Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review

Introduction


The rugged smartphone is, by all accounts, a form factor of interest to a tiny consumer niche, and as such isn’t a popular choice with manufacturers. Among the big players, Samsung has been the most supportive of the idea, with the best-known example being the “Active” spins on its mainline flagships.

But one might consider its Xcover line, in this case represented by the latest Xcover 4, to be in an even tighter niche: where the Active series offers top-of-the-line specs if a sturdier body, the Xcover family is firmly and unashamedly planted into the low end. Thus, when taking into consideration whether such a phone is “good”, one has to shift their expectations and judge it more based on whether it meets its own, offbeat set of goals, over whether it suits the everyday consumer’s needs.

So with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at this quirky beast.

Design and display

Durability entails some sacrifices in the looks department

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review

You couldn’t call the Xcover 4 pretty if your life depended on it – every design decision on this phone simply screams “function over form”. Visually, this is a classic Samsung but with a couple of necessary changes due to its form factor, such as the all-plastic back and the three physical buttons on the front.

This, however, quickly proves itself to be a quite nice little package: the grippy outer shell feels amazingly comfortable in the hand while also doing its job quite well. And somewhat surprisingly, the Xcover 4 carries a US military MIL-STD-810G rating (as well as the more standard IP68), which means it’s resistant to extreme environmental conditions: these include water, dust, shocks, low and high pressure, and extreme temperatures.

The display is nothing to write home about with its 720 x 1280 px resolution spread across a 5-inch screen, but is, on the other hand, more than bright enough for outdoor use. However, the auto brightness rarely works particularly well in certain conditions, so you might be better off disabling it if it doesn't feel particularly good for you too.


Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.89 x 0.38 inches

146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Dimensions

5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches

135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Motorola Moto G5

Motorola Moto G5

Dimensions

5.68 x 2.87 x 0.37 inches

144.3 x 73. x 9.5 mm

Weight

5.13 oz (146 g)

Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei P10 Lite

Dimensions

5.77 x 2.83 x 0.28 inches

146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 g)

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

Dimensions

5.76 x 2.89 x 0.38 inches

146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7 mm

Weight

6.07 oz (172 g)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017)

Dimensions

5.33 x 2.61 x 0.31 inches

135.4 x 66.2 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Motorola Moto G5

Motorola Moto G5

Dimensions

5.68 x 2.87 x 0.37 inches

144.3 x 73. x 9.5 mm

Weight

5.13 oz (146 g)

Huawei P10 Lite

Huawei P10 Lite

Dimensions

5.77 x 2.83 x 0.28 inches

146.5 x 72 x 7.2 mm

Weight

5.15 oz (146 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page




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Better performer than the iPhone 6

2. ibend

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writer give it 7/10 but can't recommend any other smartphones that are better at conclusion part, lol.. he know this is the best "rugged smartphone" for that price range, but can't give it higher score because it's not a flagship

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What about the Active models? An older S5 Active of S6 Active would be great too.

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Galaxy Xcover 4
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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