‘Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active’

James Trew on a couple of the features on this new phone:

With IP67 water and dust protection — it’ll survive three feet of water for up to 30 minutes {…}

I think this is genuinely the first Samsung phone that has some features that really interest me. I have seen the commercials of this phone a lot — I’ve seen it getting rinsed under water when stuff is splashed on it and so forth — if it works as advertised, it’s nothing short of awesome.

I’d love to see this in the iPhone and certainly expect that these kinds of “life-proofing” features are bound to come. My iPhone 5 looks like crap — it’s beat up from my toddler stealing it and then sliding it on tile floors (I cringe writing that).

So be it.

Speaking of life-proofing, there’s a case manufacturer called LifeProof that makes cases for iPhones that are waterproof, among other things. I bought one of these cases for an employee that works outside and man is it nice, it’s small for what it does and offers some really great protection (and warranty). The case is on Amazon for $79 and though certain aspects of it are bulky, it’s much thinner than others I have seen.

UPDATE: Always too good to be true.

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James Trew on a couple of the features on this new phone: With IP67 water and dust protection — it’ll survive three feet of water for up to 30 minutes {…} I think this is genuinely the first Samsung phone that has some features that really interest me. I have seen the commercials of this […]