Samsung S5690 Galaxy X-Cover Ruggedised Sim Free Smartphone
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- device for users with an active lifestyle.
- Xcover to a depth of one meter for a period is waterproof up to half an hour.
- 3.2 megapixel camera
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This mobile can withstand various situations. It is certified with an IP67 rating to be water and dust resistant (temporary immersion in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes). You don't have to overly worry about protecting the mobile when around dirt or water. An ultimate performer in your daily life, the Galaxy xCover handles your daily needs with efficiency and ease. Torchlight provides instant illumination when activated during emergency blackouts or during nighttime outdoor activities and the window can
The combination of protective housing with IP67 certification, scratch-resistant touch screen display, Android and Samsung Social Hub ™ 2.3 makes the Samsung Galaxy Xcover the ideal device for users with an active lifestyle.
Whether water, dust or hard surfaces: the Samsung Galaxy Xcover is well prepared against harmful environmental influences. This IP67 certified enclosure protects the unit against dust and dirt there. In addition, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover to a depth of one meter for a period is waterproof up to half an hour.
The touch-screen display with a diagonal measurement of 9.27 cm is made of scratch-resistant tempered glass.
The 3.2-megapixel camera of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover is supported by an LED photo light, which can be used when needed as a flashlight or signal light.
Smart through social networking apps and running the Samsung Galaxy Xcover with the Android ™ 2.3 platform and is using apps ideally suit her personal needs. Provide wireless connectivity for fast n-standard, and an HSDPA connection with a transfer rate of up to 7.2 Mbit / s.See all Product description
Top customer reviews
I fell out with my "I phone" after it obliterated the music base on my computer.
and tried to take over my world.
I bought a small samsung Tablet, which is wonderful and so easy to use, but
although able to be used as a phone, proved awkward in general use due to its size.
I needed a smart Phone.
I need to use the internet for e mail on the move in work.
I need the camera, the calender , The apps are always useful.
and I needed all this to fit in my pocket.
I checked out all the Samsung phones to find one that fitted the bill.
I looked at what I actually needed rather than buy the latest all singing all dancing Model.
So I opted for the samsung Galaxy x cover ruggedised.
It does all I require on the move, its very user friendly, (intuitive I think it's called)
I'm an engineer and work at height climbing around and needed something that would stand knock.
its been a few months now and no complaints.
The camera is good.
Battery lasts all day.
easy to use.
I don't worry when it gets a knock in my pocket.
I love my samsung Tab, and paired with this phone, Brill.
Battery life is more than I was expecting, up to 3 days with moderate use, but I am still finding out what it can do and how far I can push it. The Xcover comes with several pre-installed, including Google Navigation, which is excellent, an FM radio, Polaris Office and a weather app which can pick up your location using GPS. The only downside so far that I have found is that the camera is very slow. There is a massive delay between pressing the camera icon and the image being captured, even on sport mode, which results in blurred pictures if you try taking photo's of anything other than a static scene. However, this is apparently quite normal for a smart phone. Connecting to the internet appears to be quick enough and download speeds seems reasonable. It's not superfast like my mates Samsung Galaxy SIII, but you get what you pay for I suppose and seeing as I'm not a massive internet surfer or social media fiend, this isn't really a problem for me.
Various on-line reports will tell you that the screen is awful and that you can't view it in bright sun light, but show me a smart phone where is this possible. The 3.65" HVGA (320 x 480) doesn't really seem to hold the phone back. Videos can be watched, pictures can be viewed, but it all depends on what you're used to. The HD Super AMOLED (720 x 1280) screen on the SIII will blow it out of the water with it's bright colours and sharp image, but if what you're used to is a 1.8" TFT (128 x 128), it's a revelation.
As a first smart phone, you can't really go wrong. What I was after was a reliable smart phone with a rugged, water proof construction which can be used as a SatNav on my motorcycle. There only other phone of this type on the market that I would consider is the Motorola Defy+, which has a screen with a higher resolution, but there are far too many reports of that model being plagued by firmware/software problems which result in the phone re-booting itself at the drop of a hat.
For £170, you can't really go wrong.
For me the size is perfect - fits in your pocket and has a reasonable size screen. Having said that, the typing keys can be a bit small and awkward when in "portrait" mode, but rotating the phone to "landscape" makes the keyboard bigger and easier to use.
Yes it is waterproof although only for half-an-hour submersion.
I am however disappointed with the memory. Although the phone can take up to a 32GB Micro SD card some apps insist on installing onto the phones internal memory - Facebook and Barclays are two typical examples. With these installed you inevitably get "out of memory" issues.
Unless you are a phone geek it's difficult to avoid memory issues.
I have overcome some issues by installing the Android SDK toolkit on a laptop and running some commands to release the protection on some of the apps, enabling Facebook to be move to the SD card. The Barclays App however refuses to budge as do all the default Samsung Apps (Google books, Maps, Cardio, etc.). Having moved Facebook to the SD card, I thought I was out of the woods, but just a few automatic updates to the default Samsung apps and I have memory errors again!
Just a note: the SDK toolkit relies on drivers that are installed with the Samsung Kies software.
The next thing I am going to try is to "root" the phone. This should give administrator rights which hopefully will allow me to move the Samsung apps and delete the ones that I never use; probably will void the guarantee though.
it does the job i want it to do quite well
i had to download a flash light app that uses the camera flash
the light is affective
i did beef it up with screen protector rugged case and shock sock as my work is on a building site
one problem was that i have to reboot quite often as it loses connection for no reason and has to have a reboot (eg turn it off and back on) so it will reconnect
and lastly the internal memory is pity full i have to be careful of what apps i download as there is almost no space for this
it will not let you put them on external micro sd card
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