Yani2000, 26 Jan 2013Most of Sony's top dog smartphones are IP57 certified!an most of the are crap. take a look fir xperia go and broken display. i know 2 guys with broken glass after falling down on a carped from 50cm !
Quark, 25 Jan 2013I want a rugged phone this year, but I'm gonna see what Sony will offer.Most of Sony's top dog smartphones are IP57 certified!
Coleman, 26 Jan 2013Specs of the xperia go for the price of the arco
I have Arco S listed for 390 EUR and this phone is 310 EUR.
Finally a sharp looking smartphone from Samsung!
And it's even IP67 certified with all the bells and whistles included!
It's few grades above the previous Xcover 1 model.
If the real retail price is right it will be a blast!
Good job Samsung!
Glad to learn that in today's cheap throwaway market there are some devices which are built to last. This thing should last 10 years. Even if the OS is way out of date it should still work for telephony and surviving harsh environments.
What about the glass?
There is no mention about it. If it is not a strong, shock proof, why to protect the whole phone? My wife dropped her S3 on the floor, after one week of use and had to pay around 150 USD to change the broken front part
I am waiting for it since summer as i work in wet and muddy environment. I want it, however i wish a keyboard phone better, as is impossible to use the phone with wet hands. I had to change my Motorola defy driving me mad any time when not responding, with a stupid HTC ChaCha, but with a brilliant keyboard and menu
Top design not bad hardware and new software I like rugged phones and this is best for my expectation compare price! Sonim is very good but too expensive!
For work outside, biking, and so on it is good enough!
I want a rugged phone this year, but I'm gonna see what Sony will offer.
Too expensive i was hoping for 260-270€ max
Sony go is 209€. 720p video 5mp 100€ for ffcam i dont know
fucc that this phone is unbreakable imma so gonna pay no more than 300
Why is Samsung using the same software interface for S3,S3mini and few other models, cant they tweak the software and make a redesign for new models they introduce, that makes them just plain disturbing.
I want one. Definitely good enough specs and looks fine, if you like Panzer!
You are missing the point. They are not protecting the "low specs" of this phone. They made a rugged phone with mid range specs. A friend of mine uses his xcover at work(autoshop), since he's a mechanic he needed a phone that could take abuse(greasy hands, lots of dirt). This is pretty much a work phone, giving it better specs than its predecessor makes it a bit of a play phone too(best of both worlds).
The new Galaxy Xcover 2 look ugly!!! I hope the new Galaxy Ace 3 will be better
mawire, 25 Jan 2013Dude this is the norm for all industries ..if its strong it won't meet the quality of other hi... more:) I don't play games on my laptop not to mention phone, waste of time for me, but still, how long do you use that phone "in the wild"?, you sound like a man who's not interested much on what's happening in the smartphone world and yet you reply on a site about this...don't tell me you would mind a better camera on that and so on. And what you understand by quality of lifestyle may not suite everybody, for me is from an engine with a wheel in front and one in the back:)...sorry "dude" I'm not convinced