After weeks and months of leaks, a Galaxy S8 Active hasn’t left many to a imagination. We’ve already seen a phone from probably each angle and got a hide look of a betimes launched conduit page final week, to boot. The usually thing left was for Samsung to strictly make a thing official.
The company’s doing only that this morning, a day before a imperishable handset goes adult for pre-order through ATT here in a States. For a time being, it’s a conduit disdainful — a arrange of thing we can still get divided with on a sincerely niche device. It’s a still arrange of launch a integrate of weeks forward of a approaching Galaxy Note 8 announcement.
No surprise, Samsung had to embankment a S8’s many iconic feature, a Infinity Display, in sequence to make a Active amply rugged. Even with Gorilla Glass on both sides, a edge-to-edge potion creates a company’s flagship intensely exposed to drops, to that copiousness of YouTube videos can attest.
The imperishable upgrades describe a phone fundamentally unrecognizable as an S8, in annoy of a company’s clever joining to cultured coherence opposite product lines. The sides are totally encased in a bumper, monopolizing substantial bezel space on a front. The potion behind was ditched as well, in preference of a harder, textured surface.
The excellent imitation says a phone can tarry a 5 feet dump onto a prosaic surface, yet “drops might means scratches or other repairs to device shade or body.” Well, yeah, sure. It’s also H2O resistant in 5 feet for adult to 30 mins — a same rating as a customary S8.
Samsung’s persisting loyalty to Bixby in annoy of a rocky start means a association has kept a dedicated symbol on a side, even as it’s done all sorts of some-more thespian pattern choices. It’s loyal what they say, we can’t keep a common intelligent partner down.
All said, it’s not a bad looking phone, during slightest as distant as these imperishable models go. It splits a disproportion between each day phones and those troops class models like a CAT S50. It’s a bit like shopping a Otterbox box we can never take off. And let’s be real, no matter how pleasing your phone is, many us have schooled a tough approach by now that they’re best kept in cases to strengthen them from ourselves.
The nicest warn in all of this is a crazy large 4,000mAh battery, putting it good over a S8’s 3000mAh. That kind of ability is roughly adequate to cruise a device over a company’s other flagship offerings, assuming, of course, you’re cold Samsung pulling a battery capacities over a normal limits. The Active S8 will strike ATT stores Aug 11.