03-27-2017 03:09 PM
69 123
tools
  1. ric2001's Avatar
    I keep reading that Samsung has put an "extra layer of protection" on the screen and that it's shatterproof. Is that really the case? Would you recommend getting a screen protector anyway?
    06-08-2016 06:23 AM
  2. cfoote2667's Avatar
    Phil, any chance (since you have a review sample) you could try give the screen a rashing with some keys? Just trying to simulate being forgetful and putting the phone in my pocket with some keys in there (I'm usually pretty good about avoiding the pocket with the keys, but not always ) - thanks for answering all our questions, looking forward to Friday.

    Chris
    06-08-2016 07:02 AM
  3. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Cannot a bumper case scuff? Cannot a bumper case bleed?
    The one on my S6 Active cannot.
    06-08-2016 08:41 AM
  4. cfoote2667's Avatar
    Two more questions - curious about handset loudness when on a call (did you find it reasonably loud compared to other phones) and is the speakerphone fairly loud at full volume?
    06-08-2016 09:03 AM
  5. T48's Avatar
    I keep reading that Samsung has put an "extra layer of protection" on the screen and that it's shatterproof. Is that really the case? Would you recommend getting a screen protector anyway?
    Am seeing it written as a layer of polycarbonate & that it is shatter resistant. Big difference. Would think that the extra layer would suffice for the avg user.
    06-08-2016 09:53 AM
  6. Law2138's Avatar
    Can you post the wallpaper?
    06-08-2016 10:52 AM
  7. slopiijoe's Avatar
    Does anyone know if the housing is replaceable..?
    06-08-2016 12:05 PM
  8. tkuhe's Avatar
    Any information on if they would release a 64gb version of the S7 Active like they did with the S6 Active?
    06-08-2016 12:08 PM
  9. cfoote2667's Avatar
    I am guessing no on the 64gb version now that you can get a SD card with 200GB of storage.
    06-08-2016 03:38 PM
  10. tkuhe's Avatar
    I am guessing no on the 64gb version now that you can get a SD card with 200GB of storage.
    Thanks. I am thinking about switching from windows phone to android and I am not entirely familiar with how sd cards work with android. Also a little nervous about all of the bloatware but thats a separate discussion.
    06-09-2016 08:24 AM
  11. cfoote2667's Avatar
    Bloatware is easily disabled with an App on the Google Playstore. SD Cards work just like regular storage built into the phone, its the same type of memory used in cameras.
    06-09-2016 04:52 PM
  12. tkuhe's Avatar
    Bloatware is easily disabled with an App on the Google Playstore. SD Cards work just like regular storage built into the phone, its the same type of memory used in cameras.
    Good to know. My lumia 950 has an sd card but lately its been a little flaky. Some apps dont seem to run very well/fast/smooth when on the card. Might have to do with the quality of the card more than the os though.
    Going to the store tomorrow to get a hands on with the active. Anxious to see one in person.
    06-09-2016 04:58 PM
  13. planoman's Avatar
    Good to know. My lumia 950 has an sd card but lately its been a little flaky. Some apps dont seem to run very well/fast/smooth when on the card. Might have to do with the quality of the card more than the os though.
    Going to the store tomorrow to get a hands on with the active. Anxious to see one in person.

    S7 Active will be built like a tank as far as phones go, similar to how the Lumia 950 is!
    06-09-2016 09:41 PM
  14. cfoote2667's Avatar
    Got the S7 Active today, had to hit two AT&T stores to get a grey/black one but am in good shape (I've been without a new phone for four years, so it was time, coming from a S3). The S7 Active is a great phone, of course AT&T rep tried to sell me a case, a screen protector and DirecTV (lol) but I politely declined and got out of there in 20 minutes.

    Overall feel of the phone is very nice, its slightly taller than my S3 from a top/bottom measurement, but I can definitely deal with that. The killer 4000mAH battery is really what sells the phone.

    The display that AT&T is using for the S7 Active at the ATT store is pretty cool - hit a button and a clear cube, with a S7 Active inside, fills up with water. Pretty slick way of advertising the S7 Active.

    Just getting rid of the bloatware now. So far the S7 Active seems to be working with my old ATT Microcell, so that is nice (I know the S6s had issues). Whether or not it will work 100% of the time, we will see.

    Also, for those of you that are a fan of the LED notification that all Galaxy's have had...this one at least has a blue one, not sure if its multi-color, kind of a moot point with the Always On screen notifications but still nice to have a second option.

    Chris
    T48, LonestarROB, ric2001 and 1 others like this.
    06-10-2016 02:42 PM
  15. lafountain's Avatar
    • What sort of glass is used on the display? Gorilla Glass 4 or a different type of strengthened glass?
    AT&T finally has some info posted on their site. They show it as

    5.1-inch Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 with removable polycarbonate top layer
    06-10-2016 02:49 PM
  16. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Got the S7 Active today, had to hit two AT&T stores to get a grey/black one but am in good shape (I've been without a new phone for four years, so it was time, coming from a S3). The S7 Active is a great phone, of course AT&T rep tried to sell me a case, a screen protector and DirecTV (lol) but I politely declined and got out of there in 20 minutes.

    Overall feel of the phone is very nice, its slightly taller than my S3 from a top/bottom measurement, but I can definitely deal with that. The killer 4000mAH battery is really what sells the phone.

    The display that AT&T is using for the S7 Active at the ATT store is pretty cool - hit a button and a clear cube, with a S7 Active inside, fills up with water. Pretty slick way of advertising the S7 Active.

    Just getting rid of the bloatware now. So far the S7 Active seems to be working with my old ATT Microcell, so that is nice (I know the S6s had issues). Whether or not it will work 100% of the time, we will see.

    Also, for those of you that are a fan of the LED notification that all Galaxy's have had...this one at least has a blue one, not sure if its multi-color, kind of a moot point with the Always On screen notifications but still nice to have a second option.

    Chris
    Can you post some pics?
    06-10-2016 10:00 PM
  17. planoman's Avatar
    I went to look at them and they only had the grey in a case with water in it so I could not see the back. No others on display. I am leaning towards the grey but need to see it in person.
    06-11-2016 08:47 AM
  18. cfoote2667's Avatar
    Just a couple of notes on these pics -

    a) I have already customized the phone with Nova Launcher and a few other add-ons/widgets/etc. Don't take my home screen and expect it out of the box...

    b) Found out the notification LED is in fact multi color, so you can use that in addition to the Always On screen which I think is cool. A casual glance at the phone in a meeting is always nice instead of picking up the phone and turning it on (and being rude).

    c) Battery life is amazing, I mean it should be for a 4000mAH battery, but its awesome.

    d) Would have like more 'grippy' sides, but I can deal. I really don't want to put a bumper around this phone, it just increases bulk. It's big enough as it is.

    e) I know the Active series does not receive as many 'updates' as the regular S series, but for battery life and ruggedness alone, I'm willing to make this tradeoff.

    f) ATT had a whole bunch of accessories on launch day - cases, screen protectors, etc. Kudos to ATT for having their act together, despite the fact I didn't buy any of it (they sure did try to sell it though!)

    EDIT: Sorry I have no idea why the forum rotated the pictures...

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0170-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0181-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0172-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0173-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0174-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0175-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0176-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0177-small-.jpg

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-img_0179-small-.jpg
    T48, LonestarROB and planoman like this.
    06-11-2016 12:04 PM
  19. T48's Avatar
    Glad your ATT store had their act together. Ours is always a chaotic mess & you have to wait in line to speak with anyone at anytime.
    They had one S7A on display, though was not a working unit. Saw people waiting for 20 minutes ahead of me & did not wait around.

    Went to Best Buy. They were waiting for a display unit, but had gold ones to sell. I did not want to open a box & irritate who was going to buy
    it as not thinking I want the gold one. The Samsung girl knew her smart watches, but not much else. So unless my S3 dies a sudden death, think I'll wait to see if the price drops a little. The bogo promo does not work for me.

    Thanks for the update/review above & hope to see more as people get them.
    06-11-2016 12:50 PM
  20. planoman's Avatar
    I was out running errands after mountain biking and I stopped in and bought a gray one. It was the fastest experience I have ever had in an Att store. I told the sales rep, Paulina what I wanted, she brought it, I paid and she asked if I wanted her to activate it and I said nope, so she put it in a bag with my receipt and I was walking out in 4 minutes! Was gonna wait for a price drop but what the hey...

    Will set it up later, gotta entertain my kids lol!

    I've got the Galaxy S7 Active, you have questions —*fire away!-s7-active-1.jpg
    cfoote2667 likes this.
    06-11-2016 01:50 PM
  21. planoman's Avatar
    Just a couple of notes on these pics -

    a) I have already customized the phone with Nova Launcher and a few other add-ons/widgets/etc. Don't take my home screen and expect it out of the box...

    b) Found out the notification LED is in fact multi color, so you can use that in addition to the Always On screen which I think is cool. A casual glance at the phone in a meeting is always nice instead of picking up the phone and turning it on (and being rude).

    c) Battery life is amazing, I mean it should be for a 4000mAH battery, but its awesome.

    d) Would have like more 'grippy' sides, but I can deal. I really don't want to put a bumper around this phone, it just increases bulk. It's big enough as it is.

    e) I know the Active series does not receive as many 'updates' as the regular S series, but for battery life and ruggedness alone, I'm willing to make this tradeoff.

    f) ATT had a whole bunch of accessories on launch day - cases, screen protectors, etc. Kudos to ATT for having their act together, despite the fact I didn't buy any of it (they sure did try to sell it though!)

    EDIT: Sorry I have no idea why the forum rotated the pictures...

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0170 (Small).JPG 
Views:	95 
Size:	83.5 KB 
ID:	229835

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0181 (Small).JPG 
Views:	96 
Size:	78.5 KB 
ID:	229836

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0172 (Small).JPG 
Views:	94 
Size:	65.2 KB 
ID:	229837

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0173 (Small).JPG 
Views:	94 
Size:	60.6 KB 
ID:	229838

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0174 (Small).JPG 
Views:	94 
Size:	72.7 KB 
ID:	229839

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0175 (Small).JPG 
Views:	94 
Size:	82.0 KB 
ID:	229840

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0176 (Small).JPG 
Views:	93 
Size:	67.9 KB 
ID:	229841

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0177 (Small).JPG 
Views:	92 
Size:	66.5 KB 
ID:	229842

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_0179 (Small).JPG 
Views:	94 
Size:	60.7 KB 
ID:	229843
    Looks great! If you take the picture in landscape orientation versus a portrait orientation they should post in the correct orientation.
    06-11-2016 02:07 PM
  22. cfoote2667's Avatar
    Glad your ATT store had their act together. Ours is always a chaotic mess & you have to wait in line to speak with anyone at anytime.
    They had one S7A on display, though was not a working unit. Saw people waiting for 20 minutes ahead of me & did not wait around.

    Went to Best Buy. They were waiting for a display unit, but had gold ones to sell. I did not want to open a box & irritate who was going to buy
    it as not thinking I want the gold one. The Samsung girl knew her smart watches, but not much else. So unless my S3 dies a sudden death, think I'll wait to see if the price drops a little. The bogo promo does not work for me.

    Thanks for the update/review above & hope to see more as people get them.
    I also came from the S3. Great phone and I have to say, with the extended battery kit from Samsung, it held its own weight over the years, it was really ahead of its time back four years ago.

    I think you will find the S7 to be very fast/responsive compared to the S3, of course apps and Web content has evolved over time which has slowed the S3 down a bit. You still have a nice phone though!

    Chris
    T48 likes this.
    06-11-2016 09:02 PM
  23. tkuhe's Avatar
    would you ever share how you set up your phone. Going to be new to launchers/widgets and looking to dive in. Like how yours is looking.
    06-11-2016 09:16 PM
  24. cfoote2667's Avatar
    Sure, no problem at all. So I use Nova Launcher in order to setup the main screen - Nova allows you to set the Google Search bar to 'float' up top, and it also allows you all sorts of configurations for icon size/positioning.

    I purchased Beautiful Widgets (Pro version) for the weather/clock you see below the Google Search bar. You can fully customize how that looks, there are literally hundreds of templates within that application for fonts, layout, etc.

    Between those two things, you should be all set. I user Light Manager Pro on the app store to control the LED color for certain notifications, for me it's White for email, Green for txt/mms, Purple for Voicemail, Yellow for work email, etc. I'll see how this pans out with the Always on display, perhaps I'll use one over the other, I'm not 100% sure.

    Any questions just ask, we are all here to share.

    Chris
    06-12-2016 09:54 AM
  25. GabSwiss's Avatar
    Love the S7 active. I just upgraded Friday I'm coming form a S5 active.
    Battery life is awesome. Last me a full day of heavy use (navigation, music streaming, online gaming).
    Does anyone knows how to open the case? Also I was at the beach and I have some sand stuck between the screen and the case on the bottom left part of the phone . Does anyone see a little gap there like mine?
    06-13-2016 08:06 AM
69 123

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-07-2016, 09:19 PM
  2. Can I get some help with the Fi Al Fantasy 9 Android app?
    By AC Question in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-07-2016, 07:20 PM
  3. Why aren't the contacts on my Xperia open?
    By AC Question in forum Sony Xperia Series
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-07-2016, 07:19 PM
  4. Vibrate mode very unpredictable on Galaxy S6
    By Coach88 in forum Samsung Galaxy S6
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-06-2016, 12:33 PM
  5. How do I change the back drop screen from white to black?
    By AC Question in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-06-2016, 12:29 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD