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Always On: S4 Active in the wild

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Always On: S4 Active in the wild

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We get up close and personal with some pretty awesome wildlife and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active to see if it's truly rugged and waterproof in our Always On torture test.

-Time for our torture test of the Galaxy S4 Active. Now I get a ton of e-mail from people asking me to torture test devices with animals in some way. So we're taking that idea to the extreme as we like to do in our show. So we're here at Discovery Kingdom, and we're gonna start off with the waterproof test. Now, I have heard this thing has some problems being fully submerged. I already have some good animals pictures on here that I don't wanna lose, but I'm gonna try to take it in the water and see how it does with the dolphins. Okay, so here's what happened. I got in the pool. I swim across the pool and now the phone won't come on. This is salt water and that could be partly what happened. It's also impossible-- I did put a strap on here 'cause I don't wanna lose it. It might have pulled its back cover lose a little bit. But I have to say, I have been in this cold, cold water for like less than 2 minutes and I haven't even got played with any dolphins and this freaking phone is dead already. Loser. Let's see if the sun can bring this phone back to life before we move on to our other tests. Our first test is complete, the underwater test. And I have to say, I am not impressed. This should not be built as an underwater capable phone. However, we're gonna continue with our structural integrity tests and it's on to the elephant. So,-- does Valerie like to play with phones? -Just about anything she [unk] hands on. -Yeah. I've actually already been told that while dolphins like to eat things, elephants like to break things. Is that true? -That is true. I think that she's gonna prove that it's not as drop-proof as we think it is. -All right, we'll test it out. -Okay. -Good girl. -Here we go. Have fun. Oh, thank you. -Oh, she's just giving it back to you. -You don't like it? -Just hold her hand now. -You wanna play with it? -And then she just took back. -You miss. There we go. -All right. -I'm really like-- she hates it. It smells like salt water, it's all yuckie. -[unk]. Oh, there you go. -Bravo Val. How's it doing? -It's look we did some damage. -Yeah. -A little [unk] in there too. -Oh, well that's not-- however, Val just hurdled it to the concrete and I'm not saying there's like a little bit of scratching. -A little scratching, all right. _Valerie honey, I think you're gonna have to try harder than that. Yeah-- get it. Get after it. -All right, all right. -Oh, thank you. -She just doesn't like it. -All right, here-- -Got a little bit of denting on the corner there. Not bad. The screen is still totally intact. I can't believe the water comes out of this every time. This is like-- this also a form of drying it out. -Hold it-- trunk. Good. -Nice. Perfect. Good girl. That was awesome. That's fantastic and it's still totally fine other than the water just streaming. I don't even know where all that water would go. But-- -Oh, it's filled with boogers too. -Some of its boogers. All right. Now that our phone is soaking wet and covered with elephant boogers, I know you thought that was the obvious thing to have her step on it but we're saving that for the giraffes. You know, giraffes are my favorite animal. That's so beautiful. Okay so we're gonna try the step, the step on. -Awesome. -How much does Rosie weighs? -So Rosie weighs about 1,200 pounds. -Twelve hundred pounds. All right. You know, we've had a 1,400-pound boulder on a MacBook Pro. It went okay. It went okay. Let's see how the Active handles it. -All right, cool. Let's do it. -All right, so I'll put it here. I'd do the screen side down. Okay. Good luck sweetie. Come here. You wanna come over? -We can try Brandon too. [unk]. -Bye-bye. I guess probably smart enough to avoid an obstacle. -Hi, baby. -Oh, it's a bless. Good kick. Oh, yes. I think I heard some cracking. I think I definitely heard a little bit of a crack. -We're behind you. -Well, hello. Oh, hi. Hi, how are you doing? All right. It took us a while but we have touchdown. Brandon Peltz, our 2-year-old giraffe is standing right on top of the S4 Active. Oh, yes. All right. Brandon did all the damage that you might have expected it 1,300-pound giraffe to do. Yeah. This would be the cracking that I heard. I'm glad that this was a glass side down. It has some obvious scratching and stuff back here but I think now we know the limits of the Galaxy S4 Active screen, I mean granted. It's a pretty highly made. But this is it.
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