Samsung Galaxy S5 Active now available from AT&T

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active now available from AT&T
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is now available from AT&T. This variant of Samsung's flagship smartphone, is rugged enough to beat the elements. The phone is shock resistant to protect it from your clumsy butterfingers. It also is resistant against dust and water. Despite rumors that the phone would be IP68 certified, it turns out that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has the same IP67 certification that the regular Samsung Galaxy S5 has. This means that both variants of the phone can survive a submersion in up to 3.2 feet of water for as long as 30 minutes.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active features a 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display, with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and a quad-core 2.5GHz processor under the hood. 2GB of RAM is on board with 11GB of storage available. A 16MP camera adorns the back of the phone, while a 2MP snapper is on the front. A 2800mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 4.4.2 is pre-installed.

For those willing to sign a two-year pact, the handset is priced at $199.99. For those using the AT&T Next 18 plan, the device is zero down and $27.50 a month for 18 months. Those using AT&T Next 12 pay zero down, and $35.75 a month for 12 months. And those purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T, get to save $50 on the purchase of the Samsung Gear Fit through July 24th.

No doubt that there will be some disappointed in the Galaxy S5 Active having the same IP certification as the regular model. But then again, it is priced the same. Perhaps the rumored Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will be the model that brings enhanced water resistance to Sammy's flagship.


source: AT&T

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Galaxy S5 Active
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh

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30 Comments

1. likemorethan1

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Not much of a rumour anymore

2. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

I would like to get this one. Wow

5. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Can you pls explain which part made you go 'wow'?

11. maherk

Posts: 6637; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The fact that it is one of the few if not the only rugged phone with top notch specs.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is a good point -- it may be the only smartphone with good specs that has the MIL-spec 810G rating.

15. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

A super rugged smartphone with super premium features with no cut offs in terms of camera or screen like GS4 active + the device looks truly awesome.

16. farhad_per

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

Totally agree...loving it..

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

So it's basically a Galaxy S5 with a permanently attached rugged case. Not impressive...

4. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Exactly! -_-

18. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

I'd imagine that simply attaching a rugged case wouldn't magically give that IP68 rating yes?

19. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually it would... but this is better because any case you attach to a SGS5 to make it as tough as this, would make the phone significantly bigger. I would get THIS over the "regular" S5

21. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

actually, according to the article and slide 5, it has a IP67 rating, not IP68

29. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

It has the same IP rating as the original S5...

6. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Looks impressive considering the back of the phone...just wish they would've made at least IP68 or new features to accommodate the 'acrive' feel. ..still a nice phone nonetheless

7. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I duuno why but i think that the design of the S4 active was still a lot better

30. piskoltip

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 01, 2014

Totally agreed.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It looks like the S5 Active does not have KNOX. At least it is not mentioned on the ATT site. Maybe the bootloader will be unlocked. One can always hope.

9. .KRATOS.

Posts: 436; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

I dunno y they make such variant of s5, y can't they include all in one.

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So, it's like a Galaxy S5 with a case already on it. What a waste.

14. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

I think it looks quite different. - The back certainly looks different. I like it better than the original S5. especially that Camo Green.. looks great. - There's also three hard keys instead of just one. Plus there's an active button on the left side. - The Active's edges looks a bit squarish compared to the S5. The only thing that missing from the S5 is the fingerprint scanner, which I heard doesn't work that well.

23. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

So... It's like a Galaxy S5 with a case on it. That would change it's appearance.

13. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

What a Iron"Phone".

17. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Not that this is entirely on topic but after having looked at the (usual suspect of a typical Samsung product design cue) back loud speaker in the vid, you gotta ask yourself "Would it really really really be that high of a bar to put something DUAL+landscape speakers instead and it doesn't have to be Boomsound-ish big???". I mean really...

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 1757; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

This is what the S4 active should have been. Except for that stupid camo cover, the phone looks pretty good.

22. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

It's.... um... ridiculously ugly to be honest. It kind of looks like a Windows Phone from 2010.

26. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

That's a matter of opinion. Personally I love the way it looks. Already ordered one.

28. jellmoo

Posts: 2525; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Oh absolutely, beauty is totally subjective. I just find that the physical buttons looks cheap.

24. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

Funny thing is that all of the at&t stores in my area at least have no clue about this phone yet. They are like never heard of it or you must be referring to the s4 active.

25. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Their website DOES say it's web only right now.

27. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

It doesn't when I look at it but they had no clue about it period and one tried to tell me that it was not on the website at all.

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