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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (2016) review

Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Adreno 530
4 GB / 32 GB
5.1 inches (1440 x 2560 px)
12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Samsung announced the launch of the Galaxy S7 Active smartphone in 2016. The manufacturer is offering the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active phone with 5.1 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 4000 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 S7 Active specifications

BrandSamsung
NameGalaxy S7 Active
ModelSM-891A
Release date2016

Body

The weight of Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is about 6.53 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size.

Weight6.53 oz
Colorscamo green, sandy gold, titanium gray
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active comes with Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
CPUQuad-core, Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo, Dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
GPUAdreno 530

Display

The size of Galaxy S7 Active screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.1 inches Super AMOLED display of Samsung Galaxy S7 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 S7 Active (4 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM4 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Galaxy S7 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. The main camera of Galaxy S7 Active has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera5 MP
Main camera12 MP, 4032 x 3024 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashLED

Connectivity

The Samsung Galaxy S7 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 S7 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 S7 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
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBmicroUSB 2.0, USB host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 4000 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 S7 Active isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 4000 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. The Galaxy S7 Active phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. 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, fingerprint, gyroscope, heart rate, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active / SM-891A

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