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Default [Official] Galaxy S4 Active*Reference Page* All the links and discusion you need

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***Software Mod links***

Nottach + Xposed Framework works here

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Original boot animation mod here

Phone Call Recording here

Speed up TouchWiz Mod here

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Unboxing

My initial post-unboxing thoughts

My screen comparison with the HTC One

Water Test

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Finally a galaxy we can view in the sunlight with the LCD. This is what I have been waiting for . Ugly buttons and 8 mp camera but I will take it.
What do you think? It would make me mad if I had the S4, kinda like the skyrocket with the s2. I say hurry up and release AT&T....

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Full review from GSM arena can be found here

http://www.androidcentral.com/samsun...laxy-s4-active
http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_offi...-news-6161.php
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Finally a galaxy we can view in the sunlight with the LCD. This is what I have been waiting for . Ugly buttons and 8 mp camera but I will take it.
What do you think? It would make me mad if I had the S4, kinda like the skyrocket with the s2. I say hurry up and release AT&T....
On the fence here 1) 3 feet is hardly waterproof, so you could drop it in the toilet, not the pool. 2) Maybe a July release, not sure I would wait if I did not have the S4 in my hands now... 3) and most important, only 16gb. As a dude who waited the 2 weeks to get a 32, this is a non starter for me...

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It's a very interesting device...if the Moto X doesn't turn out to be the über-phone I'm hoping for, I may sell my current S4 and pick up one of these.
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On the fence here 1) 3 feet is hardly waterproof, so you could drop it in the toilet, not the pool. 2) Maybe a July release, not sure I would wait if I did not have the S4 in my hands now... 3) and most important, only 16gb. As a dude who waited the 2 weeks to get a 32, this is a non starter for me...

It is killer that its a user replaceable battery.
Yeah, but it is still worth it IMO. I wish they packed more GB in but looks good, LCD is huge for me. My HTC One will keep my busy until I can grab this beauty
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Yeah, but it is still worth it IMO. I wish they packed more GB in but looks good, LCD is huge for me. My HTC One will keep my busy until I can grab this beauty
I MIGHT have to upgrade again when this release, waterproof/dust proof is a flagship level not-dumbed-down (except camera) phone is about the most sought-after feature for me that I can think of that is not yet widely available. I hope it sells really well so that the next iteration of the galaxy line (and other manufacturers) will feature a flagship level, truly rugged device. More depth on the waterproofing (say 10 meters?) would be nice, but hey its a start. Think it visually looks great too for what it is.
 
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I MIGHT have to upgrade again when this release, waterproof/dust proof is a flagship level not-dumbed-down (except camera) phone is about the most sought-after feature for me that I can think of that is not yet widely available. I hope it sells really well so that the next iteration of the galaxy line (and other manufacturers) will feature a flagship level, truly rugged device. More depth on the waterproofing (say 10 meters?) would be nice, but hey its a start. Think it visually looks great too for what it is.
It probably can go deeper but they have to say that just in case there are complications. Just as long as you don't make it a practice to submerge very deep you should be ok. Personally I will just use it for mistakes like toilet and if I bring it to the pool but forget. I don't plan on purposely bringing my phone into the water.

I agree, I have high hopes, it looks nice, adds the feature I want (reason I avoided the S4 was the screen) I just hope AT&T decide to keep the bootloader unlocked
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It probably can go deeper but they have to say that just in case there are complications. Just as long as you don't make it a practice to submerge very deep you should be ok. Personally I will just use it for mistakes like toilet and if I bring it to the pool but forget. I don't plan on purposely bringing my phone into the water.

I agree, I have high hopes, it looks nice, adds the feature I want (reason I avoided the S4 was the screen) I just hope AT&T decide to keep the bootloader unlocked
agreed. I spend summer on the water and winter on the snow, even decent waterproofing is a hell of a feature to me.
 
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So how much bulkier is this thing? A rugged phone is very appealing.

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So how much bulkier is this thing? A rugged phone is very appealing.

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did you click to see the photos? It is just a tad bit bigger, not too much
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So how much bulkier is this thing? A rugged phone is very appealing.

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Did you not see the pictures in the OP? It doesn't look that much more bulky...
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