Posted by David Court 07 June 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active specs, features and images: new watertight and dust-resistant S4
Samsung has got a bit of history when it comes to flooding the market with devices. Well, now its tactic seems to be to have the one high-end smartphone – in this case it's the Galaxy S4 – and then tailor it's features/spec to fit as many people's needs as possible. Its latest offering is the rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, where the main difference from the S4 proper is that it's water and dust-resistant. Take a look at: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini specs and price in UK.
Note: The handset has an IP67 rating meaning it is dust and waterproof – up to 30 minutes at a depth of one meter. There's even a water-resistant headphone jack. See also: What's the best Samsung Galaxy smartphone?
After possibly breaking the record for the worse kept secret (at least since the Galaxy S4 mini launch), Samsung has this week announced the existence and planned arrival of the Galaxy S4 Active. In a nutshell, this is simply the S4 but in a watertight and dust-resistant sleek outer case. Visit: How to change your text message alert on Android.
The only real hardware difference between the S4 and the S4 Active is that the camera has been downgraded in the Active to 8MP from 13Mp. The specs remain the same; with the Active including the cool features that the S4 boasts including Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air View and Air Gesture. It supports NFC, 11.ac Wi-Fi, and 4G LTE networks.
The S4 Active is a little bit chunkier too, adding 3.1 x 1.5 x 1.2mm to its frame and 21g to its weight.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active specs
- Display: 5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels (441ppi)
- CPU: 1.9GHz Krait 300, Snapdragon 600 Chipset
- GPU: Adreno 320
- RAM: 2GB
- OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Memory: 16GB storage, microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 8 Mp
- Front camera: 2 Mp
- Video camera: Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB port, (TV Out, USB host), GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, Infrared port
- Form factor: Water resistant - I657 certificate
- Size: 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: 151 g