We evaluated the ease-of-use and specs of the Galaxy S6 active. We reviewed its ease-of-use

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:22:04, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 11:56:47

We've conducted a detailed review of the Galaxy S6 active, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Galaxy S6 active

Galaxy S6 active's size

The Galaxy S6 active is 2.9 inches (73.4 mm) wide, 5.8 inches (146.8 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (8.6 mm) thick. I can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Galaxy S6 active, it weighs about 170 oz (170 g). It feels a little heavy when held with one hand. It may tire your hand out if you operate it for too long a time.

In giving an overall rating to the Galaxy S6 active, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

The CPU performance of Galaxy S6 active

The 2.1GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore) processing speed of the Galaxy S6 active is on the higher side, so it should be able to run most apps with no problems. The performance of this phone is at a high level when compared to others released on the market so far. You can play a comparatively large amount of 3D games with next to no issues.

The Galaxy S6 active has 3GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The Galaxy S6 active has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Galaxy S6 active's storage capacity

The Galaxy S6 active has 64GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

The Galaxy S6 active is not compatible with SD cards, so make sure you check that there's enough storage for your needs.

Galaxy S6 active's screen

The Galaxy S6 active has a 5.1 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the Galaxy S6 active is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The camera function of Galaxy S6 active

The Galaxy S6 active has a 16 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Galaxy S6 active comes with a 5 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Galaxy S6 active

The Galaxy S6 active has a relatively large battery with 3500 mAh. The Galaxy S6 active has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won't feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. If you watch videos or play games for too long, however, you might want to watch your battery a bit.

Overall assessment of Galaxy S6 active

The Galaxy S6 active is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Galaxy S6 active

The merits of Galaxy S6 active

  • It has a big display that makes it easy to see text and images.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • Its battery life is quite long, so you won't have to worry too much about running out of battery.
  • The CPU specs are quite high and using ordinary apps is almost always stress-free.

The demerits of Galaxy S6 active

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Comparing the specifications of Galaxy S6 active against similar products

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Galaxy S6 active

66.6-Color:White/Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.4 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:170 oz (170 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:575 ppi, Display size:5.1 inch, OS:Android

Galaxy A5 (2016)

58.1Color:Black/White/Gold/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm), Weight:155 oz (155 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android

Galaxy Note5 (USA)

66.7Color:Black Sapphire/White Pearl, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.1 mm) x 6.0 inches (153.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:171 oz (171 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:515 ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android

Galaxy Note5 Duos

68.8Color:Black Sapphire/Gold Platinum/Silver Titan/White Pearl, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.1 mm) x 6.0 inches (153.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:171 oz (171 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:515 ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android

Galaxy Note5

70.2Color:Black Sapphire/Gold Platinum/Silver Titan/White Pearl, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (76.1 mm) x 6.0 inches (153.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:171 oz (171 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:515 ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android

Galaxy S6 edge+ (USA)

67.4Color:Black Sapphire/Gold Platinum, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.1 inches (154.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (6.9 mm), Weight:153 oz (153 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:515 ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android

Galaxy S6 edge+ Duos

69.5Color:Black Sapphire/Gold Platinum/Silver Titan/White Pearl, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.8 mm) x 6.1 inches (154.4 mm) x 0.3 inches (6.9 mm), Weight:153 oz (153 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:515 ppi, Display size:5.7 inch, OS:Android

Galaxy S5 Neo

60.1Color:Black/Gray/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (72.5 mm) x 5.6 inches (142 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:145 oz (145 g), Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:431 ppi, Display size:5.1 inch, OS:Android

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Galaxy S6 active

55.7-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

50.8

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

62.6

Galaxy A5 (2016)

59.5

Galaxy A3 (2016)

68.9

Galaxy On7

51.2

Galaxy On5

57.9

Galaxy J1 Ace

67.3

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Galaxy S6 active

62.4-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

69.1

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

68.8

Galaxy A5 (2016)

68.4

Galaxy A3 (2016)

77.5

Galaxy On7

61.6

Galaxy On5

70.7

Galaxy J1 Ace

77.9

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Galaxy S6 active

75.6-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

85.2

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

66.0

Galaxy A5 (2016)

77.2

Galaxy A3 (2016)

69.2

Galaxy On7

82.0

Galaxy On5

74.0

Galaxy J1 Ace

62.8

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Galaxy S6 active

87.9-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

68.7

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

12.5

Galaxy A5 (2016)

68.7

Galaxy A3 (2016)

41.7

Galaxy On7

41.7

Galaxy On5

41.7

Galaxy J1 Ace

12.5

GPU performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoGPU performance

Galaxy S6 active

63.9-

Galaxy A5 (2016)

24.6

Galaxy A3 (2016)

24.6

Galaxy On7

22.1

Galaxy On5

14.1

Galaxy J1 Ace

14.3

Galaxy Note5 (USA)

63.9

Galaxy Note5 Duos

63.9

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Galaxy S6 active

60.0-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

50.0

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

50.0

Galaxy A5 (2016)

50.0

Galaxy A3 (2016)

35.0

Galaxy On7

35.0

Galaxy On5

35.0

Galaxy J1 Ace

20.0

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Galaxy S6 active

67.0-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

55.5

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

50.0

Galaxy A5 (2016)

50.0

Galaxy A3 (2016)

50.0

Galaxy On7

24.0

Galaxy On5

24.0

Galaxy J1 Ace

24.0

process integration

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoprocess integration

Galaxy S6 active

53.1-

Galaxy A5 (2016)

9.9

Galaxy On7

9.9

Galaxy On5

9.9

Galaxy Note5 (USA)

53.1

Galaxy Note5 Duos

53.1

Galaxy Note5

53.1

Galaxy S6 edge+ (USA)

53.1

maximum standby time

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twomaximum standby time

Galaxy S6 active

27.8-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

28.7

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

32.3

waterproof performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twowaterproof performance

Galaxy S6 active

90.0-

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

74.0

Galaxy S5 Neo

74.0

downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twodownlink data communication speed

Galaxy S6 active

65.6-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

61.2

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

54.9

Galaxy A5 (2016)

65.6

Galaxy A3 (2016)

65.6

Galaxy On7

54.9

Galaxy On5

54.9

Galaxy J1 Ace

54.9

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Galaxy S6 active

68.8-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

68.8

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

50.0

Galaxy A5 (2016)

61.7

Galaxy A3 (2016)

61.7

Galaxy On7

61.7

Galaxy On5

50.0

Galaxy J1 Ace

27.5

number of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twonumber of wide-angle camera pixels on the back

Galaxy S6 active

61.7-

Galaxy A5 (2016)

56.5

Galaxy Note5 (USA)

61.7

Galaxy Note5 Duos

61.7

Galaxy Note5

61.7

Galaxy S6 edge+ (USA)

61.7

Galaxy S6 edge+

61.7

Galaxy S6 edge+ Duos

61.7

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Galaxy S6 active

50.0-

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

50.0

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

15.8

Galaxy A5 (2016)

50.0

Galaxy A3 (2016)

50.0

Galaxy On7

50.0

Galaxy On5

50.0

Galaxy J1 Ace

15.8

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Galaxy S6 active

59.0-Color:White/Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (73.4 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm), Weight:170 oz (170 g)

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

60.0Color:/ ー /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (77 mm) x 6.2 inches (158 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:153 oz (153 g)

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

65.7Color:Camo White/Solid Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (70 mm) x 5.2 inches (133 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.5 mm), Weight:154 oz (154 g)

Galaxy A5 (2016)

63.9Color:Black/White/Gold/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (71 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm), Weight:155 oz (155 g)

Galaxy A3 (2016)

73.2Color:Black/White/Gold/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6 inches (65.2 mm) x 5.3 inches (134.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm), Weight:132 oz (132 g)

Galaxy On7

56.4Color:White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1 inches (77.5 mm) x 6.0 inches (151.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm), Weight:172 oz (172 g)

Galaxy On5

64.3Color:White/Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8 inches (72.1 mm) x 5.6 inches (142.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.5 mm), Weight:149 oz (149 g)

Galaxy J1 Ace

72.6Color:White/Black/Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7 inches (67.6 mm) x 5.1 inches (130.1 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm), Weight:131 oz (131 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Galaxy S6 active

89.6-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:575 ppi

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

81.7Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:386 ppi

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

30.6Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:207 ppi

Galaxy A5 (2016)

85.5Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

Galaxy A3 (2016)

64.3Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:312 ppi

Galaxy On7

53.7Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

Galaxy On5

59.9Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

Galaxy J1 Ace

34.6Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:216 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

Galaxy S6 active

80.8-Display size:5.1 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2560, Pixel density:575 ppi

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

80.9Display size:5.7 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:386 ppi

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

52.1Display size:4.5 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:207 ppi

Galaxy A5 (2016)

78.3Display size:5.2 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423 ppi

Galaxy A3 (2016)

69.6Display size:4.7 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:312 ppi

Galaxy On7

71.2Display size:5.5 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267 ppi

Galaxy On5

71.0Display size:5 inch, Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:293 ppi

Galaxy J1 Ace

51.5Display size:4.3 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):480 x 800, Pixel density:216 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Galaxy S6 active

74.5-OS:Android

Galaxy A8 SCV32 au

58.8OS:Android

Galaxy Active neo SC-01H docomo

33.5OS:Android

Galaxy A5 (2016)

55.2OS:Android

Galaxy A3 (2016)

27.3OS:Android

Galaxy On7

21.1OS:Android

Galaxy On5

23.2OS:Android

Galaxy J1 Ace

19.5OS:Android

Specifications of Galaxy S6 active

Galaxy S6 active
ImageGalaxy S6 active
MakerSamsung
Release date6, 2015
ColorWhite/Gray
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (73.4 mm) x 5.8 inches (146.8 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.6 mm)
Weight170 oz (170 g)
Display size5.1 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1440 x 2560
Pixel density575 ppi
Battery capacity3500 mAh
ChipsetExynos 7420 Octa
CPU specs2.1GHz+1.5GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size3GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution16 MP
Front-camera resolution5 MP

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