No problems with this Samsung Galaxy S6 Active phone since I purchased it a few years back! HOWEVER~ The phone locked up at the end of August. I sent it back to Samsung for repairs and today, I get an email: repairs exceeded $668 US Dollars to fix it. Something about the mother board and the crystal face. It froze up on the black and white screen. I couldn't get it to reboot. It had a color screen show up but would not let me toggle through the menu! For that kind of money, it's time for a new one! I think it's CrAzY what they want to repair it!
This phone was lost on a kayaking trip and spent 13 days at the bottom of a river, was eventually recovered, and found to be in complete working order.
I've had this phone since 2015. True that without a case it's pretty rugged, but with my current SUPCASE and the Supershieldz Tempered Glass Screen Protector.
Well, let's just say if someone asked me to throw my phone across the room(which I've done BTW), I'm not worried in the least and it's simply a monster.
Unfortunately now, it's showing its age. The hardware can't keep up well with the latest software demands and the battery is starting to lose its charge suddenly. After 4 years of use I suppose I shouldn't complain all that much.
Wish Samsung would continue to make the 'Active' variant.
I purchased an s6 active in 2015. I have taken videos under water while snorkeling. I have dropped it while stand, on several occasions,, and it works perfectly. I even ran my active over with a forklift, and the phone still worked as the screen slowly blacked out. After having it repaired I am still satisfied with its endurance and performance. Why does Smsung not continue with same durability on the newer active phones?
Keyboard default did not work. Phone suddenly became locked when loading smartwatch software. Fell out pocket from chair height, cracks started on screen. Cracks continued to become worse until black screen within a week. For robustness score is zero yet it was the primary reason for its purchase. Phone lasted less than 3 months.
Whatever happened to the Loudspeaker test? It is one of the most crucial aspects of performance. It is very odd that GSM Arena has not bothered to publish it. Would it be identical to the vanilla S6? If so, why did they not mention it?
AnonD-728694, 09 Jan 2018Can Any one tell me how to update this phone outside USA ? it is AT&T and I cant update it... moreYes you need dowloand the firmware and install Whit odin and then the updates by adb the instruction and link to download are there I upgraded my phone to nougat whiteout problem the only thinks the phone get factory reset you need backup first
It is a great device I love it, but the only things that I don't like are the lack of an SD card slot low, storage options and that they don't receive updates,other than that this is just marvelous!!!
I have on my notification bar mobile data turned off when is deactivated.
Can anybodi tel me how to remove ?
I get the phone few days ago is not new.
Its perform verry good not so much specification diference from the latest models o galaxy s...
I have 2 conserns:
One is regardind the batery, keep maximum one day of use and if i do not use internet so much 2 day.
Second is regarding the signal that is not so good, i use the phone in Europe and in my office signal is not so good as was on my previos phone.
Can anybody give me some tips regatding these issiues ?
In rest the phone is great !
My Samsung S6 Active is NOT waterproof. I dropped it in the toilet for all of 10 sec (with a case on) and then bam the phone is broken. I did the overnight in a rice box and still a no go.
AnonD-728694, 09 Jan 2018Can Any one tell me how to update this phone outside USA ? it is AT&T and I cant update it... morehttps://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6/galaxy-s6-active/downloading-flashing-att-galaxy-s6-t3260744
Can Any one tell me how to update this phone outside USA ? it is AT&T and I cant update it outside USA.
Dave Sontchi, 03 Aug 2017In my opinion. I'd get the LG V10. I just bought a S6, and its ok, but u have to use the sam... moreI Had the LG V10 for 2 and a Half years before it started to smoke. was a great phone. now have LG G6. It is OK.
Anonymous, 25 Mar 2017Has anyone been having problems charger port or just the charger burning up Yes recently the case melted, the port looks burned, and charging cable connector melted on my s6 active.
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.