- Nov 11, 2009
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No cash prices then. Only contracts... so much for "South Africa prices"Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Active, Zoom South Africa prices, new launch dates
Vodacom has revealed prices for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Active, and Zoom and a new launch date for the S4 LTE
What's sweet about paying R5699 for the S4 Mini? The S3 mini went for the same at launch, and now it's down to R3500... or R1200 if you take it on contract.Necuno said:Sweet !
Knowing the price? Can't one these days say a simple thanks :wtf:What's sweet about paying R5699 for the S4 Mini? The S3 mini went for the same at launch, and now it's down to R3500... or R1200 if you take it on contract.
It's a pretty expensive phone if you compare it to the S3, which goes for the same price.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1j8xsk/a_warning_to_all_galaxy_s4_active_users_upvote/This phone is not truly waterproof/resistant!!!!!
First off I want to start this off buy saying a few things. I work for AT&T so before anyone says its from improper usage remember I had to watch training videos on how to properly use it. Also, before anyone says well, you aren't really supposed to be using it in the water, you are wrong. The first thing we are trained on is how to properly close the back cover and how to show the customers Aqua mode to take pictures underwater. We actively use this as a main selling point, this is per Samsung.
Here is my story. I bought the Active on Thursday. The first thing I did with it was ensure the back was closed and made a video in my fish tank so I could show customers how it works underwater, and how good aqua mode is. That worked out perfectly except the video was a little dark, so I figured I would retake it.
In this time I had a customer swap out the phone they bought because it were defective, the bottom buttons stopped working on it. She was very vague when the water question came up but I thought nothing of it.
Now cue today. It was sunny outside so I thought it was the perfect time to reshoot the fish tank video. I ensured the back was secure, yes, including pressing down on the back where the AT&T logo is. I then submerged the phone in the tank while taking the video. Almost instantly the phone screen went black and said dock mode was enabled so I took the phone out of the water and everything went back to normal. I double checked the USB rubber to be sure. I just chalked it up to the phone doing crazy things in the water. I have read almost everywhere that the phone will say headphones are plugged in, etc. So I thought this was normal. I then put it back in and took a minute long video. Everything was fine. I even played back the video and it was fully working.
This is where everything went wrong. About 2 minutes later the phone started tweaking out, Google now opened on its own and the buttons were really sensitive. Then the buttons completely stopped working other than the power button and that's when I freaked out. I opened the battery cover and there it was, everything was soaked. but luckily none of the water damage indicators were colored. I then opened the USB door and it was like a fountain, so that's where the breach happened. The flimsy, rubber USB door. I did not tell a soul what happened and went back to work and swapped it for a regular Galaxy S4.
So please listen to my warning. There are way too many people getting this phone damaged, including me, a fully trained AT&T employee who took the proper precautions before doing anything.
Samsung should not be able to get away with calling this phone water resistant or water proof, and they should especially not include an Aqua Camera mode.
Also the warranty DOES NOT, I REPEAT, DOES NOT COVER WATER!!!!
I want Samsung to see this, we seriously can't have them get away with the advertising on this phone, there are way too many cases of this phone getting damaged with correct usage!
Interesting, but this sentence sounds dodgy:Just a warning to those thinking of buying an S4 Active. I read a post on Reddit about a guy who worked for a AT&T...
Sounds like spammer language or something. If it has the Whatever57 certification, it must survive a fish tank. Anyway, at least there is an alternative on the market to the Xperia Z.There are way too many people getting this phone damaged, including me, a fully trained AT&T employee who took the proper precautions before doing anything.
Of course the dude could be talking total BS, this is the internet after all. The post did get quite a lot of publicity on the site so just thought I'd share it here for in case it is true.Interesting, but this sentence sounds dodgy:
Sounds like spammer language or something. If it has the Whatever57 certification, it must survive a fish tank. Anyway, at least there is an alternative on the market to the Xperia Z.
On cash the prices: It is VC, so this should be the extreme upper limit for these items. VC is not in the phone selling business. They make their money from OOB's and minutes. Selling handsets is a waste of time to them.
It would be pretty awesome to take underwater photos and videosWhy would you DELIBERATELY put any phone in water, regardless of what the packaging claims?
I don't want any electronic device that has its capability demonstrated before I buy it. Give me the one sealed in the box that you did not drop/submerge/copulate with.