Samsung Galaxy S6 Active “Most Rugged Device From Samsung” – Full Specs & Price

As we already loved what the Samsung Mobile did with their flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, Samsung Mobile wants to make us a bit more ruggedness with its Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. This year we were lucky to the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and now it is the turn of the ACTIVE version of the Galaxy S6. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is the latest addition to this high-end smartphone from Samsung to join the family of the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Key Features

Before we jump straight to the full Galaxy S6 Active specifications, you might be interested in seeing the device key features.

  • Operating System – Android OS, 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
  • Camera – 16 MP Camera + 5MP front facing camera
  • SIM – Single SIM Card
  • RAM – 3GB
  • Internal Storage – 32GB
  • Processor Speed – 1.5GHz quad-core & 2.1GHz quad-core Processors
  • Battery – Non-Removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S6

Buy from Jumia
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Buy from Jumia
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The Galaxy S6 Active is definitely a beast of a phone that totally crushes all other phones on the market. Many have owned every galaxy S phone made but, non have yet owned an Active version before. This awesome Samsung flagship device is totally for those people, especially professionals, who are interested in a powerful device that can handle the occasional knocks and drops in the course of their work. In short, it is a great option for the more active users around the world.

Does it bring more to the table apart from a more rugged form and various types of protection? We find out!

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During the construction of the Samsung Galaxy Active, attractiveness was obviously not put in to consideration by Samsung. The new Galaxy S6 Active body features a metal-like body made of tough plastic to fit ruggedness. It can withstand a fall from 1.2 metres. The Galaxy S6 Active has a rugged design that’s engineered for outdoor activities. Run in the rain, camp in the desert, dig in your garden—all with your phone by your side.


It is crystal clear that its maker preferred a tough looking phone – some models even have a military camouflaged design on it. It is no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active designed has passed the U.S. MIL-STD 810G testing for ruggedness.



While the original Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge comes in glass and metallic form, its Active counterpart sports a full plastic build with rugged lines and obvious signs that point towards the durability of this device. The phone is a bit thicker, taller, wider and heavier than the Galaxy S6.

This is by far the best Galaxy device we have heard of and ever owned.  Starting from the built quality, new TouchWiz UI, performance, camera, IP68 rating for water-resistance and is well protected against dust and shock., and an awesome battery that juices the device just blow up our mind, how perfect all of those go together on this phone.

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Samsung thought it well to leave the screen unchanged as it was on the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is fitted with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD impressive resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and an amazing 576 pixels per inch which aid a brighter and clearer images even in low-light conditions. Movie watching on this device will be a simply superb experience. In short, you have a crispy clear screen here. But the screen is not as curved as that on the Galaxy S6 Edge.

For the camera, Samsung provided a 16 megapixels rear-facing camera with an F1.9 lens and Auto HDR which at the launch event outperformed Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus in terms of low-light pictures.

The super-fast snapper can be quickly launched by double-tapping the Home button. There is also a quality 5 megapixels front-facing camera for selfies, wefies and video calling.


Just as it had been speculated in some quarters, Samsung’s own 64-bit, octa-core Exynos processor was chosen for the Galaxy S6 series over the more popular and tested Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. There must be something which we don’t see but that the smartphone manufacturer knows about the Exynos processor here.

The S6 Active is therefore powered by Exynos® 7420 Octa-core 64-bit processor clocked at 2.1 GHz, and backed by the Mali-T760 GPU. You are chanced to use multiple applications simultaneously without any lag time. So you can compose a work email while researching a topic on the Internet – all while streaming your favorite music.

LPDDR4 RAM of 3GB, which the company described as 88 percent faster, supports the processor. The device will be available in only 32GB internal storage models. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active runs on the latest Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop) operating system with an improved TouchWiz User Interface.

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It sports a larger battery of 3500mAh, which some users says can take them 4 days on a single charge with no power saving modes enabled. Lots of browsing the net and social feeds and still this battery just keeps on sailing!!! Definitely would give this phone a 1st pick for new phone shoppers.

Power saving modes are available, but didn’t prove to be necessary on most days, and even if the battery did drain, fast charging capabilities allowed for a full recharge in close to 90 minutes. In recent times, fast charging has felt like a consolation prize to make up for average battery life, but the Galaxy S6 Active proves that combining it with an adequately sized battery is definitely the better way to go. Tap Ultra Power Saving Mode at 10% charge and still get up to 24 hours of talk and text time.2 Use Fast Charging to power up to 50% in about 40 minutes.3 Or cut the cord and recharge wirelessly.

Finally, when it comes to the software side of things, the same streamlined TouchWiz experience keeps the Galaxy S6 Active snappy, smooth, and about as fast as we’ve ever seen on a Samsung device. The only significant addition is the Activity Zone, which basically limps together S Health, the media app called Milk, and some extra tools like a barometer and stopwatch together for easy access. By default, it is the app the opens when hitting the active key, but it is just as easy to put your own personal fitness application in place of it.

Speaking of personal customization, the theme engine has provided an option for users to change the general colors of core areas of TouchWiz, with replacement launchers and applications available for further changes. A great example of the changes possible is what I’ve done with my personal Galaxy S6 Active, but even then, the core of TouchWiz isn’t bogged down by the tweaks that have been made. The Activity Zone is not a huge improvement for the Galaxy S6 Active, but perhaps it’s better to look at this rugged phone as a powerful yet durable shell around whatever fitness ecosystem you might already use in Android.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active:

Device Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Smatphone Type Phablet
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
4G LTE Network Yes, LTE
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM)
Status Available. Released , June2015

Dimensions 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 8.6 mm
Net Weight 150 g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors White, Gray
Cover Plastic

Screen Type TFT capacitive touchscreen
Display Size 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Display
Display Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)
Multi-Touch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Screen Color 16M colors

Card slot n/a
Internal 32GB
OS Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Skin TouchWiz UI
Processors 1.5GHz quad-core & 2.1GHz quad-core Processors
Chipset Exynos 7420
GPU Mali-T760

Music Player Yes, MP3/WAV/FLAC/eAAC+ player
Video Player Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port Yes, 3.5mm jack

2G Speed up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G SpeedHSPA+ Up to 7.2 mbps downlink; Up to 21 mbps uplinkYes, up to 42Mbps
4G Speed Yes, up to 300Mbps
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Radio Yes, FM Radio
HDMI Port n/a
Infrared Port n/a
USB Yes, microUSB 2.0 (MHL 3), USB Host

Primary Camera 16 MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD (4k), 1080p HD Video
Seconday Camera 5 MP Camera, HDR, 1080p HD Video
Camera Features LED Flash, Panorama, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Auto HDR
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps
Flash Light Yes, LED flash

Capacity Non-Removable 3500 mAh Li-Ion Battery
Type Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery
Charging Type USB Micro 5V-1A Power Adapter
Charger Type Type AC100-240V.50-60HZ Input, 5V, DC 2 A Output
Stand-by up to 504 hours
Talk time up to 24 hours
Video/Music play up to 300 hours

Motion Sensing / Gesture Control Yes
Fingerprint n/a
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer, Heart Rate Monitor, Intelligent Digital Assistant, Voice Control
Video Streaming Yes
Active Noise Cancellation Yes (with dedicated mic)
Wireless Charging Yes (Qi/PMA)
Built-in Mobile Payment Yes, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Water Resistant Yes, IP68 certified, water resistant up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Dust Resistant Yes
Image Editor Yes
Video Editor Yes
Document Viewer Yes
Document Editor Yes
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Languages English, German, Spanish, Italian, French
Browser HTML5
Java n/a
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player – MP4/H.264 player – Document viewer – Photo viewer/editor – Voice memo/dial
What’s in the box – 1 × Smartdevice – 1 × USB cable – 1 × User manual – 1 × Power adapter (A right AC Adapter will be sent as your shipping country) – 1 × Ear Piece

Availablility n/a

Price level About N125,000 to N200,000

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Pricing & Availability

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is not yet available in some countries as well as availability in the Nigeria market. We currently have no data on pricing. When available, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Price is expected to range from N125,000 to N200,000 depending on your location.

Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S6

Buy from Jumia
Trusted Store
Buy from Jumia
Trusted Store

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