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Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro - Battery Performance Score

Updated: Mar 25




SMARTPHONE TIER: HIGH

Battery Capacity mAh: 4050

 
Robust Smartphone for Tough Environments


We have listed what you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro.


Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 34/100

High Tier Ranking Table: Ranking #4

 

Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro, we take a look at the main features as well as the battery performance. Our test results have been translated into ViserMark Labels designed to help you make an informed decision when selecting a smartphone.

 

Smartphone Battery Performance Score and Battery Performance Results




Smartphone Battery Performance Overall Score: 34/100

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro ranks slightly lower than average compared to other smartphones with a Battery Performance Score of 34/100. Both the Ulefone Note 11P and the Samsung A51 have higher overall Battery Performance Scores in the ViserMark Smartphone Ranking 2021 table.


High Tier Ranking Table: Ranking #4

Being ranked #4 in the High Tier Ranking table, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is still unable to compete with the Google Pixel 6 and OnePlus 9 within this tier on battery performance.


 

Battery Performance Testing and Review - March 2022

 

Product - Good Points


Being classed a rugged smartphone and heavy-duty phone, it is more appealable than other smartphones within this area, although it is only shipped in black, has 4GB of RAM with 64GB storage.


Although being powered by a Samsung's Exynos 9611 processor with a battery capacity of 4050mAh, it has a removable battery, allowing a replacement when more usage is required.

A fully charged battery can be swapped easily, ideal for those times when a power plug is not available.


The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro meets both IP68 and MIL-STD 810G standards, therefore is extremely suited for field-based professionals or manufacturing


Having a 6.3” high-resolution display, it is well suited for viewing photos and maps providing good contrast and brightness, it is fair to say this has been one of its best features.


With increased touch sensitivity, gloves can be worn at all times, perfect for working professionals protecting their hands, also the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro supports Simplified Business Communications, that allow Push-To-Talk solutions, simply turning your phone into a secure walkie-talkie with other users.


The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro comes with a USB-C charger and 3.5 headphones



Product - Be Aware of Points


During our testing we uncovered, despite being a great rugged smartphone, ideal for outdoors, there were limitations with the overall performance of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro.


Having only 4GB of Ram, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro can be slow and is not available to support 5G, as other rugged smartphones offer. Therefore, it is unable to compete with other smartphones, due to the lower performance results achieved.


This smartphone has a good camera, although doesn't support night vision or a thermal camera, some features are again offered by other available rugged smartphones.


Our test results show that only 1 day of usage was achieved, however, a replacement battery option has its benefits for extending battery life when no power points are near.


The charging time of 1 hour 54 minutes ranked the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro #54 within our overall Charging Times table. With an average time charging time achieved, it may still not be accepted as being faster enough.


During testing, we can calculate both the power and efficiency of a smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro had a disappointing score for Power Efficiency only achieving a modest 0.5 out of 5. Also within the High Tier, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover was unable to compete with its underpowered when compared to the Google Pixel 6.


 

Product Features and Specification

Release Date January 2022

Display

6.5" Corning Gorilla Glass 5

1080 x 2340px

Processor

Samsung Exynos 9611

RAM

4GB

Storage

64GB can be expanded to 512GB

Main Camera

​64MP

Dual Pixel PDAF

8MP, Ultrawide

Auto-HDR

Camera

​Front

13MP

Rear dual

25MP

13MP ultra-wide

Battery

4050 mAh

Fast Charging 15W

Audio

3.5mm Jack Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Dimensions and Weight

159.9 x 76.7 x 10.0mm and 218g

Colours Available

Black

Water Proof

​IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 35 mins) Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.5 m MIL-STD-810G compliant

 

Let’s have a look at the review by ViserMark based on the results during testing.

You can find the full results of our battery performance testing below:


Overall Battery Performance


The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro has a 4050 mAh battery capacity, which is significantly smaller than the 4600 of the Google Pixel 6 when comparing High Tier smartphones. It is powered by a Samsung Exynos 9611 process and offers the benefits of being water and dust resistant.


With an average price, of just over 499 EURO, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is classed as a High Tier smartphone and although not having some of the desired features of the Flagship/Pro smartphones it can still compete with most of the rugged smartphones on offer, such as the Doogee S96.

 

In our testing, Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro achieved the following test results:


Battery Performance Score – 34 out of 100


The overall Battery Performance Score is now a global score taking calculations from Battery Life, Power Efficiency and Charging Times.



Based on the battery performance testing results, this smartphone received a ViserMark score of 34/100. With this score, the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro smartphone is ranked #85 and so at the lower end of the ViserMark Smartphone Ranking 2021 table.



When looking at the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro within the High Tier, it has reached the lower 30s, due to the limitations of processing power. It's lacking to achieve the higher performance scores within the High Tier of the OnePlus 8T and Huawei P40 Pro.



 


BATTERY LIFE - Days of Use


Based on the ViserMark test protocol, the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro achieved only a score of one day.



The Average Day of Use ViserMark score of a High Tier smartphone is “1.7” Day of Use which places the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro again at the bottom of the table when compared to other High Tier smartphones.



The best smartphones have a lifespan of 4 days as shown in the table below. You can see that there is a range of manufacturers trying to achieve the Wiko Power U20 4 Days of Usage - it remains ranked #1.


The Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro has a similar battery life rating to the Sony XQ-BC52 and the Samsung A51 as shown by this Day of Usage Table. Due to the lower battery performance. Despite, the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro being ranked #97 in Days of Usage, it does have the advantage of a replaceable battery, therefore battery life can be extended easily if required.

 

CHARGING TIME – Hours and Minutes


CHARGING TIME - Hours and Minutes


The charging time to 100% was 1 hour 54 minutes. Fast charging is available.



Given its results, the Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro finds itself at the midpoint of the Overall Charge Times Ranking table, with the Sony Experia with a slightly faster charging time. It gained an overall ranking of #54, a good performance considering its lower battery capacity of 4050mAh and processing power compared with all other smartphone charging times.



The average Charging Time is 1:10 for a Smartphone within the ViserMark High Tier.

The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro with its impressive 1:54 charging time is faster than the Motorola Moto Edge and still able to compete with the Google Pixel 6 has a slightly faster charging time of 1:47




 

POWER EFFICIENCY – 5 Leaf Rating


There are several power-efficient processors, within today's smartphones, that can cope with the growing number of new applications and can support high-resolution displays without compromising battery life.


Power Efficiency is calculated using Battery Life and Battery Capacity. This is expressed in “Leaves" and reflects a rating between 1 being least and 5 being the most power-efficient.


The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro obtained an overall Power Efficiency Score of 0.5. The average score for a High Tier smartphone is 1.1, meaning the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro stands in the low part of the power efficiency ViserMark Power Efficiency ranking table.


From the table shown below, you can see that the overall Power Efficiency of smartphones within the High Tier only achieves 1.5 within their ratings.



 

Conclusion


In conclusion, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro offers the option of a rugged smartphone suitable for the outdoors, with the added option of a replaceable battery when power points are not nearby. However, performance is lacking due to processing power and an average battery capacity.


There are already rumours from Samsung that they are developing a new Galaxy XCover Pro 2 and that it could be unveiled as early as this summer. This could mean that Samsung is introducing the first rugged smartphone with 5G capabilities.


We are looking forward to welcoming this new smartphone into our testing labs. It will be interesting to compare the battery score and the performance of the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro 2 when it is available. We can't wait!



Should I buy it?


The smartphone is ideal for enterprises and people working outdoors, as a rugged device with a replaceable battery. This allows people to swap to a fully charged battery when extended usage is required, often when there are no power points nearby.


Its camera offers high-quality pictures when out in the field and its touch-sensitive touch allows field engineers, factory workers and construction crews to continue wearing hand protection whilst still working. The Push-to-Talk solution also is a useful additional feature.


The overall performance may not be to everyone's liking and other better performing rugged smartphones could be an alternative. However, with continued development, the next smartphone in this series could offer 5G capabilities and much more!

 

Extra Insights

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro support 5G?

A: No, not at the moment, although the Pro 2 version is likely to have 5G capabilities

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro have a headphone jack?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro support wireless charging?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro have dual-SIM capabilities?

Q: What storage variants is the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro available in?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro have stereo speakers?

Q: Does the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro have a microSD card slot?

 

ViserMark tests are performed with the strictest protocol in a controlled environment to ensure repetition and consistency powered and automated by SmartViser’s test automation solution viSer. The automation test includes a variety of user actions from calls to social media and periods of standby times.

 
 

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Background


The Samsung Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises numerous affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand. Samsung Electronics has assembly plants and sales networks in 74 countries and employs around 290,000 people. Samsung is a major manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC and Nokia.


 

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