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.
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.