06-23-2016 09:03 PM
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  1. Dan TheMan86's Avatar
    It's a water resistant/ Mil-Speced phone. If you submerged it than the screen and touch buttons wouldn't work.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the phone is water resistant and still not intended to be actually USED under water. I don't think Samsung has officially stated this phone is meant to be used underwater...just that if you drop it in water, you're not screwed.
    06-14-2016 01:06 PM
  2. T48's Avatar
    Awesome planoman! Enjoy the S7 Active. I'm excited about this device as well, even though I don't have plans on purchasing it now. It seems like Samsung made significant improvements w/ the SD card, battery and fingerprint scanner. After seeing the video drop tests, I am convinced that Samsung made changes in the materials or design of the display. I would say that the S7 Active is more durable than its predecessor.
    They are advertising it as an extra polycarbonate layer on the screen to make it shatter resistant. I remember when I bought the S6A they did not advertise that anything was different about the screen on it other than it may be slightly recessed vs the standard S6 at the time.

    If only it didn't have the physical buttons
    Was always under the impression that the physical buttons were there from the start for those wearing gloves to quickly access around the device.
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    06-14-2016 02:00 PM
  3. strikeIII's Avatar
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the phone is water resistant and still not intended to be actually USED under water. I don't think Samsung has officially stated this phone is meant to be used underwater...just that if you drop it in water, you're not screwed.
    You can use it underwater for short period of time.

    Was always under the impression that the physical buttons were there from the start for those wearing gloves to quickly access around the device.
    The physical buttons are also there if the phone gets wet. Touch buttons don't work well when wet or underwater if you want to take some under water photos.
    planoman likes this.
    06-14-2016 02:47 PM
  4. strikeIII's Avatar
    I bought my S7A on Friday and coming from my Note 5 it's a huge difference in performance. Especially the battery life. I'm really loving this device the smaller footprint is actually a nice change coming from the Note 5 and iPhone 6S+. The only reason why I skipped out on the S6 active is because of the lack of finger print reader. I use Samsung Pay a lot and not having the finger print reader was a huge deal breaker. The 4000mah battery is a plus and could careless nowadays about the SD card since I have 1TB Google storage plan.
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    06-14-2016 02:53 PM
  5. planoman's Avatar
    They are advertising it as an extra polycarbonate layer on the screen to make it shatter resistant. I remember when I bought the S6A they did not advertise that anything was different about the screen on it other than it may be slightly recessed vs the standard S6 at the time.

    Was always under the impression that the physical buttons were there from the start for those wearing gloves to quickly access around the device.
    I have seen the info on the polycarbonate layer but wanted to learn more. I heard that makes it very shatter proof but more susceptible to scratches? I have a tempered glass protector coming tomorrow and want to know if it will be fine to install the glass protector or if that will somehow limit or damage my screen?
    06-14-2016 06:21 PM
  6. planoman's Avatar
    I bought my S7A on Friday and coming from my Note 5 it's a huge difference in performance. Especially the battery life. I'm really loving this device the smaller footprint is actually a nice change coming from the Note 5 and iPhone 6S+. The only reason why I skipped out on the S6 active is because of the lack of finger print reader. I use Samsung Pay a lot and not having the finger print reader was a huge deal breaker. The 4000mah battery is a plus and could careless nowadays about the SD card since I have 1TB Google storage plan.
    Agree on Samsung Pay without a fingerprint sensor being a pain! I have used it with the S7 Active and it is pretty sweet! I also have the 1TB of storage, but love having the SD card especially with 32GB of internal storage. I was trying to show a colleague pictures of a storm shelter we just put in and I was trying to get it but was inside a hotel for a meeting and had not hooked up to wifi and could not pull up the pictures...a rare example but I wished I had my recent pics on a SD card vs the cloud at that time! Plus I often take videos of my children and having the video on the phone is so much faster than trying to play a video from the cloud IMO. Love having 180+ GB free on my device!

    I am just really pleased with this S7 Active!
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    06-14-2016 06:31 PM
  7. LonestarROB's Avatar
    I have seen the info on the polycarbonate layer but wanted to learn more. I heard that makes it very shatter proof but more susceptible to scratches? I have a tempered glass protector coming tomorrow and want to know if it will be fine to install the glass protector or if that will somehow limit or damage my screen?
    Which glass screen protector did you get? Can you post pics once it's on? I'm really worried about the problems I've been reading about with the screen scratching very easily.
    06-14-2016 07:17 PM
  8. planoman's Avatar
    Which glass screen protector did you get? Can you post pics once it's on? I'm really worried about the problems I've been reading about with the screen scratching very easily.
    I ordered this one from Amazon. There were not any brands I knew, so I went with this one. Should arrive tomorrow. I will follow up with thoughts and pics tomorrow.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5224497
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    06-14-2016 10:09 PM
  9. shamdawg's Avatar
    I got my CIMO TPU case. $8 on Amazon. It is often the first case I buy to protect and provide a better grip on my devices. This is the clear model. Nice fit, lightweight and better grip on the slippery sides.

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    Do their clear cases yellow over time? Have you ever tried the matte black ones?
    06-15-2016 08:47 AM
  10. planoman's Avatar
    Do their clear cases yellow over time? Have you ever tried the matte black ones?
    I have never had one yellow but I have had them turn black at the points they flex cause I take them off and on so often to change my SIM. I had a diztronic matte black but they are not as grippy as the gloss type TPU although they would most likely be more grippy than the metal.

    Posted via my S7 Active with Samsung Pay!
    06-15-2016 03:01 PM
  11. tmx31415's Avatar
    I picked up the gray / black model. So far so good, paired with a Gear S2, great combo. I do like the case option to protect the camera lens unless they come up with an option to protect the lens on the back. I think that this will be my daily driver for awhile. Thanks Plano for the excellent observations and insight!!!

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    06-15-2016 03:40 PM
  12. planoman's Avatar
    Got my screen protectors today. The link from Amazon is a a few posts up. I received two tempered glass protectors for $8
    They fit fine and are typical glass protector. I have a few bubbles in the upper left. I tried 3 times to reset that area but they remain. Luckily they are not in the viewable area.
    Attached Thumbnails Picked up an S7 Active!-screen-protector-1.jpg   Picked up an S7 Active!-screen-protector-2.jpg  
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    06-15-2016 03:47 PM
  13. LonestarROB's Avatar
    Got my screen protectors today. The link from Amazon is a a few posts up. I received two tempered glass protectors for $8
    They fit fine and are typical glass protector. I have a few bubbles in the upper left. I tried 3 times to reset that area but they remain. Luckily they are not in the viewable area.
    Like that screen protector quite a bit. Does it interfere with hitting the buttons at all? The one I had on my S6 made the buttons more difficult to use because the screen protector was higher(thickness) than the buttons.
    06-15-2016 05:16 PM
  14. planoman's Avatar
    Like that screen protector quite a bit. Does it interfere with hitting the buttons at all? The one I had on my S6 made the buttons more difficult to use because the screen protector was higher(thickness) than the buttons.
    I was worried about that. So far no issues hitting the sensor or back and recents buttons. The hole is big enough that it still allows good access and feel of the buttons. They are not as pronounced as they are without a screen protector, but so far not an issue.

    Posted via my S7 Active with Samsung Pay!
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    06-15-2016 05:49 PM
  15. HariKECE's Avatar
    Thanks for all the posts planoman.. Can you post couple of "screen on time" screenshots for my viewing pleasure?
    06-16-2016 12:10 AM
  16. Phoneguy108's Avatar
    Thanks for all the posts planoman.. Can you post couple of "screen on time" screenshots for my viewing pleasure?
    X2
    06-16-2016 02:21 AM
  17. planoman's Avatar
    Thanks for all the posts planoman.. Can you post couple of "screen on time" screenshots for my viewing pleasure?
    Was giving my battery a few charge cycles before evaluating the battery but will do!
    06-16-2016 06:25 AM
  18. matheuspedrosa's Avatar
    Hi,


    I would like to know if GS7 Active has portuguese (brasil) language on the system. I had a gs5 active but it didnt... probably att and samsung removed it from the system.

    Can you lease check it?

    Thx and congrats
    06-16-2016 02:42 PM
  19. maj71303's Avatar
    Hi,


    I would like to know if GS7 Active has portuguese (brasil) language on the system. I had a gs5 active but it didnt... probably att and samsung removed it from the system.

    Can you lease check it?

    Thx and congrats
    Doesn't have it

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-16-2016 07:09 PM
  20. Steve Tyburski1's Avatar
    I got the zagg hdx glass. Never liked a screen proctors before but at&t gave it to me for free. Sorry dont have another camera to take a picture of it. It went on smooth as silk. Easy to align. No bubbles what so ever. I am impressed . Staying on well so far. Has a lifetime warranty. This may have swayed me as far as screen proctors go. Hope this helps.
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    06-17-2016 01:20 AM
  21. planoman's Avatar
    2 days of battery life or 27 hours over 2 days. I turn my phone off every night and on every morning to get a fresh reboot. I use my screen brightness at around 35 to 40% and do not use auto brightness.
    7 hours of screen on time with 18% battery remaining. Needless say I am very impressed with the battery life. I am impressed by a battery that can give 4 hours SOT and my S6 Active gave me 5 hours of SOT with about 18% when I tested that one out last June.
    Attached Thumbnails Picked up an S7 Active!-s7-active-battery-1.jpg   Picked up an S7 Active!-s7-active-battery-2.jpg  
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    06-17-2016 06:47 PM
  22. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I don't know if I want this or whatever the next note is. I'll probably wait for the note.
    06-19-2016 07:34 PM
  23. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Can u post a pic of the back? I'm having trouble finding pics of the gray model.

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    06-22-2016 09:14 PM
  24. andrew_ackley's Avatar
    Without the case thanks!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-22-2016 09:54 PM
  25. planoman's Avatar
    Without the case thanks!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Attached Thumbnails Picked up an S7 Active!-s7-active-gray-back-1.jpg   Picked up an S7 Active!-s7-active-gray-back-2.jpg  
    06-23-2016 03:08 PM
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