Samsung Galaxy XCover 5

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Samsung Galaxy XCover 5
Gear Hardware

This durable smartphone has been built to last. The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 offers excellent protection against water and dust.

Specially designed for people with demanding, physical jobs who can face long working hours, the battery lasts up to 56 hours depending on usage – the battery is replaceable and easy to charge.

Created to fit the needs of builders, carpenters, gardeners and other tradespeople, this tough yet compact mobile phone can withstand challenging environments and be relied upon to power mobile business in the field – wherever that may be. From making bank transactions, collaborating with colleagues on the go to taking pictures of new spaces to illuminate dark areas, this device has you covered.


Dimension 147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2mm
Display 5.3” HD+ TFT (Full Front)
AP Exynos 850 (Octa 2.0GHz)
Memory 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage
Camera (Main) 16M AF (F1.8) (Front) 5M FF (F2.2)
Battery 3,000mAh Removable (15W Fast charging support)
OS Android 11
SIM Dual SIM or Single SIM* *SIM support type varies by market.
Rugged IP68 Water and Dust Resistance MIL-STD810H certified
Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, Light, Gyro
Pogo Pin Charging only
Biometric Security Face recognition
Hot Key One programmable key

Camera and flash

First of all let’s talk about the camera. The front camera with 5mp and F2.2 combined with the rear one of 16pm and F1.8 allows you to take crystal clear photos you can instantly send via email, WhatsApp or SMS to your clients and friends.

The powerful camera combined with a Dual LED Flash provides you with all the light you need to take photos and videos in dark places. The torch feature will turn on the flash light without the camera, assisting your vision in dark environments. As it uses LED technology you won’t have to worry about the light bulb blowing.


The phone’s robust screen withstands drops of up to 1.5 metres and water submersion for 30 minutes under the water. The most interesting features of this screen are, firstly, its dust resistance: it has an IP68 rating, making it very convenient if you are a carpenter or potter for example, as you are exposed to high levels of dust that could sometimes damage your smartphone. Secondly, the screen has a Glove Touch mode that increases the screen’s touch sensitivity, meaning that workers who wear gloves don’t need to take them off to operate the phone.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 screen display

Compatibility & integrations

Galaxy XCover 5 is compatible with the main Samsung wearables such as Samsung Galaxy Watch and Samsung Galaxy Buds.

You can synchronise with Microsoft Teams and apps like walkie talkie that set up with a dedicated button – the XCover key.

XCover key

The XCover Key (or Hot Key) is a button on the left of the device, just under the volume control, and it’s a shortcut you can program with different options. You can enable a push-to-talk mode via apps such as Microsoft Teams, allowing you to communicate with your colleagues with a simple click of the button – or customise it with any of your frequently used apps, such as Settings, Google Chrome, Contacts, Phone; or even take a screenshot. Alternatively, you could use it to turn on the LED torchlight.

Release date

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is available now in Asia, Europe and Latin America.. You can buy it here in the UK for £329. It will be rolled out over the coming weeks to other regions.

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Matthew has 9 years experience marketing software products across Europe to customers and businesses. As Chief Marketing Officer he concentrates on how we can meet users' needs; identifying new features and products and communicating how we can help you protect your data.

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