Samsung Galaxy S7 Active User Reviews

Overall user rating

9.0

The overall rating is the average of all user reviews, while the overall alternatives are the ones that has been listed most.

Camera
9.0
Multimedia
10.0
Internet
10.0
Call quality
9.0
Battery
8.0
Reception
7.0
Display
10.0
Build quality
10.0
Text input
8.0
Everyday usage
9.0
UI speed
9.0
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sheetflyer960 posted on Aug 11, 2017, 9:03 PM
Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

9.0

Not Just For The Outdoors-Person

sheetflyer960 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

This phone pays for itself considering how durable it is. Some software quirks can break the illusion of an otherwise smooth user experience.

Battery life is fantastic if you live in a major city such as New York or Los Angeles. It is also great out in the middle of nowhere. Useful for a trucker such as myself. Towns and suburbs are an odd and underwhelming weakness.

The camera and overall media consumption are top spec and second to none. The speaker could use slight improvement but is only an invisible sacrifice to gain the IP67 rating.

ATT refuses to unlock my FULLY PAID for device. Not that I want to switch. This means I can't root and free up storage as easily. 32gb should not be a storage option past $500 USD. Otherwise its a perfect phone.

Build quality
10.0
I've dropped this phone a few times and it's still truckin' on. The 'glass' is not scratch resistant so keep your phone and keys/loose change is separate pockets.
Reception
7.0
The reception is excellent in cities. However when away from densely metropolitan areas the poor signal will cause battery life to suffer. Same thing used to happen to my Note 4. If I use wifi all day the battery actually lasts.
Call quality
9.0
HD voice users are far and few between but it is included.
Internet
10.0
The stock browser is among the best.
Multimedia
10.0
Media wise, there aren't many things that stump the S7 Active.
Camera
9.0
This is the same camera in the S7 and Note 7. From time to time the sharpness will drop unexpectedly.
UI speed
9.0
The onboard maintenance software does a satisfactory job of keeping the phone fast.
Everyday usage
9.0
All is well in everyday usage. The fingerprint can be a hassle even if when it is setup properly.
Text input
8.0
The stock Samsung keyboard is fine and functional. I use SwiftKey. For some reason the keyboard tends to disappear randomly from time to time. This is more of an android problem but is most notable on my S7 Active compared to any other device I own, past or present.
Display
10.0
The AMOLED screen is the best out.
Battery
8.0
The battery can last, however poor signal can drain it much faster than desired.

Pros

  • MIL-SPEC 810G and IP67
  • High PPI Screen
  • SD Card Slot
  • Active Key Can Be Assigned To Apps
  • Tons Of Features

Cons

  • Inconsistent Battery Life Due To Sham Signal
  • ATT Exclusive - I Bought The Phone Outright And They Refuse To Unlock It - I'm On ATT Pre-Paid
  • Speaker Could Be Slightly Better
  • 64gb Of Internal Storage Would Have Been Nice
  • Why Is Glove Mode Gone?!

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