Smart and Rugged. The much awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 Active got announced officially and by the looks it really looks to be an answer tough enough to those who called Samsung’s top shelf phones fragile and vulnerable. You can get a sense of the Samsung Xcover’s ruggedness which seems to have been topped upon the beastly silicon that ticks inside as the Active version is still the same at it’s heart as the original Samsung Galaxy S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Specifications:
- Dimensions and Body: 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1mm with IP67 Certification For Dust and Water Resistance.
- Display: 5 inch1080p TFT display(~441ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection and .
- Processor and Chipset: Snapdragon 600 chipset with 4 Krait 300 cores at 1.9 GHz and 2 GB of RAM.
- Camera: 8 Megapixel back camera with support for 1080p video capture and 2 Megapixel front camera with support for 1080p video and dual call.
- Network and Connectivity: Quad band GSM/HSDPA and Multi-band LTE support/IR-port/Wifi ac/NFC.
- Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung Touchwiz Nature UX.
- Battery: 2600mAh
From the paper work, it is clear for sure that Sammy has really chipped in with lots of efforts going in the making of this duster of a smartphone and this does sounds like the Japanese flagship seems to have some ”tough-enough” competition upfront. Since both the devices share the same chipset, it’ll be rather interesting to see how Samsung steps up to put it’s ace up against the Sony Xperia Z which has brought back the Japanese on the map and is selling in masses all round the globe.
Although Samsung has already made some rock tough phones viz. the Xcover but it did suffered the problem of limited availability. The original Samsung Galaxy S4 proved to be the toughest dude amongst the lot in synthetic benchmarking but it still failed to gather much of an audience for it courtesy the well built Sony Xperia Z and the Aluminum made HTC One while the S4 Active might be able to put up a more competitive offering. Although it lacks the flagship class and elegance of the S4 but it still can stand a meter deep of water for upto 30 minutes and still packs the S-apps and the charisma of a true beast!
Source: Samsung Mobile Press