Designed for the active and the adventurous, the Galaxy Xcover 2 is ready for the outdoors. Not only it is dust, sand, and water-resistant, but it can also monitor your workout and training with its Cardio Trainer Pro app. That put aside, the rest is rather modest: A dual-core 1GHz CPU and a 5-megapixel main camera. And where is the 4G?
On-paper Review rating:
The Galaxy Xcover 2 can record high-resolution (1280 x 720 pixels) video clips. Bravo! But we couldn't confirm whether it had an HDMI port or not. HDMI, which lets you connect to an HDTV, is not essential, but would be great on an HD phone.
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We were not able to find this phone's SAR rating. Therefore, we cannot tell you how close to the limit it is.
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A year ago, this smartphone's on-paper performance would have appeared nice, but compared to recent smartphones, the 1GHz (unspecified dual-core) processor with only 1GB of RAM seems a little pale.
It's disappointing that we were not able to find information about its weight.
It is promoted as more resistant to water, dust and shocks.
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With Swype, you can "type" text just by gliding a finger over the letters one would normally press.
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It has the following special features: Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Wi-Fi Direct
** This phone is also known as: Samsung S7710, Samsung Galaxy Xcover II
*** These pros and cons are identified automatically based on our algorithm and the data we have on file for this product. If you notice an error, please let us know.
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