Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3

Key Specs

Android
Operating System
5 Megapixel
Primary Camera
4.5"
Display Size
1.5 GB RAM
8 GB Internal Storage
2200 mAh
Non-removable Battery
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General Information
Released on
March, 2015
Brand
Samsung
Network
Bands
  • 2G
  • 3G
  • 4G
Body
SIM
Micro SIM
Dimensions
  • Height: 132.9 mm
  • Width: 70.1 mm
  • Thickness: 10 mm
Weight
154 gm
Body Features
  • IP67 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • MIL-STD-810G compliant - salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
Display
Type
PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
4.5 inches
Screen Resolution
480 x 800 pixels
Touch Screen
Yes
Display Features
  • ~61.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • ~207 ppi pixel density
Camera
Rear Camera
5 Megapixel
Front Camera
2 Megapixel
Camera Features
  • 5 Megapixel, autofocus, LED flash
  • Features
  • 720p@30fps Video
  • 2 Megapixel Secondary Camera
Sound
Loudspeaker
Yes
Sound Features
  • Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • With 3.5mm Audio jack
Memory
RAM
1.5 GB
Internal Storage
8 GB
Card Slot
microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Platform
Operating System
Android, version 4.4.4 (KitKat), planned upgrade to 5.0 (Lollipop)
Chipset
  • Marvell Armada PXA1908
CPU
  • Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU
  • Vivante GC7000
Connectivity
Wireless LAN
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
GPS
Yes
NFC
Yes
USB
Yes
Radio
Yes
Battery
Non-removable, 2200 mAh
Talk Time
Up to 10 h (3G)
Music Play
Up to 85 h
Other Features
Sensors
Yes
Messaging
Yes
Browser
Yes
Colors
Gray
  • Speed: SPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • MP4/H.264 player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Photo/video editor
  • Document viewer

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 Review

With the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, many people believe that Samsung is back in the game. It has generated buzz in the past weeks because of introducing two revolutionary phone models, both of which are asserted to offer unique user experiences. Nonetheless, in spite of such, although it has remained low on the radar, Samsung has also unveiled a new phone called the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3, which was announced in March 2015. If there is one thing that can be considered as the unique selling proposition of this phone, it would be its ruggedness. It is the perfect choice for people with active lifestyle. It will take away your worries of dropping your phone or having it wet.

Technical Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 has a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. Its operating system is Android 4.4 or KitKat but is planned to be upgraded to Android Lollipop. It comes with 2,200 mAh battery, 1.2 GHz QuadCore CPU, 1.5 GB RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, and microSD slot, which is expendable to up to 32 GB. The phone has a 4.5-inch screen and comes with a multi-touch capacitive display. To make it more perfect for your active lifestyle, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 also comes with sensors that will allow you to use the phone as accelerometer and a compass.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3's Biggest Asset

As it has been mentioned, the ruggedness of this model is perhaps one thing that separates it from the bunch of other mobile phone models that are almost identical in terms of their features. The phone can withstand shock when it is dropped from a height of up to 1.2 metres. Some people might think that this may not be too much. Nonetheless, compare it to other phones from the same brand or from other brands, when they are dropped at such height, you will surely get a cracked glass and will need to pay a lot for its repair.

More so, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 has an IP67 certification, which means that it is not only dustproof, but it can also withstand up to half an hour of being submerged in a meter of water. This makes it possible to take good pictures while you are swimming!

In spite of the rugged design, the phone was able to retain its physical buttons. The home, back, and multitasking buttons are still integrated on the unit.

While the Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 may not be as feature-filled and as advanced as the flagship models of the company, it is surely a good choice for those who do not have a lot of money to spend, and more importantly, those who prefer rugged phones that can withstand tough use and active lifestyle.

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