Design and Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 is a successor to the rugged Samsung Galaxy XCover. The phone is pitched as a competitor to popular rugged Android phones such as Sony Xperia Go and Motorola Defy Plus. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The phone houses a 1 GHz dual core processor with 1 GB RAM. In terms of dimensions the phone is fairly large with measurements of 130.5 x 67.7 x 12 mm. The phone is also weighs 148.5 g, making it heavy duty and rugged. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the phone is its 4.0" scratch-proof capacitive touch screen with display resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and pixel density of 233 ppi.
Camera and Multimedia
The phone sports a 5 MP primary camera with the regular array of features such as auto focus, LED flash and Geo-tagging facility. The camera can record 720p, also known as HD videos. In the front, the phone sports a VGA secondary camera for regular video calls. Most smartphones these days back up as being the primary multimedia device for users and Samsung Galaxy XCover2 is no different. The phone provides music lovers with support for a wide array of formats such as MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and FLAC. For videos, the phone allows playback in MP4, H.264 and H.263 formats.
Connectivity and Features
Samsung Galaxy XCover2 runs on quad band 2G and dual band 3G networks. There is no 4G support for the phone. The users can browse the internet using this phone via GPRS, EDGE, 3G and WiFi networks.In addition, the phone offers connectivity options for users to share data with users via Bluetooth 4.0 and micro USB 2.0. The greatest feature of Samsung Galaxy XCover2 is the high tolerance of the phone. The phone has an IP67 certification which makes it dust and water proof for up to 1 meters for 30 mins.
Battery and Storage
The phone houses a 1700 mAh battery that provides considerable talk time. The phone provides 4 GB of internal storage for users to store their data such as music, movies and applications. If the user wishes to expand the storage further, the phone comes with a micro SD card slot which allows users to expand the memory by up to 32 GB.