Too bad it lacks ambient light sensor and auto screen brightness. I imagine it can be annoying trying to change the brightness on a touchscreen too dark to read on sunlight. Perhaps the blue button can be set to change screen brightness. Or perhaps an incoming call could set the screen to 100% so one could see the caller even under the sun if screen was left on low brightness.
SAR 0.71 at head. Check out http://devicespecifications.com - the most precise specs I've seen yet for this phone.
I've had mine for a few days and love it. Not comparing it in any way with leading edge phones, but it's vastly superior to the xcover 2 I've had for over 2 years. Memory woes are a thing of the past. Sound is tinnier, but volume fine for voice radio. LTE apparently not brilliant indoors (one bar when my ipad mini 2 shows four, BUT actual send/receive is fine.
Screen horrible in bright light and doesn't compensate automatically, but ok for viewing photos. Camera slow but ok. It's got OTG so you can put photos on the SD card from any camera and save them, send them...
Sooo much better then the xcover 2. You win twice: better hardware (quad-core and more Ram and 5gb internal memory) and 4G capable.
With the xcover 2 I always had problems with not enough memory because you can't install apps on your SD card and also ran into complete block
AnonD-395585, 23 May 2015It came... From UK via ebay. - it does no seems as tough as previous models, time will tel ... moreI can't find what I feel would be reliable information regarding frequency bands and SIM card type of the specific model (SM-G388F) available in the UK. Have you experienced any restrictions using 3G or LTE in north america? The user manual available from samsung.uk refers to the installation of a microSIM card while many ebay sellers refers to this model as being SIM free.
Not just bulletproof u can also use this to stop a nuclear bom
From UK via ebay.
- it does no seems as tough as previous models, time will tel
- screen resolution not a problem, I tried to look very careful for things to bother me in this regard, but could not find any
- as I suspected it moves a little better than s4 mini with same specs probably due to lower resolution
- it has OTG, tseted with few sticks up to 64Gb
- the OS seems slimmed a little
- memory: as the specs state only ~5 Gb are avilable for user
-RAM: 1.4GBb real (1.5 on specs) - good management - for lite use (a little internet and some other aps) ~750Mb-800Mb are available
-Camera only 5M but behaving good in low light (no flash) and the flash can handle total darkness few meters away
Overall pretty happy with this my purchase so far
ka51faz, 18 May 2015you can get this from laptops direct ukthx for the reply, but i didnt get it what u mean by laptops UK?
Anonymous, 17 May 2015Is it really water resistant?lol and some military grade
Guys I'm living in dubai, I still cant find this mobile in the market here?!! Any advise from where I can get it, thx alot
veer, 13 May 2015Well, here we go again, paltry resolution on XCover touch device, meh, wont buy it! Why are b... moreI forgot one benefit of "low" resolution is faster response and little better life battery.
veer, 13 May 2015Well, here we go again, paltry resolution on XCover touch device, meh, wont buy it!
Why are b... morePeople owning previous models know why.
I postponed buying a new phone waiting for this one.
I don't have it yet but if it is as tough as xcover 2 it is very good for me
I have xcover 2 dropped hundreds of times, stepped on it a few, dropped on the bottom of a 1.8m pool for about 15 min (even thou the specs say 1m max), survived with only one very light scratch in more then one year. I regularly keep it in pockets with small spanners and other potential hazardous things and so on.
I really don't get the big discussion about resolution, I wonder how many of the people complaining about resolution run their laptops with more ppi than this phone? hint: full hd at 11 inch is a little less than this phone, at 15.4 you have to run at more ~3000 to beat it.
Resolution, same like processor speed is more of synthetic number, it does not really tells you which is better, it is just a "probably better" or a way to compare two devices of the same brand and series.