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Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Galaxy Xtreme (S5690)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 742 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Galaxy Xtreme (S5690). The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and battery. The durability and usability also get good opinions, but many are negative about the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Galaxy Xtreme (S5690) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Galaxy Xtreme (S5690)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Galaxy Xtreme (S5690) from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

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

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

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Galaxy Xtreme (S5690)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Xcover / Galaxy Xtreme (S5690) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability.

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71% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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 : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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 : theunwired (theunwired.net)

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 (newlaunches.com)

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

Expert review by : Arne Hess (theunwired.net)

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...

Expert review by : Dan Sung (pocket-lint.com)

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 : Sandra Vogel (techradar.com)

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 : Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

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 : Sandra Vogel (itreviews.co.uk)

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 (somobile.co.uk)

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

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500
Battery performance: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
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3
Flash Type:LED
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Sepia
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3 / 3.1 / 3.2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: No
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black, Orange / Grey
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:2.4 / 3.65
Display number of colors:0.262144 / 16.77 / 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:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

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

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Position location:N

Memory

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

Messaging

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

Multimedia

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

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,2100 / 900, 2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3G / GSM, HSDPA / GSM, UMTS, WCDMA
GPRS multislot class:12
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0
WCDMA bands supported:900,2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: 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:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

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

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Personal info management:Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
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:Y
USB version:2.0

Power

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

Processor

Processor frequency:0.8

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:2.3
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:158 / 160
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:158
Internal storage capacity:0.158
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:0.5
ROM capacity:158
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Color of product:Black, Silver
Type:Feature phone
Video compression format:3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,MP4

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.47 / 0.472 / 0.551
Height:4.78 / 4.8 / 5.08
Weight:3.53 / 4.25 / 4.76 / 4.8
Width:2.21 / 2.59 / 2.6