Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Featured in Best Rugged
Announced:
Jun 6, 2016
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jun 10, 2016

PhoneArena Rating:

8.7
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Display

Display size:

5.1 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density:

576 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

64.29 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

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

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 megapixels

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions:

5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Green

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor:

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 530

RAM:

4 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Maximum User Storage:

23 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

Data:

HSPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 22, 2016

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG891A link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.92 W/kg

Body:

0.75 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.92 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 795

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G891A

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Pros

  • Rugged phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (576 ppi)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)
  • Big battery (4000 mAh)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

Description

Like the other two members of the Galaxy S7 series, the Samsung S7 Active is IP68-certified, meaning it's dust- and water-resistant. However, unlike the regular S7 and S7 edge, the S7 Active is shatter-resistant: according to Samsung, it will survive "drops from 5 feet or less on a flat surface". Moreover, the new rugged phone packs a 4000 mAh battery - considerably larger than the 3000 mAh battery you can find inside the regular S7. The S7 active is the first Galaxy active smartphone to include a fingerprint scanner (embedded in its home button). That aside, the handset offers most of the features that the regular Galaxy S7 has, including a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage space. The new phone is also great for taking photos and shooting video, as it comes with the same 12 MP rear camera that its S7 siblings have.

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