Samsung Galaxy S8 Active unboxing and first look

Samsung’s Galaxy Active series, and increasingly ruggedized
wearables, have helped establish the company as a true champion of outdoors-people and athletes. Or perhaps just the more careless mobile consumer. Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung began offering IP67 waterproofing –
years before it was a flagship standard – as well as a rugged design, which has now expanded
to military standard certifications in drop tests, extreme temperatures, and
IP68 waterproofing. Today we take a look at the latest in the “Active” series, the Galaxy S8 Active. Retailing for $849.99 as an …


Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2's leaked specs suggest it's not an entry-level tablet

Samsung has one more ace under its sleeve for those looking to buy a decent Android tablet for outdoor use. That ace is called Galaxy Tab Active 2, a rugged tablet that we’ve learned about for the first time back in June. However, it was only last week that we’ve been able to dig a few details about the slate and find out that it will soon be introduced.

Since information about its specs was scarce, we’re happy to report that the Galaxy Tab Active 2 made it to GFXBench, the app that stores benchmark results for old, new and unreleased smartphones and tablet.

According to the listing, …

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 gets certified, expect it to launch very soon


We reported a few months ago that the sequel to the entry-level rugged tablet by Samsung, the Galaxy Tab Active is in the works and that it might be coming soon. Well, it looks like the slate is now one more step closer to release, although we doubt Samsung will hold a launch event just for the Galaxy Tab Active 2.

The US regulatory commission (FCC) has just certified Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active 2, which goes by model numbers SM-T390 (LTE) and SM-T395 (Wi-Fi only). For the time being, it’s the Wi-Fi only version that got approved by the Federal Communications Commission, but we’re confident …

Wi-Fi Alliance certifies the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 Active?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is designed for those who want a top-shelf phone like the Samsung Galaxy S8, but need protection from drops, falls, water and other things that can permanently damage the phone. Back on August 11th, the Galaxy S8 Active launched as an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. Sporting a flat AMOLED panel instead of the curved Infinity Display found on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Active variant of the phone also features a large 4000mAh battery and includes military grade MIL-STD-810G protection. Like the standard Galaxy S8/S8+, the Active offers an IP68 certification rating.

Today, …

Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S7 Active now costs $499.99

If you’re in need of a tough high-end smartphone made by Samsung, but you’re not ready to pay over $800 for the Galaxy S8 Active (released a few weeks back via AT&T), you may be glad to know that you can now purchase a Galaxy S7 Active for under $500.

Of course, the S7 Active is now a bit over 1 year old, but it remains a high-end, reliable device (read our review if you’re not convinced) that will certainly be updated to Android 8 Oreo. While AT&T is selling the Galaxy S7 Active for $694.99, you can buy the phone’s unlocked variant (though still AT&T-branded) …

Google Pixel 2 visits the FCC with Android 8.0.1, Active Edge and SD-835 on board

The Google Pixel 2 has been certified by the FCC. Based on documentation found on the FCC website, it appears that the Pixel 2 will once again be built by HTC. The latter has its name all over the FCC filing. The paperwork also reveals that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will have a feature similar to the Edge Sense that is used on the HTC U11. With this feature, users can squeeze both sides of the phone together to open apps, control certain functions (like snap a picture, for example) and more. The FCC leak indicates that on the Pixel, this will be known as “Active Edge.”

Based on some leaked …

Deal: Samsung lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $699.99 ($150 off)

Officially announced yesterday, the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active can be pre-ordered in the US as of today – only on AT&T for now. The smartphone can be purchased both from AT&T, and from Samsung’s website, and should start shipping later this week, on August 11.

If you’re getting the S8 Active from Samsung, you can save $150, as the company is offering the handset for $699.99 (instead of AT&T’s $849.99 outright price). Samsung also lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $29.17 per month for 24 months ($700.08 in total) with Samsung Financing – in …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active size and specs comparisons vs Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, LG G6

In case you missed it, the Galaxy S8 Active became official yesterday. As is tradition with the ‘Active’ version of Samsung flagships, this one will be an AT&T exclusive initially, but is poised to arrive on other carriers and be available unlocked at some point in the future.
So far, so good, but is it the right phone for you, and more importantly, how does it fare against the Galaxy S8 and all the contemporary Android flagships out there? Taking tons of pages from Galaxy S8′ s book, the S8 Active is a more rugged and durable alternative to Samsung’s …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active arrives in the US this week, won't be an AT&T exclusive forever

Samsung today finally announced the long-rumored Galaxy S8 Active, a rugged high-end smartphone that’s going to be available later this week via AT&T. Customers will be able to pre-order the Galaxy S8 Active starting tomorrow, August 8, although the handset won’t start shipping before August 11.

Interestingly, Samsung says that AT&T will have exclusivity over the S8 Active only “for a limited time.” This means we could see the phone being released via other carriers, or/and unlocked at some point.

AT&T will sell the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active for $28.34 per month for 30 …

AT&T confirms the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, forgets to provide launch details

There’s no doubt that Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is real and that it will make its debut in the United States pretty soon. We’ve been able to learn everything there is to know about the rugged smartphone, but not when it will be launched.

AT&T is still mum on the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active’s availability, but the carrier made a mistake earlier today and confirmed it would start selling the smartphone soon.

The unannounced rugged handset appears in a new promotion that offers customers who switch to DirecTV and buy a Galaxy S8 with AT&T’s Next plan, a …