Worst phone I'be ever had. Once FB and twitter are on it you pretty much hqve zero memory. ..take a few pics amd that's you full. It is jammed with useless apps you will never use amd can't delete. Total garbage phone for calls also. In a word...shite.
Same problem. Sd card. Picture and video is ok but i cant download a game , aplication nothing because lack of memory. I change 3 sd card but same problem. I cant believe this brand have a problem like this. I can buy 3 lower brands whit better quality .
jarnoz, 05 May 20141 Gb of 4 Gb is free. You can extend capacity by a MicroSD card.Due to limited / unbelievably little memory,this brand new phone does not recognize the memory card. According to what I've read, it is a common problem. How can it be sold if this is the case? Surely there has to be a solution????
I wouldn't buy it. I got the XCover S5690, can take a hit but soooo slow and after a short while the battery gave up. After a full charge it will do 13 hours on standby or 2 minutes with WIFI on... :( bad choice. What use is a strong on the outside telephone while the battery is weak???
Gor this phone to replace my broken XperiaV. This is really good phone only if you:
1) root it
2) use link2SD app THE PROPER WAY.
I tells you, this is superior phone that has been gimped out by manufactured and its up to smart user to ungimp it.
This phone is on the brink of useless. Reception is horrible (I have a Nokia E52 as a work phone on the same network for comparison), and battery life is just almost non-existent. The point of a rugged phone is to carry it to the outskirts - but here you'll run out of juice within a day or two.
Add to that that it doesn't have enough integrated storage to be able to update apps - and no feature to use the external SD for that purpose. And Samsung? I have no idea how they became market leaders when they do notoriously rejects any ask for help... Buy a S3 or newer and a shitload of batteries in stead!
I like this phone, but am a bit disappointed by their onboard memory of 4 gigs and 1 gig RAM. Can one replace that with bigger memory?
the quality of this phone is bad. this expected more from this phone. the usb cover has felt off. mask is peeling no matter that it was in the protective case. very disapointing. and after when i got upgraded an operation system, it keeps blocking, and it performs slower.
dtz, 19 Aug 2014Just broke it! Almost. Last week I threw it against a pasteboard wall - it dug a hole that big... moreHi man, you throwed it on the wall, it cracked the display, but still works... what did you do? Please, thanks for the answer.
this could be a very good phone by the hardware, but the android OS makes it pretty much un-usable. the OS is so full of bugs and errors that it is difficult to fathom, the experience of using this OS is so painful that it is really miraculous that it still keeps selling.
tl;dr: good hardware, bad software, would not recommend this phone to anyone
Just broke it! Almost. Last week I threw it against a pasteboard wall - it dug a hole that big and still worked, today it wasn't that lucky and the screen went- but guess what - it still works even with cracked screen!
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2014Takes a beating, but has little memory.
The lack of memory and the fact that you can't use ... moreFollow the advice earlier on in the posts and root. There's a downloadable app pacifically for the phone from what appears to be an honest website, then partition the SD card using "minitool"; also free to download (the second partition needs to be set as ext2), then install link2sd app and it will then install to an SD card and pre-installed apps can be linked.
Still a little worried about the space though as its going down over time on the internal memory. Only 290mbs left!
Takes a beating, but has little memory.
The lack of memory and the fact that you can't use external storage for storing apps drives me absolutely crazy. Every day error messages about to little storage.
But yeah, takes a beating.
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2014how do u make stop to eat your airtime when you are not using it?You can't it would seem. Disable mobile data and use wifi for downloading, keep it on when your at home and most things will be done then; and use mobile data only when you need it. There in the drop down menu at the top of the home page!
So you can only store apps on the internal memory?! ...I'm concerned if it does work that way then that's the same as my old GT B2710 waterproof feature phone and its certainly all going to be used soon, as there's only 1gb available on purchase!!
The backs flimsy not rugged or robust, and I've seen it on other Samsungs, it literally snaps on and off! The fancy looking stainless steel lock is almost completely a façade!!
But it is waterproof and looks good in red and black and everything runs very nicely on it so far!
Samsung says this is a craftsman's phone and doesn't need memory, which is just a poor excuse. They could allow partial storage of apps on microSD, other phones do.
I use Clean Master and have OK memory usage even with quite a few apps, but keep running out anyway. Being water resistant makes the Xcover2 good for biking with e.g. ViewRanger, which uses practically no memory dormant and 28MB running, but then after Facebook and its Messenger have nabbed 55+24 there's not much left for CameraPRO, and then you can't see the pictures you've taken.
It was on the Kit-Kat list, which was supposed make better use of the space, but that hasn't materialised. New phone after just 15 months isn't on the cards. Why don't they fix it? A similarly specced Symbian Belle Nokia could blow this out of the sky, if it had a better browser... 4GB internal memory should have been a thing of the past in the Android world years ago!!
I too had problems with memory, uninstalled everything and still couldn't update Chrome any more.
Lost my patience and solved the problem by rooting and installing RootAppDelete and Link2SD apps (WARNING - AT YOUR OWN RISK - THIS VOIDS WARRANTY AND MAY BRICK THE PHONE - DON'T BLAME ME IF IT HAPPENS!)
RootAppDelete lets you delete the apps that come with the phone - e.g. Flipboard and such (careful not to delete anything tightly integrated with the operating system).
Link2SD moves most your apps to the SD card, freeing space for updates/new ones.
You need to have some computer skills and access to a PC, as it involves formatting your SD card 1/2 FAT32 and 1/2 Ext2 in order for Link2SD to work. You can achieve this with Minitool or Paragon partition software.