Galaxy S4 Active


Live a life without limits. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is designed to handle the great outdoors, with fully sealed design that provides great protection from dust and water.† In fact, you can even use the device to shoot photos and video underwater, with your results optimised by the new Aqua Mode. The Galaxy S4 Active also shares the Galaxy S4’s sophisticated aesthetic and useful smart services, so you can enjoy the same great style and convenience. It’s your life companion for a more active lifestyle. 3.842 5 57 reviews

Recycling Batteries Responsibly

  • The European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain. In the UK, regulations on the recycling of batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) were Introduced in 2009. The Waste Batteries Regulations aim to significantly increase UK collection and recycling of used portable batteries from 3% in 2007 to 25% by 2012, rising to at least 45% in 2016.

  • The battery symbol on a product or on its packaging indicates that the product must not be disposed of with general household waste. Instead, it is the consumer’s responsibility to dispose of their waste batteries at a designated collection point so that they can be recycled. The separate collection and recycling of batteries at the time of dispo sal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that they are recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. A comprehensive list of battery recycling centres can be obtained from:

  • All Samsung products that are subject to the Batteries Directive are compliant with the UK battery and accumulator Requirements. In accordance with national law, SAMSUNG Electronics (UK) Ltd is a member of an approved batteries producer compliance scheme. This scheme collects, treats and disposes of batteries on Samsung’s behalf.

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At a Glance
  • Be protected from dust and water damage†
  • Capture photos and video underwater
  • Use a range of great smart services
  • Enjoy powerful Quad Core performance
Robust companion for outdoor activities
Now you don’t have to worry when using your phone on the beach or out on your mountain bike. You can capture these moments and more, and even share them with friends instantly. The Galaxy S4 Active’s protection from liquid splashes and completely dustproof design lets you jump into any situation without hesitation. Start your active life with the perfect companion.
Robust companion for outdoor activities
Capture your underwater story instantly
Take your phone under the surface and capture a different world. With the Galaxy S4 Active, you can shoot and record underwater. New Aqua Mode allows you to capture your underwater adventures with optimised clarity. Instead of using the touchscreen, just push a volume key to snap an aquatic shot. The Galaxy S4 Active lets you dive in and capture all of your underwater moments with no hassle.
Capture your underwater story instantly

Galaxy S4 style and smart features

With the new Galaxy S4 Active, you can enjoy many intelligent features of the original Galaxy S4. With the help of Drama Shot and Sound & Shot, you can capture vivid memories, all in high quality. Air View, Air Gesture, and Smart Scroll give you advanced and intuitive ways to control your Galaxy S4 Active. The 5.0-inch Full HD screen has been designed with Glove Touch, so you can even use the touchscreen while wearing gloves. As an added benefit, using S Health with various accessories offers you a complete health plan at your fingertips.
Galaxy S4 style and smart features

Incredible performance for great mobility

When you’re outdoors, all aspects of the phone’s hardware are essential in maximising mobility. A powerful quad core processor offers you great performance and lets you capture dynamic stories. A replaceable large-capacity battery also gives you the freedom to venture wherever you want to go. With the Galaxy S4 Active’s unsurpassed performance and mobility, you can enjoy a more adventurous life.
Incredible performance for great mobility

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  • OS
  • Display
  • Camera
    CMOS, 8MP
  • 4G
    LTE Cat 3 (800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz) * Dependent on market

Network/Bearer and Wireless Connectivity

  • InfraLTE 4G
  • 2GEDGE / GPRS (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHZ)
  • 4GLTE Cat 3 (800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz) * Dependent on market
  • 3GHSPA+ (850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHZ)
  • Wi-Fi802.11a/b/g/n/ac, HT80
  • Wi-Fi DirectYes
  • Bluetooth ProfilesBT 4.0 (PBAP, DI, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, OPP, SAP, HID, PAN, MAP)
  • NFCYes
  • Connectivity SupportDLNA, MHL 2.0
  • PC Sync.KIES, KIES Air


  • OSAndroid
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  • TechnologyFHD TFT
  • Colour Depth16M
  • Size5"
  • Resolution1920 x 1080


  • CPU TypeQuad Core Application Processor
  • CPU Speed1.9GHz


  • Memory16GB *


  • Camera Resolution(Rear)CMOS, 8MP
  • Camera Resolution(Front)CMOS, 2MP
  • FlashLED Flash (1EA)
  • Auto FocusSupport


  • SensorsAccelerometer, Geomagnetic, Gyro, RGB light, Barometer, Proximity, Gesture

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (HxWxD)139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1
  • Weight153g


  • ColourUrban Grey / Orange Flare / Dive Blue, Dependent on Market


  • USBUSB 2.0
  • Earjack3.5mm Stereo Earjack
  • External Memory SlotMicroSD (up to 64GB)**
  • SIM SupportMicro SIM (3FF) support
  • ConnectorMicro USB(5V, 2A)
  • MHLYes


  • Standard Battery2600
  • Internet Usage Time(3G)Up to 8 Hrs
  • Internet Usage Time(LTE)Up to 8 Hrs
  • Internet Usage Time(WI-FI)Up to 10 Hrs
  • Video Playback TimeUp to 10 Hrs
  • Audio Playback TimeUp to 83 Hrs
  • Talk Time(W-CDMA)Up to 15 Hrs
  • Standby Time(W-CDMA)Up to 320 Hrs
  • Standby Time(LTE)Up to 290 Hrs


  • LocationAGPS Support, GLONASS Support

Services and Applications

  • Samsung AppsYes
  • Social Hub(Integrated phonebook with SNS, IM, and Email)(Dependent on market)
  • Music HubYes (part Samsung Hub)
  • Readers HubYes (part Samsung Hub)
  • Game HubYes (part Samsung Hub)
  • ChatON, mFluent IMChatON
  • ActiveSyncYes
  • B-to-B CompabilityYes

Audio and Video

  • Video FormatAVI, WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4, 3GP, WebM
  • Video ResolutionFull HD (1080p) Video Playback
  • Video Frame rate30fps

Ratings and Reviews (57)

Overall Ratings

39 out of 57 (68%) customers recommend this product





Arizona - Gender: - Age:
Charging Cover is not durable

I had the Active for 1 month and the charging cover ripped. Its hanging on but a thread. Now i searched the internet to try and replace it without any leads.

Now I dont trust the water seal of this flimsy attachment and nor should you.

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Guthrie, Oklahoma - Gender: - Age:
this is a great phone

This is my first smartphone and I'm still learning, but dang I love it, the talk to text is great, the camera takes better pictures then my thousanddollar canon, I would recommend this phone , you will love so get you one.

- Gender: - Age:
emergency call

Overall I like the phone. Although the emergency call button is easily activated. I have dialed 911 while the phone is in my pocket many times. Thisis a serious design flaw.

When I checked online I am not the only one with this problem. I would caution anyone from purchasing this phone because of how easily 911 is called.

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Oklahoma City, OK - Gender: - Age:

This phone is leaps and bounds above my iphone. I am still learning all the things it can do.

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