Samsung GT-i9295 Galaxy S4 Active

  • Samsung GT-i9295 Galaxy S4 Active
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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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Engadget on 84

With a water-resistant casing and a comfortable, attractive design, Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active is a strong option for outdoorsy -- and clumsy -- types. Just don't expect all the bells and whistles of the original Galaxy S...

By tech.uk.msn.com on 80

Don't buy this expecting it to be fool proof. It's not. It's great for those that get wet a lot but it won't last long down the site. Nice phone but more tough guy mouth than actual hard nut...

By InsideHW on -

When we've tested S4, the thing that we disliked the most was that it resembled its predecessor, SIII, too much. S4 Active is what we were hoping to see, an S4 version that looks differently and has interesting capabilities, for example, being...

By techradar.com/au/ on 80

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active finds itself a little in no mans land, and it's a difficult one for us to recommend outright. If you're in the market for a super powerful smartphone which you can take on extreme activities, swimming and in the bath then...

By DigitalVersus on 80

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 photos...

By What Mobile on 77

Ever wanted a Samsung Galaxy S4, but worried about damaging it? How about a water-proof and dust-proof version? That’s the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is a great phone but its flimsy plastic case may lead you to believe it won’t...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

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...

By theregister.co.uk on -

As a smartphone, the S4 Active is every bit as impressive a performer as the S4 proper, but the dust and waterproofing are handy additional features especially as they have been achieved without plugging up the audio jack or locking the battery in...

By fatducktech.com on -

The Galaxy S4 Active is a phone you can get wet. Seriously wet. Is that all there is to this updated Galaxy S4?Hang on, wasn't it just a few months ago that Samsung launched the Galaxy S4?Yeah, it was. I shot this video at the Australian launch, and that...

By PC World on 80

Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active is the perfect phone for outdoorsy types who demand excellent performance out of their...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

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...

By CNET Australia on 83

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...

By T3 on 80

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.

By NotebookCheck on 87

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 test...

By 3G UK on 90

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...

By itproportal.com on 70

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). Samsung...

By Wired UK on 80

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 original...

By V3.co.uk on 80

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active offers all the key perks of the original S4 while fixing its build-quality issues. However, the phone's overall allure is still hampered by the addition of Samsung's Touchwiz Android skin, which adds a host of useless apps...

By Ubergizmo on -

very good +) The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is being offered to a small niche of people who require their smartphones to be as rugged as they are. We know there are people out there who are literally being bombarded by water, mud, dust and everything...

By mobilechoice.co.uk on 90

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active costs almost as much as the five-star flagship phone it’s based on, but retains almost all of the excellent features and performance while adding a new rugged build. That added peace of mind is appreciated, and we’re glad...