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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Hands On

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


Samsung recently launched complete range of Galaxy S Series in a couple of months the various handsets came on surfaces and give best experience to the users. Firstly Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy S5 and after that they revealed the other versions of the previous handset like Galaxy S5 Octa Core, Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy S5 Prime and now “Galaxy S5 Active” is ready to hit the market soon. Like the previous handsets the new arrival is also going to be of same high standard and would be popular among the users. Galaxy S5 Active comes with some additional features which make the users amaze. Let us see what the features are in detail.






Operating System

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Weight & Dimension

170.1 g , 145.3 x 73.4 x 8.9 mm

Display Type

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

Size & Resolution

5.1 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels


Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400


Qualcomm Snapdragon 801


Adreno 330



2 GB RAM , 16 GB On Board, (11.2 GB user available),                                       Extendable up to 64 GB  


Primary 16 Mega Pixel, Secondary 2 Mega Pixel


Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery

Stand By   Up to 480 h

Talk Time Up to 29 h




2G Network        GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network        HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network        LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600



Camo Green, Titanium Grey, Ruby Red






Design And Display

Samsung galaxy S5 Active has Super AMOLED capacitive 5.1 inches touch screen having 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions which gives the sharp and bright interface to the users and they will enjoy the true color of the movies or the images. The capacitive touch screen gives the efficient touch to the handset and users will use the handset without any irritation or difficulty. The handset can work with the single touch. It has very proportionate dimensions; 145.3 x 73.4 x 8.9 mm gives the prefect and accurate measure to the handset and it weighs 170.1 grams which is slightly heavy while holding in hand or putting in pocket. As compared to Galaxy S5 the Active version of this handset is quite heavy the galaxy S5 is less in weight by 25 grams and the actual weight of Galaxy S5 is 145 grams which is quite balanced and easy to carry and used.

  Software And User Interface

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active runs the same version of the operating system Android 4.4.2 KitKat already run in Samsung galaxy S5. This is one of the famous and the easiest operating system currently in use and every one can use this operating system without any problem. This is the light in working and use the minimum power while operating thereby a longer battery life. Users find no difficulty in running on applications and can enjoy all features of the handset.

Processor and Memory

The Galaxy S5 Active is equipped with Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor with a chipset of Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 combination with Adreno 330 GPU (Graphic Processing Unit), 2 GB RAM and 16 GB on board memory is present in the handset but users can use 11.2 GB because the remaining is consumed by the software. The handset supports the external memory and users can extend the memory up to 64 GB with the help of micro SD card. As compare to the Galaxy S5 there is no difference between the two, both are same in the hardware and software configuration and both can work efficiently.


Camera is the main part of any handset and users want maximum feature on their handset camera. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has a 16 Mega Pixel rear camera having 3456 x 4608 pixel density with LED flash light and auto focused smart feature which give the accuracy to the images while traveling capturing the object while moving. The pixel density of camera is quite sufficient to give the sharp and fine look to the images in true colors. The secondary camera based on 2 mega pixel which is better and perfect for video calling. 

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active 


Samsung always try to provide the better battery backup to the users. Galaxy S5 active is powered by Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery which is quite heavy in working and provide the 480hours time on standby mode and 29 consecutive hours of talk time which is quite enough for the talkative persons. The plus point for the battery is removable if any mishandling happed with the battery users don’t need to change or replace the whole handset they can easily change the battery.

Smart Features Comparison Between Galaxy S5 & Galaxy S5 Active

 If we talk about the extra smart features the both have a difference between them let us see the difference of both.

·         The both handset are IP67 certified and able to resist under the 1 meter water for 30 minutes and the both handset are also the dust proof.

·         The Galaxy S5 have a paypal finger print scanner with this scanner users can use their paypal accounts and do their transactions VIA paypal unfortunately the Galaxy S5 Active don’t  have this smart feature of paypal finger print scanner.

·         The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is additionally certified with MIL-STD-810G which means the handset is able to resist in salty climate as well as the rain. The handset can survive in moisture and can be able to bear the shocks and fluctuations of electricity. Unfortunately these smart features are amiss in Samsung Galaxy S5 and these features make the handset superior on the previous one.        



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