The regular S4 is suprisingly water-tight as well.
I doubt standard S4 can live at depth for half an hour, but still.. Looks like it'd survive a slip into the sink/toilet/shower, while a $15 rubber case can handle the accidental drops for you.
AnonD-397, 07 Jun 2013Who cares for water proof? totally unusable and expensive feature!If you drop your very expensive iPhone or HTC One in a pool of water accidentally, you'll be very angry afterwards, and you'll wish they were waterproof.
Android Man, 07 Jun 2013well samsung are losing the plot now. S4 is awesome, but why pay the same for a lower specced ... moreBecaus it's still better than the HTC One or any iPhone in terms of CPU, resistance, camera.
trueman, 07 Jun 2013Two Galaxy S model,better together!!!. ;)Not a very wise move Samsung! Should have priced this somewhat lesser than a regular S4, given that it's somewhat under specced! Anyway, it'd be best if Samsung offered the regular model as IP67 certified, similar to what Sony does. Why should any1 have 2 purchase a separate phone 4 it 2 be immune to the elements? Ideally, all phones should be dust n water proof, given d fact the no. of handsets which get damaged each year cos of accidental water contact! V live in a water world, makes perfect sense to have water proof devices n d tech is alrdy available to really waterproof components at d chip level, not this external cosmetic "Waterproofing"! Once tech like Liquipel n others get widely adopted v won't need 2 buy separate bulky dust n waterproof sets anymore!
well samsung are losing the plot now. S4 is awesome, but why pay the same for a lower specced camera phone. just because it waterproof.
Bring the Active in pure red already. just like it is in the leaked images.
not that ugly orange
AnonD-34830, 07 Jun 2013What a ridiculous thing to say. Almost every tradesman buying a smartphone will also take a ca... moreThere are ways to make the regular s4 waterproof though it willl make it thicker and cost some for the case.
However,there is no way for the activ to sport 13mp camera and an amoled screen.
Anonymous, 07 Jun 2013Nobody will buy this POS!! Samsung is going out of business!!!That won't happen. But the price should be a little lower, I agree.
What a ridiculous thing to say. Almost every tradesman buying a smartphone will also take a case to protect it from the higher chances of damage at work. Who wouldn't want a more robust version which is almost identical with the peace of mind that moisture is covered too!
AnonD-397, 07 Jun 2013Who cares for water proof? totally unusable and expensive feature!so lets say you go out on a sunny day and all of a sudden it starts raining like crazy, and you have nothing and nowhere to cover yourself, wouldnt you like a phone that can stand water?