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Samsung made headlines for all the wrong reasons earlier this month. The company’s brand new Galaxy S7 Active smartphone (an AT&T exclusive) was touted as a rugged device that can survive drops and even live to see another day after being dunked in up to five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Unfortunately, Consumer Reports’ testing showed that the smartphone’s waterproofing was not up to par, and failed to meet its IP68 dust/water resistance rating. The publication had not one, but two Galaxy S7 Active smartphones fail under its testing procedure. Following Consumer Reports’ initial investigation, Samsung stated, “There may be an off-chance that a defective device is not as watertight... Read more...
In early June, Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 Active on AT&T. The smartphone, which is a ruggedized version of the standard Galaxy S7, features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a massive 4000 mAh battery. But the real reason to purchase a Galaxy S7 Active is for its “go anywhere” attitude, rubberized body that withstands drops and shocks, and its IP68 dust and water resistance. Unfortunately for Samsung (and for customers that have already bought the Galaxy S7 Active), the smartphone doesn’t actually live up to its IP68 rating in real world testing according to Consumer Reports. Under the IP68 spec, the Galaxy S7 Active should be able to easily... Read more...
Rumors of Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S7 Active have been making the rounds for months, but the South Korean electronics giant and AT&T today officially announced the follow-up to the Galaxy S6 Active. As its name implies, the Galaxy S7 Active uses the garden variety Galaxy S7 as a starting point, then throws everything but the kitchen sink at it to not only improve durability, but also battery life. Compared to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the Galaxy S7 Active isn’t nearly as sexy — and with good reason. The Super AMOLED QHD display is not only covered in Gorilla Glass 4, but it also has an extra layer of polycarbonate on top to withstand additional abuse. The sides of the device have the... Read more...
As you can tell by Dave’s review of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung has hit it out of the park with its 2016 smartphone flagships. For those that were disappointed by deprecated features on last year’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung delivered in spades this go around with improved performance, a better camera, a microSD slot and waterproofing. And now, thanks to a leak committed by Samsung itself, we know that a third variant of the Galaxy S7 is on the way: the Galaxy S7 Active. Reference to the smartphone appeared in the description for the Samsung Level audio app on Google Play.Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge submerged in water. The big question that remains though is how Samsung... Read more...