Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

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.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G890

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • Rugged device
  • High pixel density screen (577 PPI)

Cons

  • 32GB basic storage (not expandable)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 5.1 inches
Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 66.27 %
Colors: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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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: 3GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 32GB, available to use: 23 GB, not expandable
Device type: Smartphone
OS: Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop) Screenshots

Battery

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Capacity: 3500 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: Qi wireless charging

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
Features: OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Front: 5 MP (HDR)
Video capture: 2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
Dimensions: 5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
Weight: 5.29 oz (150.0 g)
Materials: Back: Plastic
Resistance: Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Features: Notification light
Keys: Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors: Gray, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
UMTS: Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Data Speed: LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM
HD Voice: Yes

Multimedia

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Headphones: 3.5mm 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

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, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer
Other: NFC, ANT+, Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Hearing aid compatible: M3, T3

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
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.29 W/kg
Body: 0.17 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.58 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.40 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced: Jun 08, 2015
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Carrier Availability

Discontinued

AT&T

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