Samsung says this is a craftsman's phone and doesn't need memory, which is just a poor excuse. They could allow partial storage of apps on microSD, other phones do.
I use Clean Master and have OK memory usage even with quite a few apps, but keep running out anyway. Being water resistant makes the Xcover2 good for biking with e.g. ViewRanger, which uses practically no memory dormant and 28MB running, but then after Facebook and its Messenger have nabbed 55+24 there's not much left for CameraPRO, and then you can't see the pictures you've taken.
It was on the Kit-Kat list, which was supposed make better use of the space, but that hasn't materialised. New phone after just 15 months isn't on the cards. Why don't they fix it? A similarly specced Symbian Belle Nokia could blow this out of the sky, if it had a better browser... 4GB internal memory should have been a thing of the past in the Android world years ago!!
I too had problems with memory, uninstalled everything and still couldn't update Chrome any more.
Lost my patience and solved the problem by rooting and installing RootAppDelete and Link2SD apps (WARNING - AT YOUR OWN RISK - THIS VOIDS WARRANTY AND MAY BRICK THE PHONE - DON'T BLAME ME IF IT HAPPENS!)
RootAppDelete lets you delete the apps that come with the phone - e.g. Flipboard and such (careful not to delete anything tightly integrated with the operating system).
Link2SD moves most your apps to the SD card, freeing space for updates/new ones.
You need to have some computer skills and access to a PC, as it involves formatting your SD card 1/2 FAT32 and 1/2 Ext2 in order for Link2SD to work. You can achieve this with Minitool or Paragon partition software.
how can i send some application in sdcard??? and why samsung lock the sdcard so is impossible to put there new aplications???
AnonD-244086, 30 May 2014i have the xcover s5690 and I wait for xcover 3And your point is?
col, 16 Apr 2014i was given the same phone and have the same problem..what did i miss the spec sheet tell me a... moreI have new memory card and I cant connect to perform well with the phone to get more available space
Does this phone has a light that keeps on flashing if you missed a call or received an sms or whats app.
Tried to change setting bur can not seem to find them.
I have an issue, when i receive a text from a person, I open the text, underneath their name the number that is shown suddenly has a letter in front of the number. For example N+44**********, so when I try to send my reply to the message it says number invalid obviously. This only happens to the same contact.
I have checked the contact in my contact list, and no letter is there. It has become annoying having to go back and compose a new message every time. Has anyone heard of this problem? Or have a solution?
this phone is crap, i bought it last week and it keeps on losing track of my sim card, : "please insert simcard blablabla..." while the sim card is still in it, in a perfect shape...
other problem, the touch screen is crap, maybe because its thicker than other models, anyway it doesnt detect my fingers or whatever a tried to use to make it react so i've got to turn it off and back on everytime to fix the problems.
also the stupid fact that u cannot delete the ton a useless apps stored on it is the cherry on the cake. this phone is shit, i'm sending it right back to the seller... samsung is a deception, again.
Really good phone. Super fast and hard as a rock!
To be fully satisfied you should root it, install a custom rom and use external SD card (as the most phones/tablets out there).
The I/O performance is amazing! Using link2sd it links all installed applications for a second or less (using class4 sd card)
AnonD-164863, 13 Apr 2014Phone have only 350MB of memory too use.... All other mem is busy by sistem... Disaster for a... morei was given the same phone and have the same problem..what did i miss the spec sheet tell me a different story..any help ahead
Phone have only 350MB of memory too use....
All other mem is busy by sistem... Disaster for a brand like Samsung...
to stop the data being used up you need to disable the mobile data button ... swipe down from the top of your screen it should be one of the buttons that comes down switch on and off as required remembering that when you download apps remember to setup your updates to download only on wifi connections and know that the data button stops all features such as facebook whatsapp BBM etc from working it will only get calls and sms's
Before this i was using HTC Desire. When started this, i was dissapointed, that it did not react so quick. This is not really fast warking phone. But all the other ways its great
Nominally waterproof phone that can't take being run under a tap. Otherwise mediocre, but good battery life. Not sure the screen will ever look right again. It might be waterproof enough to take in the rain, but I wouldn't trust it beyond that. I liked the Xcover 2 until the water incident, but I specifically picked it because it was waterproof, and compromised on features in order to get that waterproof capability. To find that it doesn't work as promised means I just have a kind of lame compromise phone now, with a screen that may never look good again.
It's a real pity, because I have Samsung's B2100, and it is completely, OMG waterproof. Accidentally ran it through the clothes washer: no problem. I'm disappointed that Samsung's quality seems to be so variable.