I like this phone, but the camera seems worse than the S5. The camera on both sides seems more foggy and washed out compared to the S5. I've owned two of these and they both did the same thing. I have an S5 also and the pictures look pretty good, a little too saturated, but better than the Active. Personally, the Active is good enough because I love the build quality rather than the S5.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2016it cracks easy and battery dosent last long I have dropped mine so many times, I'm surprised it isn't broken!!!!
Mark, 14 Dec 2016I just had this problem fixed recently. I took my Samsung-SM-G870A to Best Buy about a week ag... moreDid you buy your phone from Best Buy, or did they update it even if you bought your phone somewhere else?
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2016how can I update my S5 Active G870A from at&t to lollipop, I'm on kit kat 4.4.2I just had this problem fixed recently. I took my Samsung-SM-G870A to Best Buy about a week ago, and the people in the Samsung Experience center there upgraded my software in about 20 minutes. Done. Running Marshmellow 6.0.1 and it runs so much better. Marshmellow is way better.
Iv owned mine since they were new on the market.
And really its the best phone ive ever used.
The first thing i did do was to protect it with a "Love Mei" tough case.
Very hevey to hold but well protected.
I Love My Samsung! Its part of me.
Mr Pyae Soan Kyaw, 21 Oct 2016Hello friends, I have Samsung Galaxy S5 in hand. How could I transform it into Galaxy S5 Activ... moreNo. The active is a ENTIRELY separate phone. You might as well be asking if you can turn a Motorola flip into a iPhone 7.
Hello friends, I have Samsung Galaxy S5 in hand. How could I transform it into Galaxy S5 Active? Is there any method?
AnonD-572478, 15 Aug 2016I just got one recently. If you get one that's not full of bugs, it is a really good buy. Even... moreDon't upgrade to marshmallow, if you can help it. It makes it seriously buggy...
I've had issues with the mute button thinking that it wants to have a mind of its own and sometimes when texting the keyboard crashes and disappears altogether. The buttons on the sides are too sensitive. The only way I can keep from pocket dialing or pocket texting is to set the time out down to 30sec and put a pattern lock on it. The added button on top of the volume key is a pain. I've seriously considered going back to the Galaxy S4.
I'll kindly plead if a good samaritan will give me detailed info on how to set my back and front camera just to take amazing photos. Tnx
I hate this phone now. I've maybe had it almost 2 years and it's been acting like crap the last few months. The bottom of the screen keeps flashing almost all the time and it keeps causing Internet and app issues. I have to restart the phone constantly. I cannot wait until I can get my upgrade. I haven't dropped it much and when I have, no damage was done to it. It just started acting this way like a year after the last time I dropped it.
I love my s5 active I drop many times 7times.. but still strong same like a rock.. hehehe rock in roll guys.. love it.. no need case or screen protector.
I bought my samsung S5 active and at first, i had trouble setting up my data, due to my service provider, not having the details for my phone. Once that was sorted, i have been happy with how the phone works. Its fast and does everything i want it to.
BUT the only problem i have had, is that no shops, seem to sell leather flip wallets or screen protectors. I have had to order some from hong kong on ebay. other than that, i think its a good phone and i only paid £144 (new and in the box)
I have used so many phones. I'm currently using s5 active, LG g3 and Avant. I bet you no challenger for the s5 active. Not the S6 active nor the s7 active.
The phone is robust, compact and solid. My advice to those complaining is that make sure you do proper checks for ORIGINAL in order not to buy FAKE ones.
S5 ACTIVE ALL THE WAY!!!
Don't listen to any negative opinions about this phone. This phone is amazing. The battery life is amazing, it's unbelievably rugged, the screen is crisp, the camera in daylight is fantastic. Can you add as much storage as you like, and the battery is removable. Oh and it charges to 100 percent with fast charging ridiculously fast. I would keep this phone forever, what an amazing value and phone. My only issue is slight burn in to the AMOLED screen because of a card-game app that i've played for probably 3000 hours with the brightness turned up. Trust my opinion if you're an educated consumer.
Whapooky, 16 Aug 20163 rd one in 6 months! Brand new $700. Dropped 4 in". Shattered scree . LCD blow . $200 dollar... moreTurn off your WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and active backgrounds to conserve battery. I get 2-3 days out of a charge and play a lot of music. Also get a few 9H glass screen protectors this will save your screen from breaking when dropped and when the protector gets cracked you will have a replacement and a clean unbroken screen :).
Dropped mine like a 100 times, the screen sometimes goes off when I drop it but then after restart it comes back on.Pretty good for a refurb phone.
Whapooky, 16 Aug 20163 rd one in 6 months! Brand new $700. Dropped 4 in". Shattered scree . LCD blow . $200 dollar... moreyou must be whacking pretty hard as I dropped mine more then I want to admit and even got it wet slipping of a bank into a stream with out a problem