Samsung Galaxy SIV Active Review

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After Samsung Galaxy S 4, Samsung put forward its new advanced handset Samsung Galaxy S IV Active. It’s the latest and upgraded phone by Samsung up to date. The phone is upgraded version of Samsung Galaxy S IV and comprises of all active technologies. This new handset is enough to give huge competition to iPhone 5 and ONE X+, on comparing to iPhone and HTC ONE X+ you will find this a better option. Overall designing of the device is same as its previous S4 with few changes. The most advanced feature of this device is its dedicated “aqua” mode. Latest S4 Active is a waterproof and can withstand below 1 meter for 30 min. The device comes along with a powerful quad core processor of 1.9GHz and runs on latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Samsung has provided the rubbery look to look great. 8MP Camera provided by S4 Active is capable to give you HD resolution of images.

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HARDWARE

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is stunning new handset launched in the market, handset has given same designing as its previous Samsung Galaxy S4 with a few changes in its dimensions the device is 5.51 x 2.80 x 0. 35 inches. The device is 0.8 ounces more heavily than previous and it’s quite thin shaped device. No changes are done on its volume rockers, power buttons, earpiece, speaker’s positions they are at the same place as in S4.  The device provides you a fully capacitive touch screen, but there is change in size of 3 capacitive buttons. The Menu and back buttons has got a new face.  The back panel of the device covers the removal battery along with micro SD card and SIM card slot.

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The rubbery design of it makes it easy to grab. The device is featured with waterproof technology and can stay in 1 meter of depth for 30 minutes. The device comes along with aqua mode feature that helps you to capture the image underwater. The back of the device contains the 8 MP cameras with LED flash and front panel contains display with front facing camera. The major difference between S4 and S4 active is that its display. Both device comprises of 5 inches of display and capable to prove the user the resolution of 1080 X 1920. But S4 active contains a TFT LCD screen instead of AMOLED unlike galaxy S4. The display of this device is superb and image looks realistic. The new Active lacks in “professional photo“display mode.

 

CAMERA

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is mostly comprises of same camera of Galaxy S4, the device is embedded with 8 Mega Pixel primary camera enhanced by the LED flash.  The camera of the phone is capable to provide you HD resolution of 3264 X 1236 image quality. You can change the aspect ratio to 4:3 to increase the resolution up to 3264 X 2448. The other camera of the device is quite impressive and it doesn’t struggle much in low light. The device is featured with aqua mode to capture your image even in under water. The touch screen is safer with it aqua mode moves the shutter controls to either side of volume rockers. This new S4 lacks in dual camera feature but actually it gains in “Continuous shots” which can capture 4 frames per second. Many additional features featured in the device like capture multi shots, drama shots, and motion shots. Video calling is also an option provided by S4 active, its 2 Mega Pixel front camera makes this device best in all.

PROCESSOR

 

New SamsungS4 Active is powered with quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor which is capable to speed up the device at 1.9GHz,   the device is a perfect for multitasking. Active runs on the latest operating system of Android 4.2.2 jelly bean and enhanced by Galaxy’s TOUCHWIZ. The device will grant you the same experience like on Samsung S4. Many additional features like Air Gesture, smart stay, Air view and Smart Scroll is implemented in the device. S4 active is comes along with the RAM of 2 GB, the high RAM of the gadget makes the device to work faster and stores lot of application. The gaming on the device is boosted by its powerful graphics card of Adreno 320 GPU. The fast accessing processor of the device takes it to a SKY HIGH position.

 

CONNECTIVITY

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active provides you an easy way of connectivity like 3G network the device is fully supported on 4G network. Exchanging or quick transfer of multimedia files will be faster with its latest Bluetooth version 4.0 and it provide a wide range of connectivity. S beams and NFC both are supported by this new handset. For wireless internet connectivity device offers you Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS and GLONASS is also enhances the Map features. Wi-Fi connectivity of the handset is too sharp that it can connect even in low signals. 4G connectivity of the device makes it faster in downloading the application or files.  Additional features like NFC, USB ON-the-go, dual band, Wi-Fi direct, A-GPS support and GLONASS makes it connectivity stronger. The device supports well when it is connected through television sets.

 

BATTERY and STORAGE

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Samsung Galaxy S4 active is powered wit good power supply battery of 2600mAH which is capable to last long. The powerful battery makes this device quite well and a well suited device to buy. Many power saving modes are also provided on screen to save the battery so that it can run for more hours. 10 min of music playback pulls down the battery about 1% and on 4G streaming video it pulls away 3% of battery for 10 min. phone offers you internal storage of 10 GB and it can be extended up to 64GB with the help microSD card.

 

CONCLUSION

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is high range device but the feature offered by it makes it to cost more. S4 Active is featured with all the latest technology and upgraded applications. Its ability to withstand a swim makes it a wonderful gadget. Aqua mode is a new experience for the users. I will give a thumb up to Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and Samsung for raising such a valuable product.

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SPECIFICATION OF SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 ACTIVE

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  • 2G network                               GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G network                                HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G                                                  LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
  •                                                         LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 – SGH-I537
  • SIM                                                Micro-SIM
  • Body Dimensions                    139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm (5.5 x 2.81 x 0.36 in)
  • Display                                         TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size                                                1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch                                  Yes
  • Protection                                  Corning Gorilla Glass 2
  • Loudspeaker                               Yes
  • 3.5mm jack                                  Yes
  • Memory Card slot                      microSD, up to 64 GB
  • Internal                                        16 GB (11.2 GB user available), 2 GB RAM
  • USB                                                 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host
  • Camera Primary                        8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
  • Video                                              Yes, 1080p@30fps, check quality
  • Secondary                                    Yes, 2 MP,1080p@30fps
  • CPU                                                  Quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300
  • GPU                                                  Adreno 320
  • OS                                                     Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Chipset                                           Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600
  • Sensors                                           Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, gesture
  • Radio                                                No
  • GPS                                                   Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONAS
  • Battery                                             2600 mAh battery
  • Stand-by                                         Up to 312 h
  • Talk time                                         Up to 17h
  • GPRS                                                  Class 33
  • EDGE                                                  Class 33
  • Wi-Fi                                                   802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth                                         Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
  • NFC                                                     Yes
  • Infrared port                                   Yes

 

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