Rugged Samsung Galaxy S4 Active leaks on video: Snapdragon S4 Plus, 8 MP camera

Yesterday we had the tough Galaxy S4 Active iteration appear in leaked photos from the confines of Croatia, and today the rugged version of the venerable S4 was briefly examined on video, at least the front side.

Dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor gets confirmed, as well as an 8 MP camera and bolted elements-resistant chassis. Judging from the specs, Samsung is aiming to still keep a distance from the flagship Galaxy S4, rather than create a mirror rugged version of it.

The big unknown seems to be the screen type - if Samsung went with the same wide-gamut Full HD Super AMOLED panel, the rugged handset is unlikely to come affordable, despite the lower-grade specs than the original S4, considering the eventual IP certifications it will adhere to.

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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)



1. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

still waiting for S4 boob

6. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

this s4 active is cool

16. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Listen all dont say this is old hardware etc. Because samsung dont want this to overtake their flagship. (Metal body, water proof, dust proof) . Only Note series can overtake their flagship.

37. TheBitterTruth unregistered


51. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

I'm waiting for the Samsung S 4 Active Mega Mini which should be announced next week

57. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Waiting for Galaxy S4 active core mega mini note hd plus

58. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

You're waiting for an S4 breast?

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Dual core? And that S4 plus? Isn't the S4 Pro supposed to be better than the Plus? Atleast quad S4 pro would have done better justice... I think this is a bad mismatch.

5. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I heard it's SD600 quad core 1.9GHz CPU just like GS4. :D

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Better be....

13. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

I was thinking the same, Nathan.

3. thethird

Posts: 72; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

All Hail Sammy! [+]

4. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Sammy have now pretty much invaded the whole market. .. That's there tactic have Samsung everywhere so you can't miss em.

7. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Was thinking of getting it instead of the Original GS4, but 8MP and dual core ? no thanks, GS4 here i come :D

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'm a little worried that at it's thinness it might not take damage very well. The S4 is lovely, but the damage resistance is extremely troublesome. The Active just looks like a coated S4 not something internally made out of more rugged material.

9. FlushGordon unregistered

Specs are Xperia Z-ish. Lol

10. abcdefgh

Posts: 471; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

y give s4 prefix even if its almost half d specs of s4

12. DeathR34PER

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Well, that's a bummer for a tiny degrade of CPU and Camera, along with actual buttons on screen, but hey, still looks good for a rugged phone!

14. yudi.nemesis unregistered

okay now lets the fight begins Xperia ZR vs S4 Active i want to know wich one better??

18. Igneel unregistered

Certainly the ZR. ZR has a quad core CPU, Adreno 320 and 13MP camera. This S4 Active has the S4 name just to join the bandwagon of the original S4 for the hype to gain customers.

19. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

I have to agree and the fact you can shot full HD video under water is awesome! Even if it is only for 1m and for 30mins lol

22. yudi.nemesis unregistered

let me correct you 1.5 m for 30mins but thats only theory. the reality is i've seen some one drop Xperia GO into the pool for more 1m deep maybe 2m+ and it still fine

23. syedej123

Posts: 71; Member since: Jan 08, 2013

Samsung 8MP equal to xperia Z 13MP. Check phonearena camera comparison.

25. yudi.nemesis unregistered

do you know that Sony have fix Xperia Z the camera problem in the latest update just check this out

26. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

htc one also got an upgrade on their camera, but barely made a difference

29. yudi.nemesis unregistered

have you check the link??? before the update burst mode have better result after the update even auto mode have better result than burst mode please check the link before you talk to much!!!

24. yudi.nemesis unregistered

don't forget ZR also have user replaceable battery because usualy samsung fans doesn't like non user replaceable battery

27. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

certainly? theres alot of things to consider assuming its an amoled screen and 1080p vs ZR 720p TFT screen - S4 Active wins Battery Life - unknown Camera - samsung has been known to have better cameras than sony specs - unknown and ZR S4 PRO 1.5 GHz PRo isnt something to brag about in 2013 storage - unknown but we do know the ZR has 8GB internal storage which is pretty bad for an high end phone features - samsung normally wins this one

31. yudi.nemesis unregistered

if you talking about viewing angle and resolution yes S4 Active will wins but other than that i don't think so if ZR use the same screen like Xperia TX and combine that with sensor on lens (opticontras) it will be good with 2300 mAh and user replaceable battery. 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.55 inches (~323 ppi pixel density) ZR will have no battery problem about the camera i agree with but right now Sony have show they can fix the problem, i also heard Sony will bring big improvement for camera in the next android version S4 PRO 1.5 GHz + 720p display it will be blazing fast. XP Z with 1080p can score 20000+ so maybe ZR will be better 8GB With sounds bad but SD Card will save the day feature i agree with if S4 Active have the same feature like the S4 IP58 with a two-step camera button so ZR will have much better camera experience

54. Igneel unregistered

I don't think it'll be 1080p considering the S4 plus CPU that it uses. S4 pro might not be something to brag about but it's still one of the top performer.

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