Reviews and Problems with Samsung i9295 / i537 / Galaxy S4 Active
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Value for money 6
Great Idea, does NOT perform as expected
30 January 2014
Summary: I really want a water proof phone, i'm very active, so this phone has the idea, but does not perform well. Battery life is terrible! Charging is not easy as other telephones. You're getting the idea, just not yet.
Summary: I went into the ATT store planning to buy the Galaxy Note 3 with a 2 year contract. I enjoy reading in bed, and wanted something that was a larger screen for reading, but had concerns about the size. I spoke to the sales guy and decided to pick up the Galaxy Tab 7.0 along with this phone instead. I get the larger screen for Kindle books, and a more portable phone. Best of both worlds.
Pros: Bright display, Durable, water resistant ip-67, video playback over wifi, fast download speeds, decent internal storage, ok camera could have put in 13mp like other s4's, ability to disable most (not all) bloatware
Cons: Did not meet expectations, battery life is not as expected, battery recharge is slow on usb, limited color choices, water damage not covered on a water resistant s4, not mil-std-810, there is a fair amount of bloatware preinstalled
Summary: This is a great phone. It is really fast, boots up quickly and has many great features. The phone also shuts itself off randomly at random intervals except when connected to the charger. Could not get the software to run on any of my three computers.
Summary: Samsung, please update the firmware and add in-pocket detection. This phone does strange things in my pocket. I have pocket posted to social websites, texted and dialed. The other day, I heard my brother's voice coming from my front pocket. I do not want to wear this phone in a case on my belt. I find the in pocket behavior of this phone unacceptable.
Summary: Phone advertisement state "Resist water, sand and everything else life throws at it!" After having phone for 25 days, my phone drops 1 time and the screen shatters. I would have purchased a case for any other phone, but because this is an Active phone, I didn't purchase a case. I have numerous friends with an S4 and their phone is more durable than an S4 Active. I would not recommend this phone. Sorry Samsung. This phone gets a thumbs down for durability!
Pros: Realistic color
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, not durable enough
Summary: first thing i did, test the underwater picture capabilities, under water for 20 seconds. I did everything as described in the manual. Phone got water in it and was toast. Dried out and is working OK today. I am taking it back for a new one because i am afraid there is unknown damage.
Summary: Overall I'm happy. It lags like the average phone. Some of the features like scrolling with your eyes doesn't work. But maybe I'm doing something wrong. I like that its water proof and dirt resistant. there isn't a screen protector or a case. It comes in blue and grey. I purchased the grey. I'm satisfied with my purchase but i would be ecstatic if i had a case!
Pros: Built-in speakers, Bright display, Inexpensive, Durable, Realistic color
Summary: This could be a great phone but it's been let down by the fact that Samsung don't support it. It's got great hardware but can't take advantage of Google's latest performance improvements of Android. Samsung haven't produced support to upgrade the phone, which means lots of great features that are available on other Samsung devices, aren't on the S4 Active.