DMC, 15 Jul 2014My only problem with this phone so far is the ease with which it turns itself on in my pocket ... morejust download the free app GRAVITY SCREEN it turns your phone off when placed in your pocket and when screen down.some other features to this app ,but works perfectly to stop pocket dialing for GOOD.watch the video on youtube for Gravity screen.you are welcome.......
Hey guys does anyone know if the GS 5 Active has FM radio or not just like the normal S5?
My only problem with this phone so far is the ease with which it turns itself on in my pocket or as I am pulling it out of my pocket. I am pocket dialing everyone.
I just got mine today and I love it so far. I love the way it looks (green camo) and it is easy to navigate. I had the s4 active and it had some glitches, but haven't had any problems with the s5 active yet!
I would highly advise against purchasing this phone. I had the phone less than 3 hours when my son got some water on it. it wasn't submerged at 3 feet for 30 minutes or anything near their claims on the Samsung website, just a splash of water. Less than an hour later it started acting funny, the screen was flickering and everything acted like it was on a 5 second delay. I took it back to AT&T and they took a look under the back cover (which the AT&T employee put on) and there was water damage. AT&T at that point refused to take the phone back, stating that it was a damaged phone. They told me that I should speak with Samsung, as it was their issue. I called Samsung and they said that if there was any water damage that the warranty was void. I tried pointing out to both AT&T and Samsung that the sole reason I purchased this phone was the IP67 rating. Regardless, they refused to honor their water resistant to 3 meters for a half hour claim. I now have a brick sitting on my desk that worked for less than half a day. If you're even thinking of getting this phone for its water resistance, know that the water resistance failed for me when exposed to a single incident, and that neither Samsung nor AT&T would replace the phone.
This phone is so awesome! Beautiful look, and in Camo Green, my friends love it! I have already dropped it on the ground from about 3 feet, and I see no dents or scratches. Yea, it may be slippery in the hand, but it is worth it. It is an Otter Box, but a small and better version. Amazing size. Thanks android
Android Lover, 24 Jun 2014This looks horrible.Its a rugged device. Where have you seen a beautiful rugged phone aside from the xperia active? None. Because rugged phones focus on being robust so they wont give up as easily in rough conditions. These phones are for those who work in rough conditions of dirt, water, high heat in factories and metal workers. So stop whining about the looks already.
I've been using the Samsung Rugby LTE for nearly 2 years now.. I've dropped it several times, it's been wet with rain and mud and I can navigate the menu comfortably with one hand. While being a field technician working on various sites, I find the buttons VERY useful. (Especially wearing work gloves) I just wanted to write a little something to let people know, it may not have the looks or crazy sleek appeal that most phones have now (huge screen, shiny bezel, thin and light etc..) but I'm really excited to upgrade my Rugby to this S5 Active when my work gives me the budget in a few months. I've setup everything I need on my Rugby LTE so it works perfect for my daily and work purposes, but I'm looking forward to getting one of these in my hands soon with all the upgraded features. TRUST ME, it may not look as nice but functionally, it rocks! What I like is that it's made already with a protective case, so I don't need to find a waterproof case, it's already made like that. Also, the slim form factor allows me to use it with one hand with no button pressing mistakes. Built in Swype will be awesome too, as I already use that.. and don't forget to mention, I use my phone as a hotspot for my laptop, so being able to swap out dying batteries with a new one is invaluable. I have about 3 extra batteries and can provide my laptop with LTE connectivity for more than 8 hours. I think Samsung did a great job learning from the first edition Rugby, as to what the average construction worker, field technician, or handyman needs in a newer phone these days. So I'm really excited to check this one out when it comes to my city! OHH! Another thing I love, is that after I film adventures on my gopro3, I simply put the micro SD card into my phone and use Whatsapp to send edited HD videos on the go. Something other phones just dream of doing. (not to mention mp3 songs and other media that I like to drag and drop on the SD card / phone memory).
To me, I want a phone that works when I need it, with all the features, such as the ones I mentioned above. I don't really care how it looks, just as long as I can fit it in my pocket nicely and I can use it on the go. SUPER STOKED!!!!
Having been a galaxy S3 user (rooted and multiple roms used) for the last two years, the S5 is amazeballs. I just got a grey one for myself and a red one for my wife. The only thing this phone doesn't do is..... J/K it does everything and it does it well. Thank to GeoHot for the towelroot for quick and easy rooting. Get one, its mil-spec'ed, you have to go out of your way to F it up.
Why doesn't Samsung release Active series in India?
Also the Snapdragon ones unlike others?
I also believe Samsung is in love with PLASTIC...