Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a rugged version of the Galaxy S5. This smartphone is much more durable when compared to its predecessor. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active invoked all the features of well-known Galaxy S5, with few minor misses. More rugged and toughened case of this phone makes it a bit heavier when compared to Galaxy S5, but its dust and water resistant. The Galaxy S7 was the 2016 flagship from Samsung.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active


What does this new smartphone offer?

As in the Galaxy S5, the S5 Active has 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. MIL-STD-810G certification is available for this phone for salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistance. Samsung Galaxy S5 Active also boasts of IP67 certification for dust and water resistance.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active also runs on Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) with TouchWiz UI, powered by 2.5 GHz Krait 400 quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Chipset) with a RAM of 2GB. Buyer can expect a super performance from this configuration. S5 Active runs on 2800 mAh Li-Ion battery and expected to have a stand by time of around 400 hours.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has 16 megapixels rear camera with exceptional features like auto focus, LED flash, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, touch focus, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, HDR and Aqua mode.

It also has 2MP Front camera. S5 Active enables 2G network via all GSM and 3G network via all HSDPA. Additionally this enables 4G network via LTE. Connectivity has HSDPA speeds up to 42 Mbps, HSUPA speeds up to 11 Mbps. Additionally LTE speeds up to 150 Mbps.

With all the specifications and features, Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is set to make a greater impact in market because of its rugged design, because the general assumption is that when a smart phone falls on ground it can never be same again. This phone would definitely change that feeling about smart phones.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Price and Availability

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active price starts at around $. If it ever makes it, Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Price in Nigeria is expected to range between N110,000 to N120,000 at launch. The 2013 Samsung Galaxy S4 Active never made it to Nigeria, so it will safe to assume that the Galaxy S5 Active may never make it to this market. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria.

Related: Samsung Galaxy A8 2018, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, the Samsung Galaxy J7 2018, the Samsung Galaxy Note FE, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max, the Samsung Galaxy J5 2017, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab J.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), TouchWiz Essence
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Quad-core Processor
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Camo Green, Titanium Grey, Ruby Red
  • Dimension: 145.3 x 73.4 x 8.9 mm
  • Weight: 170.1 g
  • IP67 certified: Dust and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
  • MIL-STD-810G certified: Salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
  • SIM Type:
  • SIM Count: Single SIM


  • Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (432ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3


  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video, 2160p Ultra HD Video (4K)
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Aqua Mode
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera with 1080p HD video


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 128 GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB on the Go, USB Host


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 2800 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Talktime: 29 Hours
  • Standby Time: 480 Hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Specs and Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: September 3rd, 2022
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