Samsung S5690 Galaxy Xcover - user opinions and reviews

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Had this phone for over two years now and not had too many problems. Phone seems to hold charge okay unlike a lot of others comments on here but one issue IS the internal memory and apps. The problem is that even if you have a huge amount free on your SD card, as I do, it need to go through the phone's memory first, kind of like a funnel, so if you've got a large memory app, it ain't gonna store it. Found this out by having a play with factory resetting it and it depended which order I put the apps on the SD card as to whether it would fit or not. Big ones first, fine, big ones last, no chance. Hope that helps. Now it's an old phone, it's starting to stall or temporarily freeze for a minute or two.

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  • 2015-07-02 00:59
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I've had two different Samsung Galaxy Xcover S5690 now... Both of then have, after about half a year, started to crash more and more. The first one could not download any apps, receive any messages nor take pictures because it said the memory card was full though it was empty. It then started to not be able to keep the battery full... It shut down after about two minutes of using it. Then I Got a second one (It was either that or nothing) and it worked perfectly fine for about 8 months, but then it started having the same battery problem as the former one and now has to charge all the time to stay on.... Both of the battery have swollen to three times the original size. I've never droppes them, wetted them, hit them nor anything else that could have caused this. It just happend over time... Waste of time and money...
Note: My mother's cousin who is a tecnic engineer couldn't help me either. He'd never seen anything like it...

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  • 2015-06-14 22:09
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crap phone ,my xcover gets water in after 33 mins and 10 cm of water not 1 meter,stupid thing

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  • 2015-06-08 20:55
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2014-11-28 23:06 from bjT6 - click to readhow did u solve the sd card thing.am facing same bro

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  • 2015-05-25 16:22
  • NwG9
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Me and my brother have been using them for 3 years now.
Few months ago changed the battery.
Still works great!

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  • 2015-05-01 13:46
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> In reply to D k @ 2015-04-12 10:51 from fm@V - click to readtoday is preety unusable i'm playing just zombie road kill 3d,but i have lg g pad 8.3 tablet

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  • 2015-04-20 17:20
  • 0UvJ
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My battery does not last 7 hrz... But its a wonderful device ;-)

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  • 2015-04-12 10:51
  • fm@V
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> In reply to softa @ 2015-03-09 08:06 from sr%B - click to readmine keeps two days with medium usage

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  • 2015-03-12 17:52
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hey guys i had the same problem with battery, i installed the app Advanced Battery Calibrator and Battery life repair i did what the app told me and the problem was gone ;D my sister had this phone and she had the same problem with battery , i did the same on their phone and now the battery can stand one day with normal use .

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  • 2015-03-09 08:06
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> In reply to ericus karaah @ 2015-02-10 12:56 from HHHH - click to readhow fast your battery drains out?

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  • 2015-02-12 15:33
  • nDEB
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my battery gets hotter and drains quickly.what could be the problem?

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  • 2015-02-10 12:56
  • HHHH
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Hey everyone wait for upcoming samsung galaxy xcover 3

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  • 2015-01-31 00:02
  • 0Uv{
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this phone don't have 16M colors just 256K

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  • 2014-12-30 21:26
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> In reply to laurentiu98 @ 2014-12-04 14:15 from 0UvM - click to readproblem solved i check for updates and i got one with lockscreen update and my battery chare 100%

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  • 2014-12-11 17:54
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I have a problem, my phone is charging up to 80-90% and then write a charged battery, and placed it out again so did show after 30 seconds again charged battery, and there will no longer charge at all. someone has this problem. what to do?

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  • 2014-12-04 14:15
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Bought this phone as a present. I was not aware of the limited memory. I had to Google around and find a solution by rooting it and using app2sd and a partitioned sd card to move the installed applications to somewhere with enough space. This seems to have solved the issue.

Looks like it has more limitations. I haven't found out how to use the memory card as the default picture storage location or use custom ringtones.

Have not tried getting it wet. Rather not.

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  • 2014-11-28 23:06
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I have a lot of free memory on my card but whenever I want to download something it immediately goes on the phone and my memory on phone is full now. How can i change it? How can i use the card instead of phone memory?

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  • 2014-11-04 14:47
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> In reply to mehdi @ 2014-10-17 04:10 from N7ZH - click to readNo good sound

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  • 2014-11-01 17:53
  • 3JAa
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Mine fell in the swimming pool twice in two years. 1st time it was in perfect condition after drying it with a towel. The 2nd time it was submerged for two minutes. I disassembled it completely (small screwdrivers required), left it for two days, reassembled on it worked. It is still fine after three months.

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  • 2014-10-31 11:03
  • rvcd
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Im a builder. Really good on site. Dropped so many times as high as 3m drop and sceen still sweet. Does all the stuff I need ,youtube,facebook,google etc. im not a phone nerd so im happy with it.Had mine 2 years.

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  • 2014-10-27 01:17
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