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
3 rd one in 6 months! Brand new $700. Dropped 4 in". Shattered scree . LCD blow . $200 dollar deductibl . Replacement a refurb . 6 weeks later a blown LCD . REFERB #2, 3RD PHONE AND IT WON'T HOLD A CHARGE! ALL IN ALL $1000 IN LESS THAN 6 MONTHS!
I just got one recently. If you get one that's not full of bugs, it is a really good buy. Even in 2016. Little to no lag, nice "back" camera, full of features if you need one, great processor and screen especially. A Marshmallow update would perfect it.
And it wouldn't break even when I threw it at my wall in my house...and this goes for all the Samsung galaxy's...this phone is like a block of iron (which is good)
Wow! The Samsung s5 active is great...don't listen to anyone who tells u otherwise...they just don't know how to handle a smart and capable device like the galaxy s5...the phone has more storage than 2 xbox ones would have...yea that's a lot of storage and a lot of apps you can download...every update keeps making this phone a better phone and everything about it is awesome
I love this phone, it took me running it over with my car for the screen to crack. Although, my husband has to call me about 5 times before it will go through to my phone...
I have SM-G870F Como Version. It's perfect phone! I dropped into the rocks - no scratch...i swim into Black Sea more than hour and still working. I buy it in 01. April. 2015 year. Today is 24 July 2016.... look's like new... I buy from US a case Unicorn Beetle it's perfect and MONSTER + EasyAcc 20000mAh Rugged Power Bank with IP67 Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof... it's just perfect. On my opinion next phone Samsung Galaxy s6 active is peace of shit...and the next one Galaxy s7 Active maybe is good like this one :) If you whant to buy the Active phones i recommended this one or Galaxy s7 Active :)
do not buy this phone. I had 2 of them. One turned brick when droped from pants pocket and second phone has broken back camera, proximity and light sensor it just stopped working one day. Battery just died in one of the phones aftrer six months.
Worst exeriance ever !
Worst phone I've ever owned.
Waterproof? I verified that all the covers were sealed, but it in less than six inches of water and ... boom! ... my camera is full of water. Yay!
I bought a SM-G707A, decided I wanted to try another carrier, switched to Ting, and discovered that although this phone can operate on Ting's frequencies, because Samsung let AT&T customize their ROM, it doesn't actually work most of the time. I paid cash for this thing off-contract: I own it, not Samsung, and definitely not AT&T. I'm angry with AT&T, but I'm angry with and feel betrayed by Samsung: you helped them do it and didn't dislike your collusion with me, your customer.
I'm never buying a Samsung device again.
Zachary, 07 Jun 2016It is not water resistant at all before I threw it in the pool it was not glitching after I th... moremy is water resistant. Have you tried taking the case off and wiping it down/dry?
that was an issue. phone is water resistant but phone case retains some water
I stupidly bought this phone before reading reviews. The phone works great as long as you don't want to make a call, receive a call or send a text. I took the phone back to the AT&T store where I bought it and they suggested I get an iPhone.
It is not water resistant at all before I threw it in the pool it was not glitching after I threw it in the pool it was glitching even after I wiped it off and the case was on it
This phone, and probably most waterproof phones has amazingly bad design flaws. The worst of which is that there is no way to test the quality of the seal with out risking damaging the phone. With an external waterproof case you can test the case with out the phone to see if it is water tight.
Another problem is the phone really needs 2 separate waterproof compartments, the first compartment being for the electronics, the second for the battery, and sim card.
Lastly, an internal moisture sensor to shut down the phone when a leak happens is necessary.
I sent my phone back after it failed to seal the first time I tried it in the kitchen sink.