Need a rugged Samsung smartphone that's cheaper than the S6 Active? The Galaxy Xcover 3 can now be bought via Amazon
Samsung recently released the Galaxy S6 Active in the US, but only via AT&T. The handset is a rugged, water-resistant version of the regular Galaxy S6, thus being a high-end, expensive product ($694.99 off contract). If you don't have that kind of money to spend, but still need a new rugged Samsung handset, you may consider getting the Galaxy Xcover 3.
Announced and released earlier this year in Europe, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is now also available in the US via Amazon. Far from being a high-end smartphone, the Xcover 3 is a tough device (MIL-STD 810G-certified), and it's obviously also dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified). Its features include a 4.5-inch display with 480 x 800 pixels, a 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 1.5 GB of RAM, and a 2200 mAh battery. The handset is powered by a quad-core Marvell Armada PXA1908 processor, runs Android KitKat, and offers 8 GB of expandable internal memory.
Although it features LTE, the Galaxy Xcover 3 doesn't support the right bands to work on the LTE networks of American carriers. However, it is compatible with the 3G bands of AT&T and T-Mobile. Amazon lets customers order the Xcover 3 for $300 (unlocked). Interested?
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