Anonymous, 05 Feb 2016Not for underwater use. At least not the one i got. All worked well, the cover well pressed to... moreI had made sure to clarify that with the sales clerk. He kept insisting that it was waterproof, "but not like how a camera is waterproof." And he couldn't understand when I said that makes it water *resistant* not proof.
Not for underwater use. At least not the one i got. All worked well, the cover well pressed together, the USB shutter too. Submerged it in a calm pool some 3-4 inches deep and it dropped dead within 60 seconds. When i opened the cover the seal clearly didn't hold. I didn't swim or anything, just simple gentle submerging. I've been drying it in rice for 24+ hours and this morning tried it on. Still nothing. There is some activity in it, but the display won't start. I'm taking it to a repair shop this afternoon to see if it's salvageable. I found at least one person online that had this happen to him while submerging it in tap water, so the bottom line, if you submerge it, it's at your own risk....
how can I update my S5 Active G870A from at&t to lollipop, I'm on kit kat 4.4.2
It also appears that another advantage of the s5 active over the s6 is that this uses the Qualcomm processor and some of the forums have figured out how to enter into certain modes that allow activation of various LTE bands around the world. For instance, the A version is for the US and may or may not allow LTE in Europe (one would think ir would according to bands it natively operates on). There's a nothern Europe version that works with LTE in Europe, but doesn't have the bands activated for North America. One can simply turn the desired bands on that they want and it will work on LTE. This is annoying thing when I go to the US with my Euro S4 Active, even though the T-Mobile data I get there is pretty fast- faster than 3G (like between 3.5-low 4G speeds). Now I can turn on those bands.
Overall, the only reason I'm getting one is because the camera in the S4 Active isn't that good. Clarity and sharpness are poor, but I'm also used to using Nokia phones, which nothing really competes with, when the camera is in question. Other than that, there isn't a tremendous difference. Plus an advantage this doesn't have over the S4 Active is that Samsung didn't make the Active Case for this. If you are REALLY active and accident prone, get the S4 Active and the incredibly cheap and durable Active Case. It's the best one on the market and provides incredible protection for the screen during drops and adds protection well beyond what the S5 Active will have built-in.
1080p@30fps? True, but the device can 1080p@60fps too! Pls, take this info to the specs!
Recently I was using s3, and I got this galaxy s5 active not long ago. In fact, the phone is really good. It's battery last for long, of which it doesn't need any batery-safe app and stuffs.
For me, persay I dont like big phones like, the note.... Buh found this s5 active as cute, normal size and portable as well.
In buying this phone, I thought it would be a great model. I've had six, count them, SIX replacements in a year and a half. All of which, AT&T admitted were phone issue related and had nothing to do with the user. I'm going to have to have it replaced for the seventh time because I cannot afford to buy a new model. Most of the issues were software related. DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE WITH AT&T. If you are as unlucky as I, it will deteriorate over three or four (sometimes one) months.
This is so far, the best phone I've ever used. It is my work phone and I love it. I think it is light years ahead of my old work phone, the iPhone 4. My personal phone isn't even as good, it's the S3.
I have had this phone for about 4 months, and it still is as awesome as I first got it. I have taken it in my swimming pool with me, went on a boat with it, and dropped it numerous times and it hasn't cracked, or gotten destroyed. The Android OS is awesome, and so is Google and Samsung!
Just got my s5 active today and it's has restarted for almost four times just this evening. Anyone could give a tip
I think it's a pos have same downloaded apps that I had on my s3 don't keep charge,restarts itself,wife has more problems with hers,is there a way to take apps it came with off
There is good news for SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 ACTIVE under carrier AT&T that your phone is upgraded to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. i found this in a blog
The changelog is
Upgrade to Android 5.1.1
Android for Work
Fix to Ultra Power Saver mode for devices using On Device
I love the Galaxy S5 Active!!!! I Bought mine Earlier this Year. The Gorilla Glass Never Scratches! For A Trucker like me, im dropping it all the time and I actually Backed over it when iwas putting Snow chains on my Rear Drives Lol.... It Survived with no scratch and works fine! But i would'nt Reccomend Running it over. Maybe I just got lucky.lol.. Anyways, great phone. I recommend this phone to anyone who wants reliability and is tired of dropping there phone and having to pay for screen repairs. Anyone with a Heavy Duty job can use this sleak phone without the bulky feel of a huge unneeded case or holder. Thanks. I hope this helped
I have had my Samsung Gs5 for a 2 years. I drop it and the hole screen went black like there was ink inside the phone. I had it repaired and now the button for the swipe screen shut's down the phone I took the battery out to try to reset it and it did, but it continue to do that and I wasn't able to reset and the whole screen would go blank and for about an 7 hours it reset itself
I think the s5 active is the most attractive android phone available on the market; it looks better than the regular s5 galaxy and has a wider screen. Some people say it's bulky but that's not true - the s5 active is thinner and much lighter than my iPhone 4s, which is amazing considering its screen is two times bigger than my iPhone 4s.
I love plastic gadgets. Plastic is more durable, lightweight and flexible than any other smartphone material out there. It feels warm and soft to touch, is not easily scratched, whereas my iPhone felt cold and heavy and its stainless steel sides felt uncomfortable in my hand and scratched way too easily and of course the screen cracked everytime I dropped it. But perhaps the most practical feature of plastic, is that it doesn't cause signal interferences or dropped calls. WIth my iPhone I had dropped calls and signal interferences all the time. That has never happened with my s5 active.
For those saying just buy the regular s5 galaxy and put a cover on it - you don't know what you're talking about. The regular galaxy is not made of plastic. This plastic phone is defintely worth it for active individuals, BECAUSE it is made of plastic.
The battery life on this phone is amazing and I haven't even tried the battery saving settings (power saving mode or ultra power saving mode) for emergency situations or camping yet (which is a huge reason why I bought this phone). With minimal use and without any battery draining apps running in the background and with the screen on low settings, my phone lasts me well over 120 hours before I have to charge it again. That is a good 5 or 6 days. I have no idea why people are complaining about Lollipop draining the battery life, my phone lasts an exceptionally long time, which is a lot more than I was hoping for. For someone like me who is truly active and who doesn't use the phone for anything except music and calls, this phone makes the best sport and camping companion ever and it lasts a really long time!
The screen on this phone is amazing. When you have the screen on auto, you can literally see it in bright daylight, shade or any kind of lighting, which truly does make it excellent for us outdoorsy types.
A lot of people complain about it pocket dialing by itself - I have never had this problem.
I love this phone!
I have a standard AT&T S5, and yes, I did some underwater recordings (for about 4 to 5 min) in a swimming pool, no water penetrated into. The GPS works good enough to show directions like a compass on the offline maps. Well, with a silicon case, it's pretty shock proof (had some hard falls). I'm satisfied.
Antoinette, 12 Sep 2015I love this phone. I upgraded from a Motorola Atrix 2 last July. I researched the phones offer... moreI actually bought this phone for my mother and she didn't like the look of it so I kept it. Not a bad phone, mine has been water resistant, don't trust the waterproof. Noticed it gets hot when the GPS is turned on. If you also disable the build in apps, you get better battery life. Like that it has the micro SD card port. Wouldn't have bought this originally but not a mistake either
I love this phone. I upgraded from a Motorola Atrix 2 last July. I researched the phones offered by AT&T and I went into the store and said I want the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active in Ruby Red. I had them put the tempered glass in the store. It takes good pictures especially in low light and at night, battery life is good I added an app called Battery Saver which is amazing. The phone is not big but does everything it promises. It fell in the water . I took it ad dried it and then put it to charge and it worked good as new. Note to Samsung make the charger cable more durable the cable is thin and gets really dirty. I had to buy a new charger cable. Saw the S6 and S6 active but they do not offer the memory slot so I am staying with the S5 active which is working fine. I get compliments on the phone.