The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active and its official self have arrived at the DL offices this week, so that means we will embark on a journey with it in pocket, on runs, and through waves of physical abuse to test its might. It should be an easy device to review, since it really is just a beefier, more protected Galaxy S7. That doesn’t mean we won’t enjoy it, though. The Active line has always been a DL favorite because of its toughness.
As a recap, you are looking at a device with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (that might be somewhat shatterproof), Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera, military grade protection, and a whopping 4000mAh battery. This phone is a beast on multiple levels.
So, to begin this review period, let’s unbox it! Also, let us know if you want us to test anything in particular. (more…)
According to an AT&T executive, the BlackBerry Priv isn’t doing too hot. Putting it rather blunt, the unnamed exec stated, “The BlackBerry Priv is really struggling,” continuing that AT&T is seeing a lot more returns of the device from customers than they would like to. Typically, you would hardly, if ever, hear anything critical of a smartphone OEM from a carrier partner. More usual, you will see phones continue to get marked down in price until they vanish forever, which we sort of expected with the Priv. (more…)
Now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is official and arriving later this week (June 10!), you are probably weighing the decision over whether or not to buy one. As a fan of the previous Active phones from Samsung and AT&T, I’ve got to say that I’m actually quite excited to get this one in house. There are few phones on the planet that can take a beating like these phones can, and so that’s part of the fun when you have one – seeing just how much you can throw at it.
But the insides here matter too and that’s typically where the Active series shines. Instead of being a lesser version of the flagship Galaxy S of the year with some toughness thrown on the outside, Samsung keeps the Active as high-end in terms of specs as it gets along with the extra protection.
In case you were wondering what all of those insides were, we have them below. (more…)
This morning, AT&T went ahead and unwrapped the newest version of their exclusive Active line, also known this year as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active. The phone, as you should have expected, assuming you have any knowledge of previous models, is a lot like the standard Galaxy S7 only it has been toughened up to be able to withstand the elements.
With the Galaxy S7 Active, you are looking at a phone with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED “shatter resistant” screen, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB RAM, rear 12MP Dual Pixel camera, front 5MP camera, 32GB storage with microSD support, and a whopping 4000mAh battery. It also has IP68 resistant to water and dust, Military Grade Body (MIL STD-810G), a customizable Active button (like previous Active phones), fingerprint reader, and access to Samsung Pay. Full specs here. (more…)
As a means to show appreciation to its loyal customers, AT&T introduced the thanks program this morning. With thanks, select AT&T customers will receive added benefits, such as free movie tickets and pre-sale access to concert tickets. More interestingly, AT&T also details that “private offers” will include device and accessory perks, as well as data giveaways. Free data? That’s sweet. (more…)
Yesterday, we reported changes coming soon to AT&T’s GoPhone plans that would reward each with more data without a price hike. AT&T has now confirmed and announced the plan changes, which will arrive this Friday. (more…)
AT&T is about to increase the data buckets on its GoPhone plans later this week, according to sources of ours. This move comes on the heels of a data increase back in January, but also helps bring the plans in line with Verizon, who seems to be taking prepaid quite seriously these days. (more…)
Beginning June 9, consumers and businesses with AT&T can lower their monthly payments, thanks to changes the carrier is making on its Next program. Once June 9 rolls around, AT&T will only offer two different Next plans, down from the current offering of four plans. These two plans are the straightforward AT&T Next plan and the AT&T Next Every Year plan. (more…)