I must say it's phone with lots of protections and decent specs.But the only thing is that the ppi index for this phone is still relatively low.
The USB cover is missing. It look like it might have a waterproof USB plug. IMO the greatest weakness of its predecessor was the USB cover which fell off after a year or so.
I'm also skeptical about how good is battery cover held in place.
I know it's a trend to make as thin phone as possible (so it can bend >:) but I'm certain that most rugged phone users would gladly take 2mm thicker phone with bigger battery.
Garbage, 13 Mar 2015I hope it wont be more than 250 $..The price will be aroud 300$/280Euro from what i have seen. The only disadvantage I see currently is the Screen resolution. I have looked at Core 2 that has the same TFT screen. It is truly foggy. If the screen would have been qHD, it would have been a dream smartphone for rugged phone users.
Actually the Xcover has a PLS TFT screen, that still may show some improvements, but we will see soon
DarkflameRo, 13 Mar 2015The Xcover 3 is a response to the complaints of Xcover2 users.
This series of Galaxy has the... moreUPDATE
If I got everything right, i might have deduced more info and a possible review on the Xcover3.
As Xcover2 was a reinforced and maybe slightly tweaked S3mini, I think the Xcover3 is based on the Galaxy Core Prime LTE. It has with the same specs and hardware locations. Same screen and camera location, flash and speaker location, etc.
Checkout the comparison: http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6716&idPhone2=6990
I say that Xcover3 is Galaxy Core Prime LTe with a bit more RAM, 10% more battery, hard shell and hopefully upgraded speaker and GPS.
The Xcover 3 is a response to the complaints of Xcover2 users.
This series of Galaxy has the gihest build quality and best longterm use. I wouldn't have changed my xcover 2 if these specifications were available.
The low resolution screen and new battery will provide even longer battery life than Xcover 2. Lack of memory space and Free Ram is solved with the 8GB and 1,5gb ram.
The rest of the newer specs are just un update to newer mobiles (4,5 inch, quad core, LTE)
If all other hardware parts are as good as they were for Xcover 2 (GPS-which was great, signal, rigidity, build quality,camera quality), this will be a dream smartphone for Xcover fans.
I will surelly buy this phone!
shailesh, 12 Mar 2015good you launched waterproof and shock, but now a days people wants big screen, good battery b... moreshailes,,, you hit the nail there, its not about the specs whether it have this or don't have that,, its all about the BUDGET, so as i said many times,, find something that suits your needs and what you can afford,,, do not blame the product !
bikearnie, 11 Mar 2015wireless charging??? A "must" for outdoor-mobile in my eyes!bikearnie,,, not really,i go riding/trail, never ever have a need to recharge my s5 and besides even if it does have wireless charging capability like Samsung S6, it will probably not appeal to you either, so go fine something that suits you, this phone may not be for you,,, so many choices out there,,
bagag, 12 Mar 2015So funny,,Samsung scared to put 1GB ram on their devices..lag probably..bagag,,, wake up before the door hit you in the face!! s6 has 3GB RAM,,,,
good you launched waterproof and shock, but now a days people wants big screen, good battery backup,good camera ,minimum 2 gb ram, and octacore.and yes above all with good budget.
Marvell PXA Armada 1908 with Vivante GC7000UL or Snapdragon 400 / 410 with Adreno 305 / 306?
The onboard storage is enough, the system will smooth after several apps installed too. Much better, than the predecessors, but the 207ppi isn't a good choice in 2015.
So funny,,Samsung scared to put 1GB ram on their devices..lag probably..