It’s the ultimate rugged device.
As smartphones get more sophisticated and feature-filled, the more they become fragile. In fact, there’s a good chance that you already know someone that has had his or her phone cracked one way or another.
XTouch’s new line of smartphones focuses more on durability and ruggedness, meaning that it can survive harsh conditions. It may not be the smartphone choice for all, but there’s certainly a niche group of users who’d prefer to own a device like the XBot Senior.
The XBot Senior gives off the rugged look from the moment you lay your eyes on it. Rubberized sides with metal trims and a bulky and heavy built. This smartphone is definitely made to withstand any force your strike it with. It’s the only smartphone that has an IP69 rating – meaning that it’s waterproof, dustproof and impact proof.
The dual SIM card tray and USB-C port are covered by a thick rubber cover so it stays dry when you use it underwater. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the back as well, along with a 13-megapixel camera at the back and an 8-megapixel camera at the front if you enjoy taking selfies.
The XBot Senior features a 5.8-inch screen with a 720-by-1440 pixel resolution that’s protected by Gorilla Glass III. There’s no headphone jack, so your only option is to use USB-C headphones or wireless ones.
On the inside, you’ll find a MediaTek quad-core CPU that comes with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. There’s also an option to use a micro SD card that supports up to 128 GB storage capacities. It comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.
I took the XBot Senior when I was on vacation where it was subjected to different weather conditions that I place it in. I’ve dropped it, washed it, dipped it in water and it still works perfectly fine – true to XTouch’s claims of its IP69 rating.
Beneath under all that ruggedness, the XBot Senior is still an Android device, meaning you can install your favorite apps from the Google Play Store and enjoy them on the smartphone. The MediaTek CPU was more than capable of handling productivity apps with ease and gave a decent performance, especially when playing games.
The camera though on the XBot Senior could be better – most images look great if taken in sunlight or in bright lighting. Low light images are bad – images are noisy and blurred most of the time. Despite the disappointing camera performance, you won’t really buy the XBot Senior because of the camera right?
The 1,234 AED isn’t bad as well, and XTouch is also including ‘12+12’ months’ warranty in the package, along with USB-C powered headphones, a screen protector and charger.
The XBot Senior’s rugged design isn’t for everyone, but it does its job as being one of the toughest smartphones available in the market – and there are users who’d certainly prefer to have that.
+ Tough and nearly indestructible
+ Pure Android
+ Extended warranty
+ Decent pricing
– Average camera
Final Rating: 3.5/5