Samsung XCover 3 Value Edition Is a Rugged Phone For the Adventurous

We may have blamed Samsung for announcing too many devices in the past, a situation which might have seemed to be improved in the meantime, but isn’t necessarily gone. The latest phone from the company, the Galaxy XCover 3 Value Edition is the same as the Xcover 3 smartphone from 2015 except for one thing: the software.

Yes, people, the new XCover 3 Value Edition comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow which will be skinned with TouchWiz UI (up from Android 4.4). The rest of the specs remain the same.

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Although, quite an average smartphone by any standards, the XCover 3 Value Edition comes with a cool MIL-STD 810G specification, which allows it to fall by up to 1.2 meters, and survive dips in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes at a time. Of course, it can operate at varying degrees of hot and cold conditions.

Apart from that, you get a 4.5” WVGA display, 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor and a 5MP/2MP combination. Connectivity options include NFC and LTE, while battery capacity is 2,200 mAh.

Fret not, a single announcement doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be bombarded with similar-looking and feeling devices from someone with a history of such a thing.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 3 Value Edition Specifications:

  • CPU: 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display: 4.5” with WVGA (480 x 800) resolution
  • Memory: RAM: 1.5 GB / Internal: 8 GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Camera: Primary: 5 MP / Secondary: 2 MP
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi
  • Battery: 2,200 mAh
  • Price: 220 Euros (Approx. Rs.26,200)