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.
Ugly phone, i really do not like this handset. And a better battery would be a plus.
Stone man, 04 Jun 2015I think people are more concerned with their phone when hangs. When your phone hangs and you w... moreActually Samsung included a solution for that because if you hold the power button for I think 5 seconds it physically cuts the battery connection as if it's been removed.
Anonymous, 30 May 2015reason why people like removable batteri is becourse lets say you get your phone wet to a cert... moreI think people are more concerned with their phone when hangs. When your phone hangs and you wait for 15 minutes but doesn't restart, the only solution is removing the battery. Otherwise, you should wait till your phone completely discharges that could take a day. Google should resolve this issue on Android OS.
This phone has a measly 2550mAh battery yet it is the Active variant of the S6 series. Moving on...
Anemic 2550mAh battery? Add salt to injury: Probably only 32GB alternative - without card-slot AND without USB-host. My interest in this phone just went from 95+ procent likely to buy, to less then 5%.
If battery info is correct, I will be buying elsewhere for my next phone. I have been waiting on this phone, even willing to forego the missing expansion memory... but with a small battery I wont buy it. I need my phone to last all day, or at least the option of changing the battery!
I'm pretty sure that the Active is NOT the exact same size as the regular S6. It simply makes no sense.
Still no SD card and only 2550 battery??
Read my lips Samsung: N O !!!
Rumors made this phone DOA. (Dead On Arrival), so much for bigger battery.
i want to see next mobile phone with company samsung Body Dimensions 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm (5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 in)Display Size 5.2 inches similar to lg g2
Anonymous, 30 May 2015reason why people like removable batteri is becourse lets say you get your phone wet to a cert... moreThe S6 can survive water for a while but the water does get inside and when it's inside the battery will fry the phone, and also because of how it's sealed putting in rice wouldn't absorb the moisture.
And I'm not a fan of iPhone but at least with them you can just undo a few screws to get into the battery, while on the S6 you need to use a hairdryer to melt the glue then pry the phone apart with a very high chance of damaging it.
reason why people like removable batteri is becourse lets say you get your phone wet to a certen extend where you need to be able to cut the power.. or your phone freezes up like with some phones removing the battery sometimes help it so it can run again.
you wont be able to save a wet samsung phone now if you cant remove the battery.. and yes i have a friend that saved one of he's earlyer samsung galaxy phones by removing the battery after he got droped into water with the phone.. and it still worked.. not sure it would have handled that if he could not have removed the battery
but it wont be the biggest issue with this phone since it can handle water for a while
CK, 29 May 2015Why? You can use a portable battery to charge up the internal battery. As for the SD card, w... moreWhy should I choose to MASSIVELY compromise when my Galaxy S5 does everything I need and all the S6 does is give a bit more speed while taking away features.
Because I can already use cloud services and power banks but with S5 I don't have to rely on them or have to worry about no signal since everything is already on my phone and have a spare battery in my car.
If Samsung can make a phone that doesn't feel like a huge downgrade like the S6 is then I'd buy it tomorrow, but if not another manufacturer can take my money.
Ulysses31, 28 May 2015There's always wild rumors about Galaxy phones but all I care is that the rumours of SD slot a... moreWhy? You can use a portable battery to charge up the internal battery. As for the SD card, with the Cloud Service offered with the phone and many other services such as DropBox, you shouldn't make this the reason you don't get a phone you like.