Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Review

AT&T (SGH-I537)     See other variants reviews Score: 7.45/10
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a high quality Android phone launched back in the year 2013, with a comfortable 5 inches multi touch display, a fast 1.9 gigahertz Quad-Core processing unit, an 8 MP back-facing camera and a 2 mega-pixels front-facing camera. Let's take a closer sight of what this cellphone can give us.

This phone comes with a good performance Quad-Core processor ticking at 1.9 GHz, bundled in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T chip with a great 2 GB of RAM memory. To handle graphic rendering, it also uses an Adreno 320 graphics processing unit running at 400 MHz. This device comes with aquite big 16 GB internal storage memory and a slot for an external memory card, allowing you to store a couple hundred apps and games without running out of space.

Samsung has made a great job making this phone as lightweight as 5.33 oz. Samsung sells the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in 3 different color options: gray, orange and blue. This cellphone is quite a compact device, taking into account that it presents a 5 inches screen and it has just 5.5 inches long and 2.81 inches wide. The S4 Active is just 0.36 inches thick, taking it to the thinnest device's category.

This cellphone has a completely amazing 5" screen with a 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution, which makes all images and videos look absolutely great. Its screen uses TFT capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This phone is equipped with two cameras, an 8 mega-pixels back camera and a 2 MP front side camera. It also films Full HD 1920x1080 videos. To complete the camera, it also includes a lot of amazing characteristics like auto-focus, flash, face detection shooting, fast burst mode, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This cellphone counts with a 2600 mAh long lasting Li-Ion battery that can keep it running for several hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it at all.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active counts with wi-fi connectivity (which can be provided to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE 4G high performance data connection and also HSPA+ connection type, a slower 4G technology or 3G fast connectivity, over HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This phone uses a Micro SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

This cellphone also includes many interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS Localization, Infrared Blaster and NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your cellphone close to another NFC device or tag), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This cellphone is a real bargain considering it's an awesome phone and it costs only $ 145. No matter whether you will use this cellphone to play games, want a cellphone to majorly use social networks and internet browsing or want a work cellphone, this phone is a great option for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4
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Also Known As:I9295, SGH-I537
Product code:SGH-I537
Dimensions:5.50 x 2.81 x 0.36 inchesMetric13.97 x 7.14 x 0.91 cmImperial
Weight:5.33 ouncesMetric151.1 gImperial
Colors:Blue, Gray and Orange
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2013-06-05
Price:$ 145.00


Screen Type:TFT (16M colors)
Size:5 inchesMetric12.7 cmImperial
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD)
Pixel density:441 pixels per inchMetric173.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T
Processor:Krait 300 (Quad-Core 1900 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 320 (400 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:2600 mAh
Talk Time:17 hours


Back camera:8 megapixels
Front camera:2 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Micro SIM
GSM Bands:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS Bands:850, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor