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Video: First Look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T?

A device has popped up YouTube this afternoon that may be the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on its way to AT&T. According to the leaker, this is a prototype of the rugged version of this year’s Galaxy S5, which we wouldn’t necessarily argue against. 

In the video, you can see the boot-up animation that specifically says “Galaxy S5 Active.” But beyond that, there is extra padding at the corners of the phone, an extra casing of sorts that should help the phone take a good drop, and the three physical buttons on the front that we saw on last year’s model. It looks like a hefty phone that would live up to the name “Active.”

Outside of the body, the display is said to be “more crisp” than the regular Galaxy S5, though we aren’t sure how a normal person can tell just by looking at it. We will need a screenshot with full resolution or a benchmark that lists out specs in order to fully buy into that idea.

The model number is SM-G870A, it runs Android 4.4.2, has a removable battery, has a heart rate monitor, and appears to run the same version of TouchWiz that you are now used to with the Galaxy S5.

If we learn more, we’ll be sure to update this post.

  • Jeffrey Fazal

    I don’t like three physical navigation key in Galaxy S5 Active. Well, I have standard Galaxy S5 from last 1 month and like its most of the specs. The one thing
    which is little annoying is flap over the charging port but according to me wireless charging is the best option to get rid of it. I could say that I have no regrets of Switching from iOS to Android with this masterpiece from Samsung.

  • khadir

    Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB in amazon

    SM-G900H WHITE $574.98


    G-900H Black $571.01


  • Aooga

    The same guy uploaded a video of a “red” galaxy S5 and the supposedly s5 prime. Both are just the S5 with a third party metal back like this one. It might be this exact one.


  • OneForTheGoodDays

    What are those markings around the physical buttons?

  • cizzlen

    Was there really a need for a question mark in the title?

  • gcforreal

    Seems like a good choice for people who want a completely ruggedized phone sure looks better than those commando and catapillar phones… Yea it’s a bit thick but how many people use bulky cases like otterbox anyway… It should of released on day 1 but looks Ok hopefully not a carrier exclusive this time

  • mustbepbs

    This guy seriously sounds like a Muppet.

  • jadeveon da destroyer

    dude needs to cut his nails.

    • Cael

      uh oh, the claws are out…..

  • S.Ober

    This video was brought to you by McDonald’s.

  • Chippah

    Stupid buttons..

    • Jprime

      i dont hate buttons, but i really hate that they couldnt put the buttons in the same order as every other device. I understand that they were adding multi-tasking where the menu button was, but that basically means they had poor planing for the future years ago.

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  • I have the samsung s5 experience and I found it to be one of the number one handset today

  • Liu Alan

    I have bought S4,But it is broken.Now i want to buy this samsung galaxy s5.But i need a Samsung MHL to HDMI Adapter like http://bit.ly/1jBAPzU ,Does it with samsung hdmi adapter if i buy samsung galaxy S5 ?

  • ROR1997

    My friend had the s4 active. We dropped it out a 3 story window. It still worked fine.

    Oh how spoiled my generation is.

    • Adrynalyne

      Had you dropped it on its face to a rocky surface, it wouldn’t have.

  • Paul Schinider

    Samsung Galaxy S5 Reviews are here to see : Samsung Galaxy S5

  • Jonathan Williams

    Anyone notice this and the tab line say “Powered by Android?”

    • What’s wrong with that?

      • Milind Shah

        you’re in pocketnow now?

        • Yeah

          • Milind Shah

            Ah you don’t right for DL anymore?

          • No, I do not.

          • Aooga

            When did that happen?

          • First Monday of May.

          • Aooga

            Cool. Good luck there.

    • Joshua Hoffman

      Its a new guideline. All phones must now have that in their boot screens

  • Derek Duncan

    no finger scanner it looks like

  • PrePaid Nerds

    We are uploading Specs, Benchmark videos and more, Just slow uploads, Will also be doing one on a RED s5 for Verizon that is metal, AND NO ITS NOT…. A cheap back plate from EBAY, Everything we got is legit.

    The Active crushes the S5 in every benchmark, WOW

    • The Narrator

      I wouldn’t put much into cheated benchmarks.

  • grumpyfuzz

    It would be more logical to use software buttons on a water proof phone, or whatever this will be.

    • MistaButters

      Capacitive screens do not work (well or at all) when wet.

      • grumpyfuzz

        True, but after the fact it’s underwater or whatever, I would think it would hold up better than physical buttons. Each has their advantages I guess.

    • j

      No it wouldn’t. Rugged = used in various conditions where you may not be able to touch the phone with dry skin. Water, gloves, etc.

      • grumpyfuzz

        how would you use the screen with gloves? If it had a feature to do that, you could use software buttons as well.

  • Rashad

    He posted another video of the s5 active. Official S5 Active Shown hands on today: http://youtu.be/jNAFjPf1dDI

  • wizardx

    isnt he the same guy who posted that video of the fake prime with the aluminum back?

  • hyperbeatser

    And he made that entire video while driving!

    • itstee

      driving with no hands i guess…

      he’s just parked ..

      • PrePaid Nerds

        Yeah better ones are uploading now, The display is AMAZING!!!!

        • Aooga

          I’m guessing it’s still 1080p, but non-pentile.

          • Kane Desousa

            Yeah it’s 1080p and probably TFT.

  • Aooga

    I’m so lost. Why are they making this? The S5 is water resistant, I can almost guarantee this isn’t going to be waterproof.

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  • Maxim∑

    wtf? What is Samsung doing?

    • The Narrator

      “I can tell you it’s not 1080p” Multiple apps stated it was 1080p. “We’re gonna have to do a pixel count because”

      • Maxim∑

        yeah lol, he was saying a bunch of BS to get more viewers on his channel

  • The Narrator

    Don’t expect a warranty to cover water damage 😉

    • AssHell

      + Active looks UGLY AS HELL.
      even uglier than Galaxy S5.

      • WallBreaker

        you mean the same ugly brick cases people put on their phones? This saves people having to buy a case.