Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5

Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5
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  • 5.3" 720x1480 pixels
  • 16MP 1080p
  • 4GB RAM Exynos 850
  • 3000mAh 15W
Released 2021, March 12 172g, 9.2mm thickness Android 11, up to Android 13, One UI 5 64GB storage, microSDXC
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Network
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
Speed HSPA, LTE-A
Launch
Announced 2021, March 04
Status Available. Released 2021, March 12
Body
Dimensions 147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2 mm (5.79 x 2.82 x 0.36 in)
Weight 172 g (6.07 oz)
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
MIL-STD-810H compliant
Display
Type PLS LCD
Size 5.3 inches, 71.3 cm2 (~67.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1480 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~311 ppi density)
Platform
OS Android 11, upgradable to Android 13, One UI 5
Chipset Exynos 850 (8nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM
 eMMC 5.1
Main Camera
Single 16 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
Features Dual LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Selfie Camera
Single 5 MP, f/2.2
Video
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Sound
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Positioning GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
NFC Yes
Radio Unspecified
USB USB Type-C 2.0, charging connector pins
Features
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery
Type Li-Ion 3000 mAh, removable
Charging 15W wired
Misc
Colors Black
Models SM-G525F, SM-G525F/DS, SM-G525N
SAR EU 0.70 W/kg (head)     1.27 W/kg (body)    
Price C$ 502.09 / £ 129.99 / € 129.99
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5 64GB 4GB RAM

User opinions and reviews

will this phone ever get the Android 14? Some sites say Samsung would release the A14 upgrade to this phone in Dec 2023. It's already almost Mar2024 and still nothing... I went back to this phone as my main phone because of its small size (and b...

It appears that the Galaxy XCover7 will be a successor to the Galaxy XCover5 and not the Galaxy XCover6 Pro. In addition to the XCover7 still having only 1 camera, it will have the same MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ chipset as the Galaxy A15 5G.

Seems XCover 5 PLS screen is slightly better than Tab3 Active PLS screen. I have both. XCover6 Pro PLS screen is much better that I don't want to go back to AMOLED anymore.

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