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Deal: Refurbished AT&T Galaxy S4 Active for Sale on eBay for $350, HTC One for $379

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Once decidedly niche, “rugged” smartphones – those built to be punished by the severest elements of nature – have become mainstream. We’ve come a long way from the Casio G’Zone; Sony offers the Xperia Go, Kyocera offers the Torque, and Samsung offers the Galaxy S4 Active. That last one – the Active – may be of particular interest to AT&T customers, because eBay’s offering the handset unlocked and refurbished for a steal.

At just $349.95 (56% off retail), eBay’s deal is one of the best I’ve seen considering the Active is, minus the AMOLED screen (it’s LCD) and higher-megapixel rear camera (8MP versus 13MP), functionally identical to Samsung’s flagship, the Galaxy S4. Plus, the phone usually retails for $500 above on Amazon and elsewhere, so the discount is substantial.

If you need a water- and dust- resistant phone to fit your outdoorsy lifestyle, or are just chronically prone to dropping expensive electronics, follow the link, ’cause this sale’s for you.

We thought we should also point out that a manufacturer refurbished AT&T unlocked HTC One in either black or silver is available for $379.99.

eBay Links:  Galaxy S4 Active | HTC One


  • MikeSharp

    How long is this supposed to last?

  • Ian

    My buddy has the samsung galaxy rugby and to prove to us how tough it is, he threw it into the spinning ceiling fan and then it fell 10 feet to the cement, still works great…lol

  • mcdonsco

    Wish you could get one of these on Verizon.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    “This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abnormal use, abnormal conditions, improper storage, exposure to liquid, moisture, dampness, sand or dirt, neglect, or unusual physical, electrical or electromechanical stress.”

    • zwade

      Are you mad that they won’t replace it if you’re clumsy or careless?

      • Alec

        No, it’s just ironic.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Lol yeah, lets advertise a product that doesn’t do what it says it can do

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      ☤☤☤☤ ☤☤☤☤୔☤ ☤☤☤☤ ☤☤☤☤☤If you need a water- and dust- resistant phone to fit your outdoorsy lifestyle, or are just chronically prone to dropping expensive electronics, follow the link, ’cause this sale’s for you.

  • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

    I had this phone when I was on AT&T and loved it, and yes, it really is water resistant.

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Yeah, I kinda wish I’d picked up an Active on Verizon instead of the standard S4. Maybe it’s just me, but the S4 feels really flimsy without a case.

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        I believe the S4 Active is only on AT&T

        • Kyle Wiggers

          Really? That’s too bad.

      • Mike Aurin

        It’s just you.

        • Kyle Wiggers

          Does yours creak when you push at the plastic? Maybe I have a bad cover or something.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Are you sure? Many people were having problems and they wouldn’t honor warranty

      • http://twitter.com/geoff5093 Geoff Johnson

        May have been hit or miss, I never had an issue with it and made several videos underwater in the pool.