Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro disassembly video shows the phone is surprisingly easy to repair

Peter, 06 March 2020

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is a rugged Android smartphone, does that mean it should be easy to repair as well? If you think the answer should be “yes”, then check out the disassembly video below.

The good news is that the phone has a removable back cover, which allows you to access the battery. There’s a rubber gasket covering it to ensure the phone meets the IP68 requirements for water resistance, but the battery can be swapped out without any tools.

You’ll need a heat gun and a pry tool to get the screen out, everything after that is held down by standard Phillips head screws.

The Galaxy Xcover Pro shows that it’s still possible to design a simple phone, though it certainly helps that the phone is 10mm thick and has only two cameras on the back.


Reader comments

  • Phil

I love my Galaxy s10 Active. I have dropped it hundreds of times, and no damage! I don't care how pretty a phone is ... it must stand up to abuse or it is useless. I'm glad Samsung still offers a rugged phone.

  • Logix

Been on chat and phone w/ tech reps and they don't know how many antennas it has for cellular. Is it 4x4 MiMo or 2x2 MiMo ? WiFi MiMo 2x2 is listed in specs, but not cellular.

There's certainly a gap between this and "pretty", but at least if I need a rugged model I wouldn't avoid it out of its ugliness.

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