Difference between Samsung Rugby and Samsung Rugby 2

Key Difference: Samsung Rugby II has a screen size of 2.2”, while Samsung Rugby has a screen size of 2”. The external display has been increased to 1.3” in the Rugby II. The weight of Rugby II has been reduced to 3.52 ounces from 4.66 ounces.  The internal memory of the Rugby II has been reduced to 70MB from 128MB of the original Rugby. The talk time of Rugby II has also declined to 3 hours from the 5 hours in the Rugby.

Samsung Rugby II is an upgrade to Samsung’s Rugby phone. Though Samsung has kept the phone quite similar to its predecessor, it is packed with more features.

The Samsung Rugby II, also provided by AT&T, is bigger in size compared to the original rugby. The company has increased the display size of the original Rugby from 2” to 2.2”, and the 1” screen on the outside has been increased to 1.3”. However, the weight of the phone has been reduced from 4.66 ounces to 3.52 ounces. The battery has also seen some changes; the battery has been changed from a 1000 mAh lithium ion to 1300 mAh lithium ion in the Rugby II.

The Rugby II lacks in memory compared to the original Rugby, where the original Rugby had an internal memory of 128MB, the Rugby II only offers70MB of internal memory. However both the phones have extendable memory options. The Rugby can be extended by 8GB, whereas the Rugby II has the option of being extended to 32GB. The talk time of Rugby II is also less compared to its predecessor. The Rugby II offers talk time of 3 hours, where the Rugby’s talk time was up to 5 hours.

While the Rugby and Rugby II can be considered pretty much the same, there are a few distinct differences. One main thing they have in common is that both the phones have been discontinued. For more detailed features of both the phones, refer to the table below:


Samsung Rugby

Samsung Rugby II




Size (Height, Width and Depth)

3.95 x 2.05 x .90

4.01 x 2.05 x 0.86


4.66 Ounces

3.52 oz




Battery Type

1000 mAh Lithium ion

1300 mAh Lithium ion

Battery Life

Standby: 250 hours; Talk: 5 hours

Standby: 250 hours: Talk: 3 hours


Data Tethering available; browser software: NetFront 3.4; WAP 2.0;



2" Display; 262K Color TFT Internal Display; 65K External Display

2.2" Display; 256K Color Internal Display; 65K External Display


Water (Splash), Dust, Shock proof

Dustproof, Weatherproof,


1.3 Megapixel Digital Camera; 4x Digital Zoom

2.0 Megapixel Digital Camera; 2x Digital Zoom


128 MB internal storage; extendable up to 8 GB

70 MB internal storage: extendable up to 32 GB


SMS, MMS, Instant Messaging

MMS, SMS, Instant Messaging

Supported Bluetooth Profiles

Headset Profile (HSP), Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5, Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), Object Push Profile (OPP), File Transfer Profile (FTP), SIM Access Profile (SAP), Advanced Audio, Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRC), Basic Printing Profile (BPP)

Serial Port Profile (SPP),

Object Push Profile (OPP),

Headset Profile (HSP),

Dial-up Networking Profile (DUN), File Transfer Profile (FTP), Basic Printing Profile (BPP), Advanced Audio, Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Phone Functions

Polyphonic ringtones, Vibrating alert, Phone profiles, Speakerphone

Voice control, Call timer,

Conference call, Speakerphone, Voice dialing, Vibrating alert

Supported Ring Tone Formats



WAV, MIDI, I-Melody

Additional Features

Voice recording, Push-to-talk mode, Intelligent typing (T9), TTY compatible

Software updates FOTA (Firmware Over The Air),

Intelligent typing (T9), TTY compatible, Push-to-talk mode


Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, World clock

Calendar, Calculator, Reminder, Alarm clock

Supported Digital Audio Standards

AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WMA, 3GP, MP4, M4A

eAAC+, AAC +, WAV, MP3,


Supported Digital Video Standards

H.263, H.264, Real, MPEG4

MPEG-4, H.263, 3GP, H.264

Navigation System

GPS navigation

A-GPS receiver; AT&T Navigator

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