Jules, 30 Aug 2016It is truly an amazing phone. With my previous devices, I always had problems with the durabil... moreYou retrieved your sinking phone within two of the three minutes in the pacific ocean? You heard your phone fall from the side of a moving automobile? You saw your phone lying in the middle of the street from your rear view mirror? yeah. ok.
This phone is absolutely horrible. I switched to a Samsung after many friends told me how great it is. It was a fantastic phone until it stopped working. I had to reset it everyday... Now I'm certain I will not get another phone from Samsung. With an Apple phone, I never had a ridiculous problem like this.
I switched from the I phone to Samsung after seeing such good picture quality in a friends Samsung. I am frequently on the seas fishing or diving and thought the Samsung s6 active would be a good choice.......What a piece of shit it really is. From overheating to short battery lifespan to by no means water proof or water resistant for that matter. I just recently returned from a trip to Exuma Bahamas, on the very second day of this trip my Samsung s6 was shot all because of a small bit of water dropping on the gad damn phone as I exited the water and stood over my phone while drying off. No phone, no pics, no contact for the remainder of the trip. A total piece of shit. Stick to cameras and forget phones.
Bald Chewbacca, 03 Aug 2016so the s6 active has had a major issue since the update. july 2016 my phone won't get recepti... moreMine is doing the exact same thing. I loved this phone up until this point. AT&T told me the same thing so I contacted Samsung who basically said oh well you are out of warranty. This was my first Samsung phone but the way they treat their customers is why I'm going back to Apple now. It's pretty bad when you buy a $600+ phone and it basically turns into WiFi only just after a year of use. It's also crazy that with all of the Note 7 battery overheating issues Samsung is having, they aren't jumping at fixing or replacing our S6 Actives that are having the same overheating issues.
First one died within 4 months for no apparent reason; second one just died after about 3 months. Total. Piece. Of. Crap.
The worst phone I have ever had. I have sent it back three times. The speakers are terrible. I get tired of people saying they can't hear me. Samsung gets an "F" for this phone!!!!!
It is truly an amazing phone. With my previous devices, I always had problems with the durability of the device. This device is unbelievable. I was on a canoe about two months ago on the ocean, with my phone in my pocket. Then I accidentally flipped the canoe and was throw out in the pacific ocean. My phone was under water for a good 2-3 minutes, but still functions perfectly. Another time, I put my phone on top of my car to find my keys to the car. I forgot about the phone and started driving with the phone on top of the car. When I took a sharp turn, I heard the a loud noise behind the car so I checked my mirror, and my phone was lying in the middle of a major street. I quickly pulled over to go retrieve my phone, but while running towards my phone, I saw multiple cars run over it. I was expecting the phone is be completely destroyed and non-functional. However, when I picked it up, it functioned perfectly fine. Yeah I have some scrapes and little cracks on my screen, but it functions as good as new. If you are a person who is active or puts your phone is harsh situations, this phone is the absolute best phone to go with. I love my phone. I haven't talked about the functionality of the phone, but I will keep it short because this was a long review. It functions flawlessly. Its camera is clear and incredible.
MEO55, 11 Jul 2016I am having the same overheating problem. I have burnt my skin when it was in my pocket. It ... moreI also was burned while keeping my s6 in my pocket at work all day. I thought I had brushed up against some chemicals but my jeans showed no signs of anything like that. The next day confirmed it was the phone, as I was further blistered and it became dark and much more than uncomfortable.
I got 2 Galaxy S 6 Actives in April and 1 already broke. It fell off a shelf from 4' up and busted, then I sat on it and the phone just folded. Litteraly. Worst phone. Not rugged and not indestructible at all. Both phone batteries are already shot. Battery lasts about 6-7 hours.
flush with water all good
Put in sea water 10cm deep take few second and stop working
Not water resistant .
Use before LG g great phone and function of LG G 2 much better , more simple and more opinions
Not sure why LG don't make something good as LG G2
Please bring this phone to the rest of the world. I want this phone so much but no news that will come to europe anywere
I'm having an issue with my samsung galaxy s6 active, when i send pictures to someone it cuts them in half and distorts the color...any suggestions
I dropped S6 Active many times when I took selfie photos with my friends.
It was dropped on concrete surface from about 1.8 meter but the phone still OK except the corners got denting.
boosamsung, 13 Aug 2016As someone old enough to have owned a Motorola flip, this is the ONLY phone that has completel... moreThe galaxy s6 active doesn't have a back cover and never had a cover for the charging port. Sounds like you have the wrong phone.
Anonymous, 12 May 2016My phone is overheating while charging to the point it literally burns my hand my husband had ... moreWhen charging it will tend to get hot cause of the speed charging which is completely normal cause it is pushing more juice through it at a higher pace, but you can cool it off with the press of a button on the boost app. It will cool your phone down very quick so for me that's not an issue cause if you don't want it to heat up don't speed charge and just use the wireless charging pad and you will be fine.
shortstack, 17 Jul 2016You are so lucky I'm with you and I will say That this has been my best phone yet I've dropped it over and over on the concrete from high levels and still no issue and no cracks. Tested it with submerging it under water and no problems at all, this phone is seriously durable to the max proven twice over and I will say and give kudos to Samsung and can't see what the fuss is with everyone else but no issue with mine.
As someone old enough to have owned a Motorola flip, this is the ONLY phone that has completely broken on me! After taking an 18" fall while crouching down. It's comical. Figured I'd go for the active after running my HTC over with the car after it apparently fell out of my pocket. With only a thin rubber cover it suffer a slightly cracked screen. Luckily I kept it so I can switch out the sim when the galaxy isn't working. One more thing to consider. Due to the back cover popping off at the slightest disturbance and lack of port covers (that reminds me. charge port cover fell off at some point) I wouldn't even think of getting it near water.
I'm not sure of improvements for the 7. This is based solely on the durability of the 6s active.
Either I've had terrible luck with Samsung phones or they aren't built well. My first phone lasted a little over a year and had water damage after being dropped into a pool at 3ft for less than 10 seconds. My second phone fell from my pocket and shattered, it only lasted 2 weeks. Now my 3rd phone's camera lense has shattered, even with an Otter Box on it.
Time to switch back to iPhone