Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 – telling your A(ctive) from your Z(oom)


At the moment there are four distinct flavours of Galaxy S 4 from Samsung either available or soon-to-be available and this may cause a spot of confusion in the market. Do you pick the stock Galaxy S 4 or will the S 4 mini suit your needs? Is the Galaxy S 4 Active worth the price of admission or will you be better served by the camera functions available in the Galaxy S 4 Zoom?

The different models are obviously aimed at meeting different needs and, with that in mind, Stuff has collected the vital statistics for the four Galaxy S 4 variants so you can decide which of Samsung’s devices would best suit your lifestyle. It might be most of them, it may be none. In the case of the latter, head on over to Stuff’s previous comparison between BlackBerry’s new smartphones, the Galaxy S 3 range, Apple’s iPhone 5 and the Xperia Z from Sony for a look at how everyone else’s flagships stack up.

Handset Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4 mini Galaxy S 4 Active (IP67 certified) Galaxy S 4 Zoom
Processor 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 (quad-core)or 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 (quad-core) 1.7 GHz Krait (dual-core) 1.9 GHz Krait 300 (quad-core) 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9 (dual-core)
Display 5-inch, Super AMOLED (1,080 x 1,920; 441 ppi) 4.3-inch, Super AMOLED (540 x 960; 256 ppi) 5-inch, TFT capacitive (1,080 x 1,920; 441 ppi) 4.3-inch, Super AMLED (540 x 960; 256 ppi)
Storage 16GB/32GB/64GB 8GB 16GB 8GB
RAM 2GB 1.5GB (3G), 2GB (LTE) 2GB 1.5GB
OS Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2
Camera 13 MP rear, 2 MP front 8 MP rear, 1.9 MP front 8 MP rear, 2 MP front 16 MP rear, 1.9 MP front
Battery 2600 mAh Li-Ion 1900 mAh Li-Ion 2600 mAh Li-Ion 2330 mAh Li-Ion
Dimensions (mm) 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 125.5 x 63.5 x 15.4
Weight 130 grams 107 grams 153 grams 208 grams
Price R8500 R6400 R8500 Rtba

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