The article says that this phone has Amoled display. But the specifications says that it's LCD. What is the truth?
I hope it'll be LCD.
I waited for the S4active, then I saw that there won´t be a guaranteecoverage for waterdamages and many screens break because they are too big. Many S4active had waterdamages because of their USB-socket.
The S5active follows this trend.
Who risks a 700€ phone to water contact?
Who needs a 5-inch or more Full-HD screen in an outdoor-phone, which sucks more battery?
In August 2013 I bought the first xperia V for my girlfriend. As I liked the phone, its specs and the the reduced price I got my Xperia V for free (with 11€/month 2 years contract) in January 2014.
Also waterresistant, now running with the better Android 4.3, changeable battery (outdoor I take a second one with me), BT4.0, real FM-radio, LTE, really bright HD-screen (I never have to look for a shadow like the Sammy-users, if I want to send a message or I want to make a call).
The phone shows Full-HD-Videos and has a good 13MP camera.
It hasn´t waterdamageguarantee, same as the S4A or S5A. But: If I break this device, I buy a new Xperia V nearly for free without contract now, because the XV is from 2012 with specs still ready for 2014. ;-)
Still happy with my decision :-)
And some day a manufacturer produces a REAL outdoorphone: Shock-resistant, completly waterresistant, with a longlasting changeable battery, a bright midsize-screen in HD or a low consumption Full-HD-screen, a good camera, FM-Radio, ANT+ and a weight of maximum 150 grams.
The S5A is near that as many new Xperias, but only near...
Don't buy this phone, you will have bad update suport, I am now typing on my S4 Active International and no major update since I first bought. I am still on 4.2.2. and s3 have 4.3. This is how samsung treat their clients.
It looks cool, but it lacks an FM radio. I just can NOT understand why? I do not want Internet radio sorry, but I am NOT the only one.
laggdroids, 21 May 2014You may ditch you iphone, but rather for a premium build device as in M8/Z2/Moto X. This is th... moreYou forgot that people have TASTE. Some prefer android or iOS, Samsung or Apple.
Anonymous, 21 May 2014What a freaking awesome build quality! Ditching my iphone for this NOWYou may ditch you iphone, but rather for a premium build device as in M8/Z2/Moto X. This is the worst design you can get. Id prefer you keep your iphone safe rather than taking this walkie talkie with you....
S5 bought Heart-Rate sensor, I guess Samsung is preparing for Blood Pressure monitor in its next iteration oh Note series. Soon all medical devices will eventually be embedded in the Galaxy series....(I mean what is the use of heart rate sensor for daily use..do you believe that your heart gonna stop pumpming??? :/)
Of course, I am expecting samsung fanboy reply, to brag about the so called S-Health and bullS**t.
Active series have the worst ever design yet!!! The three physical buttons make it look uglier than the regular semi-rounded home buttons. Also the screw finished panel on the back...YUCK!!!
You remember how samsung fan's were up until S3, how they treated iFans, they were like "oh, you people stand in lines, all your IDevices look the same, they have nothing,you buy anything with a bitten apple on it, isheep" but now they're like "OMG heart rate monitor, so fetch!, omg idc if S3 S4 S5 look the same, premium material is for weak! I can't come I'm camping the night for the next Galaxy, you don't understand why we love this" and they just buy anything with tag name Galaxy S, i mean even if samsung, as a joke,name a trash can Galaxy S6, SamFans buy it, and it will break S5s sale record!
We Indians will again get a Exynos version of this phone.
And we'll continue being fooled by companies...
Continue Samsung continue....
Sammy has listened to all you moaners...& they are going to rename this S5 Active Bloat !!
i'm sorry but design of this model fail, is so ugly ... i much better s4 active, ... is suck
S5 UI is the most ugliest UI. Please Samsung ur previous UI was the best & we were satisfied too...
Please Samsung Come On............
Gibby, 21 May 2014Truck test! Truck test! Truck test!HaHaHa Yea Truck test
What at all is wrong with Samsung. S5 hasn't even caught on and there are about 2 or 3 more variants being talked about. too many phones with almost insignificant functionality. Doesn't cut it for me. I'm a note3 user and love it but just don't understand big boy Sam on all these pleeeenty phones....makes u even confused.
i dont get it why make this phone when samsung galaxy s5 is alerady water and dust prove..why bother or they see people like money