Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom launched

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and S4 Zoom launched

Samsung has finally launched in the country the two variants of the Galaxy S4 flagship – the ruggedized Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and the camera-centric Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Galaxy S4 Active is an IP67-certified smartphone that is designed to take on the elements indoors and outdoors. It is dustproof, which can handle not just sand but also finer particles like powder, and can be sumberged under a meter of water for 30 minutes.


Other specs include a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 2,600mAh battery and the 5.0-inch TFT full HD display which is bright and crisp but could use a little boost in contrast.


Samsung Galaxy S4 Active specs:
5.0-inch TFT LCD @ 1920x1080p, 443ppi
1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 CPU
Adreno 320
16GB internal memory
MicroSD up to 64GB
GPS w/ aGPS support
8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
2,600mAh battery
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
Dimension: 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1mm
Weight: 151g


The Galaxy S4 Active has an SRP of Php27,990 and will be available in three different color options: Urban Grey, Dive Blue and Orange Flare.


Next is the Galaxy S4 Zoom which has a smaller 4.3-inch qHD sAMOLED screen, 1.5GHz Dual-Core Processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a 2,330mAh battery. Although not as beefy as the S4 and the S4 Active, it however carries a 16 megapixel BSI CMOS Sensor with 10X optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS).


Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom specs:
4.3-inch qHD S-AMOLED display, 256ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.5GHz dual-core processor
8GB internal storage
Expandable up to 64GB
16MP BSI CMOS Sensor
ISO Range: 100-3200 (full-stop increments)
Focal range: 24-240mm
Aperture range: f/3.1 – f/6.3
Built-in XENON flash
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual channel
Bluetooth 4.0
Li-Ion 2,330mAh battery
Android Jelly bean v.4.2
Dimension: 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4 mm
Weight: 208g

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom has an SRP of Php23,490.

In the meantime you can read our hands on and first impressions of the S4 Active and the S4 Zoom via the links provided.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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6 Responses

  1. John says:

    I’d love the S4 Zoom but with dual-core? Nah, but the price is reasonable plus the camera. But the S4 active is waterproof and I’m a waterproof college student, so it’s hard to choose XD

  2. abuzalzal says:

    f/3.1 – f/6.3???

    Uhm…not enough headroom…Only good for daylight photography

  3. ariel says:

    Samsung is fast turning into a Nokia circa 90’s where they fkood the markets with various variants of their fone only this time theyre smartfone, if they keep doing this people will get tired of them/what they put in the market…

  4. tarush says:

    The fixed focus of S4 Active on underwater video mode is a bummer.No continuous autofocus for underwater videos is one of the most important must have features in any underwater cameras…

  5. XTN says:

    s4 zoom only costs 20,900php in kim’s store

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