Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Active Brings Ruggedness in a Flagship Phone

Samsung has a yearly tradition of announcing a ruggedized version of its flagship phone, and that is carried forward this year by the Galaxy S7 Active. The phone is currently an exclusive for AT&T in US but could be rolled out worldwide soon.

The phone’s design is quite different to the regular version of Samsung’s current flagship, but in the broader scenario, it doesn’t differ a lot from the previous phones. It will certainly find its own fans, though.

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The phone’s main feature is its durability, which is obvious. Its display is now shatter-proof, protected by Gorilla Glass 4. It can survive drops of up to 5 feet. It is water and dust-resistant, too. Its metal and rubber design gives it durability that the regular S7 can’t match.

On the front, you have a 5.1” display with Super AMOLED and 1440p (QHD) resolution. Under the covers, you will get a Snapdragon 820 processor with 4 GB RAM and expandable storage.

The front and back boast 5 and 12 MP shooters, respectively. The phone finally gets a fingerprint scanner on the front. A cool touch is a dedicated Action key above the volume rocker, which can be configured to quickly launch three pre-selected apps through long press, double-tap and short-tap.

Finally you have a large 4,000 mAh battery, the largest ever in Samsung’s lineup of flagship phones.

Pricing is set at $795 (approx. Rs. 82,0000), taking into account the cumulative payments from the two-year contract, quite a premium over a regular S7.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Specifications:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 5.1” QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution
    • Shatter-resistant Super AMOLED panel with Gorilla Glass 4
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 32 GB
    • Card slot: yes, by up to 256 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 megapixel with LED Flash, f/1.7, 4K video
    • Secondary: 5 megapixel. f/1.7
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Colors: Green Gamo, Titanium Grey and Sandy Gold
  • Price: $795


  • Fayyaz Malik

    Dear Price Converted to Pakistan is 82000 Approximately. Have you added rest of 7 lac as Taxes?

    • Muhammad Idrees

      820,000-82,000=738000

  • Atif

    Active had always been AT&T phone, like droid from verizon. They never meant to be rolled out worldwide.

  • KMQ

    Azeem Ullah Sahab, Typo in PK conversion rate. Fix ASAP please… :-) Aur agar yeh typo nahi tu please humain bhi iski Mathematical logic samjhaiye..