great phone really durable...ive taken calls in the shower no problems..brilliant phone
Hello everyone, I recently bought S5690 Galaxy Xcover and it shows that it has only 316 RAM but gsmarena tells us it has 512RAM, is it possible that i got an older version of the phone, or are is rest of the RAM in permanent usage?
mario, 31 Dec 2012can someone help me i got the x cover and its draining my credid how can i turn off the intern... moreCheck this manual:
hy all can any one tell me how to turn off the internet on this phone x cover cos its draining my credid every day all i want is the wifi on ??
can someone help me i got the x cover and its draining my credid how can i turn off the internet off not the wifi
vsundelin, 15 Dec 2012I use the Samsung Galaxy xCover (GT-S5690) every day. Had problem with the first version of t... moreI definitely have to agree with you, sir. Ruggedness is the main feature of this phone. I have it and I am very satisfied with it.
HUV, 26 Dec 2012After installing two apps (Angry Birds different versions) it says "OUT OF MEMORY" w... moreLook for link2sd, make 2 partition on your sd card(1 fat and 1 ext 2),root your phone, run link2sd and will have more storage space for installing app.
HUV, I have the same problem. Two times in service with no solutions. A bad phone. Regret to buy it.
After installing two apps (Angry Birds different versions) it says "OUT OF MEMORY" when trying to install more apps. How do I install apps on the SD card?
Betty, 29 Sep 2012I agree with you. The memory size is just ridiculous. I foolishly bought a 8GB SD card hoping ... moreThere is a simple solution to this problem. all you need to do is root your phone. Superuser is a simple application download which enables you to root the phone or download it onto your memorycard via pc and then start up the phone using bios mode.
install the software and then you can download an app such as droidsailsApp2SD which will move all the apps you want from phone memmory to SD.
Just remember things like widgets need to be on the phone itself to auto start on startup but if you dont want auto widgets then everything from your playstore to your facebook can be moved
I was totally missled by the phone dealer they told me that this phone was not only water proof but also shock/shatter proof i would have never pushed the limits had i known its limits were water only mine took a swan dive off some equipment i was working on (more than 30 ft) onto the concrete and shattered the glass on the front so it turns out it is water proof and shock proof just not shatter proof cause she still works like a dream despite her busted screen ha
I use the Samsung Galaxy xCover (GT-S5690) every day.
Had problem with the first version of the phone (before I got a new one from Samsung, through: thephonehouse.com).
The button to turn of the screen/turn of the phone got stuck.
But this was not the only problem with this phone, the main problem is that the internal memory is very tiny.
Sure the screen is bad, but you have to make sure what types of phones you are comparing it to, you can't compare it to the Samsung Galaxy SII or SIII or a another phone that came after the release of the xCover. And the main usage of this phone is not to have the best hardware properties, or hardware performance. But to handle ruff surroundings like water and dirt. And work day and night without interruption.
For my first version of the phone I had problem with the instability of the system. But learned later that that the reason for this was that the size of the microSD - card was to big (32 GB) and that I had format it in a Windows system.
You have to format It in the phone. After you get it from the store, the safest thing to do is to reset it, and simultaneously format the micro - SDcard (the maximum size has to be: 8 GB, not 32 GB as the manufacturer indicate). The reason for this is that the big 32 GB card slows down the system.
And the last thing to worry about is the tiny internal memory, you can't have to many programs in the system, even when you have 8 GB in external memory (micro SD). Every program still need internal memory. And you have only about 150 megabyte to store your programs :(
But now when I have a different phone, but still xCover it works fine :) You have not to worry to get protective shell or screen protective films. This is unnecessary for this phone. I have even had it in a sauna, but kept it in a bucket of water to cool it down.
Recommend you to get the Samsung Galaxy xCover (GT-S5690)if you wan't a phone that is robust.
I had this samsung phone for three days and smoke started coming out of it. The fire brigade said I was very lucky to be alive.
David Codd, 29 Nov 2012Samsung sold me a Galaxy Xtreme 2 weeks ago and now it doesn't work. I talked to 3 customer se... more:) I buy another Samsung Xcover, it stop working at the end of the day i buy it, but from Samsung give me new one !!!
just because you had a bad experiance with one of the worst phones they make dont let that put you off i have had 2 samsungs the ace s5830 and the ace plus s7500 they are 1000x better than and iphone and 100000000000x better than htc sony huawei phones the build of samsung phones is second to none