Samsung's new smartphone is a super-fast, super-durable business device. Billed as a phone for outdoorsy types, the Galaxy S5 Active is also a good pick for anyone who wants a dependable phone that can withstand dings, drops and even a dunk underwater. That's a big deal for business users who really depend on their smartphones and can't afford to go without them after an accident. And the Galaxy S5 Active offers more than just durability; it packs most of the same features that make the standard Galaxy S5 such a great business device, including a powerful processor and a big, brilliant display. Though it lacks a fingerprint scanner, the S5 Active remains a good phone for business users who don't want to bother with cases. Check out a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active at our sister site Laptop Mag, or read on for three features that make this device good for business.
Here's a business phone you can depend on. The Galaxy S5 is built to withstand abuse. In tests, it easily withstood drops onto thick carpet and a hardwood floor without any scratches. It survived being submerged underwater, too. The phone is also rated to withstand humidity, high altitudes and temperature extremes.
When it debuted this spring, the standard Galaxy S5 stood out thanks to its powerful hardware, which includes a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy S5 Active has the same processor, so business users can expect seriously snappy performance and speedy multitasking. The phone also packs a large, 5.1-inch full-HD display, which is one of the sharpest, most colorful screens on any mobile device. Other hardware highlights include 16GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot for expandable storage and a beefy 2,800-mAh battery that should deliver plenty of longevity.
The Galaxy S5 Active features the same multitasking functionality you'll find in other Samsung smartphones. Multi Window mode lets you run two apps on screen at once in a split-screen view, a feature you won't find in most other smartphones. It allows you to use the calculator or compose an email while browsing the Web, for example.