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Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover / Samsung Galaxy Xtreme S5690

alaTest has collected and analyzed 559 reviews of Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover / Samsung Galaxy Xtreme S5690. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the performance and durability. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the camera.

size, usability, battery, durability, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover / Samsung Galaxy Xtreme S5690 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover / Samsung Galaxy Xtreme S5690 from 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 Reviewers really like the usability.


73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover IP67 Orange / Black Dust and Water Resistant Factory Unlocked GSM OEM Mobile Phone GT-S5690Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover IP67 Orange / Black Dust and Water Resistant Factory Unlocked GSM OEM Mobile Phone GT-S5690

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Samsung Galaxy Xcover Extreme S5690 review


Samsung's first rugged Android smartphone hits the deck

Looks nice ; Rugged features ; Well protected microSD card slot ; Torch function ; Gorilla Glass screen

Low screen resolution ; Some water seepage in our under the tap test ; Poor camera ; On the large side ; No Flash support

We all know that Samsung isn't exactly a shrinking violet when it comes to smartphones. It has a wide range of handsets, spanning all price points and covering Android, Windows Phone and even its own Bada operating system.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Sandra Vogel (

Samsung Galaxy Extreme Xcover S5690 review


Samsung has plenty of phones in its portfolio, but the...

Solid and rugged; good chassis design

General specifications lean solidly towards the mid-range

The Samsung Galaxy Extreme looks great, and its rugged features will appeal to many; but look under the hood and you find it is not particularly well specified.

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Samsung Galaxy S5690 Xcover preview: First look


The Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover brings a touch of class and authority to a lineup of durable dumb phones for the outdoor enthusiasts. It's arguable whether it can take as much bashing as its less sophisticated siblings, but this rugged smartphone is...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Arne Hess (

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, WiFi...

Consumer review by: rosemary (

Samsung Galaxy XCOVER GT-S5690



Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: damien (

Samsung Galaxy XCOVER GT-S5690




May, 2013

Consumer review by: Jimmy (

Samsung Galaxy XCOVER GT-S5690


I wasnt sent an xcover

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: James (

Samsung Galaxy XCOVER GT-S5690


Tough as old boots. Built for life rather than looks

Limited RAM can be a bit restrictive

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: marc (

Samsung Galaxy XCOVER GT-S5690


i love it, easy to use lot's af things to do on it, wifi is brill, a very good sturdy phone overall it's a brilliant phone

internal memory is'nt brill but i dont want it clogged up with loads of app's ect anyway

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Adrian (

Samsung Galaxy XCOVER GT-S5690


Works well with my big fat fingers! Nice size screen, good clear photographs, good on wifi & 3g

My first smart phone and no manual to get me started!? Had to rely on others to start off

Oct, 2012

Product Specifications


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

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.2
Second Camera:N / No
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten


Body SAR (EU):0.839
Head SAR (EU):0.585
Head SAR category (EU):B


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


Display diagonal:9.27 / 9.271 / 92.7
Display number of colours:0.262144 / 16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480 / 480 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9


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


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Video Playback: Yes
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:0.8


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


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:158
Internal ROM:158
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 1.200 / 11.95
Height :12.150 / 12.2 / 121.5
Weight:100 / 135
Width:6.59 / 6.600 / 65.9