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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

alaTest has collected and analyzed 665 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 appreciated. Some have doubts about the portability. There are some mixed comments about the reception.

performance, durability, usability, battery, camera


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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Graziano (

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 (

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

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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. (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : Helena Stone (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Samsung Galaxy S7 Active for AT&T


Samsung's latest semi-rugged smartphone for AT&T dials back the good looks of the Galaxy S7 in favor of a stronger, studier frame. The S7 Active is tough enough to take a tumble without the brick-like bulk of some fully rugged handsets. This Android...

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications


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


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
Rear camera type:Single camera
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


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 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 type:Capacitive


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


Internal RAM:4


Chat: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


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


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+
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

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


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
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.6
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Samsung Exynos
Processor frequency:2.3


Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0


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

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

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