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Five reasons why the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is Super Duper Cool

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is the third generation of Samsung’s Active line of smartphones that started with the S4 Active in 2013. It’s essentially the water-resistant version of the S6, capable of being submerged in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
It is also shockproof and is able to resist a drop from up to 4 feet.
Here are five reasons why you might want to go get  Active.

1. THE BATTERY IS ENORMOUS

The S6 Active’s battery has a super giant 3,500mAh cell that dwarfs the 2,550mAh battery in the regular S6. As a result, the battery life issues we saw with the S6 are non-existent with the S6 Active. It also has the fast charging features of the S6 and can be wirelessly charged with Qi compatible chargers. If only every phone had a battery this large.

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2. IT HAS AN EXTRA SHORTCUT BUTTON

The S6 Active has a unique button on the left side just above the volume rocker. By default, this launches Samsung’s Activity app, but you can reprogram it to whatever you want. I set it to launch the TV remote app with a single press, and launch Spotify with a longpress.

3. SAME PERFORMANCE AND CAMERA AS THE S6

Having great performance, an awesome screen, and an impressive camera. It’s just as fast, it’s screen is just as sharp and bright, and the camera is just as good as the S6 and S6 Edge, which are three things you wouldn’t want to compromise on for the Active version.

4. IT STAYS COOL UNDER PRESSURE

The glass-and-metal S6 and S6 Edge both get very warm during normal activities, but the all-plastic S6 Active doesn’t heat up at all. Even while multitasking and juggling a bunch of things at once, the Active stays cool and more comfortable in your hand.

5.WATER RESISTANT AND SHOCK PROOF

And my favourite feature, The S6 Active can be submerged in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes and walk away just fine. It can also withstand a 4-foot drop without worry, which is something the standard S6 might crack or shatter under. The S6 Active does all of this without requiring annoying port covers over its Micro USB charging port or headphone jack.

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE

DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.1 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~576 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  – TouchWiz UI

BODY
SIM Nano-SIM
  – IP68 certified – dust and water resistant up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
– MIL-STD-810G certified – salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant

PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Chipset Exynos 7420
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
GPU Mali-T760

MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 32 GB

CAMERA Primary 16 MP, 2988 x 5312 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP, [email protected]

SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB microUSB v2.0

FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
  – Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– Smart stay
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time Up to 23 h (3G)
Music play Up to 57 h
MISC Colors White, Gray
SAR US 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.48 W/kg (head)     0.42 W/kg (body)    

 

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