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...
Anonymous, 06 Jun 2014Dear,SAMSUNG.. SAMSUNG.. look at the HUAWEI ascend p7 . It is the best ever design in the smar... moreOh you mean the P7 that looks like an Apple iPhone on the side, Sony Z1 on the back and Samsung S2 on the front (w/o the button)? cmon man, you can't be the best if you're just copying from the others.
Well Samsung put out that if the phone does get wet within the one year warranty that they will replace it so all you have to do is contact your service provider and they will warranty the device.
Well I have the S4 Active and its absolutely crap. Cant see why the S5 would be better. The battery cover is falling off regulary and I dropped it once and its badly dented on the bottom edge. Compared to Motorrola Defy this "active" smartphone is made from porcelain.
E.S, 09 Jun 2014So, I can now take it with me to the shower? will the warranty still be valid?Water would void your warranty
samsung galaxy s5 active have typical samsung galaxy feature such as battery removable external memory etc.
better protection than galaxy s5
- IP67 certified - dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
- MIL-STD-810G certified - salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
plus dedicated camera button. almost perfect but i like it.
Wow Wow...! good one but I'm going to buy a s5... Which one is the best looking smartphone S5 or S5 active?