I got it wrong, Active meant for me a phone usable longer time outdoor, trading off slimness. But with such a small battery where is the point?
Active should have a huge (really huge, replaceable) battery, robust casing even if it gets heavier.
Where is a 2 days always on, heavy like a brick, phone?
I was hoping, it would have dual sim, And maybe to differentiate with S6, is to have 5.3-5.5 inch screen.
I'll stick to my s5 active, for one its stock battery is bigger..but I added an extended which made a huge difference. But Sammy trying to cash in on making you buy memory each phone is just bs. Note 4 would be OK but I think its time I look at other android brands
THUG-LIFE, 05 Jun 2015no worth to buy,no 3500 mah this is old, now phones come with 5000-6000 mah battery and are tw... moreWhy does Samsung think I want to shave a few grams and mm off my phone for a much smaller battery that leaves me without a phone when I need it? Why do I want a metal frame that interferes with the reception of the phone?
no worth to buy,no 3500 mah this is old, now phones come with 5000-6000 mah battery and are twice cheaper
Marsreis, 05 Jun 2015After having owned the entire Galaxy line since the original until my current S5, I am definit... moreHopefully Samsung loses enough once loyal customers like us so they'll realise their mistake and start making proper phones that do everything again instead of the S6 which is basically an iPhone with Android on it.
I hear S6 sales are much worse than they predicted and barely even equal to S5 sales which was seen as a massive commercial failure, so that's good news anyway.
TeD, 04 Jun 2015S6 is a HUGE improvement over S5 in so many aspects: looks, speed, screen, memory technology, ... moreI do agree there were some improvements, but other then the looks,that are indeed fantastic on the edge, most are BS. Qi charging, I already have on my S5. QHD display does that not look substantially different from 1080p is a battery and cpu killer. CPU and memory speeds are a natural evolution, but from what I hear, the S6 lags like my S5,thanks to TW. As for amount of memory,well, I have infinite via SD cards...
After having owned the entire Galaxy line since the original until my current S5, I am definitely moving away from Samsung. My hopes were that, as rumored, they would fit this beast with a 3500 mAh battery, as well as an SD card. Since the santandard S6 battery is so pathetic, for a non removable, the active was my only hope to stay faithful. Really, if I wanted what Samsung is doing, I would have bought an iPhone.
qwerty, 04 Jun 2015They copied only bottom of the S6 from Iphone 6, if not then tell me what else they copied?Samsung just keeps removing features like SD slot, removable battery and to a lesser extent radio that used to differentiate itself from iPhone by the fact the Galaxy S phones used to be designed to do everything.
But now for the sake of design it's becoming much too limited and creeping ever closer to the limitations and charging for extra features that the iPhone does.
And the fact is that yes it is a good phone but for the price I shouldn't have to make big compromises and such a shame that they've forced me to look to other manufacturers for a new phone since the Note does do everything I need but is just too big.
Ulysses31, 30 May 2015Why should I choose to MASSIVELY compromise when my Galaxy S5 does everything I need and all t... moreS6 is a HUGE improvement over S5 in so many aspects: looks, speed, screen, memory technology, camera, speaker, fast charging...etc. I have the 64 Gb Edge version and it is a beast.
Whoever was the joker 'a reliable source' playing mind games and started the rumour of 3500mah removable batt n msd card haha. Go get a life n put your head in the sand like an ostrich!
Well done to Samsung! They r following the likes of have been nokia n motorola. Living on their big repute of a handful of success on alternate years of gd galaxies and being complacent. They think they have a big fan base like Apple but android is pretty open competition. Im still holding on to a S4 Active a pretty darn solid phone that took lotsa abuse. Iv dipped it in saltwater and freshwater for underwater shots for my fishing and recently water leaked in a little after the phone got older n the rubber ring lost some waterproofing, but otherwise operationally unaffected. Latest underwater session, i soaked it in seawater to shoot a video of a fish release n the immediate result was speakers going muted. After a wipedown n leaving it to dry it's fine. After 18mths the charging port plastic cover came off its rubber seal and i cudnt glue it back with success n pulled the entire thing out. Not complaining coz my pal's s5 charging port came off within a year. Hence my s4 active not longer water resistant n im fine with it for afew more mths till i upgrade. Nonetheless the s4 active is one of my best serving phones ever with no hiccups other than usual battery life shortening after a year. My only phone that doesn't need a case n yet looks nice in metallic orange which has its edges scraped off with abuse. I was really keen on another Active but with non removable batt n microsd it seems like i wud be paying for premium price n looks (subjective not really a beauty to me but s6 active looks more robust thatz about it) for a massive downgrade in key features. I already used up 2/3 of my 64gb msd. What a joke to be handicapped with 32gb fixed!!!! Im keeping my options open and the G4 looks to fill the bill n more attractively priced. Hope some heads will fall at Samsung. Paying top execs that have no simple idea what the growing demands or trends of the mobile world. 32gb is really crippling to use with higher pixel pictures n hd quality n beyond videos to store. Therez no loyalty in mobile consumer market. Its either the best tech n looks or price attractiveness. Consumers just move on to the next best thing. If a market leader cant keep up with it. It will just fall behind the pack really fast. This year's Galaxy offerings are a disaster. Hope they have better luck on their Note 5. It wud be a gd bet to see their stock prices dropping with similar consumer sentiment. Hope Ironman n the rest of the Avengers can save Samsung this year.
Samsung hope u guys hear this n wake up coz i do hope to get a Galaxy S7 active but if things dun change this brand can be scratched off the list like my old favorite Nokia before Apple stormed in n won me over briefly. Gd luck to the sales of this year's galaxy S6 sub-active.
Ulysses31, 04 Jun 2015Well the official specs were released yesterday and it is exactly the same as the standard S6 ... moreThey copied only bottom of the S6 from Iphone 6, if not then tell me what else they copied?
Well the official specs were released yesterday and it is exactly the same as the standard S6 so I am officially DONE with Samsung since they've stopped designing the Galaxy S to do everything and following the Apple model of giving just enough and charging for the rest.