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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3



The Galaxy Xcover 3 has now been discontinued

The direct replacement is the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 (SIM Free/UK)

Answering the needs of those who need a more robust smartphone.

Able to withstand immersion in water and drops from height, the Xcover 3 will suit those who spend lots of time outdoors or live and work in environments regular phones would not survive.

SIM/Free/Unlocked UK Stock

Supplied as a phone only with no SIM card, the Xcover 3 offers you the flexibility of inserting a SIM card from the network of your choice.

No contracts, no commitments, swap the SIM card as frequently as you like.

Reasons to by Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3

  • IP rated – Get it wet and use it whilst wet a bit of water does not stop the Xcover
  • MIL-SPEC-810G – Able to withstands drops from height, it will keep working when others do not
  • Android OS – Personalise the look and feel of the screens and applications adding your favourite apps from the Play store.
  • 4G connectivity – Upload and download content at speed allowing you to get more done on the go.
  • 4.5” touchscreen – Interact by touch, tap, swipe, pinch and zoom all on a screen that offers a balance of productivity and usability
  • SIM Free – No ties, insert the SIM of your choice

Colour and memory variants

Unlike some of the more mainstream phones you see the Xcover 3 comes in just one option. There are no other variants with different internal memory sizes or different colours.

Each handset comes with 8GB of internal storage (expandable via the microSD card slot) and is finished in a 2 tone grey colour.

Box Contents

  • UK / SIM Free Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3
  • Micro USB cable
  • Mains adapter
  • Headphones
  • Documentation


If you spend time in the outdoors you may have found or heard stories where a normal smartphone succumbs to the elements.
Water, dust, dirt and drops onto concrete are not sympathetic for most technology products.

The Xcover 3 continues that wave of cost effective (not necessarily cheap) smartphones that have been engineered to offer more resistance to the elements yet remain practical and as desirable as possible.

IP67 Rating

Leave the Xcover in fresh water at depths of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

Whilst few of us will actively do this, should the Xcover 3 makes its way to the bottom of a bucket of water, into the pond, or maybe slip from the pocket when out fishing then you need not worry about the phone being affected.

This IP rating also ensures protection against other damaging substances like dust and sand.

Thus, whether you are at the top of a snowy peak, or in the middle of the desert the Xcover 3 will power through.

Find out more about IP ratings here.

MIL Spec 810G

It may be stereotypical but the evidence is there to confirm that many who work in the trades are more likely to be replacing their phone due to the environment in which they work.

If this includes you, the Galaxy Xcover 3 boasts MIL Spec 810G rating which ensures the device will survive multiple drops from heights of approx 1.2 metres onto solid concrete.

Ideal for groundworkers, scaffolders or anyone working at height.

Android OS

The inner workings of the phone include a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM that run the Android operating system that is pre-installed on the internal 8GB of memory.

Developed by Google, the Android OS is a fully customisable OS. Change the wallpapers, sounds, home screen layouts and the apps on the device.

Find popular Google apps pre-installed be it Chrome browser or YouTube, much of what you need is already present.

Existing Google account users can be signed in and synchronised within a matter of minutes and it does not take much longer for new users either.

Android 6 offers a refined user interface, improved performance and more.

The built in front and rear cameras capture acceptable photos for the circumstances in which you may require them but they lack the added features you may want if you are a budding photographer.

With 4G connectivity the Xcover 3 will allow you to remain online when on the move (subject to SIM, data plan and signal) and WiFi offers another option with faster speeds when you are not on the go.

If you need a phone that can survive more than most, the Xcover 3 is the third generation of Xcover smartphone that deals with water and dust.

*Since September 2013, Samsung have implemented a 'region lock' on all new stock. Clove Technology only have access to models designed for the “European” region, which covers both UK and mainland Europe. The compatible countries are listed below**.

For correct operation, this handset should be activated inside one of these countries with a SIM card issued for use there. The device will then be able to accept SIM cards from outside of these countries.

Activation requires turning the device on for the first time & completing set-up with the SIM installed, then completing at least 5 minutes of voice call(s) with this SIM.

Without activation you may still use the device outside of these countries when 'roaming' - using a SIM card from the listed countries.

If this activation procedure is not followed then the device will lock when first attempted to be used with a SIM card from outside of these regions. Local Samsung support may provide a code to unlock such handsets.

**All member states of the E.E.A and the following additional territories: Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M), Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City.



SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Custom Skin
  • Speed1.3GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/Model
  • OtherCortex-A53
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSD
  • Capacity (Up to)Up to 32GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity8GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size4.5
  • TypeCapacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
  • Other~207 ppi pixel density
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies900 / 2100 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
  • Speed
  • Version4.0 with A2DP
  • Functions
  • Version802.11 b/g/n
  • Version
  • Datamicro USB
  • Powermicro USB
  • Audio3.5mm headphone jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower, Volume Up, Volume Down, Xcover Key (programmable)
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeGPS / GLONASS
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels5
  • FlashAutofocus and LED flash
  • Camera Lens
  • Other2592 ? 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Video: 1080p@30fps
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type2 megapixel
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light Sensor
  • FormatsMP3 / WAV / eAAC / FLAC player
  • Recording
  • FormatsMP4 / H.264 / H.263 player
  • Recording
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity2,200
  • TypeLi-ion
  • RemovableYes
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions132.9 x 70.1 x 10 mm
Weight 154g
OtherIP67 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes MIL-STD-810G certifi ed - salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
Warranty24 months



Will my phone work

The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.

Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturers branding.

What SIM card does this phone use?


Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


Is this handset LTE compatible?


Is this phone IP rated?

Yes. It is IP67 rated, meaning it can be submerged in fresh water at a depth of 1 meter for 30 mintues

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