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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Specifications

Samsung Galaxy S5 ActiveNotebook: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (Galaxy Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 330
Display: 5.1 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.17kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)

Reviews for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
While the S5 Active is larger and heavier than the original Galaxy S5, what it lacks in lightness it more than makes up for with military-spec durability. The only Android phone tougher than the S5 Active is the 4.5-inch Kyocera Brigadier and its Sapphire Shield screen. But fitted with last-gen components, the Brigadier's Snapdragon 400 is lapped by the S5 Active's Snapdragon 801 chip. With the S5 Active's speedy processor, enduring battery and even louder speakers, you get the equivalent of Mustang performance in a Humvee body. Now all you have to do is prepare for life without the limits of conventional smartphone worries, and figure out what to do with the extra money you would have spent on a case.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
We usually think of smartphones as delicate devices, prone to crack from accidental drops or die from unintended water contact. The Galaxy S5 Active raises the bar for ruggedness in smartphones without sacrificing screen space or functionality. The special apps that come with the device show the designers put some thoughts into assembling some useful tools that would fit into the lifestyle of those who would use a sturdy phone. Aside from the ruggedness, the phone can stand on its own as a reliable mobile device for text, photos, messages, and social media. The FHD screen makes it a decent multimedia player for visual, but it’s undermined by the back-facing speaker. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a good reliable mobile phone for anybody, but especially for the sporty, active users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
We usually think of smartphones as delicate devices, prone to crack from accidental drops or die from unintended water contact. The Galaxy S5 Active raises the bar for ruggedness in smartphones without sacrificing screen space or functionality. The special apps that come with the device show the designers put some thoughts into assembling some useful tools that would fit into the lifestyle of those who would use a sturdy phone. Aside from the ruggedness, the phone can stand on its own as a reliable mobile device for text, photos, messages, and social media. The FHD screen makes it a decent multimedia player for visual, but it’s undermined by the back-facing speaker. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a good reliable mobile phone for anybody, but especially for the sporty, active users.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: A high-end phone for the accident prone
Source: Greenbot English
The Galaxy S5 Active is a lot of things. A good all-around phone that’s sturdy would be one way to describe it. Another would be that its a Galaxy S5 with a slimmed-down Otterbox case on it. Available in Ruby Red and Titanium Gray, and Camo Green, the S5 Active will cost you the same as the regular Galaxy S5, $200 on a new contract. Now it just comes down to which you prefer: the plasticy beauty of the original Galaxy S5 or the brawn of the S5 Active.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active review: Combat ready
Source: GSM Arena English
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is the best equipped rugged smartphone out there. If you are in the United States and looking for a smartphone of this type, the handset must be at the very top of your shopping list. Potential users in the rest of the world should look forward to the wide release of the handset as well. But only if they can provide the life of adrenaline and adventure this phone is built for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2014
90% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (AT&T)
Source: PC Mag English
The Galaxy S5 Active makes no real compromises to earn its more adventurous designation. I don't care for fingerprint scanners, and I think the Active key will be genuinely more useful for the majority of people. Otherwise, it offers the exact same experience as the standard GS5. I personally prefer the S5 Active's design, and the added weight makes it feel like a more premium device in my hands. Either would make a fine choice, but if you're a klutz or adrenaline junkie, the Active should jump to the top of your list. It shares our Editors' Choice award with its otherwise identical, non-Active sibling on AT&T.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Galaxy S5 Active is a smartphone that has a much better chance of surviving the length of that two-year contract than your typical handset. Plus, you get all the best goodies the regular S5 has to offer, including its bright and rich full HD screen, long battery life and feature-rich camera. The louder speaker than the S5 is another plus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model: Rugged and the ability to take on the elements, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a flagship device with endurance in mind. There are 3 colors to choose from; camo green, titanium grey and ruby red. The buffed up device looks like a Samsung Galaxy S5 with a durable aftermarket casing attached. Edges are slightly curved but the corners are padded to increase shock durability. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is dustproof and water-resistant. The 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Needless to say, the display quality is superb with 432 ppi and vivid colors.

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat device is upgradable to v5 Lollipop. At the core is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU and 16 GB internal memory. Users can increase storage using a microSD with up to 128 GB. The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is equipped with a 16 MP autofocus rear camera, which delivers impressive snapshots and a 2 MP front camera. Other capabilities include Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and USB host. Battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is good with a Li-Ion cell rated at 2800 mAh. This device is certainly a good alternative for users looking to feature rich flagship device with equally good durability.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


5.1":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.17 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Samsung: The Samsung Group is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand in South Korea. The meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars". The Samsung brand is one of the most important brands of South Korea. Samsung is an international notebook manufacturer of medium size according market shares and reviews.

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81.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-19 (Update: 2014-06-19)