This Thing is Durable
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has tons of horsepower with an 8-core processor, it's fast thanks to Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it's an excellent device being modeled after the Galaxy S6. That all said, this is one durable smartphone.
I dropped it in the sink to test out that water-resistant claim, and it was just fine. Samsung doesn't recommend submerging it under water, but that's no fun. To test things a little I actually dropped it from 6ft high right onto the concrete, and it landed right on the corner. To my amazement it didn't even scratch the aluminum. I didn't notice a single scratch anywhere on my phone.
Sure drops will cause scratches eventually. But a phone that can handle this kind of abuse, resist shock, dust, drops and water, is one durable smartphone. I'll be testing it more over the next few weeks before a full review to make sure it truly is as "Active" as Samsung and AT&T claim, but my initial impressions are extremely positive.
In closing my favorite aspect of this device is buyers get the same top-tier Samsung Galaxy S6 experience, only better. Better design, better battery life, better durability, same great camera, and even a customizable activity button above the volume rocker on the left. I've set this up to quick launch my text message app with a long press, and the Activity Zone with a short press. This brings up Samsung S-Health full of information for those who live an active lifestyle.
I don't feel like I need a case, because one is built in. I don't feel like I need to always wonder about a charger, and when it does need more juice, the Adaptive fast charger gets it to 50% in under 30 minutes with a new quick charging technology. This phone has the latest and greatest of everything the mobile market has to offer all in one small package.
I'm loving it so far, and will report back as usage continues.