The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 is the mobile you always wanted to go bomb. Or for your unruly son to hold in your hands. The successor to the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is a robust mobile ready for use in extreme conditions . That includes resistance to water and dust, but also to low or very high temperatures. And to all kinds of falls and bumps. Not surprisingly, its design has passed the US military test MIL-STD 810G.
It will be available in Europe from April. Its starting price is placed at 259 euros (260 euros to round off). For this price you can get a mobile with a 5-inch screen, three physical buttons, a screen that recognizes the keystrokes with gloves or the latest version of Android 7.0 Nougat. We tell you all the details of this team.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 data sheet
|screen||4.9 inches, 1,280 x 720 HD (294 dpi)|
|Main chamber||13 MP, LED flash, f / 1.9|
|Camera for selfies||5 MP, f / 2.2|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||With 256 GB microSD cards|
|Processor and RAM||1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM|
|Operating system||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Connections||BT 4.2, GPS, USB 2.0, NFC, WiFi AC|
|Design||IP68, MIL-STD 810G military test|
|Dimensions||146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7 mm (172 grams)|
|Featured Features||Robust, screen works with gloves|
A very robust bomb proof design
There is no doubt that the great appeal (and functionality) of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 is in its design. Samsung's rugged mobile par excellence has an IP68 certificate. That means it is protected against both dust and water . In theory, it could be submerged under water for more than thirty minutes without damage. But you must always bear in mind that it is a laboratory test and that there are corrosive elements in the seawater or the chlorine itself that can end up damaging the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover has also passed the US military MIL-STD 810G test. In this test, the phone is put to the test against all kinds of falls, shocks or extreme weather conditions.
Another of the peculiarities of this model is in the presence of three physical buttons under the screen, instead of just one as usual in Samsung (although this trend disappears with the Samsung Galaxy S8). This has been done so that we can continue to use the mobile even when it has been stained with dirt or the screen has been wet.
Speaking of screen, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 incorporates a more resistant TFT type screen with a size of 4.99 inches . And with HD resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. One of the great attractions of this panel is the option to use it even with gloves on .
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Gallery
The dimensions of this mobile are placed at 146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7 millimeters. In addition, it is combined with a weight of 172 grams . This is a pretty good figure if we take into account the robust nature of this terminal.
Other technical characteristics
Apart from its robust design and its panel, this is a basic mobile to work in difficult environments. Thus, for example, we have our own quad-core processor with 1.4 GHz power . This chip is attached to a 2GB RAM. It's true, it's no wonder. But it more than fulfills the task of serving to surf the net, chat and use different simple apps.
On the other hand, photography is covered by a 13 megapixel main lens. Its main attraction is its aperture of f / 1.9 , which should help us get photos with enough brightness in dark environments. On the front is a more humble lens with 5 megapixels and light on the screen to enhance selfies.
Nor does it stand out especially in its internal memory, since it stays at 16 GB . This space can be expanded via a microSD memory card. Where it does seem that this model stands out is in its operating system. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 will bet starting on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Autonomy and price
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 bets on a 2,800 milliamp battery . In principle, it is a good capacity for this screen format and the power of the equipment. However, it seems to us that Samsung could have made a greater effort at this point to reach the level of mobiles such as the Xiaomi Redmi 4X with a two-day battery, for example. The Xcover 4 lands in Europe next April at a starting price of 259 euros.