Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is a variation of Samsung’s S7 flagship from last year, which the Korean tech manufacturer has released for a specific audience. The device differentiates itself through the fact that it’s military grade. What does that mean? Well, it can pretty much be summed up to the fact that it comes with a physical design created to withstand very harsh environments. That covers dust and water protection, as well as anti-shock precautions.
Out of the box, the device features Android 6.0.1 Marshamllow, which is the precedent version of Android’s operating system. However, on the benchmarking platform GFX there were sightings of the Galaxy S7 Active featuring Android 7.0 Nougat, which still has made its way only to a couple devices. Even though the number of smartphones that currently have Android 7.0 Nougat is small, the list seems to be slowly growing. This GFX sighting suggest that S7 Active users might be getting a mass update in the very near future, which will further broaden the number of Nougat units.
From a pure smartphone perspective, the handset comes with a 5.1 inch display that offers a max resolution of 2560 x 1440, equipped with Gorilla Glass 4. The processing duties are handled by the Snapdragon 820, which is a Qualcomm quad core unit. There is also an Adreno 530 graphics processing unit included into the mix, with support from 4 GB of RAM. The internal storage capacity is 32 GB, but if you need more there is room for 200 GB more through a microSD card. The juice is supplied by the available 4000 mAH battery. These specs coupled with additional features such as the 12 MP – 5 MP camera combo, NFC and GPS capabilities and Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity make the S7 Active a fine handset to have.