I've been using Samsung S5 Active for more than 3 years since 2017. It was a great performance phone until it's began to blow up the display randomly so it cause many cons like battery life decrease instantly and blowing up the display so when it's in my pocket it's going crazy. BTW the battery was good enough to exist more than 3 years with many faults though now I have replaced it with a new one and if we compare S5 active with the Regular one active one is the best BC of the battery I mean my regular S5 battery wasn't good enough to exist even for 6 months brand new but my active one was good.
Hmmm, 06 May 2021But,The Regular S5 Phone Not WaterproofBro, the regular S5 is waterproof. It has the same IP67 rating as this S5 Active.
I still have this phone for a while now, its still good, only had to replace battery after it inflated causing the back cover to pop off.
I heard there is a successor for the s5 active, the Xcover pro, it only uses 4g so the phone will run smoothly. Battery is replaceable, 4 gb ram, 64 gb storage, the newer phone doesn't sacrifice design over protection, so it looks like an expensive phone.
But with this s5 active phone its not bad, great if it breaks since I can buy a used one for $50 on Ebay or amazon.
I don't get what was the point of this phone. A rugged phone but why. You could of easily bought a case for the Regular S5 and it would of done a better job. Sure it helps to have the extra protection but if you find this phone you probably know how to take care of it.
Unless you want retain the dimensions then that's a reason.
Now about me. I owned the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active for about 2 and 1/2 years and I did is job. Since then I have upgraded to the S10 and I love it for obvious reasons.
The only thing I can say that was bad is the speaker placement (same for all S5). Sure back then it was normal for phones to have a lone speaker but placing it on the back was just a horrible idea. Since the phone speaker was facing away from my ears I had the volume at 5/10 almost all the time. I commonly found myself cupping my hand by the speaker just so the sound would bonce off towards me to make it louder.
-Good screen ppi
Overall Review: 4/10 - Why would you buy this? Its 2021!
Still have this phone works great under water and in my opinion just as good as new phones out there I did buy new upgraded batteries the extended ones last year and they last long time
I bought this phone new 6 years ago. It still out performs many new phones. The screen is perfect. Touch screen is sensitive. Speakers, camera, ports, wifi all work nearly perfectly. The only issue is I'm on the second battery. The replacement from Ebay was likely not new. Wish Samsung would have continued with the Active series for the general public.
I have ordered a Blackview 9700 pro to replace this phone. It's coming straight from Hong Kong to Missouri. The reviews are terrible with many Blackview phones failing after four months. I don't think there is a Chinese phone that can compare to the 5s Active.
I like the phone, it is my outdoor on the bike phone. I use it for navigation, text message. I like that you can change the battery easily.
I do not use the camera. The USB port failed after about two years. Not bad for a 5 year old phone.
camera is bad.
battery is bad.
ram is bad.
so much bad.
it might be durable but you need to buy extra parts.
the screen is amoled. not always good except at night.
Bravo, 12 Dec 2019Ss5 active is a nice phone, inernet conections are very fast...... Even the camara is very str... moreWorst phone ever. Since I owned this phone, the back has never fit properly. So much for being water proof. Just a terrible phone. Never buy.
Ss5 active is a nice phone, inernet conections are very fast...... Even the camara is very strong both at night and day..... But my own camara does not have a good quality camara, i dont know if that how the phone is or it just mine
I have the phone 3 years and the phone work perfect until now!!! No scraches no deffects and nothinhg on it! the phone fell done maybe 1000times and still work great! some times the phone fell down like 4meters on flight and on screen there was nothing even a small scrach! the phone is great!!!
Samsung hater, 02 Apr 2019S5 active is trash, I'm using it right now to type this review. After a year of owning this th... moreHello there! I'm really sorry about your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active issues, I must insist on telling you that an issue like this is very internal and only a few models would have such an issue. A problem like this could possibly be resolved in hard resetting your device. Please understand that throughout your Actives life spam, if you bought it pre-owned, you have no idea what the previous owner could have put the phone through. However, if brand new, anything that may have happened with you like an accidental drop or submerge in water could be to blame fully!
S5 active is trash, I'm using it right now to type this review. After a year of owning this thing the led in the screen stopped flashing yellow, naturally this led me to believe already that my phone had the precursor to Samsung aids, Samsung hiv. After another year the issue finally resolved itself, but now my cpu acts like its trying to swim through molasses. Snap chat constantly crashes my phone, that being the only app the now works. Anything else just freezes on that screen and the phone needs a good hurling to fix it. This unconventional method was, in fact, suggested en masse among the solutions to combat this problem. This phone is durable for a reason.
Abulonxy , 20 Feb 2018My Samsung galaxy s5 active battery runs down even when I am not using it. Please why. that was a defective battery, the great thing is that it is removable and it's cheap to buy it
Removable battery. My first one lasted 3 years until it bloated. New one cost 30e.
Waterproof. (up to 1m for 30min)
Software. UI. I have ms launcher installed makes modern. Might some day get custom ROM. I had to put play store auto update to manual cos 2GB of RAM gets filled by samsungs updating bloat.
Heats up during demanding tasks. Probably most phones do this so not that bad.
2GB of RAM. Has to reload apps/webpages if multiple apps open.
USB micro B port not c. Not a problem really cos usb c is not on most devices/pcs.
Android 5. No issues but might be a con for many.
Amoled 16m colors new IPS displays rival it with no burn in or other amoled problems. No amoleds for me in the future if IPS is longer lasting and more reliable.
I haven't had any problems with durability. Back cover. Charging port area. Plastic feels alot better than glass screen or glass back and does not break/shatter so easily.
Might replace in the future for something that atleast has the same properties but with more RAM, energy efficient CPU, more pc windows like capabilities. During release one of the best phones. Now still cos if compared to other phones with removable batteries. This phone has custom ROMs, no competition. Buying something that lacks features and has diminishing returns means being played by abusers. Supporting bad practises will lead to a slippery sloap that is bad for consumers and good for execs.
AnonD-361430, 07 May 2015Please tell me : Should I buy the g5 active or else ??? Thank you for your advices , waiting f... moreif you wanna a war tank thake this phone...reasons are anti fall damage...water resistant idk...
good batery aprox 13h of use ..fast wifi conections better than galaxy s7..and great camera..