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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1520 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and battery. The usability and durability also get good comments. Some have doubts about the GPS navigation and reliability, and views are divided on the portability.

performance, durability, usability, battery, camera

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and design are overall positive. The battery and durability are also mentioned favorably. The size and portability get mixed comments. The GPS navigation and usability get critical opinions.

performance, durability, battery, design, screen

usability, GPS navigation

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, Camo Blue 32GB (AT&T)Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, Camo Blue 32GB (AT&T)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active camo white

 

Cloaked in blue or gray camouflage or all-black, the Active series evokes a sense of combat against day-to-day spills, drops and breaks, while also appealing to a class of people who engage in "active" lifestyles.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active's long-lived battery and resistance to water, dust and scuffs make it more appealing than the regular Galaxy S6. Its shortcut button conveniently launches two different apps of your choice.

Built of plastic with thick edging, the S6 Active isn't a particularly attractive device, certainly not as glamorous as metal or glass phones. No expandable storage option means you're locked to 32GB.

AT&T customers looking for a sturdier handset will find the Galaxy S6 Active a worthy upgrade to an already top-caliber phone.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review

 

Today we review the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active from AT&T. This device takes the innards of the Galaxy S6, expanding the exterior bits to make a device that's resistant to the elements as well as shock. You can drop this one. While the original Galaxy...

There’s a whole lot to love about the Galaxy S6 Active. If you’re not about the elegant look of the Galaxy S6/Edge and you want the utility of a device with three extra hardware buttons. the Active is the device for you. We wouldn’t be surprised if...

Jun, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active adds above-average durability and extended battery life to the already-excellent S6 smartphone formula.

Excellent performance. Top-notch display and camera. Great battery life. Rugged, waterproof build.

Middling call quality. No fingerprint scanner.

Conclusions The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will appeal greatly to those who didn't find anything wrong with last year's Galaxy S5. It trades metal and glass for more durable plastic and waterproofing, beauty be damned. And the beefed-up battery will help...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review

 

Since the S4 we've seen Sammy introducing its Active line, which manifests in the form of ruggedized variants of its flagship phones. So, if you were bummed by the S6 forgoing a water resistant construction, then you'll undoubtedly be pleased to find...

Water and shock resistant construction ; Incredibly long lasting battery life ; microUSB port has been treated for liquid contact ; Camera captures amazing photos and videos ; Strong earpiece volume ; Accurate Super AMOLED display

Less appealing looking design ; Activity Zone still lacks any serious usefulness ; Still no expandable storage ; Average call quality

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 was announced, we were astounded by the new, premium design – a stark departure from previous efforts. In the process, though, the S5’s water resistant quality was left out, in favor of a more premium finish. Still, while we...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Jason Million (gstylemag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active [Review]

 

As the cycle has been since the Galaxy S4, Samsung will release its flagship then an Active version a month or two later and exclusive to AT&T. Last year when the Galaxy S5 Active came out while I always been a fan of the line it didn't hold as much...

Once you get it in your hands its hard to not like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. It has a nice sized battery, carries just about all the pluses of the flagship of the Samsung Galaxy S6 model with very minuses since as its build design and fingerprint...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review

 

For the most part, the S6 Active is a clone of the Galaxy S6 featuring the same 5.1-inch 1440p display, Exynos 7420 SoC inside, and 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera. But where they differ is in design. The S6 Active is better suited to survive...

Tough, rugged exterior removes the need for a case. Outstanding battery life. The same great hardware as the Galaxy S6, including an awesome display and camera, and top-notch performance.

Rugged design isn’t a sleek as the metal Galaxy S6 body. No microSD card slot, and just 32 GB of internal storage. Hard to find outside the United States.

There is a lot to like about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, and for a certain subset of the population, it might be an even better choice than the already-fantastic

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Joshua Vergara (androidauthority.com)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active review

 

The rugged addition to the Samsung flagship line does "active" very well, but what else does it offer? We find out, in this Samsung Galaxy S6 Active review!

Display5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display 577 ppi Processor2.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 processor Mali-T760 RAM3 GB Storage32 GB not expandable Network4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, A-GPS /...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Cherlynn Low (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review: Nearly Indestructible

 

Credit: Jeremy Lips / Tom's Guide If you live life a little more dangerously than most, the Galaxy S6 Active is like a dependable James Bond gadget. It will work rain or shine, and it's got enough juice to last you more than a workday. Just as with the...

Long battery life ; Rugged, water-resistant design ; Brilliant display ; Excellent camera

Nonremovable cover ; Too much bloatware ; AT&T only

Those who live on the edge will find the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active a solid companion, with its rugged build, long-lasting battery and excellent camera.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (brighthand)

Samsung Galaxy S6 active Review: Swift, Rugged, & Better than the S6

 

Call it rugged, call it sporty. Samsung calls it active. Specifically, Samsung dubbed its latest Android handset the Samsung Galaxy S6 active. It's a tougher version of Samsung's impressive flagship.

Flagship performance in a tough and rugged build ; Great battery life ; Real buttons a big plus

Carrier exclusive ; Only available with 32GB capacity ; Kind of ugly

The Samsung Galaxy S6 active is more ruggedized than the S6. In fact, it’s more ruggedized than most other consumer smartphones. It has a bigger battery, excellent buttons, and an extremely useful Active key. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a more attractive...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active for AT&T

 

Samsung clad its flagship phone in hardier garb and called it the Galaxy S6 Active. This waterproof Android smartphone has several advantages over its more delicate siblings. Find out what they are in Phone Scoop's in-depth report.

Samsung did a great job with the Galaxy S6 Active. It takes all the appealing facets of the S6/Edge and packages them into a more robust shell. The Galaxy S6 Active is well designed and well made, with quality materials. The phone is a winner in most...

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2550
Battery performance:2550
Wireless charging:Y

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p

Certificates

Body SAR:0.499
Body SAR (EU):0.499
Head SAR:0.382
Head SAR (EU):0.382

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.1
Display Resolution:2560 x 1440
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:577
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP9, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP9,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA+ / HSPA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0.2
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:2.1

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.0.2

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.268
Height:5.63
Weight:4.87
Width:2.78