Samsung Galaxy S6 active

Samsung Galaxy S6 active
  • 5.1" 1440x2560 pixels
  • 16MP 2160p
  • 3GB RAM Exynos 7420 Octa
  • 3500mAh Li-Ion
Released 2015, June 170g, 8.6mm thickness Android 5.0.2, up to 6.0.1, TouchWiz UI 32GB/64GB storage, no card slot
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Also known as Samsung Galaxy S6 active G890

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 29, 40
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Announced 2015, June. Released 2015, June
Status Discontinued
Dimensions 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 in)
Weight 170 g (6.00 oz)
 IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min)
MIL-STD-810G compliant salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
Type Super AMOLED
Size 5.1 inches, 71.7 cm2 (~66.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~576 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
OS Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), TouchWiz UI
Chipset Exynos 7420 Octa (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T760MP8
Card slot No
Internal 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
 UFS 2.0
Main Camera
Single 16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), 1/2.6", 1.12┬Ám, AF
Features LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, stereo sound rec., OIS, gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera
Single 5 MP, f/1.9, 22mm (wide)
Video 1080p@30fps
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, aptX
Positioning GPS, GLONASS
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
Type Li-Ion 3500 mAh, non-removable
Charging 15W wired
Wireless (Qi/PMA) (market dependent)
Stand-by Up to 504 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 24 h (3G)
Music play Up to 57 h
Colors White, Gray
Models SM-G890A
SAR 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.48 W/kg (head)     0.42 W/kg (body)    
Price About 350 EUR
Battery life Endurance rating 109h

User opinions and reviews

  • s6 fan
  • 29 Jun 2023
  • Y9{

I dropped this thing plenty, over six years of steady use. It held up fine until a few months ago when it developed a hairline fracture on the screen.

who would have a mind putting amoled display on a rugged device? i hope whoever used this, don't suffer from green lines. if they drop it to the floor.

  • Minu
  • 01 May 2023
  • ter

The A42 is a poor upgrade to this beast

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