Off The Beaten Path with Samsung

Takes me­dia to a for­est to show just how ‘Ac­tive’ their new GALAXY S4 Ac­tive is

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Talk about go­ing the dis­tance. Samsung de­cided that not only did they want to give us a preview of the lat­est GALAXY S4 Ac­tive, they also wanted to do so in style. The Korean elec­tron­ics gi­ant took us (the me­dia) out on a field trip at their “top se­cret” test­ing fa­cil­ity (the Ke­men­sah For­est Re­serve, just off Zoo Ne­gara).

Clearly, dur­ing our jour­ney to the lo­ca­tion, we had a pretty good idea of the venue for the event that Samsung had in store for us. The meet­ing point: an open-air build­ing of which the All Ter­rain Ve­hi­cles (ATVs) waited for us. For those of you who don’t know, an ATV is a ve­hi­cle that is de­signed to weather the ele­ments and brave the ter­rain, such as a forests, snow­cov­ered plains or rocky moun­tains. Even on rough ter­rain, th­ese ve­hi­cles are ca­pa­ble of hit­ting speeds as high as 80km/h.

Need­less to say, we were taken off the beaten road and into the deep end of the for­est re­serve, where we were asked to par­tic­i­pate in some fun games pre­pared in ad­vance by Samsung. But the star of the show dur­ing the en­tire out­ing was the GALAXY S4 Ac­tive. To show us that Samsung’s rugged variation of its pop­u­lar phone lives up to its IP67 water­proof and dust­proof rat­ing, they gave us all units of the phone to test out. We dunked the S4 Ac­tive into streams, poured sand all over it and even took videos with it while rid­ing on the ATVs.

This event re­port can also be found on hard­warezone.com.my at http://bit.ly/12CVzNR

The GALAXY S4 Ac­tive can be sub­merged

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A pic­ture of our writer, taken with the GALAXY S4 Ac­tive

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