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Samsung Galaxy Xcover

alaTest has collected and analyzed 628 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the battery and design. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Many are negative about the sound.

size, performance, usability, design, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Xcover is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Galaxy Xcover from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Xcover Android SIM Free SmartphoneSamsung Xcover Android SIM Free Smartphone

Apr, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Galaxy Xcover


alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung GT-S5690L Galaxy Xcover Unlocked Quad-Band 3G GSM Phone with Android OS, 3.15MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - US Warranty - Black/OrangeSamsung GT-S5690L Galaxy Xcover Unlocked Quad-Band 3G GSM Phone with Android OS, 3.15MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - US Warranty - Black/Orange

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Sung (

Samsung Galaxy Xcover double-hard handset pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Of the 8 billion Galaxy branded devices that Samsung brought forth into being for IFA 2011, it was refreshing to get our hands on the XCover because it

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Zak (

Samsung Solid Xcover


Even though we're very much heading towards a smartphone-centric world, some people require a phone that sacrifices good looks for the ability to take some hard knocks.

Rounding out the XCover's noteworthy features is a nifty internet browser running on NetFront 4.2, and a battery with a talk time of up to 1150 minutes (1000 hours stand-by time). So if you manage to get lost in the mountains, you can feel safe in the...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Blair McClelland (

Samsung Galaxy xCover (Extreme) Review


Samsung has been the leader of the Android smartphone world for over a year now with their market-leading smartphones such as the Galaxy S and its consequent successor, the Galaxy S II. However their ...

Has IP67 certification; so it is water and dust-proof ; Satisfactory hardware performance ; Above average radio coverage

Needs a price drop, superior phones available for a similar price ; Will never get an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update ; The display is just downright bad ; Camera won’t replace a 5 year old digital camera

Better luck next time eh Samsung?

Apr, 2012

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover


The Galaxy Xcover is Samsung's answer to the Motorola Defy, and the first-ever 'rugged' phone to run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

The handset comes complete with an IP67 compliancy rating, which means it's protected against dust and drops, and as well as being waterproof to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. It also comes boasting a scratch-proof reinforced screen, which...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Samsung GALAXY Xcover Preview


Although we've heard more than a few stories of smartphones surviving all kinds of abuse – being dropped from a plane, baked in an oven, or ran over by a car, to name a few examples, they are pretty vulnerable devices in general. The Samsung GALAXY...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (

Samsung Galaxy Xcover Smartphone review, Price in India, Features


Samsung has produced a new smart phone Samsung Galaxy Xcover, which comes with awesome features and delivers good performance.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover smart phone has not announced any price yet, and it will coming soon in India too with Android v2.3 Gingerbread operating system, and it will compete against strong rivals Nokia, LG, Micromax & many others. There will no doubt...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: theunwired (

PHOTOVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Xtreme S5690 ruggedized Android 2.3 Smartphone


Announced back September, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Xtreme S5690 is powered by a Marvell MG2 CPU at 800 MHz and runs Android 2.3.6 / Gingerbread . It supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as dualband UMTS/HSDPA at 900/2100 MHz, Bluetooth 3.0+EDR,...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: gary (

Samsung Galaxy Xcover is rugged, runs Gingerbread


We hadn't seen a rugged Galaxy phone from the house of Samsung till now. The Xcover carries with it the promise to fight dust, dirt and water (up to depths of 1 meter). It is IP67 certified to prove its abilities. The phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Andy (

Samsung Solid XCOVER


Very robust, used successfully in very dirty industrial environment for nearly two years

limited features, but that is to be expected for that class

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Bill (

Samsung Solid XCOVER


tough as old boots and full of features. I am an outdoor kind of guy and these tpes of cameras (i had a B2100 before) are first class

A bit on the heavy side compared with the previous model

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:MP3


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):660
Standby time (3G):500 / 640
Talk time (2G):13.3 / 15
Talk time (3G):11 / 6.6

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Second Camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent


Body SAR (EU):0.439 / 0.839
Head SAR (EU):0.585 / 0.784
Head SAR category (EU):B

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HFP, HSP, OPP
Bluetooth version:3.0


Colour of product:Black, Orange / Grey
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:6.1 / 9.27
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 480 / 480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:128
Internal RAM:0.5
Maximum memory card size:16


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


Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, eAAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR
Data network:3G / GSM, HSDPA / GSM, UMTS, WCDMA
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WCDMA bands supported:900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Phonebook capacity:1000
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Subscription type:No subscription
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Battery Capacity:1500
Talk time (3G):8


Processor frequency:0.8


Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:158 / 160
Internal RAM:512
Internal storage capacity:0.158
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black, Silver
Subscription type:No subscription
Type:Feature phone
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 1.4
Height :12.2 / 12.9
Weight:100 / 120.4 / 135 / 136
Width:5.62 / 6.59 / 6.6