We just got the rugged, military spec Samsung SGH-A657 – what should we do to it?


Built to meet military specifications for dust, shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures, the Samsung SGH-A657 is one beast of a phone. Sure, it’s probably not going to win any beauty contests – but if a gun fight were to break out during the beauty contest, the A657 would probably be the last one standing and win by default. What it lacks in beauty it makes up for in the fact that it could probably beat you up.

When Samsung offered us a review unit, we only had one question for them: “Can we beat it up?” “Of course,” they said. So, we’ve come to you, dear readers, for ideas. See, we’re so used to treating these review units with respect that the meanest thing we can think of is to call it names when it’s out of the room. We want to find out just how rugged this thing is, and we want to capture it all on video.

We’ll freeze it, we’ll throw it into a wall or two – but what else should we do? Drop a comment below with your ideas. If we use yours, we’ll drop your username in the video out of gratitude.