The rugged version of the Samsung flagship is back and this year it adds even more than its predecessors. The active variants of the S-series phones are built to last and endure the hardships of the outdoor world and this year’s phone is no different. Samsung has already built water resistance and dust proofing into the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge but the S7 Active can take a lot more of the beating. plus for the first time in the active series, there is a fingerprint sensor and Samsung pay support making it true flagship grade smartphone.
Samsung has built the devices with a lot more of rubber than usual. That’s a bad thing looks wise but design wise, it is a more durable product than ever. Samsung said that the phone comes with a military grade 810G shock resistance. Some People Who have looked at the phone for the first time thought this to be Galaxy S7 with a thin case. The profile of the phone is a slimmer this time even though more amount of rubber is added.
The Galaxy S7 active now comes with physical buttons instead of feather touch buttons on the regular Galaxy S7 but the home button houses a fingerprint scanner as the regular version.Samsung also mentioned that the display is shatterproof with Gorilla Glass 4 on the top and that’s a pretty nice thing.
The specs of the phone match the regular Galaxy S7 with Quad HD 5.1 inch display coupled with Snapdragon 820 processor. the phone also has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable memory. the same excellent camera found on the Galaxy S7 makes an appearance on the phone.the battery capacity is much higher at 4000mAh.
one curious thing to note is that the phone may not be compatible with Gear VR headset and that may be disappointing to some people but Samsung Cannot Please them all. all in all, the phone is a solid upgrade to the last years Galaxy S6 active and if you prefer a rugged phone for your daily adventures, then this is the phone to buy.
it is only available with AT&T and will cost $795.