I bought this phone because I was on vacation and my old BLU phone got sightly wet and gave up the ghost. I went to an AT&T reseller and was told "Waterproof", "Rugged". I reluctantly paid about $800. I was happy with the phone at first; however, I soon began to dislike all the AT&T and Samsung bloatware and mandatory warez, e.g. "Samsung Pay" which could not be eradicated. I also learned after about two months, this model was tested and was determined to fail if exposed to water. The S7, and S7 Edge were water resistant. After six to eight months the phone developed a pink line on the right side. I was sent a refurbished phone and I returned the original. After about another six months went by the new phone too began with the pink line, and I'm not alone this is a well documented problem. Samsung blames the user for dropping this "Rugged" phone and refuses to help. The long and short of this? I will NEVER purchase a Samsung smart phone ever again. These are the most expensive and lowest quality phones I have ever had to deal with. Save your money, buy your phone from a non carrier source.
Akhlaq, 25 Feb 2018Hi Let me know samsung S7 active will be update in nougat??? And when??Im on Oreo 8.0 official Samsung just relase this official update that you can search on xda forum and update yor phone
Xcover Fan, 20 May 2016...outdoor phone withhout FM radio...shame on you Samsung !You can tune local FM stations with out using data but need headphone when you install NextRadio app from play store.
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2018Its so uglyThis phone is the best thank you Samsung. I donÂ’t really care about the design I give this phone a 8/10
I am a Samsung Active user since the first one came out. I just want be the first to say this. I am current in the U.S. Army and I can say my Active samsung is awesome. On one incident where my phone accidentally fell out my pocket near the explosive area. about 3 feet away where 4 lbs of explosive went off. I thought that was it my phone was a goner but now when i approach the site phone was still there thank God. Everything was on and still works so I would say Samsung Active 7 is Combat Proof and is viable phone.
Don't be fooled. This phone isn't rugged. Do a search on Galaxy S7 Pink Line - my Active version is affected by this too. And since it's just a few months outside of warranty, Samsung wants me to pay for their design flaws. Nope. Moving on...
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 isnÂ’t 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!