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This is my first Android phone coming from two iPhones during the past 3 years. So far, the phone has performed as expected, meaning it has performed according to what the other online...Read complete review
This is my first Android phone coming from two iPhones during the past 3 years. So far, the phone has performed as expected, meaning it has performed according to what the other online reviewer said. I expected the camera to be good but not as good as with the camera on the regular S4. The screen is actually brighter than my old iPhone4 and the sound coming out of the tiny speakers at the back is pretty loud. This is not a tough phone so I bought the only case from the ATT store. It's a Case Mate Hula bumper case for the Active. Though I knew it didn't have the dual camera, I still miss it after playing around with it at the store. Battery has been fine though I wish it lasted longer. I've had this phone for almost 3 weeks and the battery life have gotten a bit better. During the first couple of weeks, I couldn't put the phone down so the battery never lasted one full day. I always had to charge twice a day. Once everything settled down, the battery now lasts a little more than a day. I would still recommend a spare battery if you're planning to spend the day outdoors. One big feature why I chose the Active over the regular S4 is being waterproof. So far the phone has been submerged a few times in 3 weeks and has resisted water. Of course, I followed the instructions not to exceed 3 feet and 30 minutes under water. I love to be able wash my phone when it gets dirty, something I did regularly with my iPhone4 inside a LifeProof case. I wish the S4 Active was more waterproof than it is now because I really wanted to take it with me when we were swimming in the ocean at Cancun last week. Instead, I took my LifeProofed iPhone4 to take beautiful water action shots. Nevertheless, knowing that my S4 Active will survive an accidental splash or occasional torrential downpour makes me feel at ease. I really love this phone and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an Android phone that can handle water within reason.
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Disappointed!!! WORST PHONE I OWNED
I had the Samsung note 10.1 for a while and liked it therefore when my phone was stolen last June I went to the AT&T store and was convinced that a switch from...Read complete review
I had the Samsung note 10.1 for a while and liked it therefore when my phone was stolen last June I went to the AT&T store and was convinced that a switch from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S4 Active was a good choice for me. What a terrible choice!!! First, and this is maybe the fault of AT&T rather than Samsung initially the specifications of the phone were mistakenly given to me - specifically I inquired about the differences between the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S4 active, and other than the screen size and the weight I was told that the active was superior. I most say that at the time given that it was before the official release of the Active there were not a lot of reviews as to the differences on the web. Later I found out that there are several other differences, one major one for me been the quality of the camera which is Superior in the Samsung Galaxy S4. But given that my phone was stolen and I needed a new device I purchased the Active relaying on the misinformation given. I could have let the camera issue go - if it was not for the fact that merely 4 days after I purchased the device it went dead - completely "the black screen of death", which apparently after a quick Google search was a common malfunction in earlier version of the Samsung Galaxy - completely died, given that my phone was on vibrate I could see (rather feel) that people were calling me but I was unable to answer or do anything. I was away at the time at a place with no AT&T store which was horrible, I felt strained as I could not do anything without my phone/emails and etc... This never happened with the 3 years I owned an iPhone. Between flights I went back to AT&T to ask to replace the device - they would not let me switch back to another device! After further convincing I agreed that I most have gotten a lemon and that I should try another device. My second phone lasted a mere 10 days, this time the battery would drain faster than it would recharge, I was away again and could not make it back to the AT&T store in time for the 14 days exchange after you purchase a device - so they would not agree again to exchange it! After screaming and yelling they gave me a new battery and power cord and the phone would charge reasonably (and promised to send me a new device). I receive my third device however it was refurbished and I did not agree to accept a refurbished unit given that I merely owned the phone a month out of which a third of the time it was not working, not to say that the refurbished device was over-heating (to the point where I got a note on the phone that it is stopping charging the device due to over-heat) so I returned it and asked for a new device. I am currently at my fourth device and this time it worked fine for a month however now it is not connecting to the Wi-Fi it keeps disconnecting randomly, further it drops calls, and again the battery is draining super fast and it over-heats. I HATE THIS DEVICE !!!!! I am not a fun of Apple but I wish I could go back to my iPhone - yes it was more restrictive and not as fun, however it worked! and when it comes to a phone this is all I am asking it to do, don't over heat, get my calls and emails and be reliable - the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is definitely not that! I am very scared to go away with it as I do not know if it will work or drop dead on me, it is definitely not what I was expecting when I purchased a Samsung product and taints all my experience with Samsung products, I was waiting for the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition to come out, but now I seriously second guessing myself whether I would ever want to buy another Samsung product again. I AM STUCK WITH THIS PHONE AS AT&T BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE WILL NOT LET ME DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT, HOWEVER IF YOU CAN AVOID IT RUN AWAY FROM THIS DEVICE AS FAST AS YOU CAN !
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Best Phone I've Ever Had
from Allentown, PA, USA
Comments about Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Dive Blue 16GB AT&T Wireless Cellular Phone:
So I had an iPhone 4s and was looking for something different so I tried the Galaxy S4 Active, and I never looked back. I love the fact that you can remove and replace the battery manually and it has Micro-SD expansion slot! I don't know why they got rid of those features! I also love that the charging slot is Micro-USB! My PS4 controllers, digital camera, Kindle and phone all use the SAME CHARGER. It's freaking awesome! Screen is bright and clear and touch sensitivity is great! The only downside I have noticed is that the signal strength is not quite what the iPhone 4s was under the same network (AT&T), but it is still pretty good. I am extremely happy with this phone and will use it until it crumbles to dust in my hand.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The best I've every owned
This phone has so many excellent features it is difficult to pick one or two that stands out above the others. I also have a s5 but I gave the s5 to my daughter. I've had this s4 active since it hit the market wouldn't trade it for any other phone.
Loved this phone
from Las Vegas, Nv
I purchased each new model since the S2 and this one was my favorite
I love the durability of it and the design.
This is a phone I would love to have for a long time. I love the style and the durability of this phone. It has a sleek design and easy to use functions.
from Mililani Hawaii
I received the phone as it was designed by the factory. I then uploaded the latest updates and got even better. I am delighted there is nothing like a Samsung, high leading technology.
this product has great features
from Lafayette indiana
this is the only phone ive had the longest been great
Samsung Galaxy S4
from Leesville, La
First of all I love galaxy phones. It takes great pictures, lots of memory and very good quality for the price.
I love this phone
I've always loved galaxy they're great. I would recommend this phone to everyone
This is the boom in other words it's great
from Bx new york
I love samsung most of my things at hone is samsung the s4 active is a good phone they could improve on tge waterproof thing like the usb cover is there a way we don't need it like the headphones jack....fast a few tines froze uo..so I restart (also my samsung gear) then it works great again
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Great Phone Very Durable
from Shreveport, LA
I absolutely love my S4 Active. It holds it's own in my heavily active work environment.
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