This phone is NOT shockproof and NOT waterproof. Phone dropped flat on hardwood floor and screen cracked. This is just the same screen as their other phones. They did not use the shatterproof screen like the S7 Active. A rainy day can make the screen fog up and the charge port fail. What a total waste of money. I should have gotten a Pixel and added a good waterproof case.
Grant, 29 May 2018Howdy guys, would anyone know if Samsung s8 active will work in Asia if I buy an unlocked devi... morehi...i'm from indonesia...and all samsung galaxy active series since S6 active works perfectly in any carrier in indonesia....without tricks or mod at all...
active series are not officially sold in indonesia but few importer sold active series (used condition) in here....
I am torn between choosing the OnePlus 6T or the Samsung S8 Active. I currently have a S6 active and it still looks and works like it did on day 1. I like the durability of the active models, but the 6T just looks like a superior phone tech-wise. So I'd like to hear opinions for and against to help me choose. Active has an SD Card slot capable of 512GB but 2GB less ram, Active has larger battery but what looks to be slower and older OS/chipset/CPU/GPU. Price is not a deciding factor.
In a nutshell, I am a family man who mainly uses his phone as, well, a phone. Never watched any movies on it, have watched a handful of youtube videos when really bored, have a handful of small simple games (like puzzles) to pass time periodically (nothing too complex) take pictures of my family and pets periodically as well, never really take any videos, I don't have social media so selfies and such never take place.
Looking forward to your thoughts!!
phone design to last for a year
I got this phone for it advertising on being extra resistant and to have extended life battery, well after a year of using it the battery life reduce to 2 - 3 hours, in regular use, i still have active warranty so i sent it back for repair, after a couple of days they came back to me to tell me i have to pay 500 for the repair because it has scratches in the back cover. they refused to service my phone under warranty.
worst part of the story, i had the Samsung galaxy active 7, same issue, but this one last around 14 months, so when i try to go for warranty, it was already out, that's why i really think they are design to last for a year.
For me samsung is over, i will go to OnePlus now.
Let me start off by saying I've been a long-time active fan I've had the Samsung 5 Active 6 active which five was the best platformer ever 6 they dropped the ball on not being able to add external memory the seven did not get a chance to try it but the 8 active it depends on what you use it for I think the Bigsby system should have been able to deactivated completely it should have been optional I voice text and it does not work well with Bigsby I've had the problem since day one and I hate to hear that there's no longer going to be an active line they're very tough phones long battery excellent pictures then waterproof and sometimes the health side of the phone help but overall if anyone is looking at this post I think they seriously drop the ball on the 8 active it had so much more potential JustFab making Bixby system the Mainstay of the phone really ruined the phone especially you look weird talking to your phone in public but it was a good concept it should have been able to deactivate or disabled
crackodoom, 14 May 2018So I've had one for a couple of months. S8 Active, that is. It has suffered two falls from a... moreI love my little iPhone 5S. Tough little trooper. Gave me many years of service. Retired it for an iPhone 8, but always been curious about the Active S8! Looks awesome but read it wasn't as tough and hard to repair on top of the buggy updates. Also the cancer stuff I had seen online was a weird series of complaints from people. But really want this phone bad
Shahzad Kaleem, 22 Sep 2018Best device ever used workung perfect with all carrier in pakistan. Thank you SamsungBro i live in turkey I don't have good experience in gsm bands can you tell me will it work at turkey
Best device ever used workung perfect with all carrier in pakistan. Thank you Samsung
wonder if Samsung is deliberately sabotaging S8 active so PPL will buy 9 and 10
Phone stopped working after 8 months. Had to pay 160 dollars for data retrieval and have a new phone sent out. Not impressed. If samsung continues making shotty products I'll take my business elsewhere.
it's been so glitch. The phone always says it has water in the usb. Turning it on has been an issue sometimes it wont turn on unless i plug my charger in at the same time i hold volume down and power button. I've always bought actives this is the worst one yet.
I listen to my phones radio every day. Just download the station App. I like KCBI FM.
Howdy guys, would anyone know if Samsung s8 active will work in Asia if I buy an unlocked device in the the US?
I don't understand Samsung limiting this device to the US market.
AnonD-731529, 18 Jan 2018Sorry to piss on your bonfire, but the S8 active is not realy about aethetics to begin with. I... moreSo I've had one for a couple of months. S8 Active, that is. It has suffered two falls from approx. 3 feet in height and has three chips, two resulting in minor (so far) spiderwebbing.
I'll vouch for water resistance, shock resistance, I can't prove dust resistance (since I'm not in a dusty environment), but I can say with 100% certainty that the screens on these phones SUCK. And almost NOBODY will repair it, and not for less than $325. Before you ask, yes, I have a case with a raised bevel.
Functionally, the phone is a beast. Great camera, memory, speed, battery, etc. Good luck being able to use it for very long if you don't keep it in a magic case.
Why have a phone with all this power if the glass is so thin it chips and spiderwebs at a minimal drop?
I had an iPhone 5s and was happy to make the switch because, well, I despise the proprietary Apple business acumen. However, that iPhone 5s took several years of abuse and never had so much as a scratch on it.