Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295Notebook: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295 (Galaxy Series)
Processor: Qualcomm APQ8064T
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 320
Display: 5.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.151kg
Price: 649 euro
Average Score: 86.46% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 74%, features: 72%, display: 88% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295

87% Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Active GT-I9295 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
Refined water lover. Samsung slips a 5-inch TFT screen with Full HD resolution into a metal frame and fills the remaining space with all the good inner components from their flagship Galaxy S4. Then they IP certify it -- and voilà, the new outdoor smartphone. A superior quality S4? Can it be true?
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: The mobe for CHUCK NORRIS TYPES
Source: Reg Hardware English
As a smartphone, the S4 Active is every bit as impressive a performer as the S4 proper, but the dust and waterproofing are handy additional features especially as they have been achieved without plugging up the audio jack or locking the battery in place. The LCD screen does nothing for battery life but it is brighter than the S4’s OLED panel and offers more natural colour reproduction. It’s also worth keeping in mind that if you’re buying your handset unlocked, the Active seems to be about £40 cheaper than the S4.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: Rugged and ready for adventure
Source: TechHive.com English
Samsung has a winner on its hands with the Active: It’s sleek, powerful, and won’t fall apart the first time you drop it or get it dirty. The downgrade in camera quality is lamentable, and some will absolutely hate all of Samsung’s software extras, but those are small concessions to make for a phone that you can use in the shower or pool. If you need a phone that can survive the great outdoors, then the Active should be your first choice. If you value your photos and don’t really spend much time being active, then the regular Galaxy S4 will suit you just fine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: T3 English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a nice design, a beast of a processor and an IP67 certified rating for water and dust resistance.However the overall feel gives the impression this is far more durable than it actually is, with the rubber bands on either end nothing more than window dressing. If you’re looking for a Galaxy device with less reliance on plastic, yet that still has a bit of oomph in terms of power, this is a great pick.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
So what do we make of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active? We have to say we're fully impressed by the phone that takes the best of the S4 and makes it something that's more life-proof in a variety of ways. We can see this phone being the handset of choice for exercise fiends up and down the country, thanks to the combination of S Health (or more probably another app that's a little better at tracking your exertions) and a robust design that promises the Active could survive a slip.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active finds itself a little in no mans land, and it's a difficult one for us to recommend outright. So if you're in the market for a top end smartphone then we'd say it's worth taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, Sony Xperia Z and even the Nokia Lumia 925 or iPhone 5, but if you fancy something a little different then you won't be disappointed with the Galaxy S4 Active.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: V3.co.uk English
The Active is one of the best smartphones made by Samsung in recent years, offering users all the key strengths of the Galaxy S4, but coming with a beefed-up, more robust design. As with all Samsung phones, the addition of Touchwiz is a mixed affair, with the skin in general detracting rather than adding to the Android user experience. Still, even with Touchwiz, to fans of Samsung Galaxy phones or those in need of a tough waterproof handset we thoroughly recommend checking out the Active.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is being offered to a small niche of people who require their smartphones to be as rugged as they are. We know there are people out there who are literally being bombarded by water, mud, dust and everything in between on a regular basis, and something like the S4 Active should be right up their alley if they want their smartphone to survive their active lifestyle. It may not offer as many bells and whistles as the Galaxy S4, but the Galaxy S4 Active is still a very good smartphone that will be able to offer the same overall Galaxy S4 experience in a durable case. In the world of durable handsets, we’re confident the Galaxy S4 Active is among one of the best that’s currently available.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2013
80% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review - waterproof Galaxy S4 offers excellent performance
Source: PC Advisor English
We really like the Galaxy S4 Active. It's got the kind of features that we wish the flagship smartphone has. There is a downgrade with some specifications but they don't seem like a big sacrifice. Performance is excellent and the neither display nor the camera could be described as poor. If you want durability, this is the Galaxy S4 for you but it's worth checking out the Xperia Z as an alternative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active almost did enough that we could legitimately ask why anybody would opt for the regular model. Still, the slight increase in bulk – which we’re not opposed to, seeing as we prefer the hand-feel of the Active version – and the slight drop in camera quality may frustrate some potential users, for whom the original Galaxy S 4 might still fit the bill.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package
Source: Engadget English
Some may say the Galaxy S 4 Active is a gimmick; an attempt to squeeze as much momentum out of the GS4 brand as possible. True, it's more "rugged lite" than "military-grade," and its display literally pales in comparison to its predecessor's. But water resistance aside, this handset still has quite a few things going for it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hands-on review
Source: PC Advisor English
There's a lot about the Galaxy S4 Active which is identical to the flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone. It's got the same 5in Full HD screen but with a less impressive TFT panel rather than SuperAMOLED, 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Software is also the same with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with features like Air View and Smart Pause. See also: Samsung Premiere 2013 Galaxy & Ativ event as it happened: details.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/21/2013
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review
Source: Techradar English
So what do we make of the Samsung Galaxy Active? We have to say we're fully impressed by the phone that takes the best of the S4 and makes it something that's more life-proof in a variety of ways. We can see this phone being the handset of choice for exercise fiends up and down the country, thanks to the combination of S Health (or more probably another app that's a little better at tracking your exertions) and a robust design that promises the Active could survive a slip.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is possibly our favourite of the S4 spinoffs. It's sturdier and arguably better looking than the S4 it's based on, and hopefully gives a hint as to what the Samsung Galaxy S5 might be like. We could happily give up our S4 for the Active right now and can’t wait for the full review sample to arrive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2013

Foreign Reviews

91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 91%
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 01/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
90% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: PC News - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91% mobility: 80%
98% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Pad & Phone - Heft 12/2013-1/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 98%
86% Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
Source: Connect - Heft 2/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86%
Robuste S4-Variante
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: ruggedized highend smartphone
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2013
91% Ein Outdoor-Handy, das kaum Wünsche offen lässt
Source: Onlinekosten.de German DE→EN
Positive: outdoor smartphone; resistant device
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 320: Integrated graphics card using unified shaders and supporting OpenGL ES 3.0

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


APQ8064T: High-end quad-core SoC with four Krait-300 CPU cores and an enhanced (higher clocked) Adreno 320 graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.0": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.151 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

Samsung reviews


86.46%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» BlackBerry BlackBerry Z30
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» HTC Butterfly
Snapdragon APQ8064A

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» ZTE Grand Memo LTE
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» HTC One Dual Sim
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» HTC One Max
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» LG G Pad 8.3
APQ8064T, 8.3", 0.338 kg
» Motorola Droid Mini
unknown, 4.3", 0.2 kg
» Motorola Droid Ultra
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» Sony Xperia ZR
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» Motorola Moto X
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» Google Nexus 7 2013
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» Sony Xperia SP
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» Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505
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» Sony Xperia ZL
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» LG Optimus G E975
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» HTC One
APQ8064T, 4.7", 0.143 kg
» Sony Xperia Z
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» Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 10.1", 0.5 kg
» Google Nexus 4
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» Asus Padfone 2
Snapdragon APQ8064A, 4.7", 0.135 kg

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Adreno 330, MSM8974
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» Lenovo IdeaPhone P780
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» Nokia Lumia Icon
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» Sony Xperia Z1s
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-23 (Update: 2013-06-23)