New videos show the features of Samsung's Galaxy S5 Active and compare it to the regular S5
From what we can see, the new smartphone runs Android 4.4.2, and has the same quad-core 2.46GHz Snapdragon 801 processor as the regular S5, plus 2GB of RAM. The screen of the S5 Active is a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED one, but it’s said that it’s “less washed out” and looks better.
The frame around the S5 Active seems to be made out of metal (with rubber encasing it - for more ruggedness, and probably a higher resistance to water). Unlike the regular S5, which features a 16MP rear camera with digital image stabilization, the S5 Active appears to have a rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS).
Another novelty of the Galaxy S5 Active is that it comes with an Activity Zone app that provides info from the device’s barometer and compass. The Activity Zone app can be directly opened with an Active Key that’s found on the left side of the handset (this also functions as a camera button).
The S5 Active that's presented in the videos is the SM-G870A variant, which should be released by AT&T in the US at some point (probably in the near future). In case the videos are taken down (which might actually happen pretty soon), we got you covered with some images - included after the video slideshow:
This is the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
source: TK Tech News (YouTube)
1. gigaraga (Posts: 1189; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Metal and OIS?1? This may be somethings hat the S5 wasn't. In between S5 and S5 Prime...awesome! !
10. james004 (Posts: 474; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Samsung makes such unnecessary phones.... maybe it should make one phone and make that phone good enough that there is no need for all fragmented lines of phones...... Like HTC and Sony!
12. sip1995 (Posts: 851; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Wait....what ? GS5 does not have OIS....even my Nokia Lumia 920 (2 1/2 years old) has OIS.
21. sergiobr (Posts: 421; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)
Wait ... what ? Nokia don´t have the right SW ??? Is missing File Explorer etc ???? even my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 (3 years) has it all.lol
23. rromerof (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
Wait... what? The S5830 lags for every simple app that is launched and has no space for apps?? My Nokia 701 is way better that Samsung junk
27. TheGenius (Posts: 338; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
Give some cold water to sip1995 .. he must be hurt badly ! :p
2. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Definitely a more appealing S5 than the S5 Band-Aid Edition.
3. gigaraga (Posts: 1189; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
There must be something wrong with your eyes for you to say that the original S5 looks like Band-Aid.
5. walnuttt (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)
Gigaraga, the one you are talking to is a fanboy a Sony or whatever brand. Its really obvious. Never mind him.
16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"He dislikes Samsung"
Not Samsung, just their latest phones, mainly because of KNOX, ugly/lame design, locked bootloaders, and having too many fake gimmicky features. Samsung makes some great tablets, especially the TabPro 8.4.
The S5 Active looks like a very nice phone. If they have a 16MP OIS camera on it and it is available with an unlocked bootloader on ATT, I may even get one.
17. Tizen007 (Posts: 516; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
One of the videos said that the S5 Active will have a 15.9MP camera so get one when it comes out.
19. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 38; Member since: 07 May 2014)
He is one of the most neutral people here on phonearena. I am also a fan of Samsung but after S4 and S5 I am more inclined towards LG. The real crown of Samsung are now it's Note phones and Note Tablets.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3252; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Google must be broken too. Lots of hits for S5 and band-aid:
Including this nice synopsis --
"Samsung’s plastic design for the Galaxy S5 has been widely criticized, with the pattern on the phone’s back cover likened to band-aid designs. Even Samsung has somewhat acknowledged its design issues, reshuffling the leadership of its mobile design team."
4. walnuttt (Posts: 77; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)
wow, metal and OIS camera really wowed me. They gave me a reason now why should I upgrade my S4 Active to S5 Active.
7. Miracles (Posts: 510; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Whats that blackened out strip at the bottom of the S5 Active say? I hope thats just not a very well made case for S5.
8. HASHTAG (Posts: 165; Member since: 31 Jan 2014)
It seems like both the S4 and S5 Active looks better than the original.
9. AstronautJones (Posts: 266; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
OK, so do we know if it is stuck with 16 GB?
13. papss (unregistered)
Hmm I sort of like it
14. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
wow i love it metal ois and hard plastic that overlaps and its waterproof hmm
15. alexthe10 (Posts: 15; Member since: 13 May 2014)
Wow talk about business. I was really looking to getting the G3 then heard about 1000$ price So i started thinking else where maybe blackberrys next flagship but wow this is something Im loving metal metal metal with those specs And cámara the only thing that might stop me is its UI. Im So darn confused any help on what to buy.
20. csoulr666 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)
What with Samsung's fetish for Hardware buttons on ruggedized phones? Why not virtual buttons
24. JMartin22 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
This basically confirmed that the Note 4 will most likely have OIS for the camera and it won't be a carbon copy plaster of the Galaxy S5 like all the other Notes and Galaxies before it. That's certainly nice to know.
25. Cicero (Posts: 395; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)
It is Active version. Design for "hard activities". I'm a fisherman. I love it.