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a mobile that holds it all

The evolution of mobile phones has made the most common models increase in resistance to withstand from falls to scratches. Also the immersion in water, that protection against this element is increasingly common. Of course, no "normal" mobile can be compared to one "rugerized«: These smartphones are characterized by being protected against almost any accident.

Samsung does not usually manufacture “rugerized”-style mobiles, but it does have a range that approaches that line of protection: XCover. Resistant, durable, not too pretty … And, as with the last Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S, also economic.

We had read rumors of a possible Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S, last week we echoed them. Now it's official: Samsung Italy has definitely introduced it. It is a Samsung very different from any other model of the brand, you just have to observe its exterior appearance. Although yes: It is designed to resist whatever it takes.

Features of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S is official: a mobile that holds it all

The “rugerized” mobiles, those that are designed to withstand any physical threat, are not usually very powerful as they emphasize resistance, not raising the score of benchmarks. The Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S follow this same line, so don't expect a Samsung Galaxy A mid-range embedded in a shock resistant housing.

Below you have the technical sheet of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S:

  • Processor – Samsung Exynos 7885.
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage.
    • Internal: 32 GB.
    • SD card: yes, up to 512 GB.
  • screen.
    • Size: 5 inches, TFT.
    • Resolution: 1280 x 720 pixels.
  • Rear camera.
    • Resolution: 16 Mpx.
    • Opening f / 1.7.
    • Others: LED Flash
  • Front camera.
    • Resolution: 5 Mpx.
    • Opening: f / 2.2.
  • Others:
    • NFC
    • Military resistance
  • Dimensions: 145.9 x 73.1 x 9.7 mm.
  • Weight: -.
  • Drums: 2800 mAh
  • System:
    • Android version: One 9 Pie.

As you have seen, the hardware is not the key to the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S since the manufacturer aims to offer a device capable of withstanding extreme situations. For this it has certification IP68 and is also certified by the United States Army as a mobile of great resistance.

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S is official: a mobile that holds it all

Small screen for what we are used to, and HD resolution, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S bet to include the physical buttons under the screen by placing the power button on the right and the volume on the left. In addition, on this left side you can see another button: topped in red, the button XCover It can be customized to perform the action that the user wants.

Resistant, with a finish so that it does not slip on the hand, updated to Android 9 Pie and with Samsung's custom layer, One UI. The battery is 2800 mAh, something doubtful in terms of autonomy. Although, considering that the screen is 5 inches and HD, it may not turn out so badly.

Price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4S

The mobile resistant to extreme circumstances has been presented in Italy. There you can buy from July at a price of € 299.99.