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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

alaTest has collected and analyzed 663 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and battery. The usability and durability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability, and there are some mixed views about the reception.

performance, durability, usability, battery, camera

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review

 

I praised Samsung's Galaxy S7 Active in my initial review -- for its beautiful 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution display, speedy processor, excellent 12-megapixel rear camera and the largest battery Samsung has ever put in a smartphone. But the failure of...

The Galaxy S7 Active has extra long battery life and is resistant to dust, water and drops. It has has the same speedy performance, expandable storage and excellent camera quality as the original S7.

The bulky, plastic design feels cheap compared with the glass-and-metal S7 and the phone is expensive.

AT&T customers looking for a durable and high-end smartphone can't go wrong with the Galaxy S7 Active.

Jul, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (AT&T)

 

With the Galaxy S7 Active, Samsung adds a shatter-resistant build and a bigger battery to the already spectacular Galaxy S7, making it the best rugged phone AT&T subscribers can get.

Rugged build. Fast performance. Long battery life. Excellent camera. Sharp, bright display. Customizable Active button.

Middling call quality.

Comparisons and Conclusions At $750, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active costs $55 more than the standard Galaxy S7. If you're the type of person who regularly needs to replace broken phones, that's a small price to pay compared with extended warranties or...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active ( poseidon green camo)

 

While the Active doesn't have the S7's sleek metal and glass design, it does include a shatter-resistant screen, physical buttons and a military grade body. Perhaps the most appealing feature was its waterproofing. Samsung claimed the Active could...

The Galaxy S7 Active has extra long battery life and is resistant to dust, water and drops. It has has the same speedy performance, expandable storage and excellent camera quality as the original S7.

The bulky, plastic design feels cheap compared to the glass-and-metal S7 and the phone is expensive.

AT&T customers looking for a durable and high-end smartphone can't go wrong with the Galaxy S7 Active.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Stephen S. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 active Review

 

Samsung's ruggedized cousin to its flagship Galaxy S smartphone has more to prove this year than ever. With the Galaxy S7 returning to a water-resistant body and picking up a larger 3,000 mAh battery, is there still a market for a separate Galaxy S7...

Tough, rugged construction ; Top-shelf processor and memory ; Superb camera ; Highly versatile software

Not for the style-concscious ; Battery life leaves something to be desired ; Pricier than the regular GS7 ; AT&T exclusive

Samsung delivers in a big way, but will we be buying?

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jason Million (gstylemag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active: A Hard Hitting Flagship Phone [Review]

 

Another year, another Active smartphone from Samsung and exclusively on ATT's network. If you aren't a ATT customer or plan to switch then there is zero chance of seeing this device anywhere and might depress you to keep on reading, otherwise lets...

As I say every year the S Active smartphones from Samsung are some of my favorites and the S7 Active I actually like more than the S7. The build quality is great with its rugged case design, it takes awesome pictures and operates smooth. It has all of...

Jul, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review: Durable Greatness

 

The Galaxy S7 Active is incredibly resilient, with a virtually unbreakable design ( especially with Samsung fixing some early manufacturing woes ) and an 11-hour battery that won't drain out on your next adventure. It'd be easy to recommend the Active...

Attractive rugged design ; Survives repeated drops ; Useful activity apps ; Stellar battery life ; Fantastic camera

Lots of bloatware ; Limited to AT&T

The Galaxy S7 Active crams the best features of Samsung's excellent flagship into an very durable design.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: By Florence Ion (greenbot.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: The rugged flagship phone for clumsy fingers

 

Some phones are built like fragile little flowers. This one is built to withstand a rough-and-tumble lifestyle, though it's not entirely life-proof.

Long battery life will get you through a day's worth of work or play ; Features a shatterproof screen and IP68 water-resistance ; All the same great components as the near-perfect Galaxy S7

So much AT&T bloatware

The Galaxy S7 Active is for those who are looking for a strong smartphone with stellar performance.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Jaime Rivera (pocketnow.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review: This Isn’t Just a Protective Case

 

Watch our review video of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. For those of you thinking that this was just another rugged phone, the story is actually different.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Helena Stone (chipchick.com)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Review (AT&T) – A Durable Phone That Makes No Compromises

 

Looking for a rugged phone that makes no compromises? The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active offers the best of both worlds — all the great features of the Galaxy S7, but in a rugged, dust-proof, shatterproof, and waterproof body. Yes, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Stefan Etienne (techcrunch.com)

Review: Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Active is ready to razzle dazzle

 

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have impressed us before, so half the Active's job is already done, since it shares most of the core specs from the originals

Ultimately, the Galaxy S7 Active is right for someone who needs a rugged phone, without sacrificing any of the luxuries of the all-glass and aluminum counterparts. While I do wish it wasn’t an AT&T exclusive, the S7 Active cements itself as a beast —...

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

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

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):12
Maximum frame rate:120
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.6
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@60fps, 3840x2160@30fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p, 2160p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Gold / Silver / White
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:5.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
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:4

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, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, WMV
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,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 bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: 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:6.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu
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:1.6
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:4096
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:200
RAM capacity:4
RAM type:LPDDR4
USB mass storage: Yes

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311
Height:5.59
Weight:5.36
Width:2.74