Definitely not water proof. Don't put it in water!!! Mine didn't survive 10 sec. completely submerged. Died forever. The only good thing is battery life, compared to s6.
The buttons...the damn buttons! I'm very physically active and keep pressing every.single.button on the phone while handling it, using it, or just putting it in my pocket. This will change all settings from brightness to time.
It be history. Going with a SE, as it is small enough not to interfere with my ACTIVE lifestyle.
My Wife and I each have the G-S6-Active (White/Camo & Blue/Camo). I can't even begin to say how disappointed we are with these phones. Mine has had 2 falls from less than 4ft and broken the screen. Once the screen cracks it is useless and is $100+ for repair. (So much for Samsung's claim it can handle a 4ft fall. Hers was in a sock in her sports top while she was working out and it got sweat in it causing the screen to stop working properly and the Home button doesn't work at all. How is this water resistant and submersible? I have had smart phones ever since the T-Mobile Pocket PC and have never been this disappointed. (AT&T: "Built for an active lifestyle, the Galaxy S6 active is dustproof, shock- and water-resistant, and is engineered to withstand virtually anything that everyday life sends your way.") Just not what life sends it's way. (Samsung: Water resistant "5 feet for 30 minutes", Drop resistance, "Protected against impact/shock from drop onto flat surface of less than 4 feet and Protected against vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and high altitude." Yea Right!! Is this false advertising? YES! and AT&T is the only carrier, is there a reason for this? If it does not hold up to what you have been told it will handle, don't expect to get anything more than a; Well better luck to you next time! from AT&T. It would seem so many people are having the same issues with this sub-standard product, has anyone started a class action lawsuit against Samsung and AT&T yet? The best thing I can recommend to anyone looking at a cell phone (Stay clear of Samsung's "Active" line of products. Apparently "Active" to them is rolling in a chair across the carpeted office floor...
I've had my phone 6 months when I dropped it. The screen cracked and quit working. I called Samsung and they said i had to pay 260 bucks to fix it. What a scam.
Got this phone and it's been problem afteright problem. Won't sync emails, lost all my bookmarks, can't bookmark, the video sending via text is horrible, they update without your permission and after every update something goes wrong, use to have a iPhone thought I'd try this out, mistake big mistake, not to mention ATT is horrible service experience as well
Anonymous, 10 Jul 2016I agree. My son is now on his 2nd phone. Has shattered twice and won't cover yet it's not supp... moreWater Proof means that you can take it underwater to a rated depth, kinda like a Casio G-Shock watch! Water resistant means that you can spill water on it and it will survive. Dunking it under water is not the same as spilling a class of water on it!
MEO55, 11 Jul 2016I am having the same overheating problem. I have burnt my skin when it was in my pocket. It ... moreI have the EXACT same problem, and my Internet doesn't work now, only when I have WiFi and occasionally when the 4g lte flips on
occasionally swim with mine. i avoid warmer waters as it can wear down the seals on the phone. once in a blue moon do i take it into the ocean, i rinse with water after. i regularly shower with mine.
Tataru Bogdan, 29 Jun 2016Does anyone know if this phone will receive marshmallow? And when? Did any one upgrade to marshmallows.
I don't want go flashing rom .
best phone I've ever had. I forgot it was in my bathing suit pocket and swam in the ocean for roughly 30 minutes with my son and it survived. I didnt use any old tales of rice or anything, I simply dried it with my beach towel and used as normal. This is an awesome phone, Ive dropped on numerous occasions without a case and still no cracks or defects. I would highly recommend this phone for anyone in construction as myself, for me its a no brainer.
Love My phone. Can't get wet too long though. The specs say 30 minutes, nope try 5 minutes. Once wet longer than 5 minutes the speaker fails to operate. You have to turn the phone off to dry for a couple hours before it can work properly which is very poor comparing to Sanyo's lower line Hydro. I had a Hydro that could take a water beating. This Samsung S6 Active, SUCKS when wet. Shame on you Samsung.
The S6 active is not very active. The phone is definitely not "water resistant" as Samsung advertises their device. DO NOT TAKE NEAR WATER. Additionally, a dumb concept to have a underwater camera when the phone is definitely not "water resistant."
Anonymous, 14 May 2016Its not even been a year and im having issues with my phone, I should say I been having issues... moreI am having the same overheating problem. I have burnt my skin when it was in my pocket. It uses battery quickly also. The young man at AT&T said there was a recall but I had to go direct through Samsung. Has anyone else heard about this?
My S6Active overheats. It gets so hot it has burned my skin when I had it in my pocket. I have taken it to AT&T several times. They have put apps on, Taken apps off, replaced the sim card and now tell me to contact Samsung about a recall. Is there a recall on these phones?
Manrav, 09 Jul 2016Perhaps, those of us who are unhappy could start a class action lawsuit? This phone isn't up t... moreI agree. My son is now on his 2nd phone. Has shattered twice and won't cover yet it's not suppose to shatter. And had water damage and was only in water for 2 seconds. Claim it's waterproof but again won't cover. We have already spent 600$ for 2 phones and now want us to pay another 200$ for another phone. All the claims about how great this phone is are false!!!!!!
Perhaps, those of us who are unhappy could start a class action lawsuit? This phone isn't up to par with Samsung's promises.
Sellers, 26 May 2016I'm confused, I have no idea how people are having problems. I dropped my phone earlier today ... moreI have dropped mine face down on bricks and no problems I am not going to purposely put it in water to see what it will do. I have no complaints