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Samsung says that a rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is on the way

0. phoneArena 23 Apr 2013, 16:28 posted on

If you are worried about buying the Samsung Galaxy S4 because you're as coordinated as the Miami Marlins infield, the president of Samsung Gulf mentioned that a rugged version of the Android flagship is in the works and could be introduced within weeks; this comes after the water and dust proofing of the Sony Xperia Z received plenty of attention...

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posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:34 14

1. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Galaxy SIV Super Plus?

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:42 13

5. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Brown Samsung Galaxy S4 toilet edition.
Waterproof, Antibacterial and Anti corn/pea/peanut coating.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:50 8

7. eliasafram7 (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


anti troller like u lol

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:51 11

8. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You just scored a new benchmark score for hate-tuantu.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 17:31

14. Emily1985 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)


Samsung Galaxy S4 Videotest vs Lumia 920 vs iPhone 5 vs Xperia Z, Galaxy S3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL2_hVlNaRo

Who has the best quality?

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 17:38 2

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Could you tell me please, what your reply to Nathan_ingx's comment has to do with Nathan_ingx's comment?
Because your reply in view to Nathan_ingx's comment is offtopic, or it is just a unsuccessful attempt to troll?

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 02:55 1

51. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I'm afraid only (s)he has the answer.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:08

59. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I think that we also know the answer, it was just lame attempt to troll. :)

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:33

60. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I was kind of leaving a suspense in the air :)

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 00:35 1

48. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


I bet the galaxy s4 will be chunkier, uglier and heavier with the galaxy x-cover like design. Sooooooo UGLY

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 01:58 1

49. tech2 (Posts: 3477; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Strange that you come from a place where one can 'bet' even after the phone specs are released !!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:36 20

2. thethird (Posts: 72; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


I say samsung is really catching up in terms of what people say about their build quality. First HTCs metal body and now Sony's waterproof device. They really sure are bothered (samsung) now. Although this is a proof of awareness. Go Sammy! BRING IT ON [+]

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:37 4

3. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Hmmm, this might pull me away the the One if I can't keep myself to wait for the motorola X.
It would be nice to have a rugged phone where I dont have to worry about water or dirt when I got backpacking in the wilderness

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:40 13

4. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Will it have the Exynos chip ?

... Take my money.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:49 13

6. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


Rugged phones aren't for clumsy people, they are meant for people that work in punishing environments. Not everyone works in an office and some people need to be able to use a smartphone in wet conditions or in places where a normal phone might get damaged just by virtue of doing a day's work.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 16:57 6

9. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Sweet. if the XPERIA Z don't lands on AT&T I'll settle for the RUGGED GS IV. Glad I waited for this news

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 17:12 6

10. mydi.maus (unregistered)


it wont match xperia z ruggedness toughness,greatness.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 17:19 10

12. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Xperia Z has a laggy ui and last years hardware. The Xperia Z isn't a tough phone, its just waterproof.

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 19:51 4

30. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


looks like you only watch S4 torture than Z. too bad its an outdated phone but still sell hahaha on that!!

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 18:32 4

25. SleepingOz (unregistered)


haha nice joke..

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 20:51

35. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


ruggedness?? if both ip57 then theyr equal, how if this s4 will be ip67??
toughness?? polycarbonate is still tougher than fragile glass
greatness?? hmm as i can observe, XZ is now out of the present debate/battle for the android flagship title 2013 bcoz of so many major shortcomings

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 22:30 2

41. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


1. S4 with IP67 your are dreaming.. because the last time i check dunkable from P2i is only IPX7 ''water resistant only''
2. Xperia Z uses durable glass it will survive from normal drop test and it scratch resistant glass so its not fragile glass.
S4 ''plastic'' without scratch resistant and shockproof certification ( but i'm sure Gorila Glass 3 will help S4 in drop test ).
3. Xperia Z still in the battle of android flagship because XP Z have what S4 doesn't have, the sales good enough, and in many tech site XP Z still in the top 3 or top 5.

I think this year will be tough year for samsung why??
All big manufacturers will release the real (the best) 2013 flagship.
Combine with great mid end and low end phone.
plus Tegra 4 and S800 will be unleash.

So Samsung will not only the coolest kid on the block literally!!!

Damn... this year will be the perfect time for me to replace my plastic toy with the real ''Premium Smartphone''

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 23:40 1

44. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Dear samsung fanboy let me give you the prove that XP Z still in the battle.
asia.cnet.com/cnet-asias-top-10-phones-62060624.ht​m
No. 1) Sony Xperia Z
No. 2) Sony Xperia V
Both of them water and dust resistant smartphone

posted on 23 Apr 2013, 23:58 4

45. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


1. Okay thanks for that.
2. Xz has a something like a sheet above its display so there are users who suffer from scratches, if im not mistaken.. its back is made of gorlla glass 2 whch is somewhat not that super strrong against scratches. . And i read some users who had broken screens already in talk.sonymobile.
And samsung strong polycarbonate plastc can be easily replaced :)
3. Yah all phones have distnct features, but what i wanna say is that s4 and htc one are the only items being compared hotly as d best phone ryt now, accept it

And for ur comment #44, im not referring to Sales as indcator of being d 2013's flagship.. im refrring to how htc one and s4 handle to be d greatest ryt now in reviews :)

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 02:20

50. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


You are not wrong its a shatter proof sheet, i think every sony device have it and thats a good thing because sony knows that durable glass doesn't mean unbreakable.
It can be easly to remove if you not like it.
Gorilla glass is scratch resistant glass not 100% scracth proof, even diamond still can be scratched.
XP Z will survive for normal drop test and scratches sure it will breaks if you do some extrem test like some crazy guy on youtube

there is no such a thing called ''samsung strong polycabonate''
and samsung is not the only ''plastic'' phone with removeable battery
The problem is on ''samsung weak construction'' Compare to Nokia and Sony,
Samsung is the worst when it comes to build quality (samsung flagship is not premium nor durable)

Yes i know that, XP Z is release to compete with GS3, Nexus 4 and other last year flagship but all those flagship still capable to compete with S4 and HTC One in terms of real life performance.

In this article we are talking about durability.
Normal test Xperia Z is better compare to Samsung flagship.
Extrem test both of them will destroy.

There is still one another flagship
LG Optimus G Pro

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 05:09

56. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


Samsung is d worst when it comes to build quality??
hmm pls argue with urself.. as long as my note2 feels so solid. :)

XP Z isnt released to compete w/ gs3 thats my opinion, 1080p battle is on d scene :)

no, my first argment is "XZ is now out of the present debate/battle for the android flagship title 2013 bcoz of so many major shortcomings"
it's not just abt durability, its XZ's shortcomings as a 2013 player :)

normal test extreme test chu chu,, we still dont know, can we wait for some test b4 driving into conclusion ? :) all i know is gorilla glass3 is strong, and plastc wudnt be destroyed in drop test :)

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 07:40

61. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


woow solid how about we compare that note 2 with acro s and lumia 920 you tell me wich one more durable???

2012 is the first 1080p phone (HTC DNA/butterfly) did HTC release that to compete with S4 no is not. and if you google it you will find that XPZ design is coming from 2012 sony design labs, + it uses 2012 SOCs you are soo cluless if you think it XPZ is release to compete with S4 and HTC One.

GG3 still be able to scratched, and can be broken, Corning said durable doesn't mean unbreakable, plastic will be damage in any drop test.
Overall XP Z is more durable because it will survive from normal accidental drop, its screatch, water and dust resistant even XP Z will survive from boil test
Hammer drop test is not a normal test

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 06:19

57. pyradark (Posts: 864; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


" im not referring to Sales as indcator of being d 2013's flagship.. im refrring to how htc one and s4 handle to be d greatest ryt now in reviews :) " LOL!!

HTC one got 9.5/10 rating on all sites and sell 1 Million in 2013. Congrats to your comment bcoz HTC is falling on the bottom rock. No matter how great its is on the review, SALES is a MOST important, bcoz that will keep the phone alive and kickin butts.

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 08:11

62. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


huh retarded?? in my comments im praising htc one and gs4 haha, for now htc one and gs4 are d greatest..

@yudi-nemesis, still gs4 and htc one are on d labs during 2012, samsung and htc just managed to grab the 2013's latests,,
goin to camera, XZ is inferior,,
sound quality, XZ is inferior
display, XZ is inferior..
software bugs, XZ has many
etc and those arent based on 2012 or 2013, Sony XZ should know how to managed these things..

okay ill stop arguing w/ that durability, i dont have proof

posted on 24 Apr 2013, 00:01 2

47. XaErO (Posts: 325; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


No offence !!

I'm not a Samsung fan .. but I wonder, how people can predict something which has not even announced/showcased in the market (or leaked by any chance) ..

And even more, they can compare it with anything & comment on it so confidently ..

Keep it up .. it is fun to read these comments !!

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