Thanks for all the comments. My S4minis screen stopped working today, and samsung asked me very close to the same price to replace the screen as a new S4mini would cost. I pretty much chose to never use samsung again after using samsung for few years now. After looking at what's available and durable the s5 active came up and I considered getting one, but seems to be just as bad as the rest. It's a pitty though, seems like there is not much other durable phones people are happy with. Definitely not going for this, or any samsung.
I have read a lots comments so far making me confuse : the s5 active is heavy, slow phone; there is no waterproof and most important easy to break the screen ... Is it true ?? I live in Yukon,Yt, Canada ( I work as construction worker and most the time outdoor.)
I just bought Samsung Galaxy E5 and after three days its home button stop working itself! Why?
JesseDean, 27 Apr 2015This phone is horrible. My fiance got it, fortunately I picked the lg g3 last year, and ever s... moreRoot the phone and install a custom rom. It's quite easy and battery life is MUCH better!
This phone isn't rubbish. It's a great phone and whoever is having issues with it just has a problem with technology. To the person who said their relative had the s3 active and switched, obviously doesn't know what they are talking about. There is no such thing as the s3 active. If you don't know first hand about something then keep your mouth shut, for the sake of sacred science. I had the s3 and upgraded to the s5 active. It's an incredible device. The Lollipop update is a retrograde in certain aspects, but the phone handles it superbly.
This phone is horrible. My fiance got it, fortunately I picked the lg g3 last year, and ever since he got it with each update there's been no improvement. Even with the lollipop update the battery life got even worse and it over heats. I literally unplugged it and watched the battery percent go from 100% to 95% in exactly 1 minute. Do not waste your money! Trust me!
This phone is rubbish. I recommend spending your money elsewhere. My dad had the SGS3 active and loved it, he upgraded to S5a and I went from iPhone to S5a, bad decision. The lock button is on the right side of the phone so it always being touched by a thumb / finger and if you lock on phone calls it hangs up, very annoying. sending texts took a while to grt used to because of the same issue with the lock button. The size makes it clumsy, you might think "oh it's just a little bigger" but I've dropped this phone more times than any other because it's so wide you can't fit you hand all the way across the back comfortably and it falls when you take it from your pocket, in mIne and my dads cases at least. We're guys with big hands and it still happens. The glass to protect the camera is thin and cheap so it breaks very easily, rendering your phone no longer water proof. Also, I dropped my iPhone 5 without a case countless times and the screen stayed intact over 16 months or so. Only after falling 3 stories from an apartment balcony to cement did the screen receive damage, this S5a fell from my lap in a car to the ground and the screen shattered. Only had it about 3 months. It also has a bunch of apps that are useless that run up your data like crazy, you have to mess with settings to make it stop doing that. I was running my data through the roof the first 2 months, like within a week or 2 I would get data usage warnings and my phone is always in wifi at home or on campus (college student). The screen is so big and great quality, those are plus', but this means it requires more data to stream if you're out of wifi range, very bad. Overall the phone is mediocre, if you're a business man with a jacket pocket to keep the phone it might be a good option, but for the active, young, college student or someone who works with their hands daily, this is a very bad option.
Please give me an advise : Should I buy the s5 active ? If is it the good phone ? Waiting for your answers .Thank you .
Teri, 05 Mar 2015I was reluctant to change from the iPhone to the Samsung...resisted for over 2 years. Finally ... moreOh my god my phone does EXACTLY what yours does to the letter! The 911 pocket dials are the worst because it literally happens 3x a week. Also the predictive text started auto filling full sentences for me instead of just a word, when it did autocorrect a word it is typically not even close to what i wanted..i think i hate this phone, which sucks because i loved it for the first month and cant exchange it at thi point. I hope someone finds a fix for this...
Teri, 05 Mar 2015I was reluctant to change from the iPhone to the Samsung...resisted for over 2 years. Finally ... moreI agree this phone does all kinds of things on it's own. It will answer when trying to take it out of my pocket. The text messages are not in order because it doesn't work on min and seconds. It uses up all my data where I had no issues with my Iphone
I like the design of this phone more than the regular galaxy s5... unfortunately they dont sell this variant in india :(
My phone just completely quit ci tried putting it on the charger but it still isn't working and I had like 40% left
magnificent, really awesome, king's looking, I like this one very much-SAMSUNG S5 ACTIVE
Teri, 05 Mar 2015I was reluctant to change from the iPhone to the Samsung...resisted for over 2 years. Finally ... moreMine is doing to same thing. I hope y I u find someone to help because I can find any.
i seen just cracked screens and splashing water on it and dies,GO FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY XCOVER SERIES,i have first xcover for 1.5 months,and i throw it on grass frome 6 meters,water submerged 30s-5m many times,dropped out of a bike,broke another phone with that,and just some scratches,and work like new
Teri, 05 Mar 2015I was reluctant to change from the iPhone to the Samsung...resisted for over 2 years. Finally ... moreHi Teri, being Samsung user for years, I live with stock setup for a first couple of month of purchase only. After that I always install faster and better firmware (like Cyanogenmode for example), root the phone and remove the bloatware installed by provider, which takes up space, battery life and slows down the phone.
The instructions are very clear and not too hard to follow. Youtube has plenty of step by step videos. All resources are available from XDA Developers forum.
I was reluctant to change from the iPhone to the Samsung...resisted for over 2 years. Finally my iPhone 4S was getting too slow, Apple wasn't offering any good deals, and I needed a fast, reliable phone for work (medic) and a fun, sexy phone for play. Best Buy had the S5 and the S5 Active for a buck on the Black Friday sale, so we upgraded..him to the S5, me to the S5 Active. He's had no issues with his S5. My S5 Active is a different story...At first it was awesome! Gradually it got slower and slower, texts taking forever to write and send, phone opens on its own in my pocket while locked or even just lying on the table locked, the phone will call 911 and my contacts on its own when locked, with me unable to stop it in the process. Numerous other issues including the home button taking me to Google rather than the home screen, the lag on the phone, and my typed and/or spoken texts changed (yes I know how to use the text suggestions). I've read thru the comments here and see I'm not the only one with said issues. Has anyone figured out any solutions? Snarky troll answers and suggestions on trashing the phone aside, I'd like to hear genuine answers from you guys.