Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Now On Sale In The U.K.


The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is now available to purchase in the United Kingdom. The waterproof handset is priced at around £500 ($745) if you want it SIM-free, but you can get it free on a two-year contract from £33 ($49) per month.

Carphone Warehouse is selling the SIM-free Galaxy S4 Active for £530 ($789), but independent retailer Unlocked Mobiles beats that with a £495 ($737) price tag. Carphone Warehouse is also offering the handset on contract, but it appears Vodafone is currently the only major carrier in the U.K. that’s supplying the device.

The Galaxy S4 Active is a more robust version of the flagship Galaxy S4. It’s both dust- and water-resistant with IP67 certification, and it boasts a 5-inch 1080p display, a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera that’ll let you take snaps underwater.

Like the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 Active runs the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. That means it comes with many of the Galaxy S4’s software features, including S Health, S Translate, and WatchOn, which lets you control your television with the handset’s built-in infrared blaster.