Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Specs and Price

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
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If you loved what Galaxy S6 brought to the table, but would have also preferred a bit more ruggedness, you now have what you desire in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active. This fortified flagship smartphone is aimed at those people, especially professionals, who are interested in a powerful device that can handle the occasional knocks and drops in the course of their work. In short, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is designed for the active person.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Samsung Galaxy S7 was the 2016 iteration of Samsung’s top of the line Galaxy phone.

The Design

Attractiveness was obviously not at the top of the agenda when Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was being constructed. Its Korean maker preferred a ‘tough guy’ look – some models even have a military camouflage design. The phone is a bit thicker, taller, wider and heavier than the Galaxy S6.

It features a metal-looking body made of tough plastic. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is designed to pass U.S. MIL-STD 810G testing for ruggedness. It has an IP68 rating for water-resistance and is well protected against dust and shock. It can withstand a fall from 1.2 metres.

Display and Cameras

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active flaunts a stunning 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution that makes images come out brighter and clearer, even in low-light conditions. Movie watching on this device will be a simply superb experience.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is decked out with an impressive 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto HDR which offers excellent performance as the original Galaxy S6. You also get an equally awesome 5-megapixel front-facing shooter for selfies and video calling.

Power and Performance

It is powered by an octa-core, 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor, which is paired with ample 3GB of RAM. The CPU offers solid and highly responsive performance, loading apps and firing up cameras at ultra-fast speeds.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop software, which is coated with the phone maker’s TouchWiz UI. A bigger 3500mAh battery, which Samsung says supplies the ‘power of three,’ provides juice needed to enjoy the phone’s solid performance.

Onboard storage is 32 GB. There is an extra ‘Active’ button on the smartphone that can be configured to launch apps more quickly. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has an Activity Zone feature with essential tools for outdoor activities.

Pricing and availability

When available, Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N125,000 to N200,000 at launch. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is not yet available in Nigeria, but global launch begins on April 10, 2015. We currently have no data on pricing and availability for Nigeria. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), TouchWiz UI
  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core & 2.1GHz quad-core Processors (Exynos 7420)
  • GPU: Mali-T760
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Colours: White, Gray
  • Dimension: 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 150 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM


  • Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (577ppi)
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4


  • Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD (4k), 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Panorama, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Auto HDR
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, HDR, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: 115GB free OneDrive

Network Support

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

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 300Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0 (MHL 3), 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: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • 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: Yes (Qi/PMA)
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • Water Resistant: Yes, IP68 certified, water resistant up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3500 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
  • Talktime: up to 24 hours
  • Standby Time: up to 504 hours
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Specs and Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: September 1st, 2022
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