The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Rugged Smartphone can withstand a 1.2m drop

About two weeks ago, news filtered out that Samsung was planning to follow up the Galaxy Xcover3 rugged smartphone launched back in March 2015 with its successor in the series, the Galaxy Xcover 4, fueled most notably by the smartphone’s listings on benchmarking sites GFXBench and Geekbench.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Gloved use
Now, Samsung has officially announced the rugged smartphone, and its rumoured specs are now confirmed to be true.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4
Specifications, Review and Highlight

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 IP68 certification

Just as the name depicts, the Galaxy Xcover 4 rugged smartphone is able to withstand a fall of up to 1.2 metres at most due to its US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G feature while also possessing the ability to resist water to a depth of 1 metre for as long as half an hour, as evidenced by its IP67 certification. The smartphone is also dust-proof.

The Galaxy Xcover 4 features a 4.8-inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels while also making use of hardware buttons.


Samsung has favoured the Android 7.0 Nougat OS for the device which packs a quad-core Exynos 7570 14nm processor and features the Mali-T720 as its graphic processor with a clock speed of 1.4 GHz. It also comes with a 2GB RAM and an internal storage of 16GB which is expandable with MicroSD.

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The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 comes with a 13MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 5MP front camera. It also supports 4G networks.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4
Full Phone Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

General

Device Type Samsung
Model Galaxy Xcover 4 (SM-G930F)
Announced March 2, 2017
Released April 2017
Status Coming

Network

2G Network GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 GHz
3G Network HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100 GHz
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
SIM Type
SIM Count Dual SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Rugged Smartphone
Dimensions 146.2 * 73.3 * 9.7 mm
Weight 172g
Build Rugged metal body
Protection
  • IP68 certification for dust and water (up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 minutes) resistance
  • MIL-STD-810G certified, can withstand a fall of up to 1.2 meters
Colors Black/Grey

Display

Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 4.99 inches
Resolution 1280 * 720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~294 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes, works with gloved hands
Protection n/a
Features ~64.3% screen-to-body ratio
Secondary Display No
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Camera

13MP Camera, Autofocus
f/1.9 aperture
Yes
1080p HD Video
Autofocus, Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR, Panorama
Yes, LED flash (Primary)
5MP
f/2.2 aperture

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
n/a
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit Exynos 7570 14nm
CPU Quad-Core 1.4 GHz
GPU Mali-T720
2GB RAM
Internal Storage 16GB
expandable up to 256 GB (microSD) [dedicated]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Controls

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.0, LE
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; USB Type-C
GPS Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS
NFC Yes
HDMI n/a
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion battery
Capacity 2800mAh
Placement Removable
Talk Time
Music Play

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes
Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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Availability and Price of Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 in Europe

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 comes in black colour and would be sold for 259 Euros when it’s released in Europe sometime in April.

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