Samsung Galaxy Xcover Review
According to the manufacturer, out of the smartphone's stock 1500mAh battery one can expect getting rougly six and a half hours of talk time on 3G, or about 660 hours of stand-by. And while the talk time figure is nothing out of the ordinary, the stand-by time is slightly above the average for a modern smartphone.
All in all, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover combines the functionality of an entry level Android-powered smartphone with the ability to withstand dust, shock, and water damage, which is a profile that few handsets can match. Our only major complaint is that its display is of very poor quality. However, since the Xcover retails for about $330, we would definitely recommend checking out a few tough alternatives. For example, the Motorola DEFY+ has better specs, yet can be found even slightly cheaper. At the same time, the Sony Ericsson Xperia active has a better camera, a display that works even when wet, yet can be found at a sub-$300 price.