The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active just went through a brutal durability test that involved being used as a hockey puck and getting slammed around.
For those unfamiliar with the device, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is the more durable, rugged version of the regular Galaxy S6. It's built with endurance in mind, aiming to cater to those who need a rugged phone that can take a beating without suffering notable damage.
In terms of specifications, the Galaxy S6 Active shares plenty of hardware specs with the regular Galaxy S6: a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED QHD display with a high resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels at 577 ppi, an octa-core 64-bit Exynos 7420 and 3 GB of RAM. At the same time, the rugged version is like a regular Galaxy S6 on steroids, with upgraded features where it matters most, especially in the durability and battery departments.
Other specs include 32 GB of built-in storage space, non-expandable, a 16-megapixel rear camera, a 5.1-megapixel selfie cam, and a hefty 3,500 mAh battery (non-removable), notably more powerful than the 2,550 mAh unit found on the regular Galaxy S6.
On the connectivity front, the Galaxy S6 Active supports LTE Cat. 6, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 LE, HT80 MIMO, GPS, NFC, GLONASS, USB 2.0 and IR remote, among the highlights. The smartphone also packs a range of sensors, including a heart rate monitor.
Charging is done via USB 2.0 with Adaptive Fast Charging and the Galaxy S6 also supports wireless charging, either via Qi or Powermat (PMA).
Aside from the high-end specifications, the Galaxy S6 Active is also designed to resist tougher environments that would break a regular smartphone. The dust- and water- proof handset comes with an IP68 certification; it is also MIL-STD-810G-certified for dust, salt, humidity, rain, transport, solar radiation and thermal shock resistance.
It sounds impressively durable on paper, but just how tough is this smartphone? The folks over at Unbox Therapy set out to find out just that, putting the Galaxy S6 Active through a gruesome test to determine its durability.
The Galaxy S6 Active served as a hockey puck, smashed on ice from one side to the other, taking slap shots and whatnot. While a regular phone would likely break in no time, the Galaxy S6 Active heroically survived two full-on slap shots, as well as other brutalities.
Check out the video below to see the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active play hockey as the puck.