I normally don't spend lot on phones coz I have a problem of breaking them. I bought this one because of it's rugged construction and water proof capabilty. But few weeks ago I went on a river boat trip in Sri Lanka and I did some underwater shootings from it. Just about a feet underneath for couple of minutes 3 Times. The phone was fine until I realized it is getting extremely hot in my pocket.So I took it off from my pocket, and tried to dry it using various methods.But it kept getting hot and decided not to work anymore. Sent for warranty Repair and hopefully they will give me it repaired or replaced.
Seriously people, like most review site there are so many trolls it takes a while to wade through to a review of any substance or truth. Thankfully, you have mine to read.
I have deployed about 30 of these handsets to Contruction Site Staff and they are absolutely brilliant. Simple, uncomplicated to use and extremely robust - it will only stop working after some hardcore abuse.
Priced at around £190, it's a fantastic solution for anyone wanting the quality of a Samsung but needing something that can cope with extreme environments and usage. As usual, you will need a good MicroSD card if you plan to load it up with lots of content.
I can't seem to find SIM card settings so I can connect to roaming network.
is there anyplace i can find it?
i cant get any signals here now..
My dad just got this phone and despite numerous attempts the wifi settings refuses to turn on, I have tried different steps and suggestions but it still won't turn on to look for a wifi connection
Very low quality phone... after few months i already have problems with it . The sd card is unexpectedly removed and that's because the microsd slot is very poor built and it doesn't make good contact with sd card and when i put the phone to charge it doesn't show me that is charging.This is the first and the last phone i'll ever buy from samsung.
AnonD-576538, 25 Aug 2016i have had phone 2months when i lose signal it comes up with no network i have tryed to get a ... moreI have the same problem as crazysheep, and I get multiple text message fails and missed calls, 2degrees tried a new sim and that didn't work so did a factory reset, still didn't work so sent it back to Samsung. They updated the software, and checked the hardware, but it still fails and loses network. At the moment I'm trying a different phone with the sim from my xcover, which is working good so far so it has to be something wrong with the phone.
Has anyone tried to install Android Marshmallow update listed in the link below.. http://www.galaxyrom.com/2016/05/update-galaxy-xcover-3-ve-lte-sm-g389f-g389fxxu1apd2-android-6-0-1.html
This is for the newer Value Edition of Xcover 3 G389F, which is exactly same as the old Xcover 3. So there is very high chance this is compatible with the old G388F as well. Anyone dare to try?
i have had phone 2months when i lose signal it comes up with no network i have tryed to get a signal. the only way to get a signal i have to restart the phone its a pain in the ars* i have sent it back to supplier and waiting for it to be fixed wont buy again
Farmer husband has had one for a year or so - technophobe and he gets on with it great, it's coped with wet, mud and cow poop as well as him!
mike, 27 Apr 2016This phone is a peace of shit. Don't waste your money. If you want to see water inside yo... moremine has worked perfect for 2 years dropped it in the ocean once (about 5 meters deep) and taken it swimming using waterproof headphones and works like a charm despite the battery has gotten little bit worse ☺
Rob_73, 18 Aug 2016Please do you know if this phone has a OTG support? Thanks Robreliable and simple
Rob_73, 18 Aug 2016Please do you know if this phone has a OTG support? Thanks RobYes it does support OTG, just checked
I have had this phone nearly a year and I find it to be really good. The waterproof feature is great although until the 3.5mm jack socket completely dries out the loud speaker won't come on. The bezel around the top edge is slightly pronounced and hurts your ear if you press on hard in a noisy area. And the screen sensitively is not good and couldn't detect my hands with a protector on. But removed and with sensitivity up it is fine. Perhaps due to my leathery manual hands.
But on the good side it takes a beating and carrys on!.
The camera is as good as any other Samsung, slow but effective.
With the lower storage onboard it's cheep, and there's always sd cards!!!
It's a cheep tough Plastic phone don't expect to be amazed and don't worry if you drop it in a bucket of plaster it'll live