Samsung Galaxy Active rugged smartphone surfaces

31 July 2019
It may go official next week on August 9.

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Mikey, 06 Aug 2019Prior to using the S8 active... I would have agreed the buttons ... moreBigger screen in the wild is not a big deal. and dirt in the wild is normal.

if you dont use it in the wild then dont get an active phone. it is bad choice to just get it for drops. get a shock case and a normal phone.

  • Mikey

SNA1970, 03 Aug 2019Because Physical Buttons are a MUST for Rugged phones . it was a... morePrior to using the S8 active... I would have agreed the buttons my old S6 active were better. But after some time using it, the trade off of bigger screen size, especially when using it as a GPS was worth it.

Plus it was one less place for dirt and crud to get hung up.

  • Mayonnaise

Is this the actual photos because android 8 is just outdated in 2019

I wonder if it has removable battery

dissapointed, 31 Jul 2019Samsung Why physical buttons, why ? It's going backward from S... moreBecause Physical Buttons are a MUST for Rugged phones . it was a mistake they removed them.

you need to understand that rugged phones are used in the forest and while doing sport and physical buttons allows you to use the phone without looking at the screen while your other hand is busy.

Jazz, 31 Jul 2019Of course it has thick bezels.... it's a fully ruggedized device... moreSorry for this(I thought my first reply was deleted)
Well it seems you did not heard about the old LG V10, which looks good, and it has a big screen, nor about Fujitsu smart phones, which are also shock resistant and also water resistant. :)

  • Matthew

Mikey, 31 Jul 2019I have owned the entire Active series of phones, except the S7 v... moreCompletely agreed

I have a s8 active and love it but this thing is not a successor, even having a better processor...

This is weird

Disaponred

  • Anonymous

CS, 31 Jul 2019Sucks it will be locked into AT&T and wont get a global rele... moreProbably because AT&T told Samsung they wanted a ruggedized version of the S series for their U.S. customers. I'm just glad that I have access to it here in the states.

  • Anonymous

The design is insignificant when it comes to rugged smartphones, the Galaxy Active is officially on my radar because of its small 5.2" screen and large 4500mAh battery, it's the perfect phone to travel with. I expect very good battery performance and it better deliver.

  • Pooper

Trooper, 31 Jul 2019If you have to ask that sort of question about a rugged phone, t... moreI have a use for rugged phone , please explain me the physical buttons ?
Would be so much better without them.

  • Essen

This is perfect. For all those complaining about bezels and buttons, this isn't for them and they have the entire smartphone industry to choose from. This is a phone I'd buy if it were available to me. The only thing I don't like is the position of the fingerprint scanner. They could have integrated it with the home button in front. Nevertheless, you can't have everything.

  • Jeebs

Anonymous, 31 Jul 20195,2" and 4500mAh - sadly not a flagship...why do companies miss ... moreare you one of those people- or are you advocating for a "friend with small hands "

  • Anonymous

Hopefully availability is good.

  • Trooper

dissapointed, 31 Jul 2019Samsung Why physical buttons, why ? It's going backward from S... moreIf you have to ask that sort of question about a rugged phone, then you have no use for such a phone...

  • Anonymous

Atlast phone who is good for these who work hard job sometimes.

  • dissapointed

Samsung Why physical buttons, why ?
It's going backward from S8 Active!

  • Mikey

GAMIRSFM, 31 Jul 2019For many people complainig about the design looking ugly and hav... moreI have owned the entire Active series of phones, except the S7 variant along with the Rugby Smart and Pro over the years.

I was the target market for this phone, and completely understand and appreciate the bezels.

BUT... a 5.2" screen? Physical buttons on the front of the phone with a poorly placed finger print reader on the back? The screw to hold the back cover on? Do we have flaps for the covers again? It's like the greatest complaints of the their rugged phones all merged into one phone. If they wanted to do an S9 Active they should have evolved the S8 Active, just like they did the standard S8 into the S9.

For many people complainig about the design looking ugly and having thick bezels.
No wonder why we never get ruggerized phones nowdays...

  • Mikey

WTF is that??????

Seriously the design of the S8 active was very good. It was balanced between the regular phone and a brick.

They've gone to "brick" and stuck old hardware in it.

Thank god I'm done with that company.

This looks like the successor to the Samsung S8 Active... like a Samsung S9 Active.

It's possible it is that phone, and was cancelled by AT&T, probably due to low sales. That is a good thing. I want Samsung to make these phones, but don't make it exclusive to only USA/AT&T. There's a strong appeal for these phones, for having better durability and battery life than the regular lame flagships.

Plus they feel good in the hand and pocket, without the need for any protective case.