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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Officially Announced


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Posted by emerson_shei


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Key Features:

- 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)

- 4G Network: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL)

- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi HotSpot, Bluetooth v4.0 With A2DP, EDR, MicroUSB v2.0 And NFC

- GPS + GLONASS

- Dimensions: 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm

- Weight: 151 Grams

- Display 5" TFT TFT LCD FullHD (~441 Ppi Pixel Density)

- Corning Gorilla Glass 3

- IP67 Certified - Dust And Water Resistant (Water Resistant Up To 1 Meter And 30 minutes)

- 16 GigaBytes Memory Internal (User Memory Approximately 11,25 GigaBytes)

- MicroSD (Up To 64GB)

- 2 GigaBytes Ram

- CPU Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600 Quad - Core Krait 1.9 GHz (SemiConductor Technology 28 nm)

- GPU Adreno 320

- Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), Planned Upgrade To 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

- Story Album

- Smart Stay

- S Voice

- Smart Pause

- WatchON

- Group Play

- Air Gestures

- 8 MP With LED Flash

- CamCorder FullHD 1080p @30 FPS

- 2 MP Front Chat Camera (1080p Video Capture)

- Standard Battery Li-Ion 2600 mAh

- Available In Urban Grey, Dive Blue And Orange Flare Colors



Maximizing Durability

Recognizing the demands of a dynamic lifestyle, the GALAXY S4 Active was engineered to keep active users connected as they explore and experience the world around them.

The GALAXY S4 Active has qualified protection from dust and water (IP67*), so you never have to leave the device at home during a long day at the beach or dusty hike. The fully sealed design keeps dust particles out and protects against water damage for up to 30 minutes of submergence at a depth of one meter. Equipped with a water-resistant earphone jack, the GALAXY S4 Active frees you to use earphones in more adventurous conditions, in the same way you’ve used them in normal ones. Whether capturing every moment of a wild rafting trip or taking a great underwater photo in the pool, the device’s unique construction lets users capture amazing moments previously impossible using a normal smartphone.

(* IP stands for International Protection against ingress of solid foreign objects and harmful ingress of water. The highest level is IP68,)


Explore Longer with Powerful Performance

An active lifestyle requires plenty of energy, and the GALAXY S4 Active offers a long-lasting and powerful user experience.

Featuring a 1.9 GHZ Quad-Core processor and 2,600mAh battery, the GALAXY S4 Active can handle the most intensive tasks with ease and precision. Striking color and stunning resolution on the device’s beautiful 5.0’’ Full HD TFT LCD screen (443 PPI) makes playing the newest games or watching hours of video easy on the eyes. And with ‘Glove Touch’, cold weather is no longer a problem since the touchscreen can be fully operated while wearing gloves.

With an 8-megapixel rear camera, users can easily share their vivid experiences while on the go. Unique to the GALAXY S4 Active camera, ‘Aqua Mode’ can be used to increase visual quality and clarity for enhanced underwater images and video. The volume key located on the side of the device can be used as a camera key, allowing users to easily and quickly open the camera application to capture photo and video the moment it happens. Additionally, the camera transforms into a powerful LED flash light to assist in low-light and nighttime activities with a simple long press of the volume key.


Richer & Fuller Life Experience

The GALAXY S4 Active is designed with a seamless interface that incorporates popular features of the GALAXY S4.

‘S Travel (Trip Advisor)’ offers travel assistance, local information, and recommendations to provide a more seamless experience in an unfamiliar environment. ‘S Translator’ makes international travel easy by providing instant text or voice translation for emails and text messages.

The camera interface is designed to make capturing and sharing meaningful moments intuitive and more engaging with multiple shooting modes including ‘Drama Shot’, which allows users to see all the action in one continuous time-lapse, and ‘Sound & Shot’, which uniquely stores sound and voice together with the image to capture the moment in an immersive visual/audio format. With ‘Story Album’, photos taken with the GALAXY S4 Active are collected and sorted according to a user’s timeline, geo-tagging information or a specific event to instantly create an organized photo album. To help facilitate sharing, users can also use the ‘Group Play’ function to enjoy music, photos, documents and games together and across various devices including GALAXY S4, GALAXY S4 mini, GALAXY Mega 6.3 and GALAXY Mega 5.8.

‘Samsung Smart Pause’ enables users to control of the screen using optical cues. While watching a video, the video pauses when you look away and starts right up again when returning to view, saving vital battery life and time spent rewinding. ‘Air View’ lets you preview the content of an email by simply hovering your fingers over the screen, which saves time and data. With ‘Air Gesture’, you can change the music track, scroll up and down on a web page, or accept a call with a simple wave of the hand. Additionally, ‘S Health’ helps you keep track of your personal health statistics. When paired with the S Health Accessory, you can monitor your heart rate, weight, sleep pattern and other personal measurements to assist in a healthy lifestyle.


Enhanced Content and Services

The GALAXY S4 Active also offers competitive content and services to provide a seamless mobile experience anytime and anywhere.

Using the ‘Samsung Hub’, users can access music, videos, books, games and engaging educational content. With a beautiful magazine-style interface, users can browse a variety of content across services, as well as purchase and manage their content easily with a single Samsung Account. Users can also control their TV through Samsung WatchON’s IR remote, which transforms the GALAXY S4 Active into a remote control for TVs, set-top boxes, and DVD players. Through ‘Samsung WatchON’, the GALAXY S4 Active also offers a broad selection of entertainment content including live TV, cable TV and video on demand, facilitated by the rich digital context provided by Samsung’s EPG (Electronic Program Guide) system. ‘ChatON’, another unique feature, connects and facilitates group chats, media sharing and interacting in creative new ways using pictures, hand drawings or figures across mobile devices. Further enhancing the device’s sharing capabilities, users can use ‘Samsung Link’ to share and sync content across multiple Samsung digital devices.

The GALAXY S4 Active will be available for purchase beginning this summer, with initial retail in the U.S. and Sweden. It will be offered in three different color options: Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare. Specific availability will vary depending on the market.




Technichal Specifications Digital Camera Galaxy S IV Active:

* Optical Assembly: Largan Precision Optics (31mm in 35mm equiv.)
* Construction Lens: 5 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.2
* Focal Length: 4.20mm
* Focus Range: 7 Cm - Infinity
* Iso Sensitivity: 50 - 2000
* Shutter Speed: Min - (1/14s) / Max - (1/10000s)
* Image Stabilization: Yes (Digital)
* Features Digital Camera: Touch Focus - Face Detection - Smile Detection - Panorama - HDR And Geo - Tagging
* Flash: Led (3rd Generation)
* Reach In Shooting Of Flash: Up To 2,5 Meters
* AF Light: Yes (Led 3rd Generation)
* ISP: Fujitsu M10MO
* Image Sensor: CMOS BSI SONY IMX111PQ
* Format: 1/4"
* Surface: (3.20 mm x 2.40 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.12 Microns
* Total Pixel Are Used: 3296 x 2512 - 8.28 MP
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 3264 x 2448 For (4:3) Or 3264 x 1836 For (16:9)
* Other Features: Dual Shot And Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording

Technichal Specifications Digital Camcorder Galaxy S IV Active:

* Maximum Resolution Digital Camcorder: FULLHD 1080p (1920 x 1080)
* Quantity Frames Per Second During Recording Of Video: 30 FPS
* Recording Codec Used To Do Video: MP4
* Video Bit Rate: 17 Mbps
* Recording Audio Codec Used To Do Video: AAC Stereo
* Audio Bit Rate: 128 Kbps
* Audio Sampling Rate: 48.0 KHz
* Light Assist For The Record Video: Yes (Single Led 3rd Generation)
* Features Digital Camcorder: Digital Video Stabilization And Continuous Autofocus



Technichal Specifications Front Digital Camera Galaxy S IV Active:

* Optical Assembly: Samsung Lens
* Construction Lens: 4 Elements Plastic
* F-Number: f/2.4
* Focal Length: 1.85mm
* Sensor: CMOS BSI SAMSUNG S5K6B2YX03
* Format: 1/6"
* Surface: (3.00 mm x 2.40 mm)
* Pixel Size: 1.34 Microns
* Maximum Effective Pixels Resolution: 1920 x 1088
[ This Message was edited by: emerson_shei on 2013-06-14 05:34 ]



Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Preview

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s4_active-review-935.php

Posted by Away
When I said Samsung need to design smartphones looking less like bars of soap, I didn't mean make them even uglier...

This one looks even less like an attempt to design something decent, are those screws I see? On the back? 4 of them, one on each corner? And people complained about the Nexus 4 having holes for two screws on the bottom...
[ This Message was edited by: Away on 2013-06-05 23:19 ]


Posted by Ranjith
SONY has created a new segment! XZ is going have stiff competition now and i find this design MUCH MUCH better than the S4!nice!

Posted by Tsepz_GP
I like it, but I don't want it. I like the attention to detail Samsung paid with Glove Touch, Aqua Mode etc... It's a truly rugged phone, and with all the sensors the GS4 comes with, I'm excited to see what more is added

Posted by rikken
Great design, and brilliant that they made the 3.5 audio jack exposed but still waterproof

Posted by Away
Hmm, with Samsung build quality, I wonder how long it takes for people to start complaining some units aren't waterproof...

Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to cost as much as a regular Galaxy S4

http://www.gsmarena.com/samsu[....]egular_galaxy_s4-news-6179.php

Posted by Tsepz_GP
Makes sense, they traded the Camera and Display for Water and Dust Resistance and stronger materials, while keeping pretty much everything else the same.

They can go pretty crazy with the ad campaigns of the regular S4 and S4 Active, I'm thinking of something like what BMW did with the new 1series ad campaign with Sport and Urban line.

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2013-06-06 05:07:39, Ranjith wrote:
SONY has created a new segment! XZ is going have stiff competition now and i find this design MUCH MUCH better than the S4!nice!



no Sony hasn't … Motorola predates the XZ or any other Xperia with water resistance with the RAZR line and another that predates that.

However Sony has gained from water resistance experience from Ericsson. I'd like to see more done for complete water proofing … without the need for ugly flaps - more nano molecules sprayed on every component before, during, and after assembly.

Posted by Shino03
Actually it's not motorola, Nokia had the first waterproof phone. Moreover, I can remember water-proof sony ericsson japan back on 2006

Posted by emerson_shei
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Hands - On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?[....]=player_embedded&v=g0pndTkhtg4

Posted by Away
I think what he meant by Sony creating that segment is a flagship product which sold well with the feature in the west in the last few years. For example, no one mentions dell creating the phablet segment with the streak, the note is credited with that.

Posted by Ranjith

On 2013-06-08 03:44:20, Hardened wrote:

On 2013-06-06 05:07:39, Ranjith wrote:
SONY has created a new segment! XZ is going have stiff competition now and i find this design MUCH MUCH better than the S4!nice!



no Sony hasn't … Motorola predates the XZ or any other Xperia with water resistance with the RAZR line and another that predates that.

However Sony has gained from water resistance experience from Ericsson. I'd like to see more done for complete water proofing … without the need for ugly flaps - more nano molecules sprayed on every component before, during, and after assembly.


Like AWAY said,SONY popularized this,i believe its fair to say without the Z this wouldn't have happened.
Anyway,that said any idea if this S4 would be built better?As far as ive seen SAMSUNGs are pretty fragile...im looking for a water resistant phone and if this is also built better to falls and bumps..i just might be interested

Posted by Bonovox
At least it has no ugly cheap flaps like the Sony rugged ones

Posted by Away

On 2013-06-08 22:34:27, Bonovox wrote:
At least it has no ugly cheap flaps like the Sony rugged ones


Cheap flaps? What would you prefer, ones one-tenth the value of the phone? Ugly? They actually make the look better, slightly adds to the omnibalance design in making each side look the same. The only problem is the extra second it takes to open, and then the other extra second to close. Even forgetting to close it is near-impossible, the phone gives you a notification.

Interesting how you overlook look more than 99% of the Samsung phone's surface area to praise it, whilst overlooking 100% of the Xperia Z's surface area to criticise it.

Posted by Supa_Fly

On 2013-06-08 21:50:55, Ranjith wrote:

On 2013-06-08 03:44:20, Hardened wrote:

On 2013-06-06 05:07:39, Ranjith wrote:
SONY has created a new segment! XZ is going have stiff competition now and i find this design MUCH MUCH better than the S4!nice!



no Sony hasn't … Motorola predates the XZ or any other Xperia with water resistance with the RAZR line and another that predates that.

However Sony has gained from water resistance experience from Ericsson. I'd like to see more done for complete water proofing … without the need for ugly flaps - more nano molecules sprayed on every component before, during, and after assembly.


Like AWAY said,SONY popularized this,i believe its fair to say without the Z this wouldn't have happened.
Anyway,that said any idea if this S4 would be built better?As far as ive seen SAMSUNGs are pretty fragile...im looking for a water resistant phone and if this is also built better to falls and bumps..i just might be interested



Motorola popularized this category not Sony ... RAZR (Android not the flip-phone) and RAZR HD had widespread critical acclaim before Sony XZ debuted and they did so without the need for flaps on the headset, microUSB/HDMI ports as well as best in class battery life and thinner. Both those phones where flagship models and predate the XZ by a few months.

Shino03 thanks for the clarification you are indeed correct.

Dell created the phablet market?? interesting.

Posted by Away
I know that no phone is totally waterproof, but an ipx7 rating at least would be fair to give something that (still technically incorrect) term.

The razr line was nowhere near that. Motorola said so themselves. Lol, you had to leave your phone off for an hour if it got wet, it could not be submerged or put under running water and Motorola themselves said it wasn't even water resistant let alone waterproof, they called it water repellant.

How does that change the way you use your phone? Lol, who's going to get it slightly wet if you can't use it for another hour?

http://www.motorola.com/hc/27[....]s/en-US/d0e91a.2769.en-US.html

Posted by Tsepz_GP

On 2013-06-09 20:24:34, Hardened wrote:

On 2013-06-08 21:50:55, Ranjith wrote:

On 2013-06-08 03:44:20, Hardened wrote:

On 2013-06-06 05:07:39, Ranjith wrote:
SONY has created a new segment! XZ is going have stiff competition now and i find this design MUCH MUCH better than the S4!nice!



no Sony hasn't … Motorola predates the XZ or any other Xperia with water resistance with the RAZR line and another that predates that.

However Sony has gained from water resistance experience from Ericsson. I'd like to see more done for complete water proofing … without the need for ugly flaps - more nano molecules sprayed on every component before, during, and after assembly.


Like AWAY said,SONY popularized this,i believe its fair to say without the Z this wouldn't have happened.
Anyway,that said any idea if this S4 would be built better?As far as ive seen SAMSUNGs are pretty fragile...im looking for a water resistant phone and if this is also built better to falls and bumps..i just might be interested



Motorola popularized this category not Sony ... RAZR (Android not the flip-phone) and RAZR HD had widespread critical acclaim before Sony XZ debuted and they did so without the need for flaps on the headset, microUSB/HDMI ports as well as best in class battery life and thinner. Both those phones where flagship models and predate the XZ by a few months.

Shino03 thanks for the clarification you are indeed correct.

Dell created the phablet market?? interesting.



AFAIK, RAZR Androids were Splash Resistant or something like that, but the DEFY range were water and dust resistant.

Yep, Dell sort of made the "Phablet" with the 5inch display Streak: http://www.gsmarena.com/dell_streak-3353.php but they never did fully take advantage and capitalise on it, Samsung were smart enough to figure out a way to do it successfully.

Posted by Bonovox
Yes the Motorola phones were splash resistant not waterproof people get those mixed up


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