Water resistance phones usually look like rubber bricks and weight as much. Samsung decided to change that stereotype when they released the Galaxy S4 Active.
The ruggedized version of the Galaxy S4 packs all the power of the Galaxy S4 (sans 13MP camera) into a frame that is just marginally larger but provides the ability to completely submerge the device without any harmful side effects. We too were a tad skeptical at first but we decided to bite the bullet and find out for ourselves how waterproof the S4 Active really was.
The S4 Active passed the shallow dunk test with flying colors! As you can see by the continuous playback of our favorite song /sarcasm, the S4 Active can survive shallow submersion and any splashing quite easily. We don’t quite have the tools (read: pool) to test a deeper dive, but for everyday use, this should be plenty of water resistance.
So whether you drop your phone into a bowl of soup or a bowl from a bathroom, you won’t have to worry about your battery exploding or your motherboard being fried. Let us know in the comments below what other tests you would like us to perform with S4 Active!