I will be glad if some other users of xcover pro, will say what they think about this phone and what is their expirience. Battery life, sot, brightnes of the screen in sun light, how good is the signal receiving in basement, forest etc, how good is the wi-fi range , quality of microphone. Everything can be good information for others ;) Thx
Jaro, 02 May 2020S10+ in my country cost right now 785$ or 730€. I will not pay more than 500$ for a phone. I h... moreYes I Agree. The Samsung S-20+ has come out here and its around $2000.00 Canadian dollar, same as when the S10+ when it came out ( now dropped to $900.00 Canadian as they are clearing out the " old " phones). Better to take your chances on Amazon and pay around $700.00 Canadian for a flagship phone.
I feel better buying this XCover Pro phone at this price. The last time I payed full price was for my original note 4. It died ( I dropped it into the toilet) and I bought a used Note 4 for 350.00 Canadian on Craigslist and still using it. You can treat phone now like used cars, get them with a year old and their are major price drops and you know all the bugs from the reviews comments.
Bat21, 01 May 2020I think you could go with the S10+ with a otter book case and it has a good camera, but your s... moreS10+ in my country cost right now 785$ or 730€. I will not pay more than 500$ for a phone. I have money, but I have other priorities. The xcover pro cost excactly 500$ . The prices for the phones are to high in my country and they never fall down. I can buy phone 2years after release and they are still overpriced. Not like in US where phones can be 40% cheaper even including your state taxes. I earn 2x less money and pay 2x more for phones. What a sic world I live
Jaro, 15 Apr 2020In every year we got less for more money. Lack of optical image stabilization, no ip68, no gla... moreI think you could go with the S10+ with a otter book case and it has a good camera, but your sealed for life battery to make it a work phone.
But this XCover Pro is a good work phone. I rather pay my money to support this type of practical phone. Opposed to throw away/ change every year phones with sealed batteries and easy to from drops rounded exposed screen edges (even with an otter box on it)
As for the camera...time to buy a real camera for picture taking. I am given up on getting a good quality camera in a rugged tough, long life removable battery design in my smart phone.
V1N, 29 Apr 2020Probably intended for work and single hand use not for entertainment like gaming...It is meant for rougher environments. I working in mechanical room of buildings and my phone takes a beating (note 4) that is why I have a cover on it. I also killed my first Samsung Note 4 by dropping it out of my pocket into the toilet!! ( this may or may not have involved Tequila..ha ha) That is why I need a phone like this. Plus swapping out battery is better then having a charging pack and cable hanging out of my pocket snagging on things when I am working in tight spaces.
I will miss the camera of my note 4. A real serious omission by Samsung for the Xcover PRO. They should include a good camera with optical telephoto capability. I would take this phone hiking with me into back country. I would like to be able to take nice scenic shots. Why could they not put a note 4 camera (from 2014!) into this unit that had 3 times optical zoom. Its not that hard to do. I built a modified a case for my not e 4 and dropped it 12 feet onto concrete and it survived( I was lucky) and the camera took the shock as well. So there is no excuse for Samsung to not package decent telephoto camera with this phone.
I also use the telephoto on my note 4 at take work picture of stuff I can not get close to.
Jaro, 19 Apr 2020Xcover its good idea that its plastic, it has ip68 and its hard, it have ok cameras and have b... moreYou can get some covers for it on Amazon.ca that will give it scratch protection and a tiny bit more of cushion on top of its mil spec rating.
Anonymous, 20 Apr 2020What to buy if this costs over 700 usd to import? This limited availability sucks.you can go with an Samsung S10+ with a Otter box case and its pretty bullet proof phone. which what I was going to do. [But you cant change the battery :-( ]
As there are lost of deals with phone companies as they are getting rid of this stock now for the S20's. I don't like the rounded sides of the screen (too easy to crack on a drop) and no battery removal on the S10 plus.
Arkie.pl, 22 Apr 2020ADVICE REQUIRED
I'm about to replace the BB Android phone abandoned by BB with another mainst... moreI have had notes 1, 3 and 4. An Samsung S-8 that a work phone that I used in buildings and my daughter has a J-3 prime and we never had issues with coverage with Samsung.
I taken my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 around the world. I was in Mexico in this March 2020 and it handled calls on the Mexican network no problem and long distance calls back to Canada and USA. Two years ago I used it no problems with calls in Italy.
I do not anticipate call issues with this Xcover Pro phone when I eventually activate it
Jongar, 29 Apr 2020How can I know the battery endurance rate And why there's no detailed review :(I suspect it should have an endurance rating of 80 to 90 hours if you compare it to the Samsung S10+ which has a similar sized battery (4100 mAh). Plus you can swap out the battery
Its on sale in Canada at Telus.com
Quote from website:
"Starting at $0 (canadian dollars) Upfront plus tax, Plus $29.17/mo with TELUS Easy Payment®1 2 year term, 0% APR
Retail price: $785
Cancelled my order for a Samsung S10+ and returning it to Telus for the Xcover Pro. But will use my note 4 for the next few months or unless I can sell it. I might just keep it as a my camera. Since the Xcover camera may not be that great compared to my note 4 imho
Jongar, 29 Apr 2020How can I know the battery endurance rate And why there's no detailed review :(Look for google or youtube reviews. There's lots of them more than a month ago.
How can I know the battery endurance rate
And why there's no detailed review :(
MinWiz, 26 Apr 2020Smaller? I wish it was 6.9" 6.3 is pretty small though with the slightly enlarged frame and a... moreProbably intended for work and single hand use not for entertainment like gaming...
ledow, 03 Mar 2020Got the dual-SIM EU XCover Pro model. Work fabulously. GPS etc. is particularly fast and a... moreLooks nice. Could you comment on the radio reception if the cellular signal is weak? Basically - is this a phone, which can be used in a bad network coverage, or not?
Anon, 25 Jan 2020If only Samsung made a smaller version of this phone.Smaller? I wish it was 6.9" 6.3 is pretty small though with the slightly enlarged frame and a flat screen that will help it feel bigger I guess. It's just so narrow at that lame 20.5:9 resolution(god I hate that!).....
I'm about to replace the BB Android phone abandoned by BB with another mainstream Android one. Samsung with a Knox seems OK.
The problem with Samsung is that most of them have crappy mobile network signal handling.
I live in a rural area with a terrible network coverage. BB phones work OK, modern LG work superb, most of Snapdragon Samsungs have .... no network at all.
Can I buy Xcover Pro, which meets most of my requirements, without worrying about the cellular network reception? Serious answers are welcome!
What to buy if this costs over 700 usd to import? This limited availability sucks.
Gabs, 19 Apr 2020I think you posted your opinion on the wrong phone my friend
"Lack of optical image stabiliza... moreXcover its good idea that its plastic, it has ip68 and its hard, it have ok cameras and have battery with option to change.
I Was talking about A - series that was ip68 too, and they have ois in 2016 , and now they dont have ip68, they not metal but plastic, they dont have ios and they are much expensive. The phones after 2018 sucks.
Jaro, 15 Apr 2020In every year we got less for more money. Lack of optical image stabilization, no ip68, no gla... moreI think you posted your opinion on the wrong phone my friend
"Lack of optical image stabilization" Yes it has
"no ip68" MIL-STD-810G standard eats ip68 protection for breakfast
"no glass and metal but plastic" yo can pretty much shove those in the place the sun doesn't shine, Its a work phone for people who work outdoor/factory/building site. how long do you think metal and glass lasts you reckon in those environments? 3 months tops
Half price of a premium phone that you wont be so sad to see destroyed within 6 months