- Mar 27, 2011
Stop listening to said salesman immediately. Unless you plan to use those physical buttons non stop for years, pressing them every waking second, they will outlast other parts of the phone. Like say the battery.The S4 Active is out but apparently compromises performance and some features for its ruggedness. Also the salesman warned that the buttons might wear over time.
The compromise is mainly to the camera. IMO a small price to pay to avoid having to get a case, or not having to worry about getting caught in a downpour.