The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been around for a bit more than a month now, but the much-expected ‘Active’ version of the phone was only just this morning released to the public—and, for better or for worse, it’s available exclusively at AT&T’s website and brick-and-mortar stores.
Sporting much of the same internal hardware as its sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active sets itself apart by being just a bit more sturdy and rugged, making it suitable for your outdoor endeavors. The device, much like its Samsung Galaxy S4 Active predecessor, touts its dust proof casing, shock resistance, and water resistance as the main attraction.
But being the ‘Active’ model of the phone, there are some specific features that Samsung is making exclusive to the device, including a ‘convenience key’ for launching apps related to outdoor activity, a built-in heart rate monitor, and S-Health integration for counting counting steps, nutrition tips, and more.
Its internals, in case you aren’t already familiar with the standard version of the phone, include a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 16 MP camera, and a 1080p Super AMOLED display.
The device is available at two different price points, via either AT&T’s no-contract plans or through a typical agreement. The 16 GB version of the device is $0 down and $27.50 a month through AT&T Next 18 or $35.75 per month on AT&T Next 12. Otherwise, you can get it $199.99 with a 2 year agreement. Interestingly, customers all are also being given $50 off a Samsung Gear Fit with purchase.
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