Samsung Galaxy S7 active

Everyone says that the two biggest things they want in a smartphone are a tough screen that won’t break, and super-long battery life. And the new Samsung Galaxy S7 Active delivers on both at one expense: compared to the premium elegance of the original Galaxy S7, it ain’t pretty.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active smartphone was launched in June 2016. The phone comes with a 5.10-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

The Galaxy S7 Active is certainly not the best looking phone but the more rugged design and better battery life are more than worth the compromise. In fact, considering the more fragile build of the Galaxy S7 and its susceptibility to damage, the S7 Active is arguably the better smartphone. If the Galaxy S7 were a sports car, the Galaxy S7 Active could only be considered a tank; both will get you to your final point but only one will handle anything you can throw at it.

Samsung Galaxy S7 active

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DesignTechnical characteristics
Samsung Galaxy S7 active

Photo mohanrajdurairaj on Flickr

Samsung Galaxy S7 active

Photo mohanrajdurairaj on Flickr

Samsung Galaxy S7 active
Samsung Galaxy S7 active
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, June
Status Available. Released 2016, June
BODY Dimensions 148.8 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm (5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 in)
Weight 184.8 g (6.53 oz)
SIM Nano-SIM
– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– MIL-STD-810G certified – salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.1 inches (~64.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~576 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
CPU Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPU Adreno 530
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Features 1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, Auto HDR, dual-video rec.
Secondary 5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Radio Stereo FM radio, RDS
USB microUSB v2.0, USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 384 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 32 h (3G)
Music play Up to 110 h
MISC Colors Camo Green, Titanium Gray, Sandy Gold
Price group 9/10

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