Atuanui, 25 Feb 2018Update from a fortnight ago, really am getting woeful battery life from this particular phone.... moreyea I'm having some battery issues as well I can gt at best 11.5 hours.
what does phone info (samsung app found in playstore) say on personal?
as long as you have a later model (made late july 2016) that doesn't have the IP rating defects then I'd say this is a pretty decent unit. The first Galaxy active not to have any real hardware setbacks from the main flagship models. a SHAME it was locked to AT&T only- that means far less support for post users of the unit.
Akhlaq, 25 Feb 2018Hi Let me know samsung S7 active will be update in nougat??? And when??My s7 Active already have android 7 / Nougat. You can even update outside from USA(!). Dont listen to the others. You need to download the update zip files, put it on your memory card and install updates from micro sd from recovery menu. There are 1-2 good article about his at XDA forum. I think the tread name was "offical stock" or something like that. Althrough they are speaking from root there too, but its really optional.
Let me know samsung S7 active will be update in nougat???
Update from a fortnight ago, really am getting woeful battery life from this particular phone. With 4000 mAh, it should last atleast two days with occasional use. Tried using Accubattery, Gsam, Betterbatterystats, to track this issue down to no avail. Nothing makes sense. The stats dont make any sense. Accubattery claims the clock is draining, while Better battery stats claim screen on is draining the most which doesnt make sense at all. The phone regulary sits in front of me at work, and the screen is off for most of the day except for 5 minutes tops.
If anyone has an idea of a better way to pin point what the heck in draining the battery on idle, please suggest. Will otherwise look to return this phone. Phone came preinstalled with Nougat, could that be an issue? The claim of 4000mAh so far has been a con.
LG V20 vs S7 Active?
Lg has bigger screen, android 7.0 (which I really need), dual camera (wide angle one is actually amazing), Quad DAC, IR blaster, 2nd screen, double the storage, usb C. It's around $250 in my country. (refurbished)
I really like Samsung's Super amoled, water resistance (both phone have drop resistance), It's $200 (also refurbished).
I really like both of them. Can you guys tell me what problems you've faced over the years with s7 active ? How is the video recording? More importantly can s7 active hold enough on it's own so I don't have to spend extra $50 ?
Brought from a retailer on a run out / End of life special about two weeks ago, phone is okay. Does the fundamentals of texting and calls alright. Bought it mostly for it's low light photo capabilities where it excels in the dark against even my dedicated compacts twice the cost.
The "con" though is While it's probably sat on the shelf for a year, it has the most Lacklustre battery life, at factory stock (superfluous factory apps disabled, no new apps installed), of all the android phones I've had, particularly for something with allegedly 4000 mAh at new. Accubattery reckons I still have 92% battery health left. Still doesn't quite explain why the phones (Sony Z2 & Acro S, Moto Defy+) that I had with much lower capacity, lasted longer on a single charge.
As an aside, Two days ago, the battery completely drained out within 4 hours from a full charge idling screen off and sitting visible on my desk. The standard Nougat battery stats failed to capture the needed info, graph and stats only managed to give me usage of the last hour (Something serious I feel obviously happened here for the stats to get lost / corrupted, I have to admit, Extremely frustrating beyond belief not knowing what is causing intermittent extreme "off the cliff" battery drain)
I managed to upgrade going through 4 steps upgrade with rebooting in between. http://www.droidviews.com/install-android-7-0-nougat-ota-on-galaxy-s7-active-sm-g891a/
I am not sure I am a happy user. It is slower and I only get 5GHz wifi. Maybe will downgrade.
On top of that I dropped the phone after 3 days and it cracked.... Here in Sweden they don´t even offer a repair for a cost let alone any guarantee fulfillings.
LizH, 01 Oct 2017No. The active is made for ATT in the USA. Single sim. ATT isn¬ít exactly the most open min... moreTrue. You cannot update into Nougat nor the incoming Oreo if you're outside of the USA. you must be connected to a AT&T tower before you can update. Greedy motherfathers!
I've had one smartphone or another since 2009, Apple, Samsung, et al, and the Samsung Galaxy S7 active is THE best phone I've ever had. The camera is amazing, and the battery is insane. Five stars!
Postscript: Bring back the infrared transceiver!
Kennyelfuego, 06 Sep 2017Is it a dual sim phone? please reply.No. The active is made for ATT in the USA. Single sim. ATT isn¬ít exactly the most open minded company. They certainly aren¬ít going to have phones made with the idea you will ever use it anywhere but on ATT.
stinky wolf, 17 Aug 2017the samsung galaxy s7 actives screen is actually a clear shatter resistant plasticThe screen is Gorilla glass wrapped in plastic. See for yourself: https://youtu.be/3UZub0ba3X0?t=45
LizH, 13 Jul 2017This phone is an exclusive to ATT in the USA. It supports 10 languages, comes with English in... moreI bought one from USA 2 weeks ago.
Then I downloaded the languages I wanted, the usual Google way.
Danish, Swedish among others.
Some of the settings on the phone are now in Swedish, the rest in English.
the samsung galaxy s7 actives screen is actually a clear shatter resistant plastic
Stick, 03 Apr 2017I really hate this phone i only did a report on this product beacuse there were no other choic... moreI happen to own a Samsung Galaxy Active S4 going on 4 years this November and my next up grade will be the Active S7. Hands Down. !
Dave, 04 Apr 2017Why?I Do remember when the rugged ones were a rarity! Hahaha¬Ö to me the waaay cheaper-and now better- AGM chinese models online are the way to go :) .. but this was a decent device tho its price but ll prefer to get an x1 18k gold edition xP ( i know: demanding xD )
Anonymous, 11 Jul 2017how many languages in galaxy s7 active??This phone is an exclusive to ATT in the USA. It supports 10 languages, comes with English installed. If you don't plan on using it on ATT, you will not get updates. I don't advise using out of the USA. In the US, the Samsung experience desk at Best Buy can flash updates.