Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review

(SM-G890) Score: 80.9 / 100

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is a very high quality phone, including a quite big 5.1" display, an extremely powerful Octa-Core CPU (they are really a Quad-Core running at 2.1 gigahertz and a Quad-Core clocking at 1500 megahertz), and two cameras, a 16 mega-pixels back camera and a 5 mega-pixels front camera. We will get a better understanding of this phone's features when we get into deeper details.

Samsung decided to power the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active using a Exynos 7 Octa 7420 system chip, holding a high speed 64-bits Octa-Core CPU (actually, there is a Quad-Core running at 2.1 gigahertz and another Quad-Core ticking at 1.5 GHz) and a huge 3 GB of RAM memory. To help with graphic rendering, this device also has a 650 megahertz Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. This cellphone counts with a big 32 GB internal memory and an SD memory card expansion slot, more than enough to store lots of apps, games, pictures and videos without worrying about filling it.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has an amazing design, with a thickness of just 0.35". This cellphone is quite a compact phone, taking into account that it has a 5.1 inches display and it has just 5.78" long.

This cellphone is equipped with a beautiful 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K) 5.1" screen, which makes everything look beautiful and brightful. Its screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch for gestures like pinch and zoom.

This cellphone features WiFi capability (which it can share with other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 4G (LTE) high performance connectivity and 3G fast data connection, supported by HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The S6 Active works with a Nano SIM card for GSM networks.

This device has two cameras, a 16 MP back camera and a 5 mega-pixels front camera. this device's back camera has an aperture of f/1.9 so it can take impressive pictures even in low light environments. It can also film videos in 3840x2160 (4K). The camera also includes a large number of interesting features like auto-focus, flash, fast burst mode, face detection shooting, optical image stabilization, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

This phone also features a great numbre of cool characteristics such as Fingerprint unlock, Near Field Communication (NFC), Infrared Transmitter, Bluetooth (enables communication with other devices, computers, and accessories) and GPS Navigation, and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This cellphone comes with an awesome 3500 mAh removable battery, enough to provide this device with an extremely long battery duration.

This cellphone is a high-end cellphone that costs about $ 245, which is quite close to other similar cellphones. This phone is probably a great option no matter if you are looking for a social phone, want a gaming cellphone, you love taking pictures or want it for work.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.0
Product code:SM-G890
Dimensions:5.78 x 2.90 x 0.35 inchesMetric14.68 x 7.37 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight: ouncesMetric0 gImperial
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Price:$ 245.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:5.1 inchesMetric13 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:576 pixels per inchMetric226.77 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Processor:ARM Cortex-A57 (Quad-Core 2100 MHz + Quad-Core 1500 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Mali-T760 MP8 (650 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD


Capacity:3500 mAh


Back camera:16 megapixels
    Sensor size:0.38 inches (1/2.6")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (4K)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode, Optical Image Stabilization and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor