Samsung introduces Galaxy XCover Pro, again

12 January 2020
It's a rugged smartphone aimed at business professionals and field workers.

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  • Anonymous

jay, 06 Apr 2020Is this a joke, or some kind of prank??? $1400 for a bulke... moreField worker like me are mostly the buyers for this type of phone, have no time for recharge, swapping batteries are my most preferred method.

jay, 06 Apr 2020Is this a joke, or some kind of prank??? $1400 for a bulke... moreI would.

  • jay

Is this a joke, or some kind of prank???
$1400 for a bulked up Galaxy s6....
No one in there right mind would even consider this phone!

  • Anonymous

Is that a Moto one Vision in disguise?

  • fix

why are they using hole-punch even though the phone have such a big bezels

  • Anonymous

CompactPhones5ever, 13 Jan 2020I'm pretty sure the main reason for sealing the batteries w... moreI mean there is definitely difference at this point especially. And in longevity and efficiency not just power.
However that doesn't change you from being correct.

  • Anonymous

I'mPhone, 13 Jan 2020Nah Apple provides #1 service hehehe You can tell from the... moreThey definitely don't. Sometimes maybe. But it is not a consistent thing

  • Anonymous

Can we please have a Complete Screen without any Pinholes or Notches?

  • Anonymous

how about any other color besides black like navy blue or something.

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020It's too bad removable battery fans like me get cornered in... moreI'm pretty sure the main reason for sealing the batteries was to prevent people from having their phones too long. It's funny "coincidence" that phones started having sealed batteries pretty much when phones even in midrange started hitting "daily use performance" ceiling - that is, for average user, there's virtually no relevant speed difference between SD660 from 2017 and SD855 from latest flagships. So, if you can't attract an average customer to noticably better performance, second best thing is to attract him to better battery life - and making his old phone's battery 'worse' is easier than making the new phones battery signifcantly better.

Also I'd bet that 90% phones suddenly having glass backs was done for the same reason.

  • Anonymous

It's too bad removable battery fans like me get cornered into something like this. All for the sake of thin and light phones that comically needed ugly cases (which make them thicker), reduced ports (which require dongles or new sets of preipherals) and battery sealed beneath delicate parts that make it hard to replace you end up buying a new shiny toy.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 13 Jan 2020Yes because it's a rugged phone let's give them excuses for... moreWhat are you on about? Offended for seeing an opposing opinion?

Btw, 5G is currently a huge battery drain. And sammy even drastically slashed their Galaxy prices in their home countries.

The other person who supposedly offended you is right. Wait till 5G is ready for prime time. Not in its current limited, crippled, battery draining form.

I'd pay this much even if it's a ripoff for you. Because for some of us, even a 300 USD phone with sealed battery and/or nearly irrepairable build is more of a ripoff than this.

This phone has one classic feature that makes it special in today's time... It has a removable battery. Haven't seen one of those in quite a few years... (except on low budget phones)

  • Anonymous

As being part of building business samsung doesnt get it quite right imho. The programmable buttons are very useful! The storage is way too small (visiting a site can leave you with hundereds of photos - visiting more sites...you get it), the screen is too big - you cant operate with 2 hands on site...the "open" screen is a problem, it will break easily since your phone will most likely fall on sand/stone/concrete any day. Battery could be 5000mAh with 6,3" screen . but ye - overall theres not much competition, glad there are rugged phones, still.

tomorrow they will introduce xcover pro again..they will keep doing it

  • Anonymous

Luxor, 13 Jan 2020What are field workers gonna do with OIS camera and 5G? All... moreYes because it's a rugged phone let's give them excuses for excluding standard things like ois and even attack someone for pointing out the rip off it is to do so...
Just because it has this purpose means it shouldn't be good at other things even if it costs more...

  • Anonymous

Useless if it doesn't have the extra layers of poly carbonate over the display.

Luxor, 13 Jan 2020Camera module near the side of the phone where impact is mo... more1. Regardless of placement, selfie camera is virtually always going to outlive the rest of the functionality of the phone in a case of fall. Selfie cameras simply aren't that prone to damage to be a relevant issue.

2. Even if you care that much about durability of the selfie camera (I honestly don't think instagram maniacs care for rugged phones in a first place), it would've fit in the middle of the top bezel, where it's actually MUCH safer than in its current position - because if there's a selfie camera malfunction, it's usually because of cracked screen, and screen usually cracks from where it falls, which happen to be corners of the phone.

Luxor, 13 Jan 2020What are field workers gonna do with OIS camera and 5G? All... moreExactly. The phone is for utility it's not supposed to be a flashy flagship. Who cares about 5G? How many people in how many countries can even use it? It's just a luxury right now because 4G is perfectly fast and simple enough for most mobile usage. I'm gonna buy this phone for my dad because he's an aggressive caller: battery and phone strength are his biggest issues.

CompactPhones5ever, 12 Jan 2020I fixed the design: https://ibb.co/hZ1scYm (neither camera ... moreCamera module near the side of the phone where impact is most likely to happen. Yup, your idea is an engineering mess already.