Galaxy S4 Active - £290
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
The Galaxy S4 Active is a top-end smartphone that runs on a version of Android KitKat that has been augmented with Samsung's 'TouchWiz' UI. It is a modified version of Samsung's popular Galaxy S4 that adds water and dust resistance into the mix.
This phone has a 5 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 443PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The S4 Active has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.9GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 83 out of 100.
The S4 Active has an estimated battery life of around 17 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 2600mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The S4 Active comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 64GB of free cloud storage.
The S4 Active comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The S4 Active is also able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends. It is able to connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly, This phone also has an infrared blaster which gives it the ability to control most TV's or home cinema systems.
The Galaxy S4 Active has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is IP67 certified meaning that it is water and dust resistant. It is also able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
The Galaxy S4 Active is a premium handset with a very good camera. It is powerful, comes loaded with features and is more durable than the standard S4. If you are looking for a smartphone that is capable of handling all that life can throw at it, the S4 Active is certainly one to consider.