Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s is a secure smartphone belonging to the middle price range. It has a case with increased strength and a fresh operating system. It was officially launched on the market in 2019.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s specs or watch the video below the article.
Although the South Korean company is not most often associated with secure smartphones, it offers such. Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s is not one of the brand's most advanced models, but it is stable and reliable in the field. It offers a 5-inch display, 4-core processor and memory card slot. Its dimensions are compact.
- Release date: 2019, July
- Colors: Gray
- Dimensions: 146.2 x 73.3 x 9.7 mm.
- Weight: 172 g.
- Screen: 5" inc, 720 x 1280, PLS TFT
- Camera : Single, 16MP
- Chipset: Exynos 7885 (14 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x1.6 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6x1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Memory: 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
- Battery: 2800, Removable Li-Ion
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
What makes the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s impressive at first glance is that it is in a compact case that is well protected. The back panel is designed so that the device does not slip in your hands. To increase its strength, you can provide it with an additional protective glass and case.
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s has protection against water and dust according to the IP68 standard. You can easily wash it under running water and use it in dusty conditions. Not a grain of sand will penetrate his hull.
The device impresses with its light weight - 172 grams. Available only in dark gray.
With a screen diagonal of 5 inches Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s can be safely attributed to the group of compact devices. Given the size, you can't count on high resolution. The matrix is IPS type. The screen has a 16: 9 aspect ratio and occupies only 64.6% of the front panel. The pixel density is low - 294 per inch. The frames are quite thick, which suggests that it is designed to withstand tests.
Given that the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s is designed to meet the expectations of a certain type of user, it does not provide a picture with who knows how high quality. More important for him is the sensitivity of the screen. According to the manufacturer, he perceives touch even with dirty hands.
In the sun, the screen brightens slightly, but the information remains legible. Indoors you will notice a good level of brightness and detail. As for the viewing angles, they are wide enough. You can view the screen from a different angle. There are basic settings with which you can adjust the color gamut.
The smartphone has an Exynos 7885 chipset combined with a Mali-G71 MP2 graphics core, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The latter can be expanded with a memory card up to 1 TB. As a result, you can rely on average performance and limit your interaction with the phone to surfing the Internet, browsing social networks and watching videos on YouTube. This smartphone is not suitable for heavy games and applications. Its small screen suggests that this type of content will not be easy to perceive.
The Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s comes with Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
Not surprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s has a single rear camera. It is 16-megapixel with an aperture of f / 1.7. With it you can take good pictures in daylight, but in the evening and indoors bet on the flash. It will compensate to some extent for the lack of light and will improve the shots. Video recording is possible at maximum Full HD resolution.
The front camera is not who knows what. It is set at 5 MP.
With these photo capabilities, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s is not able to meet the requirements of anyone who likes to post photos on social networks.
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s has a battery with a capacity of 2800 mAh. Its full charge will provide you with a day. The battery can be removed and replaced with a new one at your desired time. This feature of the model is one of its advantages. There is no support for fast charging technology, but it would be good.
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4s is a smartphone with an ambiguous rating. In many ways, it is inferior to the Galaxy XCover Pro. On the other hand, it offers good value for money. Among its many advantages, which we will list below, there are those that give it an advantage over competitors. It will not withstand immersion under water, but is able to survive an accidental fall or impact. Among the other positive aspects, we cannot fail to mention the presence of a Type-C port.
- Compact body and light weight
- IP68 protection
- Sensitive touchscreen
- Sound quality and volume
- Presence of NFC
- Weak processor
- Low quality photos with the front camera
- Small display
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4s and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Samsung.