I have beaten the crap out of this phone, I am naturally clumsy and heavily active. stepped on it slid it across the driveway, dropped it dozens of times - on tile, concrete, glass on rocks and onto the dirt into puddles and mud. I sometimes take showers with it and my blue ant pump waterproof headset - love it! I only have two complaints one is software based- updating past lollipop breaks the malis graphics drivers for the dolphin emulator. since it is an unrootable phone you cant undo the rom update- boo hoo right? and the other is the Bluetooth itself, it works great but when its in my pocket and say I'm using my chainsaw and I'm moving around I lose connection, or working in the yard and I kneel (general heavy activity) certain positions obfuscate the signal while in my pocket. now that's not really anyone's problem except Bluetooth itself. other than that this thing is a beast. oh the fact it doubles as my tv remote is nice (built in IR blaster) - was an unexpected treat.
I love this phone, had it almost 2 years. dropped it twice both times the screen protector broke but the phone is unharmed.
I also left it on top of my car, had a cheap protector on the body, flung it off the top while driving. one hour later found it, the protector popped off, two tiny scratches on the corners of the phone upper left and lower right. No other damage. Worked perfectly. By far the best phone I have ever owned. I have had to "Motos" and would not have anything but a Samsung. This is a great instrument.
I made a lot of tests to this phone and I was suprised. but today I dropped it from 1meter and the display is not responding. The bluetooth was activeted and I talk all day like this!!
G-Canary, 13 Sep 2017Using the S6 Active 1 and a half year already and can say it's the best phone for me personall... moreThe plastic below the Back button cracked after 1 and a half years. I was using it naked and never dropped it.
Can't be replaced without replacing the screen too, which is unscathed.
Using the S6 Active 1 and a half year already and can say it's the best phone for me personally I ever had. White camo case helping to prevent from overheating with the sun what's important in our hot climate. The phone already has many scratches on the case and corners, fall down on lava rocks, basalts (I do a lot of hiking) once sink in the sea water for 15 min until I found it at the sea bottom, it has really stressful life, but still working quite well. It has just 2 weak points IMHO: 1. Exposed to the sun longer time become a bit crazy. 2. After 18 months of using the battery life is definitely shorter after a full charge, if you have constantly Wi-Fi switched on (if you switch Wi-Fi off, you still have approx 30% of the battery at the end of the day).
Anonymous, 25 Aug 2017what is the blue button for on the left side of the galaxy 6 activeshortcut button for many different functions of your choosing. I use it for camera.
what is the blue button for on the left side of the galaxy 6 active
John, 25 Mar 2017Does anyone know the loudspeaker tests? I want to know how loud it is for the three categories... moreBought it used a year ago and this phone is indescribable and a pleasure to use right size and weight never let me down I'm going to keep it as a backup phone when I upgrade to a s8 this month .
Sopr4no, 16 Jun 2017Witch phone should I go, LG V10 or Samsung Galaxy S6 Active?In my opinion. I'd get the LG V10. I just bought a S6, and its ok, but u have to use the same battery. And the LG last longer on the battery. Plus, the memory on the S6 is internal. On the LG u can beef it up to 256g. I got the 32g, and thats cool, but if u want more on the S6. Ur stuck out. On the LG if u want more, get a bigger SD card. Wish i'd have known before i got the S6. Plus, the S6 is 5.1 on the screen size. On the LG, 5.7 on this screen.
Would not recommend the S6 Active to anyone. I accidentally dropped it in water and now the phone is unresponsive. I turned it off. Used a blow dryer and waited 48 hrs to turn it on. I have nothing but a pure white screen. Samsung won't do anything about it. Supposedly the S6 is waterproof to 4' 9" for 30 minutes in water. If anyone has one DON'T get it wet whatever you do. You'll be screwed over from there false advertising
Hello 7.0 naught is better 6.0 but 7.0 1 problem WiFi auto disconnected ?
Picture quality is great from the 16MP primary camera, acceptable from the 5MP secondary. Video quality is top notch - had a couple of iPhone 7 users comment on how nice the video quality looked.
Do wish it had an FM radio chip in it, but hey, it was a gift, so I can't really complain. Site says there isn't one, but NextRadio app says there is, and never have found a definitive answer, so I just assume there isn't.
No card slot is a small negative, but the built-in 32GB is more than enough for my usage. Your mileage may vary.
Dropped the phone in water for about 15 seconds by accident. The phone popped up a window saying "moisture detected", said to turn off for 24 hours and not to plug in to charge. Did as requested, worked just fine next day.
Marshmallow was a big step up from Lollipop; the performance difference was noticeable. Got the update to Nougat about two weeks ago, and no difference (so far) in performance. At least they defaulted to having mobile hotspot in the pulldown menu finally. The blue light filter, contrary to what others have said, seems to work just fine. Don't like how the new brightness control is set up, though - in Marshmallow, the option for autobrightness was right out front; now, you have to touch the arrow to get it to show up.
As expected with a two year old phone, the battery is draining faster than it did before. Never had any issues with charging. Using Waze constantly on trips along with hotspot (so the kids are happy and quiet) does make the back of the phone warm, but I'm not surprised at that.
Call quality is great, clear and clean audio all around. Bluetooth pairing of headsets works without a hitch.
Overall, very happy with my Active. The phone should easily last another couple of years before I have to consider an upgrade to a newer model.
Still loving this one! really affordable; Sadly is no more convenient anymore Right now there is some models with waaay better specs on the market for a little extra... the agm a8; as example ( the guy below inspired me xD )
mattyx96, 12 Mar 2015amazing battery lol ill hav this phone no matter wat happen !!
I bought this phone as used of AT&T its not refurb from a small outlet...based on the shop keeper confidence e.g. he put the phone under the Jug Full of Water for 10 mins while turning on the camera. Place the call from another phone in the water. I got impressed & bought the phone.
Well i was not supposed to do but i did following test on my own risk:
Throw the phone to a wall with a normal power.
Suddenly made a friend to catch my phone without informing him & throw the phone to him from 15feet distance, he dropped it rolled out on floor. He was shocked but phone was smilingly working :)..i tried this to my various friends.
Open the kitchen sink tap with full flow let the water go inside from headphone jack & charging port for a while. Without making it dry i used to test it. Again it was smiling.
This set is not only IP68 standard it does carry MIL-STD 810 i.e. Military Standard.
Alhamdolillah it is absolutly f9 & each & every function/sensors all are pefectly doing well.
Soon going to check it in mud.
This is the 1st time i switched to use samsung phone and fall in love with it. Keep inventing such phones Samsung.
I love this phone. I've dropped it several times without a case and no cracks. I've dropped it in water and it still works no problem. You can even take pictures under water. Great phone 10/10 would recommend to a friend.
I live on a farm and once I was riding in my feild and my phone fell out of my pocket. At the time I didn't feel it so it sat there for 2 days under cow dung and rain...AND STILL WORKED. This is a amazing phone and I'll recommend it to anyone clumsy like me.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S6. I was satisfied with the software updates,until the April 15th update. IT IS HORRIBLE!!!! It removed the Picture Frame widget.If you are in the YouTube app,and are casting from you're cell to t.v.,the recent software update removed the option of the bar on mainscreen for pausing,skipping ahead,replaying next episode or movie. It also removed the shading on the keyboard,and notification bar,so that there is a constant glare,and replaced it with a "Blue Light Filter" that is COMPLETELY useless. When you back out of an App,insted of taking you back to the mainscreen,if you have some Apps bundled into an icon,it makes it so you do the whole process in reverse ALL OVER AGAIN!!(Example,go into the icon,go into Googleplay Books,book you want to read.When you're done,back out of your book,back out of Googleplay Books, back out of icon you have Googleplay Books bundled in,then mainscreen) This recent software update is a NIGHTMARE!!!! I hope the next update has VASTLY improved.