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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and battery. The screen and durability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the size and sound. Reviews about the reliability and design are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and GPS navigation. The usability and price also get good feedback.

performance, price, usability, GPS navigation, portability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Galaxy S5 Review Update: Is it still worth considering now it has Android 5.0 Lollipop?

Fantastic screen ; Still one of the best cameras around ; Now updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop ; Update has improved fingerprint sensor ; Better battery life than S6 ; Has microSD and water resistance

Not the prettiest of 2014 phones ; Processor still decent, but behind the times

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

More alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active pictures surface

 

Leaked photos of the rumored Active version of Samsung's flagship phone line up with earlier videos and reports.

Expert review by : Lynn La (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera shootout versus HTC One M8, iPhone 5S

 

Samsung's marquee Galaxy S5 is blazing fast and chock full of new features. But does its 16-megapixel camera have the chops to compete against the HTC One M8 and Apple iPhone 5S?

Expert review by : Scott Webster (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S5 tipped to receive Android 5.0 in December

 

According to oft-accurate blog SamMobile, the Galaxy S5 could see its Lollipop update before the year ends.

Expert review by : Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla (canadianreviewer.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

 

All of my co-workers have some sort of bulky case like the OtterBox for protection. I see no need for that with the S5 Active. In this Business, If you don't protect your phone, its only a matter of days till your in the market for a new one.

and used a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active supplied by TELUS for testing purposes.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Stewart Wolpin (mashable.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active: A Flagship Phone With Klingon Aesthetics [REVIEW]

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a better-protected version of the Galaxy S5, missing only the original's fingerprint scanner, which isn't much of a loss.

Better drop-protected and easier-to-grip version of the Galaxy S5 ; Built-in heart-rate monitor ; Lighter and smaller than Galaxy S5 in a case

Appears metal but is all plastic ; Not shockproof, as implied ; Rear battery cover doesn't form a seamless seal with frame.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a better-protected and more grippable version of the Galaxy S5, missing only the original's fingerprint scanner, which isn't much of a loss.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : James Pearce (coolsmartphone.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 – Review

 

Overall I grew to like the Galaxy S5, yes the overall quality isn't as good as some of the other flagships flying around at the moment. Yes the launcher and the home button do create quite a bit of lag opening up folders and returning to the home and...

Other Notable Stuff Overall I grew to like the Galaxy S5, yes the overall quality isn’t as good as some of the other flagships flying around at the moment. Yes the launcher and the home button do create quite a bit of lag opening up folders and...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Kyle Nazario (itpro.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs iPhone 5s: Which is best?

 

Is the Android handset better than the flagship iOS device?

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Paul Briden (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Now Available For Under $200

 

If you're after a mega bargain, but don't want to use a feature phone or a modern, mid-range handset, the Galaxy S5, while old, is now available for under $200.

Excellent screen, Capable camera, Great battery life becomes excellent with Ultra Power Saving mode, Plenty of power and storage,Water resistant, S Health suite

Ugly design, Mediocre speaker, Poor fingerprint scanner implementation

A wolf in sheep's clothing if ever there was one - the Galaxy S5 might not look the part but it's got clout where it counts

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T is a no-compromise, ruggedized Android smartphone that will appeal to klutzes and adrenaline junkies alike.

Spectacular screen. Excellent camera. Drop- and waterproof. Customizable Active key.

Thick, reinforced corners. Bloatware.

Conclusions The Galaxy S5 Active makes no real compromises to earn its more adventurous designation. I don't care for fingerprint scanners, and I think the Active key will be genuinely more useful for the majority of people. Otherwise, it offers the...

Jun, 2014

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