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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2

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Samsung has put a run-of-the-mill 5 MP shooter at the back of the Xcover 2, with an LED flash next to it. The interface sports the typical rich amount of shooting modes, scenes and color effects you can expect from Samsung, with one notable new addition.

The camera interface of the 5-megapixel shooter on the Xcover 2 - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
The camera interface of the 5-megapixel shooter on the Xcover 2 - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
The camera interface of the 5-megapixel shooter on the Xcover 2 - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
The camera interface of the 5-megapixel shooter on the Xcover 2 - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
The camera interface of the 5-megapixel shooter on the Xcover 2 - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
The camera interface of the 5-megapixel shooter on the Xcover 2 - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
The camera interface of the 5-megapixel shooter on the Xcover 2 - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review


The pictures come out very well positioned in terms of accurate colors and contrast, and there are rarely white balance issues. Add to this the good amount of detail and decent dynamic range performance which doesn't overexpose the bright side of contrasting areas in the frame, and we have a pretty good shooter on the Xcover 2.



Video capture is done with HD 720 quality and fluid 30 fps, which the phone easily maintains inside and out. The footage is with accurate colors and no skipped frames, excessive artifacts or wandering focus.

The Aqua mode is meant for shooting underwater, as we have a handset that can stay three feet under for about half an hour, so you can have fun in the hotel pool without the need for extra waterproof housing on the handset.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Sample Video:




Multimedia:

Samsung's standard music player is not going to win any awards for interface design awards, but is functional, and you can choose from a number of sound modes and equalizer presets directly from it. Playing music through the loudspeaker of the Xcover 2 is not going to wow you, though, as the unit is strong, but the sound comes out flat and quite distorted at the highest volume.

The handset plays every major video format you throw at it, up to HD 720p definition, and you can detach the video currently running to hover as a window on top of all other screens underneath with the PopUp Play function.

Samsung's standard music player is not going to win any awards for interface design awards, but is functional, and you can choose from a number of sound modes and equalizer presets directly from it - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
Samsung's standard music player is not going to win any awards for interface design awards, but is functional, and you can choose from a number of sound modes and equalizer presets directly from it - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
Samsung's standard music player is not going to win any awards for interface design awards, but is functional, and you can choose from a number of sound modes and equalizer presets directly from it - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review

Video can be watched in up to 720p HD definiton - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
Video can be watched in up to 720p HD definiton - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review
Video can be watched in up to 720p HD definiton - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 Review


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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Dual-core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1 GB RAM
Size5.14 x 2.67 x 0.47 inches
(130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm)
5.24 oz  (148 g)
Battery1700 mAh, 15.1 hours talk time

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