Samsung unveils dust / water resistant Galaxy S 4 Active smartphone

Shawn Knight

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
Interested in Samsung’s new Galaxy S 4 smartphone but don’t think it’ll keep pace with your active lifestyle? No worries as Samsung has you covered with a new variant of the smartphone aptly known as the Galaxy S 4 Active......

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MilwaukeeMike

TS Evangelist
I wonder if this was a feature they just couldn't pull off in time for the regular S4. It seems strange to sell a few variations of a flagship phone. This is the 3rd S4 variant isn't it? There's the regular one, the Nexus Version and now the Active.

Regardless... waterproofing is an awesome idea. Leave it to Samsung to include any possible feature a competitor offers.
 

bestaudioguy

TS Rookie
I have been using the Casio Commando for almost two years and it is very over due to be replaced with a new model, however, no one at Verizon knows anything about the replacement for the Commando.
Now that Samsung decided to weatherproof the S4, it might be worth a look.
Keeping the specs the same is huge! Just hope it can be rooted just like my Commando to remove all the verizon bloatware.
Also the article talks about using by the pool this Summer, but it wont be available til the end of the year! What?
 

ReederOnTheRun

TS Booster
I have been using the Casio Commando for almost two years and it is very over due to be replaced with a new model, however, no one at Verizon knows anything about the replacement for the Commando.
Now that Samsung decided to weatherproof the S4, it might be worth a look.
Keeping the specs the same is huge! Just hope it can be rooted just like my Commando to remove all the verizon bloatware.
Also the article talks about using by the pool this Summer, but it wont be available til the end of the year! What?
That's true, Samsung should've shown a little more hustle to get this type of phone out before Summer.
 

veLa

TS Evangelist
It says in the article that the S4 is Super AMOLED Plus. Correction, the S4 is just Super AMOLED because the display is still pentile.
 

ghasmanjr

TS Booster
Also the article talks about using by the pool this Summer, but it wont be available til the end of the year! What?
Either I can't read, or you can't read. This is from Samsung's press release:
"The GALAXY S4 Active will be available for purchase beginning this summer, with initial retail in the U.S. and Sweden."