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.
i just purchased the active 8 and it sucks. the physical body is designed all wrong.
my active 6 took a beating and was still in great shape. it weighs more and the screen is marginally bigger.
I dropped this phone once and it has two cracks on the glass.
the sides are very slippery and the rubber grip is only on the corners. who grabs their phone on the corners and they also changed the charger so now I have to spend another 100 bucks to have the same charger in everyplace I go why????
A.f, 16 Oct 2017Can i use it in iran?if you can found the "unlock operator" version,hence,you can use it but probably the boot loader won't to being unlock if you wanna use some other rom
Anonymous, 13 Oct 2017IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes - MIL-STD-810G compliant - s... moreI m using s6 active atm, and really its shock proof, many times its fallen from my hand and u dont believe no scratches on it. Appreciate samsungs efforts
IP68 certified - dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
- MIL-STD-810G compliant - salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
-- I guess only water and dust proot will be the truth others nahh just a gimik
I have had this phone for 1 month. Loved it until 2 days ago. My boyfriend and daughter had been trying to call me but they texted me and said it went straight to voice mail. So when I tried to return their calls, each time I tried the call immediately dropped without even sending it. I restarted my phone. I was able to call my boyfriend, but then tried to call my daughter and it dropped immediately again. I restarted my phone and it let me call her. Well she forgot to tell me something during our conversation and tried to call me right back, but it went straight to VM again. She texted me this, I tried to call her, it dropped, I restarted my phone again. You see the picture. This has not stopped and my phone will not receive calls at all without a restart, but if they don't call me right after the restart, the same thing happens all over again. I am taking it to AT&T tomorrow but it doesn't sound good. Mentally preparing to have to send my phone back for warrenty, or at least swapping for a new phone (I hope)....but am now sceptical that this could happen again with a replacement galaxy S8 active. Otherwise....I love my phone. Hate that this is happening.
Um GSMArena i am waiting patiently for you to do this review. IPhone came way after and no S8 Active
nm, 27 Sep 2017So, no barometer any more?There is. It's included in the Bigby assistant, according to Samsung's website
GSMArena I am patiently waiting for you to get this review underway. I appreciate all what you do.
If Samsung releases a dual sim variant of this phone, it would be a great hit.......
When will they make active version of the Note series??? That would be AMAZING!!!
All mobile are bad who has back glass body , without cover if you use mobile will be not safe , one time fall back side will be break