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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 review

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Product Type
Smartphone
Network Band
Quad Band
Wireless LAN
Yes
USB
Yes
Contract Type
SIM-free
Built-in Flash
Yes
Cellular Data Connectivity Technology
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS Receiver
Yes
Multi-SIM Supported
No
Integrated TV Tuner
No
Product Family
Galaxy Xcover 2
Cellular Generation
3G
Cellular Network Supported
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution
5 Megapixel
Front Camera
Yes
Memory Card Supported
microSD
Phone Style
Bar
Colour
Titan Gray
Brand Name
Samsung
Battery Talk Time
15 Hour
Screen Size
10.2 cm (4")
Screen Resolution
480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)
148.5 g
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
Touchscreen
Yes
Processor Manufacturer
ARM
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported
32 GB
Built-in Memory
4 GB
Operating System Version
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Realtone
Yes
Radio Tuner Type
FM
Call Features
Call Log
Multi-touch Screen
Yes
Height
130.5 mm
Width
67.7 mm
Depth
12.1 mm
Operating System
Android
Manufacturer
Samsung
Product Model
GT-S7710
Product Name
Galaxy Xcover 2 GT-S7710 Smartphone
Processor Speed
1 GHz
Processor Type
Cortex
Product Line
Galaxy Xcover 2
Screen Type
LCD
Manufacturer Part Number
GT-S7710TAABTU
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.samsung.com/uk/
Marketing Information
The Galaxy Xcover 2 is designed to endure the most rugged outdoor conditions, whether it's used for work or play. Protected against the elements, it is dust and sand proof and even water resistant to a depth of one metre for up to 30 minutes (IP67 Certified). You can take photos underwater with the direct camera key and ensure the device is kept safe with its strap holder. The handset's battery cover lock gives added protection so there's no need to worry about dropping your phone.

The device comes pre-downloaded with Google Maps data, an enhanced GPS + GLONASS which shortens the satellite signal detection by up to 20% to track your location more accurately. An LED Flash next to the camera can be used as a torch, and with a battery capacity of 570 hours (1,700mAh), the Galaxy Xcover 2 is the best possible smartphone if you want to explore the great outdoors.

In addition, the Cardio Trainer Pro workout application can be used to help you achieve your fitness goals by creating a tailored training program, checking your progress and recording your track and speed.

You can expect the powerful performance characteristic of a Samsung smartphone with the Galaxy Xcover 2 shell. Its vivid 4.0" (100.8mm) WVGA display provides a clear and wide viewing experience and a 5-megapixel camera and VGA front camera allows precious moments to be recorded in high resolution. With Bluetooth® v 4.0, the Galaxy Xcover 2 gives a better connection that consumes less power and detects devices 50 metres away. An impressive 1GHz dual core processor powers the core of the Galaxy Xcover 2, which ensures a fast operating speed for seamless multitasking, faster webpage loading and softer UI transitions.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 runs on Android™ 4.1 (Jelly Bean) enabling faster and smoother screen transitions and providing an enhanced user interface, featuring a new, easy-to-use notification panel. As a premium Samsung Android™ phone, the device is packed with innovative features and services to boost performance and the overall user experience.

The intuitive Motion UI understands peoples' movements and has the ability to overturn and mute incoming calls. Data can be synced, backed up and restored with S-Cloud; S Voice lets you control the phone using your voice, allowing you to see the weekly weather forecast, the contact number you're trying to find or even take a picture as you speak. Best Shot recommends the best shot taken on the device from a series of photos; Smart Stay recognises whether the customer is looking at the screen to dim the screen accordingly. You can also enjoy all the benefits of Samsung Hubs, including the latest versions of Readers Hub, Video Hub, Game Hub and Music Hub.
Limited Warranty
2 Year
Touchscreen Type
Capacitive

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