Samsung Galaxy S6 Active

Samsung
Last Updated Date : June 2, 2021

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active comes with a 5.1 inches 1440 x 2560 pixels display on the front. At the heart of this phone is the Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420, along with 3 GB for smooth performance. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has a 16 MP rear camera setup and a 5 MP front camera. The onboard storage is 32 GB and the battery is at 3500 mAh capacity.

Design

Sporting a Candybar design, it will have a model number SM-G890A, G890A. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will retail in a variety of colours including White, Gray, and Blue to give you options to choose according to your style. So, you be the judge of that. Know that it weighs at 138 grams.

Display

Most important aspect of the smartphone is its display. Take a hard look at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active display specifications. It is a 5.1 inches display offering a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution. It uses the Super AMOLED display technology. The pixel density of the screen comes out to be 576 ppi. The screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone is at 71 %, which is a result of the Regular design and aspect ratio of 1.778:1.

Camera

These days when we look for a smartphone to buy, the first thing that we asked is about the details of the camera. So here you go! The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active comes with a single rear camera which has a resolution of 16 MP with f/1.9 aperture size. The rear camera can record a video at a 3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps and offers EIS as a form of stabilizing images and videos. Know that there will be LED flash for low light photography support. The selfie camera is of 5 MP resolution with an aperture of f/1.9. The front camera can record videos at 1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps.

Hardware and Software

Coming to the internals on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, it comes powered by a Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 processor, which is accompanied by a ARM Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. Talking about the RAM and storage, it comes with a 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB, 64 GB of internal storage. There is no external storage option available. As far as the biometric security is concerned, it come with a fingerprint sensor. We are mostly concerned about the battery life on our phones, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active offers a 3500 mAh capacity non-removable battery. The connectivity features includes single SIM slot with 4G, 3G, and 2G support. Further, it offers Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and Micro USB v2.0 port. It supports a 3.5 mm audio jack. And it supports latest Wi-Fi standards.

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Launch Details

Officially announced
June 2015
The date when the arrival of the smartphone is publicly announced

Phone

Brand
Samsung
OEM producing the smartphone
Model
SM-G890A, G890A
Model name based on OEM nomenclature
Phone type
Smart phone
Classification based on what functionalities are offered by the phone
Form factor
Candybar
Classification of smartphone according to basic shape
Operating system
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Operating system powering the entire smartphone. In an Android phone this is the OEM's fork on android with their customisations and features. Some of the most popular Android Skins include MIUI, Oxygen OS, Grace UI, HYC sense etc.
Dimensions
143.51 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
physical dimensions of the smartphone
Weight
138 grams
Weight of the mobile phone in grams
Colours
White, Gray, Blue
Availability of various colors
IP certified
IP68, MIL-STD-810G
Availability of Ingress protection which includes water, dust, shock resistance depending on certification

Display

Screen size
5.1 inches
physical size of the screen measured by the diagonal.
Resolution
1440 x 2560 pixels
Total number of pixels on the display
Pixel density
576 ppi
number of pixels per square inch of the display.
Technology
Super AMOLED
Display technology used in the smartphone. The display technologies decide a lot of factors including how it looks, what the brightness can be, the power consumption etc. Morden smartphone displays range from TFT, TN Panels to IPS LCD, OLED, and AMOLED panels.
Display design
Regular design
Display shape with classification based on current trends. Morden displays come in different shapes and sizes and this varies from near bezel less, notch display, waterdrop notch, to fully bezel less phones. This lets one get an idea of how the display looks.
Aspect ratio
1.778:1
Screen-to-body ratio
71 %
Percentage of display area to the front of the smartphone. This ratio became more popular recently with the introduction of tall 18:9 displays. Now we have bezel less, notched displays with screen to body ratios of 18.5:9, 19:9, and even 19.5:9.
Display Features
Capacitive, Multi-touch, Scratch resistant, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Availability of special features in the display

Camera

Rear Camera
16 MP
Primary Rear camera Megapixel count
Rear Aperture Size
f/1.9
Primary Rear camera aperture. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or image sensor.
Rear Focal Length
4.35, 27.56 mm
Primary rear camera focal length
Rear Pixel size
1.12 μm
Primary rear camera individual pixel size
Rear Sensor size
0.27 inches
Rear camera's physical sensor size
Rear Video
3840 x 2160 pixels @ 30 fps
Rear camera maximum video recording resolution. This let's one know the highest resolution they can shoot in and will be in the order of 1080x1920 @ 30fps/60fps, or 4K @30fps/60fps and can be lower too depending on the smartphone.
Stabilization
EIS
Availability of Electronic or Optical Stabilisation. To make the video shake free, the camera has to support any one kind of stabilisation. OIS or Optical Image Stabilisation is facilitated by a movable camera module that compensated for your shakes. EIS or Electronic Image Stabilisation is where in post processing the video is slightly cropped in and stabilised.
Autofocus tech
Touch-to-focus, Phase Detection AF
Technology used to facilitate AutoFocus. AutoFocus is one of the most useful features in a smartphone camera and can be facilitated using a few different methods including Phase Detection Auto Focus, Laser Auto Focus etc.
Flash
LED
Availability of flash at the rear. The flash makes sure that you can take low light shots.
Front camera
5 MP
Primary front camera megapixel count.
Front Aperture Size
f/1.9
Primary front camera Aperture. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or image sensor.
Front Focal Length
2.03, 21.96 mm
Primary front camera focal length. The focal length of the lens is the distance between the lens and the image sensor when the subject is in focus, usually stated in millimeters.
Front Pixel size
1.25 μm
Primary front camera individual pixel size.
Front Sensor size
0.16 inches
Primary front camera physical sensor size. The size of sensor that a camera has ultimately determines how much light it uses to create an image. Which means that a bigger sensor will always pull in more light and create a better image compared to a smaller sensor.
Front Video
1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps
Front camera maximum video recording resolution.This let's one know the highest resolution they can shoot in and will be in the order of 720x1280 @ 30fps, or 1080x1920 @30fps/60fps and can be lower too depending on the smartphone.
Features
Sony IMX240 Exmor RS, CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor), Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Self-timer, Scene mode, Macro mode, Available also with Samsung S5K2P2 (ISOCELL), Phase detection, 1080p @ 60 fps, 720p @ 120 fps
Special features in the camera

Hardware

Chipset
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
System on Chip powering the smartphone. Smartphone chipsets are designed by very few companies in the world
CPU
8 Cores 2.1 GHz 64-bit 4 x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57 4 x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Central Processing unit
GPU
ARM Mali-T760 MP8
Graphics processing unit. The GPU is responsible for all the graphics intensive stuff on your smartphone including video rendering, playing games etc.
RAM
3 GB
Random Access Memory(Volatile memory) in the smartphone. The amount of RAM in a phone is responsible for how many apps will stay in memory and will not have to reload.
Internal storage capacity
32, 64 GB
non-removable hardware storage inside the smartphone. The internal storage on a smartphone is responsible both for storing files, as well as the applications on it. The whole system runs on that internal storage which makes its quality important. Modern internal storages range from Emma 5.0, Emma 5.1, UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1 etc.
External storage available
No
Availability of a micro-sd card slot.
Fingerprint
Yes
Availability of a fingerprint scanner as a biometric unlock. The fingerprint scanners have become the most popular and secure way to unlock smartphones today and will be used till other biometric locks become as secure and as convenient.

Battery

Capacity
3500 mAh
battery capacity in mAh. This indicates the physical capability of your battery to store charge in it. If we don't take into account software optimisation, and a few other factors, the with capacity the bigger the better.
Removable
No
if it can be taken out without expert help. Removable batteries which used to be a standard a few years ago has now become rare. The ability to remove the battery provides the unique opportunity to keep two batteries and keep them both charged which make sure that you are never out of battery.
Fast charging available
No
Availability of high wattage charging for high intensity charging. This type of charging facilitated faster charging times and lesser time plugged to the wall.
Wireless charging available
Yes
Available of wireless charging technology.Wireless charging provides a very convenient way of charging the smartphone without connecting any wires

Technology

No of SIM slots
1
The amount of slots in the phone including the sim and micro SD card slots.
SIM type
Nano
physical classification of SIM card based on size. Different phones have different sized slots depending on how much space they are willing to spare for the sim slot. That would mean that if you have a standard large sim and your phone supports micro or nano sim, then the sim would be need to be replaced with a smaller version from the service provider.
Hybrid slot
No
Availability of a slot which can either hold a micro sd card or a SIM card. This slot was designed to address the Indian audience which was divided into dual sim users and a sim and micro-SD card users.
Cellular standard
4G, 3G, 2G
Maximum cellular connection standard supported by that SIM card.
GSM
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
Type of a cellular standard
UMTS
850, 1900, 2100 MHz
Type of a cellular standard
LTE
700 Class 17, 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600, 2300 (B30), 700 (B29), 700 (B12) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
Network
UMTS (384 kbit/s ), EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+ (HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s , HSDPA 42 Mbit/s ), LTE Cat 6 (51.0 Mbit/s , 301.5 Mbit/s )
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Ability to track the position of the smartphone through Cellular networks. This helps to track the geo location of a particular device using the position of cellular towers are reference.

Connectivity

Bluetooth available
Yes
If Bluetooth is available on the smartphone or not. Having bluetooth in your phone enables it to make data transfers wirelessly to another bluetooth supported devices, which includes file transfers, wireless audio etc.
Bluetooth version
4.1
Bluetooth version present on the smartphone. Bluetooth versions indicate the generation and with every generation the bluetooth connection becomes better in various ways. The bluetooth versions started with Bluetooth 1.x then came Bluetooth 2.x and the nomenclature goes similarly for later versions.
Bluetooth codec
A2DP, AVRCP, DIP, HFP, HSP, LE, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP/PAB
Wireless data encryption algorithms for audio through smartphones. It encodes and decodes digital audio data into a specific format. Ideally, it transmits a high-fidelity signal at the minimum specified bit-rate.
NFC
Yes
Wireless pairing technology by bringing two supported phones with 4cms of each other. NFC is used for social networking, for sharing contacts, photos, videos or files. NFC-enabled devices can act as electronic identity documents and keycards.
USB connector type
Micro USB v2.0
The data/power input/output port on the smartphone. The USB connectors include Type A, type B, Micro USB, Mini USB, and USB-C.
Audio connector type
3.5 mm
The audio input/output port on the smartphone. The audio connectors range for analog 2.5mm, 3.5mm ports to various digital USB ports.
Wi-Fi
802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999), 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999), 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003), 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009), 802.11n 5GHz, 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac), Dual band, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
The ability to connect to the internet wirelessly. Wifi let's you connect various devices to the same network and get access to internet with a wire-free experience.
Miscellaneous
Infrared
Fm Radio
Yes
The ability to play FM channels natively on your smartphone
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active HTC Wildfire E3
Score 65.0 65.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio Yes No
Has Front Camera 5 MP 13 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Vivo Y30g
Score 65.0 65.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Asus ROG Phone 5 Ultimate
Score 65.0 67.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS A-GPS, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BeiDou (B1+B2a), Galileo (E1+E5a), BDS, QZSS (L1+L5), GNSS, NavIC (L5)
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 5 MP 24 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Asus ROG Phone 5 Pro
Score 65.0 67.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS A-GPS, GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (L1), BeiDou (B1+B2a), Galileo (E1+E5a), BDS, QZSS (L1+L5), GNSS, NavIC (L5)
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 5 MP 24 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Vivo Y31s 5G Standard Edition
Score 65.0 64.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Vivo S9e 5G
Score 65.0 67.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 5 MP 32 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active LG W41 Pro
Score 65.0 64.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 5 MP 8 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Active ZTE Blade X1
Score 65.0 65.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS GPS, A-GPS
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 5 MP 16 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes

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