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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active (2015) review

Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Mali-T760 MP8
3 GB / 32 GB
5.1 inches (1440 x 2560 px)
16 MP, 2988 x 5312 px, autofocus

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy S6 Active smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active phone with 5.1 inches display, Exynos 7 Octa 7420 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.1 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1440 x 2560 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy S6 Active
ModelSM-G890
Release date2015

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is about 6 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Samsung phone are average (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches).

Weight6 oz
Dimensions5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches
Colorsgray, white
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active comes with Android OS v5.0 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.0 (Lollipop)
SoCExynos 7 Octa 7420
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
GPUMali-T760 MP8

Display

The size of Galaxy S6 Active screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.1 inches Super AMOLED display of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active with 1440 x 2560 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.1 inches
Resolution1440 x 2560 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active (3 GB) cannot be expanded.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotno

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy S6 Active is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera16 MP, 2988 x 5312 px, autofocus
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Galaxy S6 Active comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Galaxy S6 Active phone doesn't have built-in FM radio.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Galaxy S6 Active isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Samsung phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, gyroscope, heart rate, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4, Dustproof and water-resistant
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active / SM-G890

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