The back cover is totally ugly especially the 4 corners, honestly. This is the marketing strategies, if you want durability you will lost the beauty, but if you want more beautiful phone you will lose the durability and bezel-less will also losing the selfie quality and losing the fingerprint scanner at a nice placement.
Why does the shortcut button have to become the Bixby button?! Why Samsung???
ISN'T THIS PARAGRAPH WRONG??
"The Galaxy S8 Active captures images at a resolution of 4032x3024 pixels with its 12MP sensor. However, you have the option to change the image's aspect ratio from the native 4:3 sensor. Thing is, we'd advise against this since it crops pixels away from the sensor, leaving you with a smaller field of view. If you still want to, you can crop the frame to a 16:9 aspect ratio or 18.5:9 so the image fits perfectly within the entire area of the phone."
TRY TAKING A 4:3 VS 16:9 PICTURE..
YOU MAY BE SURPRISED THAT THE 16:9 IS THE CROPPED VERSION AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND (WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE PICTURE, NOT YOUR PHONE DISPLAY. THOUGH THE DISPLAY MAY BE FULLSCREEN IN 16:9, THE PICTURE IN 4:3 RATIO CAPTURES A WIDER VIEW. TRY IT FOR YOURSELF.)
Does this phone will available in malaysia market?? Really need this phone as iÂ’m active personwith many outdoor activities involved.. thanx!!
email@example.com, 19 Nov 2017Why?The corners are rounded. By definition a point-less device.
Wow, Better battery, Samsung you have done so well on the battery this time. Good job done. I would love to own one of this because of the battery and strong body.
reyder, 23 Oct 2017i just purchased the active 8 and it sucks. the physical body is designed all wrong. my activ... moreI love this phone, no flat screen, looks cool and the battery lasts forever. That's just a start, I could go on but to summarize,. Wonderful device!
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2017Active without BAROMETER ?!? Come on , wake up ! Look the competitors, how it's done !It has barometer
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2017Active without BAROMETER ?!? Come on , wake up ! Look the competitors, how it's done !It has. Its in the activity zone.
Active without BAROMETER ?!? Come on , wake up ! Look the competitors, how it's done !
Anonymous, 28 Oct 2017I have just purchased the phone. I have read all the comments and I have my own opinion. Y... moreI'd want it with a nice case to further protect it and the built-in protection because even though the phone is basically made with a case, that non-removable case can get messed up in no short time, plus there are still reports of broken glass, so extra protection is needed. Also, I wish Samsung (and others) would stop the madness or region-locking phones by disabling bands.
IMO, the mistake made by Samsung since the S4 Active was not making an optional "Active Case", as was available for the S4 Active. I found mine purely by mistake and hands down, this is the best addition to these phones. I've dropped mine numerous times with no damage. Plus it's cheap- 10-15 Euros and gives those who want it extra protection with a minimal size penalty. Combined with some hardened glass protector, it's superb and one reason I still stay with this old phone. I know the phones have built-in ruggedization on the cases, but falls damage the bumpers and don't provide the most protection for the phone.
I have just purchased the phone.
I have read all the comments and I have my own opinion.
You have the S8 with a built in case and a big battery. Really what else can someone ask for?
If you buy this phone thinking it is an S8 then your wrong. You will get out of this phone what it is and what it brings to the table over the S8 and if that suits you then it will be the right phone for you.
I have had a S8 and now I am using a S8+ until I copy all my info over and neither battery lasts a day for me. I love the screen and the phone it's self but the battery and the fact of being nervous if I drop it with the lack of bezel on the screen.
Hopefully the S8 active will last the day and the design of the phone is more what I want out of a phone.
Again it is a personal choice of what phone to use but so many people get a phone to just put on the tables next to their keys to show off rather than what a phone can do for you and what they were designed to do.