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Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover

alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and usability are on the whole positive. The value for money and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical comments about the features and camera.

design, screen, price, usability, battery

camera, features

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 32 user reviews of Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, value for money, screen, portability, GPS navigation

battery, reception, features, responsiveness

81% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung S5690 Galaxy X-Cover Ruggedised Sim Free SmartphoneSAMSUNG S5690 GALAXY XCOVER SCREEN PROTECTOR / GUARD / FILM / COVER 6-IN-1 PACK BY TERRAPINSAMSUNG S5690 GALAXY XCOVER NEOPRENE CARRY CASE BY SHOCKSOCK BLACK

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover 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.

usability, build quality, battery, design, screen

reliability, features

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 GT-S5690L Galaxy Xcover Unlocked Quad-Band 3G GSM Phone with Android OS, 3.15MP Camera, Wi-Fi and GPS - US Warranty - Black/Orange

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

Samsung has made rugged handsets before, and not done too bad, but this is the first time the company has brought rugged features to an Android smartphone, and we aren't all that excited, because the general specifications are average rather than great.

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Review: Samsung Galaxy Xcover

 

Samsung's entrant into the rugged smartphone arena is the Galaxy Xcover - an IP67-certified smartphone, meaning that it is dustproof and waterproof for up to one metre for 30 minutes.

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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?

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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.

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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...

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Very Good Phone

 

Excellent unlocked phone ; Very impressed. This phone runs with AT&T caries without any problem

So glad to have this phone

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Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA) / Unknown

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / A1 TELEKOM / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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