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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is a 2015 model featuring a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, 16MP camera, and a 3500 mAh battery. Read more about the features of the Galaxy S6 Active to see if it's right for you.
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Key Features

  • Release Date:  2015, June
  • Price: 380 EUR
  • Chipset: Exynos 7420 Octa (14 nm)
  • Processor: Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Display: Super AMOLED 5.1 inches, 1440 x 2560
  • Main Camera:  Single, 16MP
  • Selfie Camera:  Single, 5MP
  • OS: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow); TouchWiz UI
  • Dimensions: 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 170 g
  • Battery:  3500 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

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Discover the complete range of Samsung Galaxy S6 Active specifications in the detailed specs table below.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active specs

General specs

Brand and model

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Release date

2015, June


146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 in)


170 g (6 oz)


White, Gray


3500 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 504 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 24 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 57 h

Approximate price380 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.1" inc

Screen area

71.7 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1440 x 2560 px

PPI /points per inch/

576 PPI

Screen protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

16 MP, Single

Camera specs

-16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm (wide), 1/2.6'', 1.12µm, AF


LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
Front (selfie) camera

5 MP, Single


5 MP, f/1.9, 22mm (wide)

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow); TouchWiz UI


Exynos 7420 Octa (14 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016), Meizu PRO 5, Samsung Galaxy Note5 Duos, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ (CDMA), Samsung Galaxy Note5 (CDMA), Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge (CDMA), Samsung Galaxy S6 (CDMA), Samsung Galaxy S6 Active
Processor CPU

- Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)

Graphics processor GPU

- Mali-T760MP8

External memory


Internal memory

32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 1.19 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.48 W/kg (head)     0.42 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate , Infrared port
- ANT+
-S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
- Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent)
- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
-MIL-STD-810G compliant salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
- For AT&T Also known as Samsung Galaxy S6 active G890


Antutu 7 Score79322 (Position 419 out of 2128)
GeekBench 5 Single Core249 (Position 1316 out of 1886)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core979 (Position 1309 out of 1875)
GeekBench 4 Single Core1286 (Position 271 out of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core4149 (Position 236 out of 1022)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript3097
Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from Samsung. However, there may be differences in specifications.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active was around 380 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2015, June.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is 170 g.
The screen size of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is 5.1" inches.
The size of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm (HxWxD).