Samsung has finally got something to compete with Sony’s waterproof and dust-resistant Xperia Z. The Xperia Z is the latest release of Sony in its Xperia line of smartphones. As good as we’ve known Samsung – it will never stop until it doesn’t meet all of the needs of its consumers and provide handsets that will threaten its rivals.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 has released a few versions already and one of those is the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. From the name itself, we’re expecting that this handset is very durable, looks and feels sporty and something that you can bring along even on the most hectic place on earth.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active can be submerged into the water without any hesitation. This additional feature is very useful when you’re out soaking in the beach with friends and whenever you’re travelling and wanted to make sure that you can always use your mobile phone whatever may happen.
It can remain undamaged if it’s been soaked into the water for a maximum of 30 minutes. However, it can only resist getting soaked in the water at a depth of a meter only. It could have been better if the phone can resist a longer distance and time in the water.
The whole look is totally the same with the basic Samsung Galaxy S4. In fact, we can confirm that nothing has ever changed with its design unlike the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. The said camera-phone has a very bulky lens at the back of it.
The Active is running Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2, which is the latest that Google has ever released for its Android operating system. The said phone is powered by a quad-core processor that has a 1.9GHz chip to make it work. It is also equipped with a total of 2GB of RAM, which is already enough to be paired with a quad-core processor.
It says it has a 13-megapixel camera, but its results appear to be works of an 8-megapixel camera only. There are times that it slows down on some of the applications, but those are just minor cons that we found in this smartphone.
Overall, it’s a totally amazing smartphone. Consumers are confident that they have a phone that will be working fine whatever the weather and circumstance may be.