Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s


Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s (Galaxy XCover Series)
Samsung Exynos 7884B 8 x 1.6 GHz, Cortex-A73/-A53
Graphics adapter
3072 MB 
5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 294 PPI, capacitive multi-touch touchscreen, IPS (PLS), glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 22 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C, OTG, MIracast
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (MHz): 850/900/1,800/1,900; UMTS (MHz): 850/900/1,900/2,100; LTE (MHz): 700/800/850/900/1,800/ 2,100/2,300/2,600, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.7 x 146.2 x 73.3 ( = 0.38 x 5.76 x 2.89 in)
10.78 Wh, 2800 mAh Lithium-Ion
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 16 MPix f/1.7, Camera2 API: Limited
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.2
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual, battery, charger, data cable, quick start guide, One UI, 24 Months Warranty, Head SAR: 0.905 W/Kg, body SAR: 1.307 W/Kg, LTE Cat.4 (150/50 Mbps), DRM Widevine: L1,, fanless, ruggedized, waterproof
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 37 g ( = 1.31 oz / 0.08 pounds)
259 Euro



Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 28%, features: 39%, display: 80% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s

74% Rugged Smartphone Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s in Review: A Rarity for Outdoor Smartphone Fans | Notebookcheck
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.
80% Outdoor-Handy
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung “trình làng” Galaxy Xcover 4s nồi đồng cối đá
Source: Danviet VN→EN
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Exynos 7884B: Exynos 7 Series SoC that includes two big Cortex-A73 cores clocked at up to 1.6 GHz and six power efficient Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.35 GHz. The integrated LTE modem supports 150 MBit/s Download and 50 MBit/s Upload. Wifi 4 (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth 5.0 are also integrated.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.172 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

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.

77%: 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, 2019-06-24 (Update: 2019-06-24)