Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Review

Score: 9.35/10

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is a high-end cellphone released less than a year ago, packing a good size 5.3-inches screen, an extremely fast 2 GHz Octa-Core processing unit, and 2 cameras, a 16 megapixels back facing camera and a 5 megapixels front-facing camera.

This device is only for sale in color black. This phone isn't very light comparing with today standards, weighting 6.07 ounces. Being just 0.36 inches thick,the XCover 5 is incredibly slim and comfortable. The XCover 5 is quite a compact cellphone, taking into consideration it features a 5.3 inches screen and it's only 5.79" long.

This phone has a gorgeous 720 x 1480 5.3" screen, which makes it impossible to even distinguish the pixels composing the screen.

Samsung decided to sell this cellphone with a Samsung Exynos 850 S5E3830 system chip, holding a high speed 2000 MHz Octa-Core processor and a huge 4 GB of RAM. A good point of this phone is the 64 GB huge internal memory and a slot for external memory cards, allowing the user to install hundreds of apps without thinking about filling the cellphone.

This device features two cameras, a 16 megapixels back-facing camera and a 5 megapixels front-facing camera. It can also shoot videos in Full HD 1920x1080 at 30 fps.

The XCover 5 counts with amassive 3000 mAh battery that can keep it running for many hours and even reach the end of the day without charging it.

This phone provides wi-fi connectivity (and it can provide it to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE-A super quick connection type and also HSPA+ data connection (which is a bit slower 4G network) and the fastest 3G connectivity, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone has dual sim so it is able to work with 2 different phone lines in the same cellphone.

This cellphone also features plenty of cool characteristics like Facial recognition biometrics, Near Field Communication (NFC), Bluetooth (5.0 ) and GPS, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Compass.

It doesn't matter whether you will use this cellphone for work, you love taking pictures, will use this device for gaming or will use this cellphone mainly for internet broswing and social networks, this cellphone is probably a very good choice .


Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 11
Also Known As:Samsung SM-G525F/DS
Dimensions:5.79 x 2.82 x 0.36 inchesMetric14.71 x 7.16 x 0.91 cmImperial
Weight:6.07 ouncesMetric172.08 gImperial
Release date:2021-03-12


Screen Type:LCD
Size:5.3 inchesMetric13.5 cmImperial
Resolution:1480 x 720 pixels
Pixel density:311 pixels per inchMetric122.44 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Samsung Exynos 850 S5E3830
Processor:Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 8 nm (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Mali-G52 MP1
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 1 TB)


Capacity:3000 mAh


Back camera:16 megapixels
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor