Samsung Galaxy S7 Active – Complete Review

Released in June, 2016, Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the latest smartphone from the Korean Giant, combining high end specs with a rugged, water and dustproof contour. It’s probably one of the toughest handsets ever produced by Samsung that not only provides solid protection against extreme weather conditions, but also sports cutting edge technology to meet modern day needs. It’s currently available under the hood of US carrier AT&T.

When it comes to battery life, Samsung surprises us by introducing a huge 4,000mAh battery, that’s being considered as one of the great pluses by the customers. What’s exclusive in this specific model is an extra Physical Key located on the handset’s side, taking you directly to the Activity Zone application.


Key Features

  • Designed to cope with MIL-STD-810G Standard with improved salt, humidity, dust, vibration, rain, transport, solar radiation, and thermal shock resistance.
  • IP68 Certification – dust and water proof with a depth of up to 5 feet for 30 minutes.
  • Supper AMOLED qHD 5.1-inch touch display with 1440 x 2560p resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 coating. It can withstand a nasty drop from 5 feet onto the solid concrete.
  • Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with Adreno 530 GPU.
  • 32GB built-in storage with memory expansion of up to 256GB, 4GB RAM
  • Google’s Android OS v 6.0.1 Marshmallow together with Touchwiz UI
  • 12MP rear image sensor with features including f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, 4K video recording, optical image stabilization, 4micron pixel size, and phase-detection diodes.
  • 5-megapixel front facing shooter with QHD video, f/1.7 aperture, HDR
  • Barometer, heart-rate sensor, fingerprint sensor, SpO2 sensor
  • Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Cat.9, IR port, Beidou/GPS/GLONASS, NFC, ANT+
  • FM Radio
  • 4000mAh battery, wireless charging


  • A little thick
  • Limited availability with AT&T
  • Not compatible with Samsung Gear VR

We are hoping to see Samsung releasing the unlocked, carrier-free version of this sturdy smartphone soon. When will this happen, honestly we have no idea about it. Please share your valuable feedback in the comment section below.