The Rugged Alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S4
Article by George Norman
On 05 Jun 2013
After unveiling the mini alternative to its highly successful Galaxy S4, Samsung today unveiled the rugged alternative of the same smartphone – the Galaxy S4 Active.

The Galaxy S4 is not exactly suited for exploring rugged mountain trails. So if you have an active lifestyle and like to go on outdoor adventures, don’t take the S4 with you – take its rugged alternative instead, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. This is a smartphone that maximizes durability without compromising on performance.


Samsung Galaxy S4 – Main Hardware Specs
  • Processor – 1.9 GHZ Quad-Core processor
  • Memory – 2GB of RAM memory, 16GB Internal memory, micro SD slot (up to 64GB).
  • Display – 5.0” Full HD TFT LCD, 443 PPI, Glove Touch.
  • Camera – 8MP rear camera with LED Flash light, 2MB front camera.
  • Connectivity - Wi-Fi ac, Wi-Fi Direct, IrDA, NFC, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE).
  • Sensor - Accelerometer Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Digital Compass, Barometer Sensor, Gesture Sensor, Finger Hovering Sensor, Light Sensor
  • Dimensions – 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm, 151g
  • Battery – 2,600mAh
  • Colors – Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active – Notable Software Features
  • Aqua Mode – unique to the S4 Active, this feature increases visual quality and clarity when taking underwater images.
  • S Travel – this is a handy trip advisor that comes in handy when you’re in an unfamiliar environment.
  • S Translator – instantly translates text or voice.
  • Samsung Smart Pause – when you look away, the video playback is paused, thus saving battery life.
  • Air View – preview emails by hovering your fingers over the screen.
  • S Health - keep track of your personal health statistics.

“The GALAXY S4 Active is the newest addition to the GALAXY series and is purposefully designed for active users who love the outdoors,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung has taken the innovative features of the GALAXY S4 and added breakthrough protective design elements to create a device that thrives in an active environment and is built for a lifestyle of travel and exploration.”

The S4 Active will be presented to media quests and invited partners at Samsung Premiere 2013 GALAXY & ATIV, London, Thursday, June 20th. The device will hit the market this summer. It will be first released in the US and Sweden, then in the rest of the world. Specific availability will vary depending on the market.

Tags: Samsung, Galaxy S4 Active, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 mini, Android, Google, smartphone
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