Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Featured in Best Rugged
Announced:
Jun 8, 2015
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jun 12, 2015

PhoneArena Rating:

9.2
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Display

Display size:

5.1 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density:

577 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

66.27 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

16 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features:

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling

Front:

5 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)

Weight:

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Features:

Notification light

Colors:

Gray, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420

Processor:

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP8

RAM:

3 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB, not expandable

Available to use:

23 GB

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes, Qi wireless charging

Talk time:

24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Stand-by time (3G):

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Stand-by time (4G):

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)

Music playback:

61.00 hours

Video playback:

16.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 12, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG890A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.29 W/kg

Body:

0.17 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.40 W/kg

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G890

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Rugged phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (577 ppi)

Cons

No Cons

Description

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active features the same 5.1-inch screen that the regular Galaxy S6 is offering. The rugged version of Samsung's latest flagship handset is powered by the same octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, offering a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory is included. However, the Galaxy S6 Active has a bigger battery (3500 mAh), measuring 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm - thus being a bit larger and thicker than both the S6 and S6 edge.

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