AT&T releases Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

AT&T has released a rugged version of its Samsung Galaxy S5, the S5 Active. But, unlike last years S4 Active, which sacrificed some its features for the sake of providing more protection, the new S5 Active sacrifices nothing and maintains the same specifications of the original Galaxy S5. The S5 Active has all of the same features of the standard Galaxy S5, but adds a shock resistant, water resistant, and dust proof casing.

The new handset is made to withstand bumps, drops, and accidents that might occur in everyday life. The touch sensitive buttons have been swapped out for a set of physical buttons and there is the addition of a hot key that gives users quick access to the S5 Active's health features. Although the original Galaxy S5 is already water and dust resistant with IP67 certification, the S5 Active will meet MIl-STD 810G standards, which is a military guideline for testing limits on shock, temperature, humidity, rain, and altitude.

The Galaxy S5 Active features:

  • 2.5Ghz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 5.1 inch 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass
  • 16MP camera, 2MP front facing camera
  • 16GB storage with microSD slot
  • 2800mAh

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is available starting today on AT&T and will come in a unique camo green, titanium grey, and ruby red color. The handset will retail for $199.99 USD with a two-year contract.

Source: AT&T | Image via AT&T

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I like it. Better then putting your phone in chunky case.

wonder if it will work with Bell.

Can it be easily unlocked?

Had a Galaxy S4 Active and I miss it severely (sold it), and I am most definitely looking forward to getting a Galaxy S5 Active so it's damned nice to see it finally out and about. The restyling is awesome, and now it basically is an S5 that's water-resistant and a lot tougher overall (unlike the S4 Active which skimped on some aspects, notably the camera compared to the actual S4).

Price is a bit crazy (I don't buy contract phones) so I'll wait till I find one used on craigslist or something.