Samsung recently launched the dust and water-resistant Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in the Philippines.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active shares an almost identical specs with the original Galaxy S4, but adds protection for water and dust. It has an ingress protection (IP) rating of IP67, which means that it totally protected against dust and other fine particles and can go underwater at a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes.
The main difference that you will see between the S4 and the S4 Active is that the latter has a more masculine looks. Three physical buttons are positioned at the front to prevent accidental press under water, of which none of them are backlit. There’s a carbon fiber-like removable plastic battery cover on the back and visible circular blings on the corners.
Samsung also swapped the Super AMOLED display for a TFT LCD one of the same 5-inch size. The 13 Megapixel camera on the S4 was replaced by an 8 Megapixel one. The temperature sensor was also omitted on the S4 Active, but that’s not a deal-breaker.
The rest of the internals stayed the same: it has the 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE, and 16GB of internal storage. It also sports the IR blaster, NFC, and the same 2600mAh battery found on the S4.
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Specifications and Features
5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with 1920x1080 resolution at 441 ppi
1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor
8 Megapixels autofocus camera with LED flash and aqua mode
2 Megapixels front-facing camera
Full 1080p HD video capture at 30fps
16GB mass memory, expandable by 64GB using microSD card slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will be coming this week at retail stores for P27,990. It will be available in Urban Grey, Dive Blue, and Orange Flare.