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Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active

from  $164.99+
84
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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 4.

Pros
  • Attractive, comfortable design
  • Effective water-resistant features
  • Fluid everyday performance
Cons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Lower-quality display than GS4
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Scores

Engadget

84
 

User Reviews

100
kduffy
The Galaxy S4 Active accomplished what it sought out to do, to be a rugged version...read more
70
fr8broker
I returned it within 2 days. The software was "buggy". The cover over the...read more
80
daved1948
I love my Galaxy - BUT...Like all Samsung products the side buttons are WAY...read more
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81
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

78
 

Display

84
 

Battery life

75
 

Camera

76
 

Ease of use

80
 

Design and form factor

82
 

Portability (size / weight)

75
 

Media support

90
 

Durability

85
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

72
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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80
 

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80
 

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84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

81
 

User

79
 
87

Engadget

87
 

Critic

83
 

User

90
 
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