Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active

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84

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package

Summary

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.

from $159.99+
Pros
  • Attractive, comfortable design
  • Effective water-resistant features
  • Fluid everyday performance
Cons
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Lower-quality display than GS4
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package

After Samsung's latest product push in London, we have nothing short of a Galaxy S 4 franchise on our hands. While the company unveiled its expected Mini version along with a photography-focused variant, it also took a step in the rugged-device direction by announcing the Galaxy S4 Active. With IP67 water and dust protection, the phone promises to see you through 30 minutes of aquatic activity at a time. Ruggedness aside, though, this device is quite similar to the GS4, albeit in a slightly heftier -- and arguably more attractive -- package. We spent some quality time with Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T, which retails for the same $199.99 as the original S 4. So is this a better pick? You know where to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

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Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.8
Display
8.4
Battery life
7.5
Camera
7.6
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
5 inches
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Specs

Galaxy

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Screen size
5 inches
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