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As the market for smartphones gets saturated with every passing year, manufacturers are looking at the lesser tapped market segments, one of which is the rugged smartphone audience.
Like others, Samsung is officially launching its new rugged smartphone the Galaxy Xcover 4 for outdoor use. The phone will be priced at €259 (approximately $273), but specs wise, it is very modest.
As for being a mid-range rugged smartphone, does it give you the max bang-for-your buck? Let’s make comparison between the Galaxy Xcover 4 and AGM A8 which is budget rugged handset we have been impressed with in the past.
|SPECS||Galaxy Xcover 4||AGM A8|
|Display||4.99” TFT||5” IPS|
|Processor||Exynos 7570||Qualcomm 410|
|Rear Camera||13 Megapixel||13 Megapixel|
|Front Camera||5.0 Megapixel||2.0 Megapixel|
Both phones come equipped with an IP68 rating and are Guaranteed by US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G to withstand drops, high or low temperatures and can remain submerged in under five feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Both smartphones also come with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed, which is a plus. However, the AGM A8 provides better value with hardware, battery life and internal storage.
The Galaxy Xcover 4’s front camera is the only thing that is better than the AGM A8, but given the fact that the AGM A8 is available for just $149, the Galaxy Xcover 4 seems not that cost-efficient.
If you’re interested in a mid-range rugged Android smartphone, you can’t really go wrong with AGM A8.
If you are want more details of the AGM A8, you can visit here.