Mini version of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active receives Tenaa certification, features underwhelming specs
When talking about the GT-I8580, now or in the future, two thing are sure to occupy most of our attention. First, assuming that this indeed will be marketed as a smaller alternative to the S4 Active, we should begin with the fact that there's nothing mini about this phone. And second, unlike the new trend-setter, the Sony Xperia Z1 f, this device has been watered, nay, stripped down to its bare bones and left just enough to make do, but no more. To start off, it's got a 4.65-inch screen that runs a lowly 800x480 resolution, or 200ppi. Things are a bit better at the performance department – the phone is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Plus with Adreno 305 graphics, and a gigabyte of RAM. The rear keeps a 5MP camera, and you'll be able to snap some pixelated selfies, thanks to the 0.3MP snapper at the front. Thanks to the GLBenchmark test that you can see below, we know that these internals transform into adequate performance, though the low resolution sure helps with that. The phone runs Android 4.2 and has received WCDMA certification, meaning that we could see this phone cross the Chinese border into Europe and other areas.
Of course, while this device is but a shade of its flagship twin, we pretty much take it for granted that it will be aimed at the entry level market, where specs like these are still the norm. Well, at least as far as the mainstream is concerned, anyway.
Samsung S4 Active GT-I8505
source: Tenaa, GFXBench via TheDroidGuy
1. darkvadervip (Posts: 330; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
Now let's see if android users going to dog this mess of a phone out like the do apple and windows or just play silent. Lol
9. tadaa (Posts: 250; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)
well yeah if you look at the name it is extremely disappointing. but if it is priced right it should compete well with the xperia m. imho without looking at the name the phone itself is respectable given they price it right
11. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
I doubt this phone can compete with the Xperia M, if Galaxy Core has a price of up to $260 I'm pretty sure this phone will be more expensive than that.
I think the price of this phone will be around $300 and with a price range like that this waterproof phone will have big problem from Xperia Acro S and V.
2. istitch (Posts: 167; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)
why would anyone choose this over xperia Z1s or ZR or V?
unless they r gonna sell it for $200 off contract ..
5. buccob (Posts: 1480; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Even the Xperia Acro S has way better specs (comparable to V)
And I am one of those who rather buy a Last Year Flagship, than a current Midrange phone... (for most cases)
So yeah Sony waterproof phones are a much better option
6. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Is that good or bad? For the consumers. (and don't give me the BS that they will be confused)
7. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
They will be confused, O "longest one".
4. Shatter (Posts: 2030; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Compare it to phones in its price range like the options l9 2 not flagships...
8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Why does it have to be a Galaxy?? S4?? Active??
Why not something with a mono name?
10. Sondae (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)
How i wish samsung would learn from sony that mini doesnt mean losing the specs to downgrade.
12. jeevan28111992 (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
Lol.... What's Next ???
S4 Zoom Mini An Then Note 3 Mini???