Zappy, 21 Jul 2013Had the phone for almost a year now & I guess it's o.k. The internal memory storage is a j... moreThe Xcover is a nice looking phone and it is waterproof as they say. It has some cool features too. However, the internal memory sucks! This was a gift, I would never have bough it for myself because I cannot have 2 good games on it and if I download 1 solid game it freezes like crazy so playing the game is pointless. In terms of internal memory, Samsung FAILED this phone.
Zappy, 21 Jul 2013Had the phone for almost a year now & I guess it's o.k. The internal memory storage is a j... moreYeah, it will be yours for ever, a qualified guess, some where in one of your drawer, because it is totally worthless due to the exceptional low memory capacity, where you should be happy if you can have TRE apps or less.
Nice design though, and probably good and cheap marketing. But if you want to do other thing but make calls and send SMS, if you are lucky enough to have a connection. Well this is the phone for you :)!
Ps. Don't even think about playing games ...
Had the phone for almost a year now & I guess it's o.k. The internal memory storage is a joke and it doesn't matter how big your SD memory card is, you will never be able to have a lot of apps.
It has proven itself waterproof but it's starting to just randomly go off and on again.
I don't regret getting it because it's my baby, also because it's probably the longest phone I had without losing or breaking it.
If you need a phone that will stay in your life forever, this is the phone for you.
It's a cool phone, so back off you haters.
i can understand y its very unpopular with only 1.6% the internal storage is jst for applications u cant use it for music or camera. its a dump phone .. im regreting having it
What is the durability of this phone? Didn,t samsung company tested this phone before pushing it into market?
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 1 is great phone, however it's pain for you when you need many apps installed. The ROM is really low and you can install only few apps. Not all apps can be transfered over to Micro-SD card.
The main problem in this smart phone is also battery life. If you're heave user and use your phone all the time, battery life is 3-6 hours, but in reasonable usage it can be used 24 hours.
The plus is waterproof, I used it in rain and it worked perfectly all the time. The build quality is awesome. Screen is enough for me to see all the content. Internal memory is like nothing and card is 2 GB which is coming with Samsung.
Overally phone is good, but it's slow when memory is at end, so don't download many apps. Samsung's useless apps are not working, they are not even supporting this model, so why in the eart Samsung install those non-working apps from junk to phones? You can't even delete these useless apps.
For example Music Hub open's, but can't install suggested update, tried in mobile and wifi network. Does not download anything. Samsung Market never open no matter how much I try.
Overally good phone, but software is junky. Also in poor 3G/2G areas calls are dropping and low quality, also bars are low when in another Samsung simple phone bars are better and signal is overally much better.
But good phone if you need phone that work in rain etc. But you can find maybe better phones. I don't need better phone because I can live with these problems. I use so little phone to call etc. And I use only few apps.
I bought this phone two months ago. Hate it. Hav had nothing but problems with it. Not enough storage. Cant download any games cause i cant put on sd card. Freezes up all the time. Constantly havin to reboot. Glass screen broke after havin for only a week. Didnt even drop very hard. Fell off the couch. Use to b able to upload pictures to facebook but it wont let me anymore (can anybody tell me how to fix this part?). I really really wish i had read up on the reviews for this phone before i bought it cause i seriously wouldnt hav got it. I will b more selective in the future thats for sure. Samsung should b embarassed for putting this phone on the market. Bad. Bad. Bad.
An X-cellent phone.The durability and ruggedness is perfect for an active person.The bright torch has come in handy on many night hikes.
Bogdansss, 10 Jan 2013Hello everyone, I recently bought S5690 Galaxy Xcover and it shows that it has only 316 RAM bu... morei got one of this i bought from Norway last 12/12. yes it's only 316 not 512.
I think these bad reviews about the screen breaking are jokes. My wife has this phone and loves it. None of those other problems with dropped calls and texts. And we have dropped it. Kicked, Dropped it in water, Still works just fine, NOt ONE scratch
this phone is no good every time the calls dropped slow I never again buy me a sansung Motorola is the best
Don't buy this phone or any other Samsung. We have four different Samsung phones this one is the worst, they freeze , drop calls, looses texts. Chips easily and you can't have many apps on it even with a huge sd card. Sad really, I'm pissed I spent so much on a dog.
It is a worthless piece of non-working technology. It's is very slow, you can't put big apps on it and sometimes dies for no reason. It is also not very durable, I didn't drop it more than other phones, but with this one the screen broke. The battery is also dead now, so i'm trying to kill it by drowning, but that won't succeed.
DON'T BUY THIS PHONE!!
Useless in low signal areas. Regularly crashes, drops calls, locks up and fails to indicate its sending everything to the ansafone. Slow camera. A complete nightmare - I'm going back to a Nokia !
A real liability if you depend on communication for business or safety.
This phone is a bloody joke. my little brother accidently Dropped it.
27 hours of use.
it is just the best (or worst) joke samsung ever made.
Xcovershit, 01 May 2013Bad battery, slow proccesor, small memory, very bad service from Samsung. My first and my last... moreMaybe you should not have then bought the phone, and first read the reviews, then think of a different samsung phone, like the S2-S4's
Worst phone I've owned, constantly crashes and needs re-booting, voice calls are impossible to hear unless you are in a quiet padded room, voice calls randomly dis-connect and to top it all off it fell from approx 2 feet high onto carpet!! and promptly smashed the screen.