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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

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Pretty much the standard Samsung entry-level fare

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review

The Xcover 4 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat right out of the box, which is refreshing for a device at this price point; and since this is Samsung, expect to see the latest Samsung Experience UX laid on top of that as well.

In simple terms, this means you get the full suite of Samsung’s home-grown apps, including Health, Secret Folder, and Internet, as well as six bonus Microsoft apps. In typical Samsung fashion, however, the first-party apps cannot be disabled, so if you don’t like them – tough luck.

As previously mentioned, the Xcover 4 is very much low-end in terms of specs: its Exynos 7570 SoC and 2 GB of RAM work out to a somewhat underwhelming experience, with frequently dropped background apps and the occasional stutter. Also, the phone only comes with 16 GB of storage, making the use of an SD card a necessity.

Performance benchmarks

AnTuTu
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 35548
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 45938
Motorola Moto G5 45621.66
JetStream
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 20.843
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 23.803
Motorola Moto G5 21.060
GFXBench T-Rex HD on-screen
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 11
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 19
Motorola Moto G5 14.33
GFXBench Manhattan on-screen
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 3.9
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 7.3
Motorola Moto G5 4.5
Basemark OS II
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 706.66
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 993
Motorola Moto G5 801.33
Geekbench 4 single-core
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 626.66
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 674.33
Motorola Moto G5 621.66
Geekbench 4 multi-core
Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 1851.33
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 3224
Motorola Moto G5 2566.33
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Camera

Most certainly not the best, but surprisingly good nonetheless

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review
Camera interface - Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review

Camera interface


The Xcover 4 comes equipped with a 13 MP rear-mounted shooter, as well as a 5 MP front-facing one. And considering the device they’re attached to, they take pretty good photos in the right conditions. Of course, there are the usual problems you’d expect, such as the less-than-ideal dynamic range and the somewhat lacking details, but overall, the camera is more than good enough for the occasional shot.

The Camera app is the standard one you’ll find on every Samsung Android device, and offers most everyday features, including a pro mode, panorama, burst shot, a sports and a night mode, and others. However, you won’t find the Galaxy S8’s stickers and face filters, but we imagine the target audience for this device will be okay with such an omission.

Video quality is okay, but the camera lacks stabilization and the autofocus is hit-or-miss, which can be a problem if there’s too much movement in the shot.


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Camera speed

Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 2.2
2.4
365
367
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 2
2.7
365
210
Motorola Moto G5 2
2.6
800
570
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posted on 01 Jun 2017, 06:51 3

1. Myphoneisonfire (Posts: 398; Member since: 05 Sep 2016)


Better performer than the iPhone 6

posted on 01 Jun 2017, 08:22

2. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 01 Jun 2017, 12:44

4. TechieXP1969 (banned) (Posts: 14967; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


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

posted on 01 Jun 2017, 09:52

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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi) TFT
Camera13 megapixels
Hardware
Samsung Exynos 7 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53 processor
2 GB RAM
Size5.76 x 2.89 x 0.38 inches
(146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7 mm)
6.07 oz  (172 g)

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