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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (G388)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 684 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (G388). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and durability are generally positive. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas 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 (G388) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (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. Reviewers really like the design and price. The portability and durability also get good comments. The reliability and screen get mixed views. There are some critical views about the performance.

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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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (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. People are impressed by the usability and portability. The price and reliability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the screen.

durability, reliability, price, portability, usability

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (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 (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 (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Xcover3 4.5IN IP67 Dark Silver

 
Feb, 2016

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 Dark Silver

 
Feb, 2016

Consumer review (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 (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Xcover3 4.5IN IP67 Dark Silver

 

Its a smartphone, but rugged

Tad large for a pocket

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (directtvs.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 Dark Silver

 

Its a smartphone, but rugged

Tad large for a pocket

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (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 (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

Consumer review (samsung.uk)

Excellent Rugged Mid Range Phone

 

I have had this phone for a few months now after owning the Xcover 2 before Pros from the Xcover 2: No port flaps, larger storage (Major problem with the xcover 2), It allows some apps to be moved to SD, bigger screen, thinner, more drop-proof, better...

Oct, 2015
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200
Battery performance: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
Removable battery:Y
Talk time (3G):10 / 13

Call Management

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

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 5.0
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1944
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@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:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Brand color:Dark Silver
Color of product:Black, Silver / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:5:3, 15:9
Display Diagonal:4.5
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:207
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
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, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA / 3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 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
Image formats supported:JPG
Speakers:Stereo
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV / 3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / MP4, M4V, 3G2, MKV, WEBM, 3GP
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV / 3G2,3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM / MP4,M4V,3G2,MKV,WEBM,3GP
Voice codecs:AMR-WB, AMR-NB

Navigation

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

Networking

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

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y / 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
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
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

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:PXA1908
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

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:1.5 / 1536
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 64 / 646
RAM capacity:1.5
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.392
Height:5.23 / 5.24
Weight:5.43
Width:2.76