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Samsung Galaxy XCover Series

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4sProcessor: Marvell Technology Group Armada PXA1908, Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad, Samsung Exynos 7885
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G71 MP2, ARM Mali-T720, Vivante GC7000UL
Display: 4.5 inch, 5 inch
Weight: 0.154kg, 0.172kg
Price: 219, 249, 300 euro
Average Score: 77.88% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 97%, performance: 51%, features: 70%, display: 80%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 95%

 

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is an Android smartphone which runs on Android OS KitKat. The feature that stands out on this device is the water and dust resistant capability. It is IP67 certified and thus dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. On top of that, it is also meets the MIL-STD-810G military standards, which cover resistance against salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock. The 4.5 inch capacitive touchscreen displays at 480 x 800 pixels. This Xcover 3 model features a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 quad core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM. There is only 8 GB of internal storage, but the storage capacity is expandable up to 32GB through the micro SD card slot. The 5 MP rear camera shoots at 2592 x 1844 pixels and records at 1080p @ 30fps, while the 2 MP front facing camera is ideal for self-shots. There is only one color available, which is gray. With all the body protection, this device weighs in at 154 grams and has a maximum thickness of 10 mm. A 2200 mAh battery should be able to last a whole work day. In conclusion, the Galaxy Xcover 3 is a tough smartphone which is dust and waterproof (IP67) and even meets the US Military Standard. Thus it is built to handle rugged use.

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3Notebook: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
Processor: Marvell Technology Group Armada PXA1908
Graphics Adapter: Vivante GC7000UL
Display: 4.5 inch, 5:3, 800 x 480 pixels
Weight: 0.154kg
Price: 219 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 76.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

86% Outdoor-Galaxy
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 100% features: 70% display: 100% mobility: 100%
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2015
89% Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
Source: SFT - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89%
78% Galaxy Xcover 3
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
85% Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 im Test
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% features: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%
50% Samsung Galaxy XCover 3
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 50%
66% Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 10/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 66%
81% Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
Source: Areamobile - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 81%

 

Samsung Galaxy XCover 4

If there is one word to describe the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4, it will be ‘x-treme’. It is definitely a far cry from the Korean chaebol’s flagship S or Note models; yet it is an ideal choice for those who require a rugged, no nonsense smartphone for use under intense conditions. Save for the row of physical buttons, the Xcover 4 easily passes off as one of Galaxy’s series of mid-range phones. It may be argued that mechanical buttons are pretty much a thing of the past. Nevertheless physical buttons allow users to manoeuvre around the device even when gloves are worn. This smartphone is definitely capable of withstanding mere accidental water spills and tumbles. Firstly, it is certified with IP68 water- and dust-resistant rating. Samsung claims that it can withstand immersion for up 30 minutes in up to 1 metre of water. Furthermore, it is guaranteed by US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G to withstand drops, high or low temperatures, mechanical shocks, intense sunlight and salt water mist. This makes the Xcover 4 suitable for use in the rigours of building sites, desert roads or ski slopes. This smartphone maintains a slim and compact profile thus making it a practical device for carrying about. In terms of looks, it looks more like the older Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in many ways. That is not a bad thing as it's rugged look might interest some. It comes with a 4.99-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. This is a notable improvement from its predecessor, which is 4.5 inch in size. On top of that, the screen is usable even with gloves on, a feature Samsung has been implementing on its phones since the Galaxy S4 days. The Xcover 4 is powered by a 1.4 GHz Exynos 7570 quad core processor and it comes with 2 GB of RAM. The available storage is 16 GB and it can be expanded by up to 256 GB via a microSD card. For optics, Xcover 4 packs a better camera than the Xcover 3 as it comes with a 13 MP primary camera on the rear and a 5 MP front facing camera. Battery life has also improved substantially since the Xcover 4 is shipped with a non-removable 2800 mAh battery. Another key feature of the Xcover is that it comes pre-installed with Android 7.0 Nougat and not Android 6.0 Marshmallow. For now, this smartphone is being shipped in a single SIM format. The Xcover 4 in many ways seems to be put together by combining parts from Samsung's previous flagships. It may not be the phone for everyone, but it is idyllic to those who want a solid, robust and all-round device. This smartphone makes a good companion for mountain bikers, beach goers and mountain skiers. After all, an active person might need an active phone. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy XCover 4Notebook: Samsung Galaxy XCover 4
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-T720
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.172kg
Price: 249 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 7 reviews)

 

80.8% Samsung Galaxy XCover 4 (SM-G390F) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Robust and stylish? Samsung aims to provide a smartphone that survives in rough environments, but also radiates elegance at the same time. The handset is, in fact, robust and not too bulky. We checked whether its everyday suitability is just as impressive.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 günstiges Outdoor-Handy
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2017
89% Galaxy XCover 4
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 93% performance: 40% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Willkommen im Jahr 2017!
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/21/2017
Neues Rugged-Smartphone im Hands-On
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/17/2017
Robustes Smartphone für Jedermann
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2017
Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
74% Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 – smartphone voor veeleisende omgevingen
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%

 

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4sNotebook: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s
Processor: Samsung Exynos 7885
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G71 MP2
Display: 5 inch, 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixels
Weight: 0.172kg
Price: 300 euro
Links:  Samsung notebook section

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Samsung “trình làng” Galaxy Xcover 4s nồi đồng cối đá
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2019

 

Comment

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In 2015 and 2016, Samsung had a market share of around 24-25% in the global smartphone market and was undisputed market leader. In the laptop sector, Samsung is on the 8th place in the global manufacturer rankings from 2014-2016 with 1.7-2.7%.

In 2016 Samsung slipped into a crisis due to exploding smartphone batteries and a failed recall action.


These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

Vivante GC7000UL: Low end GPU for ARM SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.1.ARM Mali-T720: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-G71 MP2: Integrated GPU that can be found e.g. in the Mediatek Helio P23 SoC with 700 or 770 MHz clock speed. Supports OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11 FL11_1 and RenderScript.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Marvell Technology Group :

Armada PXA1908: Low end ARM SoC with four ARM-A53 CPU cores (quad-core) clocked at up to 1.2 GHz.Samsung Exynos:

7570 Quad: Exynos-7-SoC with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.4 GHz. It also integrates a GPU, LTE Cat.4 2CA modem, WiFi, GPS and video engine for H.265.7885: Exynos 7 Series SoC that includes two fast Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz and six power efficient Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The integrated LTE modem supports Cat.12 DL and Cat.13 UL.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.154 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.172 kg:


77.88%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-03-12 (Update: 2017-03-12)