"Terrible value, fun when it works."2.0 starson by Mr_Napa
Pros: If there are no apps updating, great speed. Okay camera. Great at "finding" other devices.
Cons: Price. Construction. Lags.
Summary: After 4 years with the iPhone I decided to give Android a try (mostly because I love my wife's htc). From what I can tell, I like the Android OS (maybe), but the Samsung GS4 Active is a terrible phone. It's construction is flimsy--my rubber usb cover flap ripped off after just 3 months and I cannot seem to get Samsung's attention to fix it (countless hours via their Web interface and customer service folks on the phone). My above "maybe" has to do with the fact that my phone is virtually unusable whenever the Google Play Store is updating an app. Virtually, meaning, I cannot text or call; some apps will continue to work, but I absolutely cannot use the phone to call or text for about 5-10 minutes. Restarting the phone does nothing to fix the issue. YOU.JUST.HAVE.TO.WAIT.Okay, so much for this GREAT phone. I've had it under a year and it is hands down the worst phone I have EVER owned. And I'm including my old Nokia 8310 phone. The Contacts App CRASHES all the time--at least 5 times a week--and makes it impossible to call or receive phone calls. And it stays down even after "restarting" and even after pulling the battery. And most of the time when the contacts app crashes the rest of the phone runs sluggish and unresponsive. I would call Samsung to ask for support, but that company's support service is even more of a piece of $h!+. Countless phone voice-prompt menus and you find yourself back where you started ... holding a crappy phone that does no work.
Updated on Nov 10, 2013