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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review, For the Uncharted Territories!

March 11, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S4 ActiveThe smartphone world has many reasons to worry these days, as a great warrior has been recently born, ladies and gentlemen, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is here and brings waves of fear through its competitors. Why? Well, because it features a Hell of a list of specs on the inside and is a beast on the outside, being water and dust resistant, some skills that are very much appreciated by those who live an active life and need a rugged smartphone companion for joining them in their adventures. Check out what this soldier has to offer by reading the following review!
First of all, let’s talk about its amazing body. The Galaxy S4 Active measures 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm and has a weight of 153 grams, so it’s slightly bigger and heavier than its dad, the S4, but who cares about that when you have a rugged, hot looking smartphone instead of a more fragile one? This baby is IP67 certified for being water and dust resistant, being able to hold its breath under water up to 1 m and for 30 minutes, so you can take a shower with it, drop it in your soup or whatever and it won’t mind. Just don’t abuse it by dropping it on rocks or something, because I can’t guarantee that anything bad won’t happen. Handling it is easy if you’re used to its predecessor or big smartphones in general. Overall, it’s a hot looking and excellent put together handset, a real piece of work I might say.
The Galaxy S4 Active features a 5 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, a pixel density of 441 ppi and Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. Well, I know, it’s not the same display found on the previous version, but it’s still among the best I’ve seen, with some really punchy colors, an excellent contrast, very wide viewing angles and, of course, a marvelous sunlight legibility.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active p2The S4 Active is loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and featurs the TouchWiz user interface, so from this point of view, it is identical to its dad. It also features the same Air and Motion gestures and the same virtual assistants – S Voice and Google Now, everything’s here.
On the inside, the S4 Active holds another package of specs, having a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, a quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 processor, Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be extended with a microSD card. The user experience is the same, if you ask me, as the new version is just as fast and responsive as the first, offering a wonderful user experience, thus winning your heart.
For taking pictures, the Galaxy S4 Active features an 8 megapixels camera with autofocus that captures stills at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and has a LED flash for helping in low light situations. The camera application reveals support for geo-tagging, face and smile detection, image stabilization, scenes, effects and much, much more. You can take pictures under water using the Aqua mode, which is very cool. The image quality is excellent.
For video recording, you have a wonderful camera that shoots some awesome 1080p videos at 30 fps.
The Galaxy S4 Active holds an impressive set of skills and I’ll mention just some of them, the ones I consider to be the most important. So, we have here the best smartphone-players for watching movies and listening to music, an awesome browser for surfing the web, a document viewer, the S Translator for translating between two languages, a wealthy connectivity package which holds support for quad-band 2G, tri-band 3G with HSPA, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac with DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR and LE, microUSB 2.0 with Usb On-the-go and so on.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a real champion, if you ask me, because rugged smartphones are my favorite and this one offers the best internal specs from the tough-guy category. A true work of art-phone.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active blueprint

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