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    Default I got the s4 just wondering if the camera and display is a lot different then the s4

    I got the s4 just wondering if the actives camera and display is a lot different then the s4 cause I know the active has an 8mp camera not a 13 and the display is LCD compared to the super amoled on the s4. How is the camera and display on the active cause I was considering returning the s4 for the s4 active any advice.

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    Default Re: I got the s4 just wondering if the camera and display is a lot different then the s4

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonr403 View Post
    I got the s4 just wondering if the actives camera and display is a lot different then the s4 cause I know the active has an 8mp camera not a 13 and the display is LCD compared to the super amoled on the s4. How is the camera and display on the active cause I was considering returning the s4 for the s4 active any advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNNNNNGHHH View Post
    The hardware downgrade for the Galaxy S4 active appears to be significant on paper, but there's not much difference if you don't pay very close attention. Performance is consistent throughout.
    other than the camera and lack of built in thermometer/barometer what other hardware downgrades are there? Went into a store yesterday and played with the Active for a good 30 minutes. Very close to pulling the trigger on it. The screen is easily nicer than my S4 and very close to my HTC One which is the gold standard in displays right now. The advantages over the One screen are it is bigger and the black menu bar on the one bugs the heck out of me (I know an update should take care of this in the future). I guess I'm a little hesitant because I want to know the complete list of hardware differences. Reviews are scarce on this device and there doesn't seem to be a teardown yet. How do the pictures from it compare to the original s4?
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    Default Re: I got the s4 just wondering if the camera and display is a lot different then the s4

    I planned on keeping both the regular and active. After a few days with the active I decided I wont use the regular Sgs4 and returned it. The screen is better to me, especially outside. The camera is probably not quite as good but I really couldn't tell. It's still exceptional. I don't seem to have the lag on the active either. The flap over the charger is about the only drawback. But the positives to me outweigh that immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertopod1968 View Post
    I planned on keeping both the regular and active. After a few days with the active I decided I wont use the regular Sgs4 and returned it. The screen is better to me, especially outside. The camera is probably not quite as good but I really couldn't tell. It's still exceptional. I don't seem to have the lag on the active either. The flap over the charger is about the only drawback. But the positives to me outweigh that immensely.

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    thanks. you might have just given me the nudge I needed.
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    Default Re: I got the s4 just wondering if the camera and display is a lot different then the s4

    Not sure what you're talking about...the S4 Active has a thermometer as well as a barometer sensor.

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    other than the camera and lack of built in thermometer/barometer what other hardware downgrades are there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quietlybrilliant View Post
    Not sure what you're talking about...the S4 Active has a thermometer as well as a barometer sensor.
    oh, well that's good to know. I have read posts from people stating otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quietlybrilliant View Post
    Not sure what you're talking about...the S4 Active has a thermometer as well as a barometer sensor.
    Are you sure...I have read some posts which say that both the thermometer and barometer sensors r missing on the active. Can someone confirm it please. Looking to buy the active soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by techspark View Post
    Are you sure...I have read some posts which say that both the thermometer and barometer sensors r missing on the active. Can someone confirm it please. Looking to buy the active soon

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    Default Re: I got the s4 just wondering if the camera and display is a lot different then the s4

    how about the call quality? there is a review on phonescoop stating that call quality is awful compared to s4. I'm in the same boat as Op, just got the s4 and debating returning it for the Active...
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    I returned my two week old S4, for the active, and short of the Camera, I don't miss a single thing about the standard S4.
    I love the in hand feel of the active, The standard felt very slippery to me.
    The call quality for me is the same as the standard.
    The ability to add aps to the SD card is a nice touch that was already on my active, and not available to the standard when I traded mine in.
    The phone seems a touch snappier in response as well, I'm not sure what that could be attributed to though.
    It really is a great device, Just the camera is the only noticeable flaw compared to the standard for me.
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    I think the camera on the s4 is better. While the display is nice I think they are both nice. I think the active might have an edge on text on the screen. That said, I am returning my Active sometime this weekend after a week with it. I just get the feeling it is not going to get supported like it should. I mean still no cases from ATT? Not working for me. I also have 3 cases and etc plus the charging back for my S4. I also have a 32GB model so not giving that up. It is a great phone but I may wait for a while and check out one of the Google Editions.

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    AT&T has a few cases. There is a case-mate and a Otterbox defender so far.
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    Default Re: I got the s4 just wondering if the camera and display is a lot different then the s4

    Quote Originally Posted by techspark View Post
    Are you sure...I have read some posts which say that both the thermometer and barometer sensors r missing on the active. Can someone confirm it please. Looking to buy the active soon
    I went to an AT&T store and downloaded WeatherStation or some other similar app onto an S4 Active. App said there wasn't hardware for thermometer and wouldn't run, so no idea about other sensors. Same on on the S4 next to the Active worked fine.

    So that says to me there's no thermometer sensor. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mobilewill View Post
    AT&T has a few cases. There is a case-mate and a Otterbox defender so far.
    In the store? I stopped into my store and called two others last night around 6 and no cases for the Active.

    I think the active will always be 2nd to the S4 and since I have an s4, I am keeping that.

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