Samsung has yet again launched the latest in its series of Galaxy version, this time it is the Galaxy S4 Active. It is said that this Smartphone is all prepared to give its’ rival Sony Xperia ZR and Z a tough competition. This Smartphone too is dust and water resistant.
However, for those who are still thinking how different it is from S4 they need to take a closer look.
Water and dust proof
The reason why it is named Active is that the product aims at active users especially those who are more of the sporty kind and consumers who are inclined towards outdoor activities. This phone is robust with its build with a screen of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and is prepared to survive scratches and a few bumps.
You will be easily able to work with the Active, as this phone is capable of resisting dust and water. It is for those who keep traveling and face weather extremities while on the go. Even if you drop your phone in 1-meter water puddle for 30 minutes it will still be functional. Additionally, you can use the phone for taking pictures while snorkeling. Amazingly, if you want to listen to music while walking in the rain even then your earphones will work well as they are waterproof too.
The Samsung Galaxy Active is packed with a primary camera of 8 MP that falls below its standard against S4 with 13 MP. However, there is not much of a difference when it comes to taking snap shots with the camera. You will still be able to capture decent pictures as what matters most is the camera lens. Apart from this if, you are not aiming to create a poster size picture then 8MP is enough to do a decent job.
The camera of the Samsung Galaxy Active is capable of capturing underwater shots. You will be easily able to capture your snorkeling pictures that will be enhanced by using Aqua Mode. This mode is especially designed to give you good quality shots underwater along with good video quality.
Screen and form factor
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has a brilliant display with a screen measuring 5-inches and a HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. However, the screen is TFT LCD technology; the color technology is good. The only drawback seems to be that it is power hungry.
Apart from this, you would enjoy the Glove Touch technology that you will find on this Smartphone. This technology enables you to operate your phone even when you are wearing gloves.
The Samsung S4 Active is a bit robust and bulkier than its cousin. It measures 9.1mm as compared to 7.9mm thickness of the Samsung Galaxy S4. The dimensions of Active 4S is also different – 139.7 x 71.3mm and weighing 153g. If we compare it against the Galaxy S4, you will see that its weight is 130g and measures 136.6 x 69.8mm. This makes Galaxy S4 sleeker as against the Active S4.
If you are wondering about the specifications then you will be surprised that both seem to be the same. Both the phones come loaded with quad-core processor clocked at 1.9GHz with 4G LTE support. The bundled up OS comes with Jelly Bean version 4.2.2. The battery power of the phone is 2,600mAh. Connectivity options include USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and Wi-Fi Direct.
When it comes to internal memory, the Active 4S only comes with 16GB storage space. It comes in three memory variations like, 64GB, 32GB and 16GB. The advantage with Active S4 is that you get as much as 11GB of internal storage space to use.
Which one to purchase?
If you are the one who likes travelling and indulge in sports then undoubtedly you should go for Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. The only thing that might bother you is its’ weight but this aspect can be overlooked keeping in mind its robust nature. You will still enjoy using this phone for shooting underwater videos and clicking pictures of aquatic life. This is one water and dust resistant phone that you will enjoy using. Additionally, you also have the choice for color variants like orange, blue and grey.
If you are the one looking for a sleeker phone with greater internal memory options and super AMOLED display then choosing the Samsung Galaxy S4 is the best option for you.