Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro Review of Pros And Cons

Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, by Samsung

- Analysis by KJ David

A 2019 addition to Samsung's family of field-ready Xcover smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro flexes a durable housing and a high battery capacity among its pros and cons. That being said, it's list of specs is not without a couple of hiccups, which might put it on the back foot versus a few other rugged Androids found here on Phonerated.

For starters, it is not as ambitious when it comes to main camera resolution as we had hoped, settling for a 12-megapixel-only main cam resolution , despite some of its closest rivals rocking at least 16-megapixel shooters. It also has a so-so 8-megapixel front-facing camera . Note, though, that its rear cam is accompanied by a triple LED flash , which was not that common of a pro among rugged phones as of this technical review.

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Adding to its cons is a 256g-heavy body , making it almost twice as heavy as the average 5-inch Android phone. Its weight, of course, is due to its heavy-duty rugged exterior , which passes both MIL-STD-810G and IP68 rugged certifications -- the former makes it shock-resistant, while the latter makes it impervious to dust grains and water.

Matching its outdoorsy body is a 4500mAh battery that sounds just right, given what some other big-battery smartphones offer.

Its battery cell powers a high-tier 2.7GHz + 1.7GHz dual-cluster Samsung Exynos 9810 octa-core engine and 4GB of RAM, while a 64GB native memory extendable by up to 512GB is on storage duties. Also on board is Samsung's signature KNOX security suite and an LTE Cat 11 adapter with 3CA support.

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Crowning its list of pros and cons is a 5.1-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) screen whose pixel resolution is much higher that what a good number of other rugged Android phones offer.

Summing up, this Xcover edition is made for field workers and those who are always out on outdoor adventures.

** This phone is also known as: Samsung Xcover FieldPro

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