Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
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SloganLife companion
SeriesSamsung Galaxy
Compatible networksUMTS HSPA+ 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz (not available in all markets)
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) (not available in all markets) GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, LTE Cat 3 (Global LTE), LTE Cat 4 (South Korea)
First released21 June 2013; 8 years ago (2013-06-21)
Availability by region21 June 2013; 8 years ago (2013-06-21) (USA)

4 July 2013; 8 years ago (2013-07-04) (Hong Kong, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden)

17 July 2013; 8 years ago (2013-07-17) (India, Taiwan)

18 July 2013; 8 years ago (2013-07-18) (Malaysia)

18 September 2013; 8 years ago (2013-09-18) (Japan)
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy S5 Active
RelatedSamsung Galaxy S4
Form factorSlate
Dimensions5.5 in (140 mm) H
2.80 in (71 mm) W
0.35 in (8.9 mm) D [1]
Mass5.39 oz (153 g)
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (initial)
Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (current)
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 processor(Global)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Processor(South Korea)
CPU1.9 GHz Qualcomm Quad Core(Global)
Qualcomm Krait 400 MP4 2.3 GHz (South Korea)
GPUAdreno 320(Global)
Adreno 330 550 MHz(South Korea)
Memory2 GB RAM
Storage16 GB(Global), 32 GB(South Korea)
Removable storageup to 64 GB microSDHC (officially)
up to 64 GB microSDXC (unofficially)
Battery2,600 mAh 13 hours talk time, 520 standby, removable
Data inputsMulti-touch, capacitive touchscreen, proximity sensor
Display5 in (130 mm) diagonal TFT
1920x1080 px (~440 ppi) and Sony BRAVIA Engine 2 with scratch-resistant and shatterproof glass
Rear cameraMP (Global), 13 MP(South Korea) IMX135 Exmor RS back-side illuminated sensor with LED flash 1080p video recording @ 30 frames/s 16x Digital Zoom
Front camera2 MP
Connectivity4G LTE(100 Mbit/s) LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)

Micro USB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0
UMTS HSPA+ (Bands 1, 3, 5, 8 or bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
Wi-Fi (802.11 ac/a/b/g/n)
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Water resistanceIP67
OtherIP55 / IP58 (dust protected, water jet protected and waterproof)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is an Android smartphone produced by Samsung Electronics and released in June 2013. As variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the S4 Active contains similar specifications, but it also features water and dustproofing designed around the IP67 specifications, along with a more rugged design. The Galaxy S4 Active was succeeded by the S5 Active.


The S4 Active was first released in the United States by AT&T on 21 June 2013 in "Dive Blue" and "Urban Gray" colors, its model number is SGH-i537.[2] An international version of the S4 Active was released in Q3 2013, its model number is GT-I9295.[3]


The S4 Active inherits most of its hardware components from the S4, including an identical Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a 5-inch 1080p display. However, its display is a TFT LCD display and uses Gorilla Glass 2 instead of the S4's Super AMOLED and Gorilla Glass 3, and the S4 Active uses an 8 megapixel rear camera instead of the 13 rear megapixel camera of the S4. Its hardware design is similar to the S4, except it is slightly thicker, has metallic rivets, includes flaps to cover ports when not in use, and uses three physical navigation keys instead of a physical home key and capacitive back/menu keys like the S4. The S4 Active is designed towards the IP67 specifications, meaning that it can withstand up to 30 minutes underwater at a maximum depth of 1 meter (3.3 feet), and is also resistant to dust. The S4 Active launched with similar software to the S4, Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" with TouchWiz. Its camera software replaces the "Dual Shot" mode with an "Aqua Mode" designed for taking photos underwater, which disables the touchscreen and uses the volume keys as a shutter.[4]

An update to Android 4.4.2 "KitKat" was released for the AT&T model in April 2014, although the deployment was temporarily halted until June 2014 due to technical issues.[5] International version received its KitKat update in late May 2014.[3] In April 2015, the S4 Active was updated to Android 5.0 "Lollipop".[6]


Engadget was positive in its review of the S4 Active, noting that the S4 Active had a more "high-end" appearance than the normal S4, had a more comfortable feel due to its thicker build, and that its buttons were "definitely superior" from a usability standpoint. However, regressions from the S4 were also noted, such as its lower display quality in comparison to the Super AMOLED.[4]

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  1. ^ "Specs - AT&T Cell Phones SGH-I537 - Samsung Cell Phones".
  2. ^ "Samsung Galaxy S4 Active coming to AT&T June 21st for $199.99, pre-orders begin tomorrow". Engadget. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Samsung rolling out KitKat to the international version of the Galaxy S4 Active". Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review". Engadget. Retrieved 10 October 2013.
  5. ^ "AT&T resumes Android 4.4.2 rollout for Galaxy S4 Active". GSMArena. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  6. ^ Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T now getting its Lollipop update. April 21, 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015.

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