With the wide array of smart phones available on the market, consumers have their options open when it comes to finding the best technology, the sleekest design, and the most apps and gadgets. But what the majority of smart phones fail at is durability. Despite their many attributes, they fail miserably in tests of durability. This was true until Samsung introduced the Rugby smartphone. A mid range smart phone with relatively modest specifications, the Samsung Rugby Smart stands out among smart phones, not for its technology but for its simplicity.
A serious upgrade from the original Samsung Rugby, the Rugby Smart is built like a tank and able to withstand just about anything you throw at it. Built to meet military specifications for protection against dust, water, and electric shock, the Rugby Smart is an impressive phone. While it’s definitely not the phone for the consumer who needs frequent smartphone capability, such as frequent application usage, the Rugby Smart holds its own among competitors for its ability to withstand the elements.
The Samsung Galaxy Note is the newest smartphone available from AT&T Wireless. Most likely, you have seen commercials for the device shown on TV multiple times over the past two to three weeks now. The Galaxy Note is not your standard smartphone, and as a matter of fact, it is somewhere between a phone and a tablet. To put it succinctly, the device is enormous.
Samsung’s newest smartphone sports a 5.3 inch Super AMOLED touchscreen that offers the user a brilliant and amazing visual experience, making the Note wonderful for mobile web browsing. It runs on the Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread operating system and includes a 1.5GHz dual core processor, offering the device a good amount of speed that is perfect for multi-tasking.
One of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy Note is that it connects to 4G LTE speeds. Due to the large size of the phone, you will not only get a charger included with your purchase but what is dubbed by Samsung as an “S Pen,” which is essentially a stylus. This component is included because it is easier to use the Note with it rather than using your finger. However, a particularly fun feature to this effect is drawing, which is not exactly an activity you can perform with just any smartphone.
The Motorola DROID used to be a trailblazing phone that revitalized Google’s Android efforts and it really pushed the market for smart phones. However, the last few versions of this phone have been B-listed due to minor upgrades and falling behind the competition it fostered. This has left many people wondering if the Motorola DROID 4 can pull off what the others haven’t: making a suitable phone for all users that is comfortable, powerful and cutting-edge. Has the DROID 4 accomplished this? And is it the right smart phone for you? Read on and find out.
While the DROID 4 still has the slide-out keyboard, the design has been largely changed for the Motorola DROID 4. The lip between the phone and the keyboard, along with the metal along the sides has been completely removed.
The new DROID 4 design is now completely plastic and flush. Looking directly at the phone, you would never know there was a slide-out keyboard. The plastic on the bottom is also textured, which feels good and keeps the phone from slipping.