Just got the phone a couple weeks ago so far I like it but I also had a junk one before .there r a few things I don't like already tho.the cover to my battery is thin I feel like it's gonna break when I take it off and I barley dropped it and the battery cover pops off.for the first few days the home button REALLY bothered me if I hit home it went to Google and I was not holding the button to long I barley touch it no matter what I did it took me to google.i don't like the power button being on the side right where my finger is and being n my pocket it pushes buttons like crazy...I guess we'll see n a couple months if I find anything else I don't like.
Lonny, 19 Jan 2015I received my new phone.It is every thing I thought it would be.This is my first cell phone. S... moreThe otter boxes do not work on theses Samsung galaxy s5 active they still get drywall dust ,dirt dust inside the battery compartment. Waist of money on those otter boxes.theses phones are a waist of money.
was looking forward to the greatest phone yet. Read all the great promises from Samsung! The charging cover came of in the second month! The phone has serious issues! dials numbers while sitting.opens apps by itself. opens hundreds of emails that were previously read,
A HUGE STEP BACK FOR SAMSUNG!!
Its alright, i loved it until the texting functions started to act up. I sometimes have to take out the battery and wait five minutes, put it back and start up the phone for a message to send. Very disappointed
My home button is stuck or something. I've had it for 5 months now and it's just stuck. Never dropped or anything. Definitely will be taking it back.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2015I've dropped this phone from about five feet onto concrete on several occasions and it is in n... moreGreat phone love it for sure dropped it in snow water down a flight of 10 ceramic stairs still mint condition just dropped it this morning maybe 1 foot of the ground bam screen is totally shattered.
Overall happy. But I can agree with some of the complaints. Slippery- got an otter box. The main issue is my charger cover broke off.. when? No idea.. it was just gone. So hopefully I don't drop in the water. (Knock on wood)
Gotten used to the size. Some issues with performance with the last update. I do a ton of email and I'm a FB junkie so it's ideal. Keeping my iPhone on standby in case of future issues.
If u want a tough phone like this wait for galaxy xcover 3
Durability of the phone is good for me, but the texting capabilities are awful! It just took me 2 minutes to text yes. From home screen tap text icon, select recipient, then wait forever with a black screen, finally see previous convo, wait for keyboard, start typing when it appears, wait for letters to appear in text box, hit send, wait for text to appear in sent area, then wait for actual time stamp to confirm send. So frustrating! I've tried deleting texts, but the phone freezes. I'll be back with apple ASAP.
I received my new phone.It is every thing I thought it would be.This is my first cell phone. Some people had a problem with water intrusion. The instructions are very specific about closing the battery cover and the USB port.When you are done charging, the pone tells to close the USB cover. If you are a roughneck and work outside you need a good otter box.
The only thing I did't like was the tiny key board. I have big hands found a non metallic styles a must have tool to use the phone. Using the styles solved my problem and mane me very happy with this product.
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2015We had the S5 active for 2 weeks. Fell maybe 2.5 - 3 feet, onto a shirt on the floor...and the... moreI've dropped this phone from about five feet onto concrete on several occasions and it is in near mint condition still.
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2015See I love this phone. It's very durable. Except for the fact I dropped it one time and the lo... moreWe had the S5 active for 2 weeks. Fell maybe 2.5 - 3 feet, onto a shirt on the floor...and the whole screen shattered. Started at bottom and expanded upwards it looks like. But just want to say. We were told it was the "next release of the 'rugby'..." which it is far from .
hello ive heard due the lack of 900MZ on 3 G band it desnt work is some european countries the 3G signal!! watch out
Two important (well, at least to me) questions about the S5 Active:
1) Is there a "Kids Mode" like with the regular S5?
2) Does the S5 Active have a "panning shot" effect like the S5?