Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (G525)
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 black bottom
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 black front left side
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 black front right side
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 black left side
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 black back
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 black right side
64 GB

Pro and cons Galaxy XCover 5

  • Robust and sturdy
  • Removable battery
  • Camera with flashlight
  • Long-term Android updates
  • Tough but not very powerful

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 product details

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is a waterproof Android phone in a sturdy enclosure. This makes it robust, it can take a beating and it doesn't mind a bit of dirt. This also makes it a bit more bulky and less elegant than some other phones.

Ideal for using with gloves

Since Samsung has equipped almost all of its somewhat more expensive Galaxy phones with a waterproof casing, the focus on this XCover series has become less and less. Therefore, we do not see a new model faithfully every year. This XCover 5 may also look a bit old-fashioned at first glance. For example, there are still relatively large bars above and below the screen. These are handy for use with gloves on, where you can use some extra space to move around. And otherwise you use the XCover button on the side. You can program it yourself, for example to turn on the flashlight or to open a certain app.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 black front left side

Suitable for business use

Besides being water resistant, the XCover 5 is also very robust. He withstands thanks to the MIL-STD810H certification a fall of up to 1.5 meters and survives a bath of 1 meter deep for the duration of half an hour. It also offers software protection. The KnoX software installed by default protects you from malware and other threats. Some providers offer the XCover 5 in a so-called "Enterprise Edition" or "EE". These models get 4 years of security and software updates. This makes it ideal for business use, where you are guaranteed up to date phones and software for a longer period. The standard models also get long term updates; 2 years of Android updates and 4 years of security updates.

Main Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 specifications

  • Very rugged military housing
  • Physical and programable XCover key
  • Replaceable 3000 mAh large battery
  • 5,3 inch large HD+ screen suitable for gloves
  • 16MP camera with dual flash also works as a flashlight
  • Octa-core processor with 4GB RAM memory
  • 64GB storage expandable up to 1TB
  • Room for 2 SIM cards

Decent spec list

Samsung has equipped the XCover 5 with its own Exynos 850 processor, 4GB of RAM memory and 64GB of storage. That's not very powerful but it's enough for everyday use. As for the storage memory, it is expandable up to 1 TB with a separately available memory card. You can also insert up to 2 SIM cards in the XCover5 of the type nanoSIM (4FF). The single camera on the back has a maximum resolution of 16MP and features a dual LED flash. This can also be used as a flashlight. On the front we find a 5MP selfie camera that also allows you to make video calls. Finally, the screen measures 5.3 inches diagonally which is compact but spacious enough for most of us.


Most important Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 specifications

Dimensions 147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2 mm
Item ID SM-G525
EAN code 8806092175013, 8806092174955
Operating system
Android 11
Display
Color display 5.3 inch, TFT
Hardware
Camera 16 MP
Dust and waterproof
Processor 2.0 GHz, Samsung Exynos 850, octa core
Rugged housing
Secondary camera 5 MP
Telephony
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3000 mAh, user replaceable
Fast charging

All Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 specifications


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Alternatives of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

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Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 (G525)
Google Pixel 3a
LG K30

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 Current product  
Android119.0 (Pie)8.0 (Oreo)
Color display5.3 inch, TFT5.6 inch, OLED5.45 inch, FullVision IPS HD+
Camera16 MP12.2 MP8 MP
Dust and waterproof
Processor2.0 GHz, Samsung Exynos 850, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.0 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, octa core1.4 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad Core
Rugged housing
Secondary camera5 MP8 MP5 MP, flash
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 64 GB (Storage)2 GB (Size (RAM)), 16 GB (Storage)
Battery3000 mAh, user replaceable3000 mAh3000 mAh
Fast charging

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