Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Review, Pros and Cons – Becoming the champion is the dream of every company. Each smartphone company is thriving in developing its market status. They are constantly changing their strategy and bringing something new. Last month Samsung launched its low-budget smartphone called Samsung Galaxy XCover 5.

They launched the Galaxy XCover 5 phone on March 12, 2021. It is expected that the brand has some new features in this phone for a low budget. It will be available in Asia, Europe, and Latin America for now, but availability on other continents will be expanded in a few months. With the latest Android operating system, this phone is a decent choice for those who like Samsung smartphones. Let’s start the full review of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 smartphone and understand its value.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Review

Highlights

  1. It has a 5.3 inches screen much smaller than any smartphone in the current market.
  2. Under the hood, the phone runs on Android 11 OS based on One UI 2.0.
  3. The Exynos 850 chipset along with a 2.0 GHz Octa-Core processor offers a decent performance experience.
  4. It comes with a 16 MP rear camera with an aperture of 1.8 and a 5 MP front camera.
  5. The removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery supports 15 W fast charging works perfectly fine.

Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 phone 5.3 inches screen today is much smaller. It also comes with a standard resolution of 720 x 1480 pixels and weighs just 172 g. But from Samsung, where people are looking for a big screen and great resolution, this is not expected. The screen is made with PLS IPS, which is also older technology. You are limited to choosing an only single black color.

On the other hand, the glove touch feature allows you to scroll smoothly over the phone. It allows high sensitivity to the touch for its convenient use. The Galaxy Xcover 5 phone is resistant to water and dust, which can go up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. This is a rugged-looking phone with MIL-STD-810H compliant that can do its demanding job.

You can easily hold it on your wrist due to its elegant design. This phone is ideal for the user who works in adverse conditions and is at risk of damaging the phone. The user who wants a phone with a strong body that cannot be damaged even after a sudden fall can use the Xcover 5 phone. Above that Samsung, the brand makes this phone trustworthy. Check here the Samsung Galaxy F62 smartphone complete review.

Memory and Internal

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 phone comes with the latest Android 11 OS and it also comes with a One UI 2.0 interface. The powerful 8nm – Exynos 850 chipset is worth mentioning here. Because it is a System on Chip (Soc) like Apple’s M1, it offers continuous and much faster performance for daily tasks.

The 2.0 GHz octa-core processor, the Mali-G52 graphics unit, 4 GB of RAM, and other components are placed together inside the chip. Thus, the configuration becomes smaller and lighter. There is also an internal storage of 64 GB supported by eMMC 5.1. But sad to say, you have only one variant but still, you can expand your storage capacity with the dedicated slot MicroSD slot.

Camera

In the proper daylight, the 16 MP rear camera really offers better sharpness in photos. You get a live autofocus feature that is amazing for the photoshoot. You can also record your precious moment using the rear camera at 1080p. There are PDAF, dual-LED flash, HDR, and panorama available on the rear camera, which is quite decent for photography.

The 5 MP camera is moderate for selfies. You can talk to your family by video call with decent image quality. It is not known whether you can make videos or not with your selfie camera but we expect you can record 720p videos. At the rear, there are two LEDs that are important for your low-light HDR photography. Overall, camera performance is average, and can take simple photos.

Battery and Others

The Galaxy XCover 5 phone has a removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery which is not common nowadays. With that, you cannot do many things and will always be subject to limitations. You get a fast 15 W charger, which is useful in your tough times.

In normal use, you can get 4 hours of screen time and 1 day of battery life. you can access youtube videos and browse the internet without any problem. The Galaxy XCover 5 phone comes at a price of $ 260 (Rs 20,000), which looks expensive compared to the specs.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 pros and cons

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Specifications Detail

Down below you can see the full specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 smartphone.

SpecificationsSamsung Galaxy XCover 5
Network2G, 3G, 4G
AnnouncedMarch 2021
SIMDual SIM
Dimensions5.79 x 2.82 x 0.36 inches
Weight172 g
Size5.3 inches
DisplayPLS IPS
18.5:9 ratio
~311 PPI density
ProtectionIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
MIL-STD-810H compliant
Resolution720 x 1480 pixels
OSAndroid 11, One UI 2.0
Chipset8nm – Exynos 850
CPUOcta-core
4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55
GPUMali-G52
Card slotYes (dedicated slot)
RAM4GB
Internal64GB
eMMC 5.1
Camera16 MP, PDAF
Dual LED flash, HDR, panorama
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Selfie5 MP, f/2.2
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE