Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review

The best Android phone for your clumsy... 'friend'

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review

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You won't have to worry about dropping, wetting or dirtying the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active thanks to its bulky, but military-certified design.

The display is easy to use in the sunlight and you don't worry about slowdown, either. This is a beast on the inside just as much as it is on the outside.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

S7 Edge vs S7 Active - ready for the beach

Once you reach whatever peak you're trying to climb, figuratively or literally, you can capture the world around you with with its amazing 12MP camera. It even works well in low light conditions in case you're running late to the mountaintop - which you would know about thanks to the always-on screen with the time on it.

As much as we like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, for a day at the beach, I'd rather take the S7 Active with me. It's more practical outside of its high price and AT&T network limitations. You're going to have to really want a rugged phone all of the time to enjoy this one.

Who's this for?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active is the ultimate travel companion for people who care about their smartphone. It's ideal for any hike or outdoor adventure.

Live a more sedentary lifestyle? If you're someone who drops and breaks phones often, this is still a great choice. The all-glass S7 Edge is beautiful, but easy to crack.

Should you buy it?

Yes, if you're already on or willing to switch to the AT&T network. There's no getting around this, to some, crippling restriction. There's no unlocked S7 Active.

There's a good reason you're probably checking out the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active review: you need a durable, waterproof phone, or you drop your phone way too often. The S7 Active is the award-winning S7 wrapped in an armor suit, and unfortunately wrapped in AT&T's clutches.

Matt Swider