Samsung Xcover 3 3G Outdoor Mobile Phone

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Review: Samsung Xcover 3 3G outdoor mobile phone

 

The practical outdoor mobile phone from Samsung in a new design

Available is the Xcover 3 in the color Dark Silver. However, this model is less concerned with the aesthetic and technical merits than with the ability to always be ready for use outdoors. This smartphone is both dust and water resistant, as well as the USB and headphone connectors, although they do not have additional coverage. The Xcover 3 is operated via the touchscreen and the Xcover button on the side, which you can program individually, even handling the smartphone is not a problem despite wearing gloves.  

Battery life

The long battery life of up to 9 hours for Internet use and up to 85 hours for music playback allows you to make the most of your mobile phone while on the go without having to look for a socket. It is also possible to replace the battery with a replacement battery if it is exhausted.  

Slim design and high storage capacity

Even if the decisive factor is clearly the robustness of the smartphone, the emphasis was also placed on a modern and sleek design. It is just 9.95mm "thick" and measures 132.9mm in height and 70.1mm in width. In addition, it has a weight of only 154g. Suitable for the Xcover 3 are all micro-SIM cards and it has 1.5 GB of memory, as well as an internal device memory of 8 GB. The memory can also be expanded by up to 128 GB using a micro SD. So there is enough space for games, videos, music, pictures, etc. available.  

Audio, video and camera

The Samsung Xcover 3 can play and record video formats in MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MKV, WEBM in a full HD resolution, as well as audio files in MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC , MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA. The smartphone has a front camera and a main camera with flash and autofocus. With the main camera you can shoot images with a resolution of 5 megapixels and with the front camera "Selfies" with a resolution of 2 megapixels.  

Connectivity

The phone has a USB 2.0 port, a headset or headphone jack, GPS and Glonass and is both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi capable. In addition, the Xcover features 3 Android 4.4. So you can look both in the forest your own location, as well as at home or in the cafe comfortably surf the Internet.Through the Android you always have a wide selection of the latest and, of course, also classic apps and is always up to date with constant updates and improvements.  

Prices

New one gets the Samsung Xcover 3 3G outdoor mobile phone with Samsung directly for 219 EUR or the Internet eg at Amazon already for 202 EUR. An external rechargeable battery, which is certainly useful for anyone who is long on the road and wants to ensure that the Akkukapazität is sufficient in any case, there is for 39.90 EUR directly at Samsung. In addition, you can also buy the right car mount for Samsung at 29.90 EUR. Charging adapters and USB cables are included with the smartphone.

Conclusion

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Is it worth buying the Samsung Xcover 3 or not?

The design is, as with everyone else, taste, but since it is relatively neutral, it is probably also a large part of the crowd. Unfortunately it is only available in one color and you have to go back on a cover if you do not like this color. In any case it is optimally stowed by its size, both in the ladies handbag, as well as in the men's trouser pocket. Practically, the battery is long lasting and can be exchanged in an emergency - which is now by many mobile phones is no longer possible - which is why this smartphone is also suitable as an ideal companion on hiking tours, since in the forest is finally no outlet to be found. So you also have the possibility to "repair" your mobile phone itself if the battery should be broken and should not send it extra and wait for weeks, just so the battery is replaced. Another plus is the "durability" of the Xcover 3, since you do not have to worry about wetness, or dirt, that the mobile phone does not leave the day unscathed. So it is perfect for people who like to be active in the fresh air. However, there is a point deduction for the camera, since it with 5 megapixels does not have a particularly high resolution. So you have to take the hiking vacation then still the digital camera to get a super picture quality of the experiences and the digital camera is certainly a little more sensitive than the outdoor smartphone and in the rarest of cases waterproof. The Samsung Xcover 3 3G outdoor mobile phone definitely stands out because of its price / performance ratio, since it is with about 200 EUR still in the affordable range and for this price has a very high standard. But ultimately everybody has to decide for themselves whether the design appeals to everyone, since everyone has their own taste. You should also consider beforehand whether it is important to you that the smartphone can compete with the digital camera fototechnik before you are disappointed after the purchase of the picture quality. However, anyone who is generally a "Samsung fan" and uses his mobile phone in wind and weather will certainly be happy with this smartphone. And for those who are not actually Samsung lovers, it is worth the Xcover 3 to test, which is quite possible in most mobile phone shops.