Bring on the salt water smartphones

Give your smartphone salt water to drink, and you’re in for a costly replacement. But shouldn’t we be past this by now?

Pocketnow Weekly 074: new Google Play devices and Windows Phone rumors galore

An unlikely duo of new Google Play devices, a mass blast of Windows Phone rumors and a pair of big reviews are the talk of this week’s podcast. Listen in!

Galaxy S 4 Active latest family member to upgrade to Snapdragon 800

Lean what Samsung’s changing with the new Snapdragon 800 GS4 Active edition, launching in South Korea.

Possible Galaxy S 4 Active Mini spotted in regulatory filing

Discover what we’ve heard about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Mini, and how its hardware specs compare to that of the full-sized GS4 Active.

Galaxy Gear will be compatible with Galaxy S 4, S III and Note II soon; but how soon?

You’d wonder how smart a smartwatch really is if you really can’t…

Hope you like waterproof Samsungs, because it sounds like a lot more are coming

Liked the Galaxy S 4 Active? Hear about the upcoming waterproof Samsung phones the manufacturer may be working on next.

Empty Nest: what I miss (and don’t) about the Galaxy S 4 Active

Sending review phones back is always a sad moment, but my most-missed phone of the 2013 beach season is easily Samsung’s waterproof Galaxy S4 Active.

Water-damaged Galaxy S 4 Active? One-time-only replacement offered

Hear how owners or water-damaged phones could still hope to get Galaxy S 4 Active replacements issued under warranty.

Galaxy S 4 Active drowning, Verizon launches, iPad mini 2 display leaks & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft Office reaching Android,…

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active phones dying a horrible drowning death, warranty won’t cover it

Some Samsung Galaxy S4 Active phones dying a horrible drowning death, even if the instructions are being followed to the letter. Warranty doesn’t cover it!

Remember when smartphones came with a ton of accessories?

Unboxing videos are shells of their former selves, because no OEMs bundle cool accessories anymore. Wax nostalgic with us with some smartphone memories.

CAT B15 vs. every waterproof phone we have (Video)

We put the CAT B15 up against every waterproof smartphone we’ve ever reviewed for a quick look at what it does -and doesn’t- do better than its competitors.

Pocketnow Weekly 050: Optimus G giveaway edition (We have a winner!)

Our LG Optimus G giveaway requires an iTunes review for the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, so get to listening! Episode 050 of smartphone & tablet talk is here!

Waterproof phones are useless without a waterproof interface

Waterproof phones like the Galaxy S 4 Active are an excellent step forward, but until we can control them when wet, they’re not as useful as they seem.

Galaxy S 4 Active vs Galaxy S 4 (Video)

A waterproof, ruggedized version of Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 is here. Find out how it does against the original in our Galaxy S 4 Active vs Galaxy S 4 video!

Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Quick Review

The S 4 Active is a water-resistant version of Samsung’s 2013 halo smartphone. Find out if it’s the S4 for you: read our Galaxy S 4 Active review.

Samsung, the Galaxy S 4 Active is not as rugged as we want

Phones are expensive. It’s ironic but true. I find it odd that…

AT&T offers 50% off all smartphones; Waives activation throughout June

Not sure what’s going on in this specific month of June, but…

Galaxy S 4 Active unboxing (Video)

The Galaxy S 4 Active is a fierce jumbophone with a 5-inch, 1080p display – and a waterproof casing colored “Dive Blue.” Watch our unboxing to check it out!

Pocketnow Weekly 049: Samsung keeps making stuff, we keep squawking about it (Samsung Premiere 2013)

A bevy of Galaxy & ATIV smartphones and tablets landed at Samsung Premiere 2013, and your trusty team of podcasters is here to tell you all about it.

Samsung, stop calling every new phone a Galaxy S 4

Samsung continues to release Galaxy S 4 variations that are hardly like the original. Learn why that’s detrimental to the brand.

Samsung Galaxy and ATIV announcements, Instagram Video & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Instagram Video, and what…

Galaxy S 4 Active underwater trial (Video)

We check out the phones rugged construction with our Galaxy S 4 Active underwater video.

Galaxy S 4 Active vs. Galaxy S 4 (Video)

Watch us put Samsung’s new waterproof Android against its dry-land flagship in our GS4 Active vs GS4 video.

Galaxy S 4 Active hands-on (Video)

Get to know Samsung’s new waterproof smartphone in our Galaxy S 4 Active video.