Samsung’s Xcover range is somewhat of an unexpected success. Generally seen as involved in a (very big) numbers game, Samsung are sometimes for ‘playing it safe’ outside of the top-tier Galaxy S and Note phones.
The Xcover brand adds something different to their wide range of devices. Something beyond the dozens of similar phones all hitting certain price tiers.
Advertised as water resistant and somewhat rugged, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 is a risky phone. Straight away it can’t be as super-slim or mass-marketed as one might expect from a Galaxy. Instead, it zeroes in on a particular type of customer and goes for broke. The design is undeniably Galaxy though.
There are also pleasantly chunky physical buttons, allowing some use when wet or wearing gloves. The other specifications retain a no-nonsense approach that will surely please potential owners. This isn’t a superphone, but it will get most people through a full day or longer, and has enough power to run the vast majority of daily tasks.
Clove currently have the EU model of the Xcover 4 in stock. This is supplied with a 2 pin EU mains charger and 24 month warranty. UK models with 3 pin chargers will be available from the end of May.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 at a glance
- IP68 rated – Able to survive immersion in fresh water at a depth of 1.5 metres for up to 30 minutes
- MIL-SPEC-810G – Able to withstands drops from height, it will keep working when others do not
- Android OS – Personalise the look and feel of the screens and applications adding your favourite apps from the Play store.
- 4G connectivity – Upload and download content at speed allowing you to get more done on the go.
- 5” touchscreen – Interact by touch, tap, swipe, pinch and zoom all on a screen that offers a balance of productivity and usability
- 16GB internal storage – Store apps and media on the internal storage
- MicroSD card slot – Expand the storage of the phone by inserting a memory card up to 256GB in capacity
- 13-megapixel camera – Capture great images and record video in high definition
- SIM Free – No ties, insert the SIM of your choice