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Galaxy S4 Active gets sliced and diced by a lawnmower, stays active

0. phoneArena 11 Jul 2014, 02:03 posted on

Last year, Samsung released its first 'rugged flagship' smartphone, the Galaxy S4 Active. The phone delivered on expectations of water and dust resistance, but surviving a lawnmower wasn't anywhere on the spec sheet - until a few hours ago...

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posted on 11 Jul 2014, 02:16 2

1. galanoth (Posts: 337; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Dam that's lucky.
The randomness of phone survivability always astounds me.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 02:50 13

2. tech2 (Posts: 2367; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


But......but........several self-proclaimed tech experts on internet said plastic in Samsung phones are cheap.

Did they lie to me ?! ;(

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 03:12 5

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Haters on PA*

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 04:33 4

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2829; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


They are Noobs, they don't know QC / QA practices followed by OEMs.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 10:24 1

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3626; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


This is active.......no doubt about it.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 03:51 8

4. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 846; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


The experts of nothing are forever spewing the rubbish that Samsung uses "cheap" plastic, lol, well if "cheap" plastic helped the phone survive the above then I don't mind this so-called "cheap" plastic :)

Experts of nothing 0 - 1 Samsung.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 06:35 3

6. bayhuy (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


Samsung marketing 1 - 0 You.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 14:14

9. wax33 (Posts: 45; Member since: 06 Apr 2014)


Definitely. The guys are marketing are usually not good at cutting a phone at that perfect spot that it still works.
Wait... that didn't make sense?

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 11:53

8. frustyak (Posts: 166; Member since: 08 Mar 2010)


Would insurance reimburse or replace in a case like this? Or would they be real a$$holes and say 'It still works, can't replace it!'

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 12:08

12. 14545 (Posts: 1146; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Worst case, all you have to do is say you lost it. Then just throw it in the trash.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 00:36

10. 14545 (Posts: 1146; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Lmao, so I went to hang out with my buddy today and this is his phone. I don't mean one like it, I mean a mutual friend of ours posted this on reddit.

posted on 20 Jul 2014, 00:37

11. 14545 (Posts: 1146; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


And fwiw, he is still using it.

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