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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (2014) review

The detailed specifications, photos and introductory video of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870). The list of the competitors most often compared to the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active / SM-G870

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870) smartphone released in 2014. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active runs on Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery. It features a 5.1 inches AMOLED display with 1080 x 1920 px resolution. The AMOLED technology is widely used for smartphones because of their gorgeous color reproduction abilities and very deep blacks.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870) specifications

Brand
Samsung
Name
Galaxy S5 Active
Type
SM-G870
Launch
2014

Body

Weight
170 g
Dimensions
145.3 x 73.4 x 8.9 mm
Colors
camo green
ruby red
titanium grey
SIM type
Micro SIM

System

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active runs on Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box, but the Galaxy S5 Active's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA
CPU
Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
GPU
Adreno 330

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 5.1 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
Super AMOLED
Size
5.1 inches
Resolution
1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch
yes

Memory

The smartphone's memory (2 GB) cannot be expanded, but the storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a microSD card.

RAM
2 GB
Internal storage
16 GB
External storage
microSD

Camera

The camera of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Front camera
2 MP
Rear camera
16 MP
3456 x 4608 px
autofocus
Flash
LED

Connectivity

Galaxy S5 Active is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. The Galaxy S5 Active comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality for transferring content with other NFC-enabled devices. This Samsung smartphone doesn't have FM radio receiver.

GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network
2G / 3G / 4G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP, LE
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
yes
FM radio
no
USB
microUSB 2.0, USB host
Audio
3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. This is a low maintenance battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random.

Type
Li-Ion 2800 mAh

Features

The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display.

Sensors
accelerometer
compass
gyroscope
heart rate
light
proximity
Specials
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dustproof and water-resistant

Links

Official site
http://www.samsung.com/

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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