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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Caught on Video, Not Really on the Same Level as the Galaxy S4 Though


Yesterday, the first real photos of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active presented themselves on the web, thanks to what appeared to be a display model at a trade show. Today, we’re getting a second look at the device – likely from the same location – on video. The source of this info claims that this is the GT-I9505 (retail international GS4 is GT-I9500) and that it only sports a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor and an 8MP camera, however the video shows it as the GT-I9295 which doesn’t necessarily seem like a GS4 variant. Plus with those specs, you’d be doing a disservice to the Galaxy S4 by slapping it’s name on there.

So while this phone is said to be a rugged, waterproof alternative to the Galaxy S4, it seems lacking in comparison. The retail Galaxy S4 runs on either a quad-core or octa-core processor, contains a 13MP sensor, and is a beast in terms of smartphone prowess.

Via:  MobileTechReview

  • Kevin Hill

    It seems like people’s knowledge of computing is weak. Did you know that quality outdoes quantity. Sure the device is dual core, but there’s a high chance that it will still be faster than the S3. The android operating system is barely optimized for more than two cores, no app will use the remaining two, and those same underused cores will cost you more battery life. I say it’s not worth complaining. I think you’ll only notice the difference when a more powerful GPU is added to the mix, not cores. Just accept that you get a powerful device that’s hard to break, much unlike any other device in existence so far.

  • WP8_Android_iOS

    on the video she mentions dual core, did i hear it right? if it is dual core then screw you Samsung for killing S4 so you could sell S5 soon

  • Couldn’t the person record the video the other way so that way everyone who watched it or is going to watch it has to turn their head?

  • WAldenIV

    Whatever the opposite of “hypebeasting” is is what this phone deserves.

  • Shane Redman

    Is there any other news going on that DOESN’T pertain to Samsung?

  • Luigi90210

    whats gonna stop someone from swapping the internals into this case from a real s4?

    i honestly doubt these are the real specs anyways

    samsung wouldnt put the s4 name on it than kill it with terrible specs

  • Michael Brown

    This seems closer to the SIII?

  • Diablo81588

    Mmm.. Watered down S4 (literally)..

    • El_Big_CHRIS

      Why the downvote? It’s funny and accurate. I like it but knowing the reg s4 has better specs would annoy me

      • What’s the big deal. The camera is the only different thing

        • Diablo81588

          Dual core last gen processor?

          • michael arazan

            More of a watered down S2 with those specs.

    • jim

      Uh, DL actually showed that this has a quad core chip. This video doesn’t show anything about the SoC and whatever people say in videos without visual proof are often wrong.


  • The 8mp will still be just as good as 13mp. Can’t wait to buy this.

    • Lol you guys are pathetic

    • discuqdiskus

      I agree. rather have clear pictures 8mp than blurry cam 13mp. Understanding photo optics tradeoffs is easy, anyone who refuses to believe the 13mp camera has resulted in crappy blurry pics on S4, please read a serious camera review for S4 and review photo optics, e.g. sensor size, aperture, shutter, etc. Now… the dual core? that is disappointing…. I was hoping it would be the same S4 except 8mp camera based on news yesterday. Hm. Still interesting though.. will wait to see how it performs in real world testing and reviews.

  • Tim242

    What’s with this constant posting of old news??? Is that all DL can do now? This was on every single tech blog yesterday.

    • Tweekex

      So much hate.

      • Tim242

        I obviously don’t hate this site. I love the DL crew. It is just getting a bit long in the tooth reading the same story on other blogs, then DL recycling it the next day.

        • EC8CH

          Yesss… Let the hate flow through you

          • b

            Get out of here Darth!

          • fartbubbler

            I believe that was Senator Palpatine/ Darth Sidious.

        • Andre Nunez

          Some people probably only refer to DL for their news so whether they’re a day late or not shouldn’t stop them from posting it.

          • Exactly! I don’t have time to keep up with every Android site out there and I trust DL to get me the news that matters. So even if it’s a week late, if it’s not posted here (and isn’t some HUGE story) I probably won’t even know about it.

            So, keep up the good (scratch that) GREAT work DL. We love you…and there’s a reason we don’t have to go to other sites to get our Android fix 🙂

        • jnt

          They all recycle… just stop reading the others. 😛

          • Tim242

            That might be a solution haha

        • zorak19620

          Thats how almost all tech blogs report….They just repeat things they see on other blogs….or Reddit.

    • Eric

      Yesterday were just pictures. Today the android blogs are posting the video.

    • mustbepbs

      You should ask for your monthly fee to be returned and your contract cancelled.