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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Featured in Best Rugged
Announced:
Jun 06, 2016
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jun 10, 2016

PhoneArena Rating:

8.7
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Featured in Best Rugged
Announced: Jun 06, 2016
Market status: Released
Release date: Jun 10, 2016

PhoneArena Rating:

8.7
Read Full Review
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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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

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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) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p 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 5.9 oz (169 g)

Materials:

Main body: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock, Temperature

IP certified:

IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified:

Yes

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Gold, Gray, Green

Hardware & Performance

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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:

up to 200 GB

OS:

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

Battery

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Capacity:

4000 mAh

Charging:

Yes

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

HSPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

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

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

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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