Today, AT&T have announced that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is now available for purchase, and it comes with everything that was missed from the main flagship, the Galaxy S6. According to AT&T senior VP Jeff Bradley, the Galaxy S6 Active is the best Galaxy on the market, and he might be right when saying that. Although exclusive to AT&T, the Galaxy S6 Active embodies every feature that users thought were missing from the main flagship, except for a few controversial details.
The Galaxy S6 Active will go on sale soon enough at AT&T, so keep your eyes on the official website of the carrier to find out how you can get your hands on it. Although not on sale yet, the Galaxy S6 Active price has already been disclosed by the company, and it’s as steep as expected. But the Galaxy S6 Active is definitely worth the price, because it comes with a feature that is more demanded than any other: IP68 water- and dustproof certification.
The Galaxy S6 Active price can vary depending on how you want to get down with AT&T this year. According to the carrier, qualified customers can get the Galaxy S6 Active for $0 down on AT&T Next for $23.17 with 30 payments on NextSM 243, for $28.96 per month for two years with Next 18 or for $34.75 with 20 payments on Next 12. There are other purchase options, too, though.
If you really want the Galaxy S6 Active and are willing to commit to a two-year AT&T contract, you will be the lucky owner of a free Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 tablet, which is a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. But committing to a two-year contract might not be the best idea ever, but hey, since the Galaxy S6 Active is exclusive to the carrier, there’s not much we can do right now. Since the Galaxy S6 Active has the same hardware specs as the Galaxy S6, you will be needing a charging pad for its wireless charging features and AT&T has its proprietary charging pad on sale for 50 % off, so there’s a great deal right there, too.
The differences between the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and flagship Galaxy S6 are few, mostly involving design and waterproof certification. The S6 Active has physical buttons on the front, which give it a rugged look, complimented by the rugged case that surrounds the phone itself. Its case is shock-proof, of course and meets military standard specifications, too. The phone looks great with its rugged design, I might even say it looks better than the base model, but that would be prejudiced.
The Galaxy S6 Active specs are the same as the Galaxy S6 specs: 5.1 inch QHD panel on the front, 16 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz on top, the same Exynos octa-core processor, 32 GB internal storage, a massive 3500 mAh battery unit and Samsung’s own Activity Zone fitness and outdoor application which includes a flashlight, compass, stopwatch and other handy features in one simple app.
Although the Galaxy S6 Active release date was not expected to happen this soon, we’re glad to see Samsung bringing the iconic Active line-up to life once more with the S6. Even though we haven’t tested the Galaxy S6 Active, we’ve got a feeling that it’s going to be even better than the Galaxy S6 when it comes to bang for buck, even though its price, calculated would be around $900 approximately. Any takers?