Samsung has put an end to the rumors and leaks by officially launching the rugged up version of S5 named the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active.
The phone is now available with AT&T on contract basis. One can get the phone for as low as $199.99 for a two year contract at $27.50 / Month with AT&T Next 18 or $35.75 / Month with AT&T Next 12. The Carrier free version is expected to cost at around $714 in US and £550 in the UK.
There are many color options to choose from as well like the Camo Green, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red. Currently the Green Variant is available in US while UK is expected to the lights of Galaxy S5 Active by the end of June. There is no word on the phone’s available in other markets including India.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Features and Mobile Phone Specifications
Samsung’s Active series of phone are know for its toughness and rough usability. The Galaxy S5 Active is IP67 Certified which makes the phone Water and Dust Resistant. One can keep the phone submerged in water at the depth of 1 Meter for 30 Minutes. Further more, it is also MIL-STD-810G Certified for further resistance against Thermal Shocks, Solar Radiation, Humidity, Salt, Dust and Rain.
In terms of design, the phone seems to have rubberized corners with aluminum chassis and is slightly larger and bulkier than its cousin. The device will have physical keys instead of capacitive buttons.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Features a 5.1-Inch Super AMOLED Display with full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 Pixels. The Screen has 432ppi Pixel density with 16M color depth. For further protection, the phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The handset is the best when it comes to hardware. Under the hood comes 2.5GHz Quad Core Krait 400 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The combination is powerful enough to ensure lag free experience even with multitasking and entertainment. The device has 16GB of internal storage of which 11.2GB is user available. There is also MicroSD Card slot for further expansion up to 128GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active will run on the latest Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat operating System out of the box. The phone gets a 2800 mAh battery of which company claims to squeeze out up to 29 Hours of talk Time.
There is a 2 Mega Pixel Camera in the front for Video Calling and can take 1080p Videos. The 16 Mega Pixel Sensor in the back the phone comes with LED Flash, Auto Focus, Face / Smile detection, HDR, Image Stabilization, Geo-Tagging etc. The back camera is also capable of taking 2160p a 1080p videos at 30Fps.
Connectivity options included are 2G, 3G, 4G-LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Dual Band, MicroUSB V2.0, USB OTG, USB Host, Bluetooth V4.0 with EDR / A2DP Profiles, NFC, GPS / A-GPS Support, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc. The phone also incorporates the same heart rate sensor found in S5.