Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Not being an ardent fan of Samsung, but now is ready to admit her albeit short-lived, but love. If I’m not mistaken, Samsung – the only producer of the protected smartphone, whose technical characteristics are often equated with the flagship, or are not. Correct me if I’m wrong, but everyone else I know of famous brands stuffed their shockproof and water resistant electronic gadgets over the budget filled. I do not take into account the weight of the Chinese superfood unkilled phones. Come to mind as Kyocera and Casio with your Kyocera Brigadier and Casio G’zOne CA201L. Today, as you know, in my review of the Samsung Galaxy Active, this time with the index S6.

The Koreans decided to make the S6 Active only available in the North American market, offering its customers exclusive mobile operator AT & T. Galaxy S6 Active was introduced immediately after the release flagman company model Samsung Galaxy S6.

It is worth noting that so far the Samsung no plans to release this model in other markets. Or, let’s say, to me personally about them is not known. What caused such an approach to the choice of the distribution range of really interesting phone, I do not understand. Take the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, which at one time in addition to the United States was released in Japan at the operator NTT Docomo. The model has received index Docomo SC-02G.

Today’s review will be rather introductory than research. I’m not going to test the phone on impact or flood. Let me make it someone else. For me, as people rarely holding a smartphone brand Samsung, it was interesting to find out what is basically a modern high impact flagship, of which there are not many around. Mostly I somehow will compare it with the Japanese smartphones, which in my life tight occupy the first place.

Colours SGS6 Active has three options: blue (Camo Blue), white (Camo White) and gray (Grey).

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active


Those who follow the activities of Samsung, surely aware that when you create a series of vandal Galaxy S Active, the basis for the Koreans take their flagship model. 99% S6 Active internal equipment was his older brother Galaxy S6, and do not forget about the appropriate unkilled component:

  • Operating System: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
  • Standards support: 4G / 4G-LTE / 3G / EDGE / GPRS / GSM
  • Processor: 4 * 2,1 Ghz / 4 * 1,5 Ghz, an eight, Samsung Exynos 7420, 64-bit
  • RAM: 3 Gb
  • ROM: 32 Gb, UFS 2.0
  • Display: 5,1 “, Quad HD, 2560×1440 pix, Super AMOLED, 577ppi, 16 million colors, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Main camera: 16 Mpix, CMOS, 4K video recording, auto focus, up to 120 fps, LED flash
  • Front camera: 5 Mpix, CMOS
  • Memory card support: microSDXC to 256 Gb
  • NFC
  • Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac, 5Ghz
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • IR-port
  • Headphone Jack 3,5 mm
  • Connector HDMI (with adapter MHL)
  • Protection conformity with the US military standard MIL-STD-810G, IP68
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 3500 mAh, removable
  • Dimensions: 146.9×73.6×8.8 mm
  • Weight: 150 g

Today we can say with confidence that the Koreans dictate fashion around the world, without ceasing to compete with its competitors. But that’s another topic.

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active


Here you have a good example of what a Korean marketing is different from the Japanese. In contrast to the meager Japanese manufacturers, which are 100 times out of 100 is not bundle their phone charging in the box with the Galaxy S6 Active in addition to a brief instructions, promotional materials SIM-card and AT & T, you can find a USB-cable and AC adapter. Accessories from the category of “must have”.

The Japanese believe that you are already using a smartphone. Therefore, to your new phone suit charging from the previous unit. Why would reproduce the same cables? Share practicality in this, of course, present. However, in general, this approach to our sales man in the street is not clear.

First impressions. Design

The first feeling I felt, taking the phone in his hand – an unusually large dimensions: 147×73 mm. Visually, the presence of around a 5.1-inch display makes the phone pile plastic massive. However, it is this plastic with its bulging bumpers at the corners of the phone is designed to protect against the negative effects during the fall. Compare Galaxy S6 Active with its main data at the time of the smartphone Sharp Aquos Zeta Docomo SH-01G. Regarding the performance of frameless Aquos Zeta, has received even a special brand name EDGEST, I have long been accustomed to the fact that the phone with a larger screen (5.5 “) can be relatively comfortable, if you use it with one hand. Even after more than three days to get used test to the dimensions of Samsung I have not failed. I was not used just reach your thumb up to the top of the screen. It is clear that you can use third-party applications that allow you to reduce the screen to the optimal size, but out of the box S6 Active offers a minimum level of convenience everyday use. I think the ideal I would be here with a diagonal screen 4.5-4.7 inches.

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Hold the phone in your hand comfortably. Plastic sides are not glossy, which allows the fingers confidently cling to the body. Pleasantly surprised by the thickness – only 8.8 millimeters. Thus in a non-removable battery 3500 mAh, which is 700 mAh higher than that of the same Active S5. Cruising time smartphone personally I do not excess two and a half days. I, of course, take into account the fact that the phone was new.

Externally Galaxy S6 Active reminded me all the same S5 Active. The new version somewhere something sawed somewhere something replaced or swapped. In general, not much combed. Calling the design of the new S6 Active I would not. Rather, there is a feys- and backlifting. However, agree to call a boring exterior language is also not rotated.

Corporate Super Amoled display is protected by current version at the moment the glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The picture with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels pleases the eye with its clarity the first few minutes. Then in daily life for this marketing ploy is simply no longer be ignored. That we have been through a Fujitsu Arrows NX Docomo F-02G. The race for the number of pixels in a display resolution after fullHD, personally, in my opinion, has lost relevance.

Thanks to technology Super Amoled, the picture appears very attractive. However, the discrepancy between the real image and the fact that the owner of modern Samsung sees on the screen of the phone (of the box), in consequence may be a little upset. This is especially noticeable when you look at the results of the camera. However, Samsung traditionally provides several color display modes.

SGS6 Active interface is not much different from the classical Galaxy S6. Added only proprietary applications AT & T. Fortunately Samsung is a well-known, and therefore the most unbreakable brand.

Update system allows the Galaxy S6 Active and outside their home network.

Traditionally, the Samsung pay special attention to the subject of health and active pastime.

Applications AT & T collected in a separate folder, so as not to mix with a variety of pre-installed software.

The device is capable to work in the networks 4G. When you turn on the phone with a SIM-card of any operator configuration of mobile internet and MMS are loaded automatically. Create an access point (APN), as is the case with Japanese smartphones manually is not required.

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

By default, the phone is attached to the network operator AT & T. Unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 Active possible, requesting the code of the operator or third party using paid services, of which abound in the network. By installing a third-party phone SIM-card, at the first turn on the system will ask you to enter the code, then the phone will catch the signal network and only has to be ready for full operation.

Let’s go back to the display. Indoors or in the dark image on the screen is beyond praise. But in direct sunlight from the former brightness is zilch. Well, at least I expected to see better results.

Describe the location of the main functional elements on the body Samsung Galaxy S6 Active useless. In most cases, everything is standard here, like any other modern smartphone. On the back panel there is a sensor that measures the heart rate. He is likely to be of interest only at the initial stage of the review, as well as lovers of active lifestyle or athletes.

I will add a few comments of his own. Ironically, the Galaxy S6 Active body is made entirely of plastic. Its vandal-proof properties have been tested many times, as evidenced by numerous tests on the same Youtube. In real life, the functional tabs on the sides of the body (bumpers), for example, after the impact test getting enough significant visual damage. Nevertheless, the device can withstand all worthy of falling from a height, scuba diving and freezing. In other words, take it with you on hikes can safely without fear of the consequences, because these are the goals pursues those who choose it vandal-proof smartphones.

The presence of corrugated hardware buttons greatly helps in the rain or when using the phone under water.

Trey for nanoSIM-RRTC equipped with silicone sealant.

External speaker at the Galaxy S6 Active more than loud. Watch the video with his tests at the beginning of the review.

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active


I admit, the quality of the camera in the current Samsung I’ve always liked. The Galaxy S6 Active mounted optics and the same software as in the Galaxy S6. Their tandem provides image and video quality is quite decent. For comparison, the sample photos with your camera Sharp Docomo SH-01G. As they say, feel the difference.

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Maximum photo resolution 5312×2988 pixels. Max video resolution 3840x2160p. The video is recorded in MP4 format with stereo sound at a flow rate of 258 kbit / s. Below, you can see the comparison of 100% cuttings from photos of both devices. The naked eye can see the difference in the clarity of the pictures. But the color rendition, more precisely, its realism more close to the natural one just at Sharp.

In conclusion

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Making a choice in favor of a particular device, I am always guided by the principle “and whether it is me.” I do not consider myself to those who need all-in-one. At least so I never use double SIM devices, although they admit practicality. What I liked about the new Galaxy S6 Active? First of all it pleased me battery life. This is very important when choosing a phone, especially if you constantly are present in the network. Do I need it vandal-proof quality? Definitely not. In my Sharp Aquos Zeta SH-01G me with his head missing its water resistance. I’m sure many had to use the phone in the rain or in the bathroom. To cope with it any protected from water and moisture apparatus of which now produce almost all manufacturers.

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Ability to use a fast 4G internet (because of its attachment to the original AT & T), juicy screen, relevant specifications and dull appearance – all this is definitely pros Samsung Galaxy S6. But the most important smartphone raisins I would call it exclusivity. This combination of flagship anti-vandal and technical data to find among competitors will be very difficult. All this, however, results in a corresponding price tag, which seeks the mark of 50 thousand rubles at the current rate. And this is the main brake in the choice of such a decision, which may deter many. However, the high cost of Samsung products yet that does not prevent Korean marketers to get them, for sure, more than a high salary.

Review Samsung Galaxy S6 Active updated: September 8, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis