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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active listed on preorder for £33 per month

Like the Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Galaxy S4 Active is a fairly newcomer to the Samsung's smartphone line-up. Unveiled last week at an event in London, it is essentially a waterproof (up to 100cm for 30 minutes) and shock resistant version of the S4.

Carphone Warehouse sells it for £33 per month on a two-year contract with Vodafone. That's a total cost of ownership of £792, which is fairly decent for a bundle from Vodafone that includes 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data (plus 2GB data allowance on BT Openzone Wi-Fi).

Other than that the device comes with roughly the same configuration of the original Samsung Galaxy S4. A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 system-on-chip clocked at 1.9GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 5in full HD Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facing one.

Arguably because of the extra material needed to keep the device safe and resistant, the S4 Active is significantly heavier than the original model. You can check the review of the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone here and you can read our hands-on of the Galaxy S4 Active here.

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