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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 453 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the battery and durability are generally positive. The performance and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and price are overall positive. The portability and durability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the performance. There are mixed comments on the reliability and screen.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SIM-Free Smartphone - SilverSamsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SIM-Free Smartphone - Silver

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the usability and portability are overall positive. The price and reliability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the screen.

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screen

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 SM-G388F DARK SILVER 8GB FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE CELL PHONESAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER 3 SM-G388F DARK SILVER 8GB FACTORY UNLOCKED 4G/LTE CELL PHONE

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (mobile-review.com)

Обзор защищенного смартфона Samsung Xcover 3 (SM-G388F)

 

Защищенный смартфон со стандартом IP68/MIL810G, LTE, тонким корпусом, неплохим временем работы и адекватной ценой в Европе. B2B продукт в России…

Никаких нареканий на то, как вы слышите собеседника или он слышит вас, нет. Несмотря на мембраны на микрофоне и динамике, передача звука неплоха и отличается от других IP67/68 устройств в лучшую сторону. Там бывает так, что звук тише и вас плохо слышат.

Consumer review by: fjuk (ciao.co.uk)

A phone which - finally - makes some sense

 

Samsung is definetely one of the big players when it comes to phones, and with their Xcover-series they've made a serious effort to make a phone for the more outdoorsy people. First of all they've made the phone waterproof, and - unlike so many other...

Exchangeable battery, waterproof, lightweight software

Less responsive screen, no dynamic light setting

Nov, 2016

Consumer review by: Mark (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 Dark Silver

 

good solid adaptable handsets purchased for use as IP handsets with a Samsung telephone system

Reviewer left no comment

May, 2016

Consumer review by: James (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Xcover3 4.5IN IP67 Dark Silver

 
Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: James (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 Dark Silver

 
Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: m4n0fw4r (samsung.uk)

Excelent Outdoor Phone

 

Excelent product. You can't find anything better for outdoor activity. I am using it at regular basis at skiing and mountain biking. It's great, never had any problem with it.I am pretty sure another phone would have been destroyed by now.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Xcover3 4.5IN IP67 Dark Silver

 

Its a smartphone, but rugged

Tad large for a pocket

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 Dark Silver

 

Its a smartphone, but rugged

Tad large for a pocket

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Bogdan (samsung.uk)

I take the phone in Bath and now I have water in screen!

 

I take the phone in Bath and now I have water in screen!

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: BPO-759 (samsung.uk)

the phone died after a few minutes in a water pool

 

Never ever buy this phone, the touch screen died soon after we took some photos with it in a pool.

Nov, 2015
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):13 / 9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):13 / 14
Continuous audio playback time:42 / 85
Continuous video playback time:10 / 12
Talk time (3G):10 / 13

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1944
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@30fps / 1280×720@30fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.394 / 1.37
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: No
Head SAR (EU):0.711 / 0.779
Head SAR category (EU):B

Design

Brand colour:Dark silver
Colour of product:Black, Silver / Grey, Silver / Silver
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Standard colour:Grey, Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:3, 15:9
Display diagonal:11.4
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:207
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, eAAC+ / AAC, OGG, MXMF, AMR, WAV, OGA, XMF, OTA, FLAC, MIDI, IMY, 3GA, MP3, RTX, M4A, AWB
FM radio: Yes
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / MP4, M4V, 3G2, MKV, WEBM, 3GP
Voice codecs:AMR-WB, AMR-NB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / UMTS, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:2100,900,1800,800,2600,850 / 800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, DID, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HOGP, MAP, OPP / A2DP, HSP, AVRCP, MAP, OPP, HFP, PBAP, PAN, HID, SAP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 6.0 / 6.0.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):No / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):4
Processor boost frequency:1.3
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Marvell
Processor frequency:1.2 / 1.3
Processor Model:PXA1908

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 6.0 / 6.0.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1536
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64 / 646
USB mass storage: Yes
User memory:4.3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
User memory:4.3

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.95
Height :13.3
Weight:154 / 156
Width:7.01