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?
I was under the impression that the s5 active was ad tough as the rugby. But in 5 short months I have shattered my scree
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2014I just dropped my S5 Active in my driveway. The impact seems to be on the lower left hand cor... moreSee I love this phone. It's very durable. Except for the fact I dropped it one time and the lower part of my screen has already cracked. And I didn't even drop it that hard. Very disappointed.
Bought this from a UK independent supplier on ebay, I use an EE 4G sim card and have NO problems! Fully 4G compatible!
One question however, this phone has come pre-installed with at&t junk apps, and I think as a result I'm having a hard time linking my Dropbox / there new carousel app to gallery and so when I want to send pics though 3rd party apps im having lots of trouble.. simply, I don't get the option to link on settings!! Any help much appreciated.
AnonD-338378, 05 Dec 2014I will buy i , I already lost my s4 active and tthe "active" version really atrractiveHi please help my galaxy S5 cracked on the inside screen bottom left,and now it doesn't work when I touch the screen it doesn't respond it like it freezing it been 2 days no iz it bcause of the crack pls guys help I need my phone.
This Phone Is amazing. I LOVE IT!!! The Phone Is Attractive, Works Great, And Has So Many Cool FeatureS. I Wouldn't WaNt Any Other Phone :)
Lc, 09 Dec 2014I've had the s5 Active for a few months and I'm trying to figure out how I can trade it in wit... moreIf you guys are having trouble with the phone being too slippery your buttons being pushed Try the unicorn beetle case works really good and I know it's a very odd name but it does work and it's cheap
I just dropped my S5 Active in my driveway. The impact seems to be on the lower left hand corner of the phone based on the scratches to the case. The glass did not crack! I dropped my S3 and other smartphones (yes, I'm clumsy) and in every other occurrence when I didn't have a protective cover, the glass cracked.
In my experience, the phone never quite works the same once you replace the glass.
So, if you have a tendency to drop your phone once in a while this is the phone for you.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a very reliable/durable cell phone. The phone is great! Except for my messaging. It starts running slower than ever. Ive never had a phone do this to me before. I will be typing and my words dont pop up till 10-20 seconds later. My messages also have trouble sending. I will think the person im texting has not texted me back but its really my message has not gone through. The app always takes an extremely long time to pop up. Other than that.. great phone! :) I hope this helped.
I've had the s5 Active for a few months and I'm trying to figure out how I can trade it in without paying an arm and a leg. The buttons on this phone are in a bad position. With normal use the buttons get accidentally pressed causing the phone to get turned on and off among other things. The phone is slippery. I have dropped it more than any other phone I've owned. The phone is not rugged as advertised, so the repeated drops make me cringe every time. I think the phone is slightly too big, making it uncomfortable in a pocket, add a case to try to protect it a bit more and it's way too big for my liking.
I'm on the next plan, I had a Galaxy 4s and switched to the Galaxy 5S Active. At first I liked it, now it is really frustrating because it is slower than the 4s. Even though I have 4 bars; the reception isn't there, takes along time to view something. There is really no difference between the Galaxy 4 and the Galaxy 5.
I wish I could switch back to my Galaxy 4s.
They're is one thing different and that is the camera. ... more options. ..