rus, 08 Aug 2017Not great. I bought unlocked from Samsung and it has no FM Radio Receiver! Screen is ISP and n... moreMost people assume being a Galaxy class phone that this one would be a flagship classed phone. It is not nor was it ever intended to be a high end phone. It is however designed to be a working-in-the-field type phone and was built for rugged use and not as a flagship entertainment device. The bonus is for the price point, it has impressive features one would not expect for a rugged model phone. Though it only has 16 GB internal storage it can take an impressive 256 Gb microSD card. Also even though the screen resolution is 1280x720 the camera can take 1080p photos and videos a definite bonus for this price point. So stop bashing or putting it down for what it doesn't have. Because it's not suppose to be in the same class as a Galaxy S series.
HRCorpsegrinder, 27 Nov 2017Phone is supposed to be shock resistant (MIL-STD-810). After about 5 months of use, phone rand... moreWell, I can assure you that it is waterproof, as mine took a bath twice and survived it. Regarding the turning off, if it is new, I'd turn it in to the store where you have bought it from, because this just can't be normal. I have this phone for only a month so I wouldn't like to make any false statements, but it did not let me down until now and it seems like it will not do it in the near future either. I really like it, especially because the battery life is just awesome.
Phone is supposed to be shock resistant (MIL-STD-810). After about 5 months of use, phone randomly turns off whilst being carried in pocket. Isolated and controlled home experiment shows that a even a very mild kick causes phone to turn off. It's not battery contact, I tried to additionally reinforce battery, phone turns-off even with firmly fixed battery. Otherwise, I have no complaints. Very light and thin back cover and "naked" connectors (USB, headphone jack) do not make me very confident that it's water resistant. Not willing to test it, though.
Anonymous, 01 Nov 2017Does anyone know how to turn off autocorrect. It is coming up with bizarre results.Go to Settings > General management > Language and input > Virtual keyboard > Your standard keyboard (in my case, the Samsung keyboard) > turn off "Predictive text" and/or "Auto check spelling"
There are some other useful options that you may consider useful, so take a look at them, too.
Is there any fix for the focus on the camera?
If I touch the point that I want to be focused, it starts to focus, but once it gets to the best possible focal length, it just kind of goes back to the blurry unfocused image. That mostly happens when I try to focus on a near object, but it sometimes happens when focusing on things that are further away.
If you don't know the solution, is there any app that actually enables manual focus (with a slider or similar). It may even be a paid app, as it really isn't a problem to spend 5-10 bucks on a quality app.
BTW, I am not experiencing any of the touch issues mentioned below.
Does anyone know how to turn off autocorrect. It is coming up with bizarre results.
I had the same problem with the same symptoms.. Touch sensitivity issues with the hold touch problem and the multi touch 3 finger not working. The problem is that after a factory reset the holding touch and 3 finger problem disappear temporarily while the sensitivity problem exists always even on recovery mode.
I had to send the device 2 times for Samsung to diagnose and replace lcd and digitizer because they could not find any problems with the tests they make.
All I had to say was that the device was not working with gloves or pen even with gloves mode on normally like another x cover 4 witch I accidentally found to be working ok.
Also sent them the video of the problem with pen.
This device is advertised to be fully working with gloves. It is unacceptable not to..
AnonD-702335, 21 Sep 2017I have a touch screen sensitivity problem with the xcover 4 and my network, Vodafone, are unab... moreGo to the repair facility and show that it doesn't keep the touch for longer than period of time. Find a random game that requires you to hold the touch. Show that it NEVER works.
Also you can make a video with another phone/camera and show that it struggles to detect finger correctly.
AnonD-601122, 21 Sep 2017A good phone design. Excellent grip. Good battery life. I've owned Xcover1, Xcover2 and now o... moreI have a touch screen sensitivity problem with the xcover 4 and my network, Vodafone, are unable to "verify" there is a problem. Really disappointing when you pay for something and it doesn't do what it is supposed to do. Rip off!
A good phone design. Excellent grip. Good battery life. I've owned Xcover1, Xcover2 and now own Xcover3. I wanted to upgrade to Xcover4 but I tried the phone and it does not work correctly. I've read forums and this problem is on all Xcover4's. Then I met a friend who already bought the phone and he has the same problem. It is not possible to play any games on the phone that require you to touch the screen continuously. Touchscreen is not as responsive as it should be (especially with gloves) and it loses the finger if held for few seconds. Samsung does not recognize any problems and denies any defects.
Up until the fix it I will not upgrade nor do I recommend this phone due to basic problem with touchscreen responsiveness (very valuable feature on rugged phone).
I forgot to mention that Xcover3 has a flash much much brighter. Unfortunately Samsung made Xcover4 flash more color friendly but way less useful as a flashlight.
I'd be happy to be informed when the problem is solved. I will get the phone immediately.
Why don`t you review Tecno and Infinix devices.
They are worthy substitutes to all these over priced brands.
A very nice phone, compared to my last one it's very good, a nice camera, very adjustable. The battery is great and the screen is responsive. If you're looking for something great but cheap, I think this is the greatest choice.
I used them from a week. Excelent battery life - 2 days in heavy usage. 3D games like Fifa and Real racing - no problems. No overheating like Xperias. Camera - not like a flagship but for this price is so so good. And in the night shoots too. I put here a link with pics Xc4 vs Lg G5 vs X style.
How many of writhers here talking bad thinks about the phone that not used. So many heaters.
Not great. I bought unlocked from Samsung and it has no FM Radio Receiver! Screen is ISP and neither bright nor responsive. I often end up pressing 3 times on a screen to get it to work. 13MPX camera is not able to focus although it does the auto-focal zooming but then it settles at something that is neither sharp, nor contrast. it kinda looks like 0.3MPX quality. It has 16GB, of which I used 4.64GB according to an app. The phone tells me I used 1896MB docs/images/audio/video/apps, it also tells me 186MB free memory left. So from 16GB you won't see 10-14GB at all. IP68 well we all know any company can claim it the actual tests are not done by any thirty-party and frankly if no gorilla glass it needs a solid case to defend it all around. The phone is ridiculously heavy for how little features it has. My only sense of this phone is if this is like nokia 3310 kind of device that is build to last but I doubt it. I did buy this phone because I love to have big lasting battery but practically it's not that great. I use 50-60% charge in one day with little to no use. I also bought this phone because it has low screen resolution hoping it would boost battery but I was looking at 4 days up time. CPU was surprisingly ok, slow but not to a point of freezing. This is my 4th Samsung phone and I am disappointing at this one. I think it should not be $375CAD but $80 for anyone to buy up right.