Samsung GT-i9295 Galaxy S4 Active
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is not only the same Galaxy S4, it carries a protection rating of IP67 which means it’s protected from dust and can withstand being submerged in water up to three feet deep for 30 minutes. Samsung has also swapped out the same 5-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and the same 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 2,600mAh battery.
Takes strong daylight photos.
Delivers the majority of Android 4.2 features.
Also has a great speakerphone.
Water and dust resistant.
Screen can be used with gloves.
Aqua mode is fixed focus.
Takes weak low light shots.
The phone isn't as durable as its name suggests.
Its 8-megapixel camera is lower resolution than the original Galaxy S4's.
Screen does not work when wet.
Other highends have better cameras.
By DigitalVersus on November 07, 2013
The Galaxy S4 Active's anti-shock, waterproof and dustproof body, plus the processing power, responsiveness and TouchWiz features of the original S4, make it a choice device for adventurous, outdoorsy types. However, for a phone designed to take...80
By Good Gear Guide on September 09, 2013
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active makes some small sacrifices in display resolution, camera, and weight, but its water resistance factor and a sturdier feeling build make it more appealing than the regular Galaxy S4 in many...80
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on August 30, 2013
Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active is the perfect phone for outdoorsy types who demand excellent performance out of their...80
By Gadget Guy Australia on August 28, 2013
Everyone has heard a story about a piece of electronics taking a jump in the drink, only to have it emerge broken and useless, fried to death in the process. It happens with smartphones often enough for it to be a horror story, and Samsung seems...90
By CNET Australia on August 27, 2013
Choose the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active for its sporty style, fast internals and underwater camera fun, but pass if you're an image snob or seek a truly rugged...83
By T3 on August 23, 2013
However the overall feel gives the impression this is far more durable than it actually is, with the rubber bands on either end nothing more than window dressing. If you’re looking for a Galaxy device with less reliance on plastic, yet that still has a bit of oomph in terms of power, this is a great pick.80
By NotebookCheck on August 21, 2013
In Review: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active With the Galaxy S4 Active , Samsung puts a device on the market that's intended to steal the Sony Xperia Z 's thunder by combining the performance capabilities of the S4 family with an IP certification . Our...87
By 3G UK on August 20, 2013
At the same pricepoint as the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 Active also gives you nearly all the best features and performs as well as the S4. Including 4G, NFC, and HD display, and then in addition, you get a tough handset that will...90
By itproportal.com on August 19, 2013
Despite it gaining an IP67 rating, I'm not convinced that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is the phone to choose if you are looking for a rugged handset. Try the fully sealed Sony Xperia Z as an alternative before taking the plunge (so to speak)....70
By Wired UK on August 19, 2013
The Galaxy S4 Active isn't quite as rugged as its name suggests -- despite the water and dust proofing, and the Corning Gorilla Glass covering the display, there's not a lot of protection against dropping it. Still, it could certainly take the...80