cliefan, 25 Aug 2020How's the camera compared with non Samsung devices? Have you experienced any overheating... moreTo me it takes good basic pictures. But I expected a little more then the just a wide angle and "pro mode" (where you adjust contrast/tint/colour of the shot your about to take--photo shop before you press the button and take the modified picture.) The camera should have been good enough to not require you manually tweaking the picture via pro mode, IMHO.
But I saw this review of the different rugged cameras pictures and according to that review, it does not take bad photos..just there is no telephoto in the Xcover Pro.
I hope that helps
Bat21, 21 Aug 2020I agree with your comment. I have had my phone for several months now, no issues, great ba... moreHow's the camera compared with non Samsung devices? Have you experienced any overheating or laggy performance?
The phone is great.
Maybe the update I had today would improve the quality of the camera.
Either which way it's a mobile to have and keep for a long time.
Bravo to Samsung.
Geralb, 13 Aug 2020This comment you could smell the lying from moles awayI agree with your comment.
I have had my phone for several months now, no issues, great battery, everything works right out of the box. Just a solid phone. Blue tooth works well. I really have no faults with it at this time.
I am still not a fan of the camera though. The wide angle does not really suit my type of picture taking. I really wish they had put in an optical zoom, which much more useful then the wide angle for composing shots. My camera feels like a I bought a cheap point and shoot camera. But for generally basic photos it does do an o.k. job. I knew that I was down grading on the camera coming from a Samsung Note 4 for this phone, but and I needed the upgrade on all the other features this phone has. You cant have everything sometimes.
IF Google comes out with a phone like this, with removable battery, headphone jack, as tough as this one is,and with FM radio inside and good 3x telephoto good camera, I probably buy it .
But I will stick with this one for a few years. Hopefully Samsung may build on this ones strengths for the next version ( And put the FM radio/ telephoto lens in all them please!)
Oh BTW My lady just got a new Apple phone from her work, she has already dropped it and
its cracked her screen. I dropped mine several times and no issues.
The Samsung website states - Testing methods include a drop test on a plywood impact surface over concrete from a height of 1.2 meters. So only drop proof to 1.2m (not 1.5m)....onto plywood. Hardly rugged when other rugged phones test onto concrete or steel.
Zakalwe, 07 Aug 2020I sure don't think it is overpriced, but maybe you intended to address someone else?Right you are.
Someone else, sorry.
FenCPH, 05 Aug 2020A hard to break phone with headphone Jack water resistant 400€ prized unit that has a user rep... moreI sure don't think it is overpriced, but maybe you intended to address someone else?
Zakalwe, 31 Jul 2020No doubt Apple has a better support network. But with a phone that is basically DOA, couldn... moreA hard to break phone with headphone Jack water resistant 400€ prized unit that has a user replaceable good battery.
How is that overpriced?
Zakalwe, 31 Jul 2020No doubt Apple has a better support network. But with a phone that is basically DOA, couldn... moreI bought it from Samsung,and no,they are not giving you your money back.Believe me if I could have just returned it I would have.
very expenssive phone . good idea from samsung giving removable battery/
CMR, 31 Jul 2020I waited for two weeks after pre order to receive my new Xcover Pro.It was buggy right out of ... moreNo doubt Apple has a better support network. But with a phone that is basically DOA, couldn't you have just sent it back where you got it from?
Doug Jensen, 30 Jul 2020The EB-BG715BBE is not the 4050mah battery for the XCover Pro, despite ads claiming it is.Huh? EB-BG715BBE is what it says on the battery that came with my XCover Pro, and it is also what it says on the extra battery I ordered and received. They look and work exactly the same (apart from the serial number, of course). In what way would they differ?
I waited for two weeks after pre order to receive my new Xcover Pro.It was buggy right out of the box.The screen flickered and blinked and would go completely black.If I tapped on the middle of the screen it might come back on.The support from Samsung was the absolute worst. They sent me to a local repair shop and the guy looked at the phone and told me he knew absolutely nothing about it. Didn't have parts for it and couldn't get parts for it.I called Samsung and the woman,who I could barely understand, basically called me a liar.She said there was no way the repair guy told me that.Well I finally had to send the phone to Samsung's Texas repair facility,having had to buy a less expensive temporary replacement while they repaired my BRAND NEW ALMOST $600.00 PHONE! If I wanted a refurbished phone I would have bought one.Well the phone works fine now and I think it's a good upper mid range phone.But I will never buy another Samsung anything.Samsung absolutely does not support their products. My next phone will be an iPhone. Apple has a location near you where they actually look you in the face and don't treat you like an asshole.
Anonymous, 30 Jul 2020Hey,This phone does not have wireless chargingIt's got something even better POGO charging that will keep the battery in greater shape and for a longer time.
alfa6, 10 Jul 2020I cannot get working wireless charging. Hey,This phone does not have wireless charging
Mixl De, 06 Jul 2020Just search the internet for EB-BG715BBE. The EB-BG715BBE is not the 4050mah battery for the XCover Pro, despite ads claiming it is.
Is anyone who has used it personally, able to confirm that it can go VoLTE , and if so , on which carrier?
Ken, 26 Jul 2020I received my unlocked xcover pro a few days ago. Purchased directly from Samsung on their web... moreThere is an option in the settings to select which carrier you are trying to set the phone up with. Verizon is a CDMA only carrier and you will need to make sure that option is selected before trying to activate the phone. Also make sure your inserting the SIM card into the primary slot (SIM 1) or it won’t work. I’m surprised Samsung and Verizon didn’t help you through this but it is also possible you were sent the incorrect version. If you don’t have two SIM slots that may be the case.
Doug Jensen, 05 Jul 2020Sounds like a user problem.You likely have the screen sensitivity set to high. There is a setting to change screen responsivity while wearing thick gloves.