Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s
After two years of research and development Samsung has finally released a successor to its Galaxy XCover outdoor smartphone. The XCover 4s not only comes with a robust case protected against dust and water ingress, but it also offers one special feature that almost no other outdoor cell phone can.
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Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
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Positive: Very tough; support waterproof; dust avoiding; high temperature. Negative: Thick, heavy and bulky; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2019
Model: The Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s is a rugged, high performance and secure smartphone. This smartphone represents ruggedness and sophistication that go hand in hand. The slim 9.7 mm Galaxy XCover 4s was made to handle rough conditions, and sticks with users when the going gets tough. Its non-slip finish keeps it snug in user’s hand even while on the go. The Galaxy XCover 4s meets the IP68 and MIL-STD 810G standards. So it is durable enough to withstand harsh environments. IP68 means the smartphone is water resistant in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes and protected from dust, dirt, and sand. Whether working in the field or manufacturing site troubleshooting problems, it provides comfortable operation so users stay one step ahead of the job at hand. When business operations demand gloves to be worn at all times, the Galaxy XCover 4s ensures that the work gets done safely. Its increased screen sensitivity allows field engineers, factory workers and construction crews to keep projects running smoothly while protecting their hands.
As for hardware specification, it has a octa-core processor of 1.6 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB ROM. Out of 32 GB, the available memory is 21.2 GB. Besides that, it has external memory support with MicroSD of up to 512 GB. The 5.0-inch high-resolution display on the Galaxy XCover 4s delivers an optimal viewing experience for photos, maps and other visual content even when users are exploring off road, or out in the field. High resolution brings surroundings into focus. The powerful 16 MP rear camera captures the scene while the LED flash brightens up the space for shooting even in low-lit environments. Users can simply double click the home button for instant access and begin shooting. The Galaxy XCover 4s is engineered with a powerful interchangeable 2,800 mAh battery. Users can replace their battery and stay focused on tasks for a long time while on business trips or in the field and unable to find a power source. Built into the phone's hardware and software from the start, Samsung Knox protects their phone from the minute it's turned on. Offering multi-layered security, it defends their most sensitive information from malware and malicious threats. As a conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s is a good device for users who work under harsh environments. It is not common for Samsung to release a rugged smartphone, thus it is definitely a new move. The features are not groundbreaking, but it is sufficient to handle many daily tasks such as making calls, snapping a photo or checking emails.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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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.
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