I think you should wait for Umi X2 lauching in april end. that has exactly the specs you asked for.
At that price i rather add some more and go for xperia V. It's well worth it with HD display, LTE, dualcore Krait and removable battery. And if i needed a phone to keep in the backsack then a cheap Go or Defy+, or why not Xperia Active.
my requirement very simple, 5" display+full HD+13 meg of camera+battery last longer+ s pen if possible. CAK
ocram, 24 Feb 2013i think the xperia go looks better than this, the only thing that the xcover has over the go i... moreIf you match Xcover 2 against Go, then....
Xcover - Larger screen (more ppi too, but reflective for some reason), Jelly Bean out-of-box, A-GPS+Glonass, bigger battery (user changeable), more RAM and better Bluetooth support and dedicated camera button
Go - Screen is better (only contrast ratio is lower,all else is better), smaller, Bravia engine and wet finger tracking.
Based on reviews, for me it comes to this: screen size. Anything larger than medium sized fingers and 3,5 inches will feel really cramped.
So i want better Features for the next Xcover. :)
And i want a Solar Panel on the back to be a real outdoor handy.
tazyx22, 23 Feb 2013Xperia go has a smaller screen, lower quality GPU and CPU, old gingerbread, no secondary camer... morei think the xperia go looks better than this, the only thing that the xcover has over the go is a front facing camera and touchwizz but those aren't deal breakers for me, i have had an experia go for about two moths now, i have mistreated it and havent had a problem, it was a replacement for my previous phone a SGS3 who's motherboard died two months after i purchased it
Iceman, 23 Feb 2013Seriously... Take it from me, the Xperia Go sucks! So is the service of Sony (maybe just here ... moreWell it sucks in India too. I have given my Xperia Pro in August 2012, still waiting for the handset. I think companies like these shoudl be banned.
Or may be this is the kind of support they provide for '3rd world countries'...
Don't know for sure...
Seriously... Take it from me, the Xperia Go sucks! So is the service of Sony (maybe just here in the Philippines). Since I bought my Xperia Go last Nov I only used it for less than a month til today, because it spends much of its time at the service center since it drowned on a kiddie pool which is less than a knee deep mid Nov. I hope this one won't fail me.
Xperia go has a smaller screen, lower quality GPU and CPU, old gingerbread, no secondary camera.
I like this Samsung better, more features, more power.
I think you can change battery with a "bigger" one, kinda 2000 - 2300 maybe, remains to check this.
Also a crash test should be done with all this devices ... sony, samsung and others, to see in reality how tough they are. Maybe somebody will do such a test, just let it go down from 2m and see if he survive.
Also a removable protection for camera (like N95, N98) should be build in the case ... for better protection, but wasn't the case. Ehh, let's see how will do in the near future. Hope will be OK.
ryan, 21 Feb 2013Sony xperia go is better than this. It is also ip67 rated. Better looking(the important). Trust me.It's a good device specifically that supports jelly bean
D'oh, 18 Feb 2013you should check your facts! Galaxy Xcover 2 Has been available in northen europe, for about a... morem-m-m... Where? I've checked in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Poland, Chez and Nederlands. Everywehere you can preorder the phone. They expect it to be in stock on 1-7 March.
Sony xperia go is better than this. It is also ip67 rated. Better looking(the important). Trust me.
Fred589, 11 Feb 2013What means "Scratch-resistant glass" at specs? Gorilla Glass or something tripe? Any info?It means the glass cant be scratched and gorila glass is the strongest glass possible for a phone
Does this handset have noice cancellation technology ?
and the battery seems to be of low power...!
rtkr, 17 Feb 2013It was Xcover 5690 :) Xcover 7710 is not avialable yet.you should check your facts! Galaxy Xcover 2 Has been available in northen europe, for about an week. Period. :D
rtkr, 17 Feb 2013It was Xcover 5690 :) Xcover 7710 is not avialable yet.Actually this has been available for around a week or over in Northern Europe and some places else too.