Mini version of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active receives Tenaa certification, features underwhelming specs

Mini version of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active receives Tenaa certification, features underwhelming specs
Joining the overly crowded family of Galaxy devices is a device with model number GT-I8580, or a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active mini version of sorts (ain't that a mouthful). This has been confirmed from the very image-resourceful Chinese Tenaa (FCC equivalent), which has approved the “mini” version for use on China's network.

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.



source: Tenaa, GFXBench via TheDroidGuy

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Galaxy S4 Active
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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13 Comments

1. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 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: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 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 unregistered

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: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 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: 2949; Member since: Jun 19, 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

3. Razrman

Posts: 100; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Another day, another Samsung :-p

6. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 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: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

They will be confused, O "longest one".

4. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Compare it to phones in its price range like the options l9 2 not flagships...

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why does it have to be a Galaxy?? S4?? Active?? Why not something with a mono name?

13. androidrocks

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 14, 2012

Galaxy SAM (S4 Active Mini)

10. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

How i wish samsung would learn from sony that mini doesnt mean losing the specs to downgrade.

12. jeevan28111992

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Lol.... What's Next ??? S4 Zoom Mini An Then Note 3 Mini???

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