Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Vs Samsung Galaxy S4
No doubt that Samsung is todays leader in smartphone industry but still there are some features that other smartphone manufacturing companies like Sony, HTC have introduced in their latest smartphones and Samsung missed it. The latest Samsung flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 doesn't come with Water and dust proofing technology.
Later Samsung decided to implement these features in more rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S4 which finally announced on 4th June 2013 and called Galaxy S4 "Active". It can survive under real life thrills pretty easily. The Galaxy S4 Active is IP-67 certified and can resist dust and water. It is waterproofed to avoid one meter water for 30 mins without any damage. Not only it can resist water for 30 mins, Samsung made Galaxy S4 Active to take photographs or record videos under water quite easily. The new feature called "Aqua Mode" helps increase visuality when you shoot a video or click a photograph under water. Now you need not to worry when you walk through the road and downpour starts. You may rather take out your smartphone from the pocket and listen to the music while you get wet in the rain. Read more: 12 interesting features of Samsung Galaxy S4
The new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is slightly bigger in height, width and depth which makes it become 23 grams heavier than orignal Galaxy S4 with a total weight of 153 grams. The dimensions of Galaxy S4 active measure at 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm as compared to 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm of original Galaxy S4. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active features 5 inches (same as original Galaxy S4) full HD 1920 x 1080 (441 ppi) TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen however the orignal Galaxy S4 uses Super AMOLED Capacitive touncsreen. The interesting features added to this breathtaking smartphone is glove touch technology which let you swtich between the screens even while you wearing gloves.
All other features are almost same as conventional galaxy S4, it works on Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean version) and features 1.9 Ghz Krait 300 CPU supported by Snapdragon 600 chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active comes in only one variant with 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM for faster processsing.
One thing which may disappoint people is, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active features 8 megapixel camera as compared to 13 megapixel in orignal Samsung Galaxy S4 keeping the front facing camera unchanged. But this won't be a big issue as high megapixels is only required to take bigger photographs to create a poster. The front facing camera of 2 megapixels let you make video calls and self shoot. If we talk about battery life, Samsung Galaxy S4 Active have same power (2600 mAh) battery as Galaxy S4 which is a removable battery. It comes with other common features like WiFi, NFC Support, Infrared port, 3.5 mm jack, bluetooth, microUSB. Read more: Sony Xperia Z – Waterproof smartphone
After the release of Samsung Galaxy S4 active, people are little confused which one to buy. I would advise to go for the smartphone as per your requirement. If you are kind of guy who likes outdoor adventures and bit lazy to save your smartphone from downpour or dust, Samsung Galaxy S4 active is an ideal choice however if you are kind of caring person who keeps its smartphone with care, you may go for conventional Galaxy S4.
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