Samsung Galaxy Xcover review: robust smartphone

Can handle a little abuse



Generally speaking, it's best to be gentle with your smartphone. They're not really made for surviving rough treatment, but there are some models out there that claim more durability. A while ago we reviewed Sony's Xperia Go, a water- and dust-proof phone. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover has the same IP67 rating as the Go, but looks much more robust. Hardware.Info tested the Galaxy Xcover, that's already been out for a while.

When you look at them, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover (£179) and the Sony Xperia Go (£189) don't look a lot alike, but they're both phones of a type that we don't encounter very often. Both products are aimed at consumers that are more demanding, and want a phone that is physically stronger than your average smartphone. Hence the IP67 rating, which means that it has to be able to handle dust and being submerged 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre. It doesn't mean it will automatically fail at 2 metres.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover Orange

We will touch upon the similarities between the Galaxy Xcover and the Xperia Go at the end of the review, first we will take a closer look at the Xcover.

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Samsung Galaxy Xcover Orange

Android, 0.146 GB, 3.7 inch, 480x320, 3.0 MPixel

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