If you’re not sure what to choose between the Samsung Galaxy S4 and its rugged version, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, here you have a comparison to help you understand the differences and make a calculated decision.

Display and Design

The Samsung Galaxy S4 has a Super AMOLED display that measures 5 inches. The resolution rendered on this device is of 1080 x 1920 pixels. The smartphone weighs 130 g and it presents itself with the following dimensions: 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has a TFT display also measuring 5 inches. The resolution rendered on this smartphone is also of 1080 x 1920 pixels. This device is heavier, weighing 153 g, and also bulckier (dimensions: 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm).

Hardware and Operating System

Samsung equipped the Galaxy S4 with two options of processor: the first being Cortex A7 (quad core working at 1.2 GHz) and the second being Cortex A15 (quad core working at 1.6 GHz). The chipset paired with both processors is the Octa 5410 Exynos 5. This handset supports 2GB of RAM and multiple options of internal memory: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB (by using a microSD card you can expand your memory by up to 64GB). The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on Android Jelly Bean.

On the other hand, Samsung equipped the Galaxy S4 Active with a Krait 300 processor: a quad core working at 1.9 GHz. The chipset included in the package is the Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T from Qualcomm. The handset supports 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. (if you choose to use a microSD card you can expand your memory by up to 64GB). The operating system for this smartphone is the Android Jelly Bean.

Camera

If you’re looking for better features in the camera department, Galaxy S4 has a 13MP rear-facing camera (LED flash + autofocus) and a 2MP front-facing camera.

The Galaxy S4 Active has an 8MP rear-facing camera (autofocus + LED flash) and a front-facing camera of 2MP.

Battery

Samsung equipped both devices with the same type of battery: Li-Ion, 2600 mAh, that is estimate to last 17 hours of talking time (3G) on both the Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S4 Active.

Price

Samsung Galaxy S4 (16 GB): $423.81

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active: $404.99

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