What you bought was the privilege of locking into a contract for a couple years
Anonymous, 20 Nov 2014I have no idea what everyone's problem is. The galaxy s5 active is the best phone anyone has e... moreI'm happy that around 3% are happy with s5 active. From a business stand point listen to the majority. It's crap! And whoever claims their phone got ran over twice and was Fine carry it a all times cause its it lucky charm apparently! This phone needs to be completely revamped to be considered rugged.
I've had this phone since summer and is nothing of rugged. It's slippery to hold, buttons are very inconveniently positioned and extremely sensitive. The phone has called 911 from lock screen multiple times from being in my pocket. I'm extremely disappointed in its quality all around. I assure you it was not a rugged person who put thought into its design!
This thing is suppose to be everything proof. A stronger version of the s5. I had previous a s4 for 2 years. The s4 was dropped on gravel many times and no damage. I have this phone for 8 hours and the first drop and the screen spidered. I thought this thing was designed with drops in mind. And the first drop totally ruined it. I use this for work and now Idk what to do.
As a phone it is junk. Never gets service.(switched from s4 which got great service in the same places) Battery lasts 3 hours with the phone in my pocket. Probably from constant searching for service. I have never had more than 2 bars
AnonD-335945, 27 Nov 2014buy a redpepper waterproof case for your normal phone and put your phone there in. IP68 rated ... more"Of this price" ? Hahaha.. I just bought one from best buy for one dollar.
buy a redpepper waterproof case for your normal phone and put your phone there in. IP68 rated 1.8m for 0.5 hours and shockproof no need to buy a phone of this price and it seems it do not live up to its rating.
havs, 03 Jul 2014I would highly advise against purchasing this phone. I had the phone less than 3 hours when my... moreThe exact same thing happened to my wife's phone. It was dropped for less than 3 seconds in approximately 5" of water. Samsung claimed that the fact that the phone was water damaged was "proof" that that the IP67 conditions were violated (1 meter depth for 1 hour). This is a self-serving interpretation that is pure circular logic. In itself, it is at least fraudulent advertising. We recommend that anyone buying this phone ignore the water resistant claim as empty promises. Further we suggest that no one should buy a phone from a company willing to foist such a falsehood on the buying public.
shut up , 24 Nov 2014BS my phone screen cracked by falling two feet of a coffee table. fark! mine too!!! it was dropped with my sister's iphone 6 when she got out from the car, and her iphone survived
This phone is absolutely amazing. I'very been a FedEx Driver for the past three years and I've been in the military for the past 7 years in other words I live a very active and rugged fast past life. This phone is perfect, a little big considering I use to be an iPhone user but I coped with it. I've dropped this phone out of my driver side door in my FedEx truck doing 45, ran it over and watched the car behind me run it over. I freaked... after I pulled over and ran out to retrieve it I was amazed over the fact there wasn't even so much as a scratch on the thing. The only lyrics thing I have on this phone is a screen protector (amazon : .99$) and a cheap rubber and plastic case (knock off otterbox amazon: 9.99$). I don't know what these people are doing to get their phone cracked but if mine survived a high speed fall and being run over twice... I don't see any other phone being worthy enough to fit my lifestyle
Coming from an iPhone 4, not sure if the things that annoy me are simply learning curve or not. seems to have a lot of bloatware for a communication device/camera/browser/reader, which is all I really use it for.
Made the switch to have an incentive to learn Android programming.
Wife had her active for a couple months. It slid out of her car, a small fall and the screen cracked. How in the hell can they give this a milspec rating and a ip67 rating. When on the phone with these dumb asses they had no clue what either one of these are. Yes the software and phone seem nice but when you say rugged and on a small fall it Cracks I guess not. Hell my normal s5 has held up better. I plan to move my family back to apple.
I have has the phone for 3 months, can't grasp it, too 'slippery'. 'Shatter Proof' my ass, it may be more durable than the S5 but not by much. There is no case for these things unit, 3 months AFTER they come out. Would not recommend them. Wife and daughter have the iPhone and nothing has happened to the screens in 2 years. I can't stand Apple, but starting dislike Samsung just as much. Bring back the old Motorola i330. #Brick phones for life.
I have no idea what everyone's problem is. The galaxy s5 active is the best phone anyone has ever made. If it had the s3's auto correct in messaging, it would be 100%. These people obviously just like to find fault with everything. For the people that "pull their phone out of their pocket and the screen is cracked", at&t makes flip phones! O, but you'd probably have a problem with the thing 'falling apart just looking at it'.
Had the phone for a week, I had it in my front pocket and the screen cracked on the top right corner. Then it got worse, total shattered/cracked the whole screen. Now I can't even use it because it went black...can't see a damn thing.
Honestly, this phone feels like a prepaid phone in my hand.. sucks the elite are finally taking over and everything is getting cheaper.. what a shame, my s2 feels like new technology in my hand, unlike this s5
I bought the phone 3 weeks ago, and now i have a black line through my screen that appeared randomly. I assume it will be covered under warranty, but I'm aprehensive about keeping the Samsung now.
Carth, 05 Sep 2014You don't seem to be aware that carriers purchase spectrum within those bands. Those are the ... moreLove it at first. Awesome being water proof. Shock proof? No. Literally just cracked the screen as it fell out of my lap on a wood floor. Thing is I also have a hard plastic case and a screen protector -.- now I'm gonna go on the near hopeless adventure of seeing my warranty covers it -.-
I wish I could say I liked this phone but I was sitting in class and thus phone completely shuts off and turns back on with a white screen and the att globe. He phone screen stayed like tht for about 8 hours and then its went to my home screen. From there I could hardly do anything like send a text or make a phone call at all.