy, which is sleek, lightweight and functional.