Take on the Elements
Dustproof and water-resistant,†
the Galaxy S6 active has a rugged design that’s engineered for outdoor activities. Run in the rain, camp in the desert, dig in your garden—all with your phone by your side.
Whether you’re out in the sun or traveling by train, the 5.1" display will automatically adjust brightness and contrast levels to keep whatever you’re looking at vibrant, clear and rich with color.
Get the most speed and best performance with the powerful Exynos®
7420 Octa-core 64-bit processor. Use multiple applications simultaneously without any lag time. So you can compose a work email while researching a topic on the Internet—all while streaming your favorite music.**
Pay Almost Anywhere You Can Swipe or Tap Your Card‡
Introducing Samsung Pay, the mobile payment service that works virtually anywhere you can swipe your card — from local grocery stores to corner coffee shops to your favorite department store. It’s also highly secure and simple to use with your Galaxy S6 active. Only compatible with select cards from participating banks/issuers, participating carriers and certain Samsung devices; check the Samsung Pay
page for a compatibility list.
Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification
Android™ 5, Lollipop
Battery Type and Size
Main Display Size
Android™ 5, Lollipop
Product Dimensions (inches)
5.78" x 2.89" x 0.34"
Camera resolution (Front)
Camera resolution (Rear)
Video Recording Resolution
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @30fps
Main Camera - Flash
Main Camera - Auto Focus
Battery, Talk Time
up to 24hrs
Battery Type and Size
Music Play Time
up to 61hrs
Video Play Time
up to 16hrs
Internet Use Time
3G: up to 12hrs;LTE: up to 15hrs;Wi-Fi: up to 15hrs
32GB UFS 2
Frequencies and Data Type
Infra: 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD;
2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900;
3G UMTS: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850);
4G LTE FDD : B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B17(700), B20(800), B29(700), B30(2300)
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, VHT80 MIMO
A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Smart Switch (PC Version)††
Processor Speed, Type
2.1GHz, 1.5GHz; Octa-Core
Main Display Resolution
2560 x 1440 (Quad HD)
Main Display Size
Main Display Technology
Wireless Charging Capability
Audio Playing Format
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Video Playing Format
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Playing Resolution
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) @ 30fps
Services and Applications
Gear Circle (Manager Support), Gear Fit, Gear
Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, HR Sensor, Proximity Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
565 User Reviews
"I received my galaxy s6 active a little over 2 months ago. Upon getting the phone I was automatically awed by the battery life. One full charge lasts me almost 2 days. I'm a 22 yr old, texting and Fac..."
Yupitztiff14 September 20, 2015
"I absolutely love my new phone! My old phone was the Galaxy S4 and it was state of the art. The best feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 active is that it can take picts under water. I also enjoy the lon..."
ymp423 September 20, 2015
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*Fast Charging requires Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) or Quick Charge 2.0-compatible charger to work. Wireless charging pad must be purchased separately. Testing under laboratory conditions. Based on estimated usage. Results may vary. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls and voice, data and other applications usage patterns.
† This device passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 20 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust and sand, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions. Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
**Multi Window does not support all applications.
Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notification.
*This device passed military specification (MIL-STA-810G) testing against a subset of 20 specific environmental conditions, including temperature, dust and sand, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions. Water-resistant and dustproof based on IP68 rating, which tests submersion up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
**Display resolution (Quad HD Super AMOLED) is in comparison with previous Galaxy devices launched in the USA.
***Full Samsung KNOX suite available for additional licensing fee.
† Wireless charging compatible back included with device. Wireless charging pad sold separately.
†† Fast Charging requires an AFC-compatible charger to work.
††† Based on laboratory testing. Results may vary. Battery power consumption depends on factors such as network configuration, carrier network, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, vibrate mode, backlight settings, browser use, frequency of calls, and voice, data and other application-usage patterns.
§§ Multi Window does not support all applications.‡Only compatible with select cards from participating banks/issuers, participating carriers and certain Samsung devices; check the Samsung Pay Support page for a compatibility list.