At last, here it is, the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now in stores giving more options for phone buyers who are looking for a phone which is sportier and rigid, even though it is a touch screen phone. It is even rated IP67 (an official certified water and dust proof phone up to a metre for 30 minutes). As i am always commuting to and fro work by riding my bike, it is always a pleasure to have a waterproof phone like this while striding through the rain! You are not gonna believe me this huge 5.0 TFT touch screen even works under the rain ( I was browsing my way, GPS oriented ride to get a cup of a nice coffee at TTDI the other day).
make me drown please i beg you
The Super AMOLED looks better for graphic on Galaxy S4 but TFT for S4 Active works just fine under this rainy weather, double thumbs up for the adventure type who cared nothing less than a working phone. The Menu and Back button on S4 Active has gone a major change as it is now really a button than a capacitive touch screen like the one on S4. I'm happy for this as it works just fine in the water, trust me. The micro-USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack is protected by a rubber flap to make it work underwater.
the bragging rights of being a waterproof phone
The famous and nice-looking Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 have the same features with S4 Active, quad-core 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU with 2GB RAM, on-board with 16GB internal memory, a micro-SD slot up to another additional 64GB memory, and the same 2,600mAh battery but there is something else, the Aqua Mode is what differs S4 Active than any other Galaxy S series. It make your + volume button as the camera shutter button to capture when it submerged in the water! The touchscreen will gone haywire as it is non as responsive when in contact with water so the solution is the physical button on the S4 Active, how smart is that, eh. Other than that, it runs the same software with its bigger sibling, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features the same Galaxy S4 tricks such as Smart Stay, Smart Pause, Smart Scroll, Smart Rotation, Air Gesture (pretty cool if you want to show off) and other cool features.
just me and my water-shy brother I9505
This LTE-enabled phone, just like the S4 I9505, making its way to extensive LTE coverage in the Klang Valley as we speak (speaking of minimum 100Mbps speed of internet, that was way too fast isn't it). As i'm welcoming this kind of phone in the market, I am gonna rate it 4.5 / 5. Available in Orange Flare and Urban Grey, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is retailing at only RM1899 at all Samsung Authorised Dealers nationwide.