Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

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

PhoneArena Rating:

8.7
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Display

Size:

5.1 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density:

576 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

64.29 %

Features:

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 530

RAM:

4GB

Internal storage:

32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB

OS:

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

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase-detection autofocus

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 6.2 oz (177 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Camo green, Titanium gray, Sandy gold

Cellular

Data Speed:

HSPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Shopping information

MSRP:

$ 795

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G891A

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Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • Rugged device
  • High pixel density screen (576 PPI)

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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