Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro Review – A Companion for Discomfort | mobilenet.cz | TechBuzz

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There are countless phones with increased durability on the market. However, there are significantly fewer really durable ones, and finding a highly durable phone with good equipment is often an impossible task. The new Samsung Galaxy Xcover6 Pro will try to fill a hole in the market, which is definitely not made of sugar and its equipment tries to make your life more pleasant. However, the price of 15 thousand crowns may give you wrinkles.

Samsung always refreshes its armored phones in the XCover series after some time. This year, it was the turn of a better equipped line with the epithet Pro in the name. We have seen the Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro, which should satisfy even slightly more demanding users with its equipment. It has a large display, Snapdragon 778G, a dual rear camera or a reliable software side. However, it must be said that the mobile is quite specifically targeted, for example for corporate clients.

Construction168,8 × 79,9 × 9,9 mm, 235 gdesign: classic, resistance: IP68 / MIL-810G
DisplayTFT IPS, 6,6″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)
Camera50 MpxLED dioda, video: 1 920 × 1 080 px, 30 FPS
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 778GCPU: 1×2,4 GHz + 3×2,2 GHz + 4×1,9 GHzGPU: Adreno 642L
MemoryRAM: 6 GBinternal memory: 128 GBmemory cards: microSDXC
Data functions5G: againLTE: againWi-Fi: Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth: 5.2, NFC: again
Operating systemAndroid 12
Accumulator4 050 mAhwireless charging: it is
AvailabilityJuly 2022, 14,999 CZK

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro – videorecenze

Package contents: modesty rules here

The ecological trend has also arrived among durable phones, so even at first glance the sales package is atypically small. You won’t find much in it. In addition to the phone itself, only the USB-C cable, even the charging adapter is missing.

Structural processing: robustness above all

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The first look will definitely confirm that you have the honor of a durable Samsung. The manufacturer maintains its design, where the black color is complemented by stylish red accessories, for example around the buttons or cameras on the back. The phone has a massive frame that is rubberized, the back is plastic with a non-slip surface. It is not surprising that the MIL STD-810G military standard is met, so the phone can handle falls from a height, while nothing major should happen to it. Water and dust are not a problem either, IP68 certification is met.

Durability is also ensured through the removable back cover. You will have to remove it every time you want to insert a nano SIM card or memory card. Likewise, if you happen to want to replace the battery. Yes, the battery is user replaceable.


The phone is already quite large and wide, it does not fit in smaller hands. However, if you already grab it, you will definitely be sure that you are holding it firmly, it does not slip. The set of buttons on the sides helps to solve the control. The upper key is fixed to quickly start the flashlight. Unfortunately, having an unlocked phone is a requirement. On the left side there is a huge XCover key that can be assigned two functions, for short and long press. Any installed application can be launched, but for example you can also assign the Back or Home function to the button. For left-handed people, it can be a great solution to control the phone with one hand.

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It remains to mention the buttons on the right side. This is used to control the volume or unlock the mobile phone. It also has a well-functioning fingerprint reader.

We liked it

  • non-slip surface
  • high resistance
We didn’t like it

  • larger dimensions
  • does not fit smaller hands

Display: did not get to AMOLED

The display is much discussed in rugged phones. In this case, it is also large, it is 6.6″. Fortunately, it is protected by modern Gorilla Glass Victus+, so the display should not suffer from scratches. In addition, it is also slightly recessed. Unfortunately, it is only an IPS panel, which has a negative effect on readability in bright sunlight.The impression is partially saved by the Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

As it is not an AMOLED panel, it is not surprising that the Always-On mode is missing. A small patch is the fact that it got on the information diode, which is located on the upper edge and can flash quite significantly in case of missed notifications.

We liked it

  • 120 Hz
  • the display is recessed
We didn’t like it

  • an AMOLED panel would be more suitable
  • Always-On is missing

Sound: classic with jack

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There was not a lot of emphasis on music and there is one speaker that is loud, so you definitely won’t hear the ringtone. Somewhat surprisingly, there is a 3.5 mm jack, so connecting older headphones will not be a problem.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

Hardware performance: a decent deal

You will be satisfied with the performance, Samsung went for a very solid Snapdragon 778G, which means, among other things, 5G support. 6 GB of RAM is sufficient, as is 128 GB of storage, which can also be easily expanded with a memory card. So the phone has enough performance, even for playing games, if you happen to be caught up in a long moment.

Benchmark testy
We liked it

  • decent processor
  • supports memory sticks

Battery life: the capacity does not dazzle

We’ve already had a little taste of the battery, we know it’s replaceable, which is good. It won’t impress you with its capacity, 4,050 mAh really won’t do too much, and don’t count on more than one day. If you are going to use your phone outside of civilization, you cannot avoid buying a spare battery or power bank. Charging is only possible with a basic power of 15 W via cable, but you must have a charger, there is none in the box. There is no wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro
We didn’t like it

  • very slow charging
  • wireless charging is missing
  • poor stamina

Connectivity: including 5G

The phone received full-fledged connectivity. You can look forward to fast data support in the 5G network. It also got Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 or NFC. When roaming the world, you can rely on GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Locating your location takes a few seconds.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

Camera: ready for the basics

There are two cameras on the back, but it can be seen that they were not particularly important for Samsung this time. The main 50-megapixel sensor is reliable and takes decent pictures in good light, about as good as a mid-range phone. However, as the light fades, noise and poorer sharpness take over.

The second camera is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, which has a nice shot, but the resolution is only sufficient for less demanding photographers. The edges of the landscapes are already visibly merging.

Sample photos

The list ends with a front 13-megapixel camera, which is sufficient for basic selfies and the quality is passable for sharing via social networks.

Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro
Sample photo from the front camera

Video recording is possible up to 4K quality, but you have to forget about 60 frames per second. Videos are more of an emergency.

We liked it

  • decent pictures in daylight

Software: an example for others

As for the environment, it is a classic Samsung, i.e. imaginary certainty and proven quality. This time in the form of Android 12 and the One UI 4.1 superstructure. By the way, don’t worry about security, the phone has August patches and updates should come every month. The optimization of the environment is exemplary and the phone works great.

We liked it

  • clear environment
  • latest patches

Evaluation

As we said at the beginning, there are few truly durable phones, even fewer decently equipped ones, and even fewer that look like a normal mobile phone at the same time. However, the Galaxy Xcover6 pro meets these conditions. It has a large display, a good processor and a decent main camera. It does not lack 5G support and can handle demanding conditions at the same time. The only thing that freezes is the absence of an AMOLED panel. Considering the price of almost 15,000 crowns, Samsung could have slightly improved the equipment. Again, we must add that the phone is not primarily aimed at ordinary users, which is a bit of a shame. A better equipped and seriously durable phone is missing on the market.

Competition

There are currently not many competitors on the Czech market. If you stick to 5G, you can consider the CAT S53, which is cheaper, but has a weaker processor and a worse display.

CAT S53

Dimensions? × ? × ? mm, ? g
DisplayTFT IPS, 6,5″ (1 600 × 720 px)
Camera48 Mpxvideo: 1 920 × 1 080 px, 30 FPS
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 480, 2×200 MHz + 6×1,8 GHz
MemoryRAM: 6 GBrepository: 128 GBmicroSDHC
Accumulator5 500 mAh

If you want 5G, you can have the Nokia XR20, which will cost you around 13,000 crowns, is similarly durable and has wireless charging on top.

Nokia XR20 128+6 GB

Dimensions171,6 × 81,5 × 10,6 mm, 248 g
DisplayTFT IPS, 6,67″ (2 400 × 1 080 px)
Camera48 Mpx
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 480, 2×2 GHz + 6×1,8 GHz
MemoryRAM: 6 GBrepository: 128 GBmicroSDXC
Accumulator4 630 mAh

Photo: Petr Vojtěch, mobilenet.cz



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