First thoughts on the actual device in hand.
The sim compartment still has the catch that protrudes. A small sliver of plastic glued in here should stop accidental opening as sim and SD cards shouldnt need regular swapping, not a great design given side ports could have been used.
My 128gb sdxc Toshiba exceria card wasn't recognised but 32gb sdhc sandisk was.
The charger appears to be a standard 1A unit rather than 2A rapid charger.
Other than that it's pretty good so far
Device has finally shipped from Clove. Expect delivery in a couple of days
I would await more enhanced outfit for such a device. I am missing sensors like a barometer, hygrometer, thermometer. The IR camera is a good marketing strike but a noctovisor (night vision / cat eye) would do more effect. Maybe the next phone generation will combine both of them. I praise the FM radio tuner, not so often seen in recent top-phones. The design is a eye-catcher as well.
.My UK supplier expecting stock this friday.
Latest test reviews say rear sim port can pop open easily and bork the fone if it gets wet inside
babakmansouri, 05 Jul 2016its already here in iran, will buy it next weekIt has not been released yet !!!!
Wondering if this camera has the ability to recognize methane emmissions. I know FLIR cameras have different models for thermal and for methane - wondering what the range on this one is.
Consumer Reports are saying the S7 Active appears to be failing water resistance tests on the limited samples they have, so might be a deciding factor for anyone waiting for both
Bob, 08 Jul 2016They have really left the factory now, so first batch will be the dates you mentioned for sure.. Any chance they left the factory in the United States? Brutal wait time. Plus my old phone is on critical life support
DA, 02 Jul 2016Once again delayed untill 11-18 July.... (((. Sorry, but I am not going to wait for another we... moreThey have really left the factory now, so first batch will be the dates you mentioned for sure..
BallisticBurrito, 05 Jul 2016$650 and only has Wireless N.... that's what killed it for me.what exactly do you mean by wireless n?
Standby time = up to 43 days***
Talk time = up to 30 hours***
*** Network bands in regions may be different, depending on the mobile operator and your location. Upload and download speeds also depend on the mobile operator. Available storage is less due to phone software. Battery times (talk time, standby time, and more) are subject to network and phone usage. Note: Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Would like to have it combined with Samsung Galaxy S7 active - by best sides
$650 and only has Wireless N.... that's what killed it for me.
Once again delayed untill 11-18 July.... (((. Sorry, but I am not going to wait for another week (month, quarter...).
Harry, 29 Jun 2016Is it ready yet? huh, huh Is it ready yet? huh? Waiting since February ... Is it ready yet?Right there with you. It's july, come on already!
"please note this handset is for pre order only with an approximate release date of week commencing 18th july, orders will ship once the handset is in stock."
530 gbp... not really cheap...