Those of you in the UK who were eagerly waiting to get your paws on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active can do so, as it is now available in your country. The version that’s available is SIM-free and will make you poorer by £494.98 should you choose to purchase it. Well, it is quite a hefty price to pay for a mobile phone, but there is no denying the fact that the Galaxy S4 Active does have specs to justify that price tag. One could certainly argue that the specs of this device aren’t as high-end as those of the Galaxy S4, but you have to remember that the S4 Active is dust and water resistance, which the S4 isn’t.
Let us look at some of the specs of the Galaxy S4 Active, so you can decide for yourself if the price-tag is justified. For starters, the device sports a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen HD display. It is powered by a 1.9 GHz Quad-core CPU that is accompanied by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 chip. It has 2 GB of RAM and an internal storage space of 16 GB that can be expanded up to 64 GB using a microSD card. In the rear the device comes fitted with an 8-megapixel camera, which is accompanied by an LED flash. In front it has a 2-megapixel camera.
The device is IP67 certified, which as we mentioned earlier makes it dust and water resistant. In fact, you can immerse the Galaxy S4 Active in up to 1 meter of water for a maximum of 30 minutes without a worry. In other words, this device is more than equipped to handle the erratic UK weather. Even when it comes to connectivity features the device is loaded. It comes equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE and microUSB 2.0, USB On-the-go, USB Host.
The Galaxy S4 Active has been packed with a 2600 mAh battery, which even though not overtly impressive, will hold enough juice to allow you an uninterrupted usage of this device for at least 8-9 hours; this, even if you were to use all the functions of the S4 Active within that time period. Now that we have etched out in relative detail, all the specs of this device, it is for you to decide how justified that £494.98 price tag is.