Had the S5 Active for well over a year, now. I've rooted it and cleaned up the OS and it's the best phone I've ever had. I've trudged through swamps (Army) with it in my pocket and it just laughs and keeps going. No complaints.
Worst phone I've ever owned. I'm on #3 first one super heated, second was junk,bad prosser, this one is starting to super heat and misbehave well say. Works ok if I leave the back cover off...wth
Short story: S5Active not water resistant. Neither AT&T nor Samsung will stand by their product. Mine was deemed "uneconomical to repair due to liquid" and no replacement provided. It was in my pocket under a raincoat. Did it get wet? Yes. Is it water resistant? Apparently NOT! Don't buy an Active its supposed water resistance!
Jorge5778, 05 Aug 2015I had a Galaxy Active S5 since August 2014. Back in July 15, 2015 it was changed under warran... moreYes there are lots of instances were a replacement is sent out and should not be due to improper testing
I have had the galaxy s5 active for a year and a month now. Periodically starting about 7 months ago the home button would quit working and the home screen would turn on an off by itself. It would last a few days then fix itself. After the last big update it didn't do it for several months so I figured it was a software issue that was resolved with the updated. Well a year in and it has started again and it's been going on for a month now. I can work around not having the home button work, but the home screen constantly turning on and off drains the battery big time. I used to get a full use all day now I have to charge the phone mid day. I tried to do multiple resets and did a hard reset and nothing has worked. Please send me suggestions if you think there is a way to fix it.
I have had the s5 active for about 4 weeks now, and I have no complaints about it.. you rock samsung!!!
My friend had my phone and he axcidently dropped it and the back camera glass broke i don't know what to do.
my s5 active crashed from 1mt and the internal screen was damaged that's sucks. what kind of phone is that.
My dad is getting me a s5 active from a flip phone. Is that a good idea?
I had a Galaxy Active S5 since August 2014. Back in July 15, 2015 it was changed under warranty because it turned off when I put it in my pocket. During that first year I took a lot of pictures under water with my kids and nothing happened. My kids were extremely happy playing with the phone under water. Then when I received the replacement, by the way the serial number is 1,510,979 older than the first unit. 10 days later the first time I took a picture under the water it got damaged ( water inside ). I know how to use it, I make sure that everything is closed and secure. It is possible that the replacement was damaged since the beginning???
Guyz please tell me about your lolipop experience on S5 Active
Should i update or not ??
coolboy, 23 Jun 2015Mobile hotspot will not turn on says mobile network not available or invalid sim yet am browsi... moreHi!!. Don't worry about that!! You only need to install "Power Toggles" available in play store..
Mobile hotspot will not turn on says mobile network not available or invalid sim yet am browsing on high speed on my Samsung Galaxy s5 active.Need help please
Skell, 05 May 2015RUN don't walk from this phone. Worst ever and Samsung and AT&T REFUSE to acknowledge what... moreThat sound like the worst customer service ever. They selling the phone but not know what Active Key is. It just like selling a tv and asking "What remote?". I am going to get a refund if I were you. Don't even bother buying Samsung at a store like that.
I love my S5 Active.
Right, there are things I would change on it, but all in all, I love it.
Here's what I would change:
1. The power button placement, but that's a general Android phones flaw.
2. It should be possible to completely remove all Samsung apps from it.
jj77, 14 May 2015doing research myself to choose between the s5 and s5 active. BOTH are waterproof up to 3 ft f... moreWater, Radiation, Shock, Heat, Dust, Impact, and Electromagnetic resistance. Plus it just looks badass, and has good weight. Your doing research (reading Internet reviews) v.s. mine (handling/using the phones firsthand and obtaining manufacturing notes, specs, and tolerances) vary greatly. Not to mention I am Certified and Qualified 10x's over on this subject.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a great phone. The S2 has been my favorite until now. The S3 and S4 were very dainty, and I do not like the capacitive 3 button style. The S2 featured the Back Button, Home Button, Task Button, and Search Button in that order. It's symmetry was streamlined, and it was still pretty heavy/well built. I've dropped it more times than I can remember, flashed so many times it should be fried, and ran the batt dead and let it sit for so long the cells should have gave out by now. How old is the S2? I have my Original from Boost mobile still. I have been through one for USCC and Att since I moved to an area with no boost coverage and both of those models smashed in a week. So then I got a Motorola E for the meantime while I decided what to do. I had planned to get a Motorola X, and then discovered the S5 Active. The Tactile buttons and same performance Hardware Package as the S5 made it attractive to me. The S5 looked very cheaply made, and felt the same. The active although felt rather sturdy. So I got it. I can say the Lollipop update did no justice and I will flash when I get the time, but this phone is incredible. I've had 28 apps going at once and never experienced a stutter. I can suck 6 gigs of data in 2 days at 100 mbps+ with 4G LTE. The applications for this machine are limitless. Plus, with 10 Gz, I have more power in my phone than 97% of Americans have at home on their desktop or laptop. I can record studio quality films. my phone has been dropped a few times on my wood floors, on tile, on gravel, and even been thrown around my car while it was on the dash sending tunes to my subs via a Belkin transmitter. The lens, nor case, nor screen has a minor imperfection. I went with the Titanium Gray. Anyways..
if you are skeptical because of the speakerphone issue, the mic for speakerphone is at the top of the phone, separate from the standard mic.. Keeping that in mind, problem solved. I had the same problem until I found out where the mic was.
If your having issues with the phone ending calls when flipped, locked, rotated, etc.. then go to Settings>Gestures and tweak toe settings. Then go to Settings>Calls and tweak those settings. Problem solved.
Your S5 wasn't waterproof? Then you installed the battery cover incorrectly. Start bottom both corners first simuktaneously, feel for the next clip points following both thumbs up both sides at the same time, continue to snap in place simultaneously. Also, be mindful and cautious of the micro USB charger input plug as well, and check gaskets for damage every time you expose them or before you reinstall.
Samsung finally stepped up their game enough for me to come back on this one, yet I have no clue who is responsible for the disastrous S6 and S6 Active. They are plagued with caching, memory, and bandwidth management issues, plus stationary battery. Now, I am not sure because I forget to check on this, but I heard there is no memory expansion slot (MicroSD/XD/HC port) as well. If that's the case, once again Samsung is having leadership issues or has a rogue employee.
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Saulang, 04 May 2015I have read a lots comments so far making me confuse : the s5 active is heavy, slow phone; the... moredoing research myself to choose between the s5 and s5 active. BOTH are waterproof up to 3 ft for 30 mins. BOTH have gorilla glass. The difference is the "bumpers" on the s5 active that are " shock absorbing"... the regular s5 has no shock absorption. this is what makes the diff size wise. Inside they are the same... so the active is nt " slower".
I've owned all Galaxy S phones 1-5 and the S5 Active is the best by far. Being and extreme outdoorsman I can actually use my phone out in the elements without worry. As I passed on getting the S6 because of the inability to change battery or add storage, my wife got the S6 and we swapped phones for the day. I can't begin to say how glad I am that I passed on the S6. It's so delicate and felt as if I had to be very careful of it all the time. Don't get me wrong, the S6 worked very well with good features, but not any more than the S5 Active. The fingerprint scanner didn't work well and glad its not on the Active. S5 Active is a GREAT phone!