This phone is absolutely amazing. I'very been a FedEx Driver for the past three years and I've been in the military for the past 7 years in other words I live a very active and rugged fast past life. This phone is perfect, a little big considering I use to be an iPhone user but I coped with it. I've dropped this phone out of my driver side door in my FedEx truck doing 45, ran it over and watched the car behind me run it over. I freaked... after I pulled over and ran out to retrieve it I was amazed over the fact there wasn't even so much as a scratch on the thing. The only lyrics thing I have on this phone is a screen protector (amazon : .99$) and a cheap rubber and plastic case (knock off otterbox amazon: 9.99$). I don't know what these people are doing to get their phone cracked but if mine survived a high speed fall and being run over twice... I don't see any other phone being worthy enough to fit my lifestyle
Coming from an iPhone 4, not sure if the things that annoy me are simply learning curve or not. seems to have a lot of bloatware for a communication device/camera/browser/reader, which is all I really use it for.
Made the switch to have an incentive to learn Android programming.
Wife had her active for a couple months. It slid out of her car, a small fall and the screen cracked. How in the hell can they give this a milspec rating and a ip67 rating. When on the phone with these dumb asses they had no clue what either one of these are. Yes the software and phone seem nice but when you say rugged and on a small fall it Cracks I guess not. Hell my normal s5 has held up better. I plan to move my family back to apple.
I have has the phone for 3 months, can't grasp it, too 'slippery'. 'Shatter Proof' my ass, it may be more durable than the S5 but not by much. There is no case for these things unit, 3 months AFTER they come out. Would not recommend them. Wife and daughter have the iPhone and nothing has happened to the screens in 2 years. I can't stand Apple, but starting dislike Samsung just as much. Bring back the old Motorola i330. #Brick phones for life.
I have no idea what everyone's problem is. The galaxy s5 active is the best phone anyone has ever made. If it had the s3's auto correct in messaging, it would be 100%. These people obviously just like to find fault with everything. For the people that "pull their phone out of their pocket and the screen is cracked", at&t makes flip phones! O, but you'd probably have a problem with the thing 'falling apart just looking at it'.
Had the phone for a week, I had it in my front pocket and the screen cracked on the top right corner. Then it got worse, total shattered/cracked the whole screen. Now I can't even use it because it went black...can't see a damn thing.
Honestly, this phone feels like a prepaid phone in my hand.. sucks the elite are finally taking over and everything is getting cheaper.. what a shame, my s2 feels like new technology in my hand, unlike this s5
I bought the phone 3 weeks ago, and now i have a black line through my screen that appeared randomly. I assume it will be covered under warranty, but I'm aprehensive about keeping the Samsung now.
Carth, 05 Sep 2014You don't seem to be aware that carriers purchase spectrum within those bands. Those are the ... moreLove it at first. Awesome being water proof. Shock proof? No. Literally just cracked the screen as it fell out of my lap on a wood floor. Thing is I also have a hard plastic case and a screen protector -.- now I'm gonna go on the near hopeless adventure of seeing my warranty covers it -.-
I wish I could say I liked this phone but I was sitting in class and thus phone completely shuts off and turns back on with a white screen and the att globe. He phone screen stayed like tht for about 8 hours and then its went to my home screen. From there I could hardly do anything like send a text or make a phone call at all.
I got this in June and couldn't be more happy with it. It's easy to use and see. I have dropped it both inside (wood floors) and outside and all I did was dust it off. Not a mark on it. The battery, last all day. At night I use the ultra power saving option and still have 98%. I would and do recommend this phone.
I've had this phone for two months and I was seating on my couch I got up and when I did my phone fell to the floor and the screen shuttered omg I have carpet and these happened these phone is all lies ... we need to go higher up just like they did for AT&T over charging people ..
Myron, 22 Jun 2014Why doesn't Samsung release Active series in India? Also the Snapdragon ones unlike others? ... moreCheck out Ebay, if you want to get this phone. It should be available. saw the ad there. It is a unlocked version made available for India.
Very disappointed with this phone. Had it for 8 days and the screen cracked in my front jeans pocket. Samsung refused to replace my screen. Overall just a bad experience. It'll take much more convincing in the future to ever switch from Apple again.
Ive had my phone for a while and im in love with it the only thing i been having a little problem with lately is when i go to text someone it says my shared data is not turned on and im not sure what that means so if someone knows and could help me i would really appreciate it!! But it really is a great phone!!
Samhung, 16 Sep 2014I've been handling this phone for 4 hours and I have dropped it 9 times. It's very slick, It d... moreWow this really helped me the decision to get this phone rather than an iPhone , thank you.
DisappointedCustomer, 16 Sep 2014VERY DISAPPOINTED. Five days... It was great for four days. On the fifth day I had it, I p... moreyea well written, perhaps i see problem with your pocket not with the phone, it might as well crush your hand, change your pocket, your life is not safe anymore..
Why do specifications say it is water resistant up to 1 meter and for 30 mins when this is not true! My husband dropped his in sink of clean water and it died, now we are told that water damage is not part of warranty! Think this should be taken up with the omnibusman and watchdog see what they have to say
So first off, I did not purchase the S5 active. My father actually witnessed the phone fall out of the population pocket of a guy riding a motorcycle. Needless to say, he jetted out like a speed demon and had his phone fall onto hard asphalt and slide for about 50 ft. My father thought the phone would be done for sure when he picked it up. There was no damage to the phone other than a small, unoticeable scratch to the camera lens in the back. If you ask me that is quite amazing. Any other phone would have been done for sure.
DisappointedCustomer, 16 Sep 2014VERY DISAPPOINTED. Five days... It was great for four days. On the fifth day I had it, I p... moreMysterious Crack on lower left of screen voids warranty. Samsung says AT&T advertise shatter proof not them so issue is with AT&T. AT&T says samsung doesn't cover physical damage or water damage. Can pay insurance deductible $199. Feeling false advertisement and the run around