Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 hits the US via Amazon
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is one of the best rugged Android smartphones one can get in the US, coming with top specs and IP68 rating, but it also has a major drawback, namely its price. While the S6 Active retails for $695 USD unlocked, the Galaxy Xcover 3 costs less than half. Obviously, it also has lower specs and its protection from the elements is only rated IP67.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is powered by a quad-core Marvell Armada chip, sporting 1.5 GB of memory and 8 GB of internal storage. Its 4.5-inch display has a low-end resolution of only 800X480 pixels. The two cameras also place it in the entry level area of the market - 2 MP on the front and 5 MP on the back. Unfortunately, the handset only comes loaded with Android KitKat and its 4G LTE capabilities cannot be used on AT&T and T-Mobile.
Amazon reseller CANGURO currently has 8 Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F units in stock. The only color available is dark silver and the price of this 8 GB, factory unlocked rugged smartphone is $300 USD.