The screen isn't plastic, it has gorilla glass 4 but comes with a preinstalled plastic screen protector that you can remove with a small pen knife or your fingernail if you heat it with a hair dryer. The plastic screen protector scratches but the glass underneath doesn't.
It called Active has it for people that work on the Go Bulders, Personal trainers or just clumsy people if you're looking for designs Samsung has many alternative options.
Anonymous, 13 Mar 2018Its so uglyIt's not ugly, it's just 'quality free' (or without quality).
Is it rugged, but isn't resistant. It has a PLASTIC SCREEN. JerryRigEverything tested it and it scratches at level 3. The worst rugged phone. Ever.
I've had this phone for 6 months now... I love it so much- I actually LIKE the design of the galaxy and have dropped it many times- no issues, it has FM radio, great camera,powerful processor and excellent screen to boot.
strangely the battery life on mine is also the pits... thats because I'm running a custom rom... but it seems to be an S7 issue... really lousy! such a nice phone hindered by lousy software and poor battery life! and being ATT only locks it out for being a great phone, you can buy unlocked for around 300 bucks today and run but there were a lot of issues with early models water failing and pink lines so be careful. Lame, almost prefect but not quite
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.