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Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active is an Android 4.2, Jelly Bean, handset with LTE featuring a 5-inch, 1080p display, a quad-core 1.9GHz processor, and is resistant to dust and water down to one meter. The S4 Active has 16GB of built-in memory expandable via microSD, an 8-megapixel rear camera with a custom underwater mode, and a touchscreen that can be used while wearing gloves.

Description

The Hydro Elite is an Android 4.1 smartphone from Kyocera for Verizon Wireless with rugged features including water resistance and impact resistant casings and screen.

The Xperia Z is Sony's flagship phone for 2013 featuring a 5-inch, 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor plus an Adreno 320 GPU, LTE connectivity, and a new 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera sensor. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has glass on its front and back, and is water-resistant up to one meter.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 21, 2013
  • Price at launch: $199.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Aug. 29, 2013
  • Price at launch: $149.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 17, 2013
  • Price at launch: $99.99
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Width: 2.81 inches
  • Thickness: 0.36 inches
  • Weight: 0.33 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Gray, Orange, Blue
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Hardware

  • Height: 4.82 inches
  • Width: 2.38 inches
  • Thickness: .43 inches
  • Weight: .28 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Height: 5.72 inches
  • Width: 2.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, Purple, White
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 443
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.3 inches
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 342
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 443
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: AT&T, Other
  • GSM: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes

Connectivity

  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA
  • Clock speed: 1.9 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Model: MSM8960
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Model: APQ8064
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4

GPU

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 320
  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 1.5 GB
  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 1.3 megapixels
  • Resolution: 2.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Video framerate: 30
  • Resolution: 13.1 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.2.2

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Launch OS version: 4.1
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sony
  • Launch OS version: 4.1
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Infrared

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Compass (Magnetometer), Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 2600 mAh

Battery

  • Capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Capacity: 2230 mAh
  • Removable: No
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