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That you can purchase aftermarket battery covers that are made of alunimum and carbon fiber.

Eg
http://www.spider-foot.com/red-chrome-aluminum-battery-door-housing-back-cover-for-samsung-galaxy-s3-iii-i9300-930bcar-p-1364.html

All the reviews that I read say these basically disable NFC and lower signal strength, know if there is any truth in that?
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post #32 of 38
I got the S4 Active 2 weeks ago, coming from a S2. This phone is blazing fast and the screen is amazing.

This phone does not have a dual core cpu. It has a 1.9ghz quad core for US phones and a 1.9ghz/1.2ghz quad / quad Octa core setup for Global phones. 2gb of ram and 16gb internal storage with micro sd up to 64gb. 5" Full 1080p LCD, not amoled like the S4. The LCD is amazing tho it's not Amoled.

The point of the phone is to be water proof to a point. Some have said they don't like the 3 buttons of the front, well that's needed for under water use because the screen will not work when wet. So those are there for a purpose unlike the original S4. So get used to it tongue.gif

Only difference between the S4 and the S4 Active is you lose the 13mega rear camera for a 8mega. They had to save some costs to make the phone water proof without charging you an extra $100 more. 8mega is plenty anyways. Most of my pic's are shot in 6.4mega anyways lol

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post #33 of 38
^ Sounds good too me.
I've still got my S2, but don't get my 2-year upgrade till October.
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post #34 of 38
I'm gonna get the S4 active in december when my iphone 4s contract ends.
Is there anyone here that moved from a 4s to a GS4/GS4 Active? would love to hear what your thoughts are on switching from apple to samsung smile.gif
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post #35 of 38
The Active uses a TFT LCD display vs the S4 AMOLED display.
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post #36 of 38
I'm aware of the hardware differences, I was looking more for personal opinions/thoughts, i.e, what can/can't you do that you couldn't/could do with the 4S over the S4.
I've always had an anti glare screen cover on my 4S which makes the screen actually look pretty awful, so I'm sure the S4 Active will look much better.
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post #37 of 38
There was a post in reddit a few days ago dismissing the water tightness of the phone, I think even one employee stated that the phone isn't covered for water damages...
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^ I believe all phones are, since the active is only water-resistant and not waterproof.
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