My first smartphone. I was a uncareful kid so the water and dust resistance was a major selling point. Its really difficult to understand samsung as a company. The xcover phones are good, but they are dumbed down with hardware thats 3 years behind the current midrange phones. This is a issue with all xcovers. It wasnt so bad with the first one but 2 and 3 are years behind.
Water resistance is a good thing tho, angry birds while under the shower!
itismarkus, 21 Aug 2016if only the Android could be upgraded and the SD micro card would work better with apps. I'd n... moreMy Samsung s5690 galaxy Xcover is only rebooting when I on it please help me
if only the Android could be upgraded and the SD micro card would work better with apps. I'd never change for any other phone then. Biking, moto-crossing, canoeing and just using it in pouring rain when everyone at the bus stop tries to protect their fancy i-phones from getting ruined. This has served me longtime and it will be my 2nd phone for my outdoor activities also in the future.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2015Does anyone know how to extend the number of rings before it switches to voicemail or is answeredYes. I know
lol i dropped this phone on tile for tesing,unsurprinsingly phone breakes at the impact from 2 meters,second time display brokes up and third drop dead,but huh it keeps me alive for 2.5 years
LED flash not working ,Does anybody any idea how to fix this problem.P.S.Left in water for 12 hours.this could be the problem,but i cleaned deposition of water,now putted in he water for 5 mins and led automatically turned on but not bright,maybe the water get again in,not so waterproof at all
Does anyone know how to extend the number of rings before it switches to voicemail or is answered
I have a problem with my XCover. My dad gave it to me as my phone broke and i knew i had water resistance. So i tried it, and it worked. But one time i forgot to close the back cover all the way and a little bit of water got in. I let it dry for a week. It was ok for 10 weeks and then i had this strange glitch. My battery was drained completely and i put it charge. After 10 minutes i saw the screen that you would normally have when your phone was off and it was charging but there was a triangle in blue color and it had a battery simbol in it but it had been crossed.And if i tried to turn it on it would boot but when it booted into the os it shutdown. Can anyone help me?
P.S The battery has been changed one time.
rudebwai, 22 Jul 2015on the specification it says for 30minutes not 33minutes... you should learn to read more clearlyLol,but what matters 3 minutes in 10 cm of water
THUG-LIFE, 08 Jun 2015crap phone ,my xcover gets water in after 33 mins and 10 cm of water not 1 meter,stupid thingon the specification it says for 30minutes not 33minutes... you should learn to read more clearly
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.
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...
crap phone ,my xcover gets water in after 33 mins and 10 cm of water not 1 meter,stupid thing
Me and my brother have been using them for 3 years now.
Few months ago changed the battery.
Still works great!
D k, 12 Apr 2015My battery does not last 7 hrz... But its a wonderful device ;-)today is preety unusable i'm playing just zombie road kill 3d,but i have lg g pad 8.3 tablet