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If you don’t think the Galaxy S5 can handle your on-the-go lifestyle, the Galaxy S5 Active might be the better choice: It’s more tolerant of vibration shock and changes in temps or moisture.

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If you like the Samsung Galaxy S5 yet need a phone that’s a little more rugged, your handset has arrived. AT&T is now selling the Galaxy S5 Active variant of Samsung’s flagship phone online and in stores. You’ll pay either $27.50 per month with AT&T Next 18, $35.75 per month on AT&T Next 12 or $199 with a two-year agreement and zero down. AT&T is also offering a $50 discount on Samsung’s Gear Fit with a Galaxy S5 Active purchase.

Galaxy S5 Active

While the Galaxy S5 is pretty hardy — it’s dust and water resistant enough to meet the IP67 specification — the Galaxy S5 Active goes a step further. The Active is more tolerant of variances in vibration, temperature, humidity, rain and altitude, meeting the US Military 810G spec. Since the device is aimed at the active lifestyle, it includes a one-touch button that launches the phone’s outdoor activity apps.

Inside the hardy exterior are the same guts as the original Galaxy S5: A 2.5 GHz quad-core processor to run Android 4.4, a 5.1-inch 1080p display, and 16 megapixel rear camera, LTE network support and heart-rate sensor, for example. It’s nice to see that Samsung didn’t cut out any features or functions in this model, but instead added durability to its existing flagship phone.

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  2. I have had the Samsung Rugby smartphone for over 2 years now. I have dropped it more times than I can count. It has been covered in water 3 times. Not one scratch on the screen. The most rugged durable phone out there. I have been wanting to upgrade to a Galaxy, but have seen the cracked screens, and the not so durable case. I was scared I would destroy the Galaxy the first time I drop it. My fears are now over and I can’t wait to get new Active. I really love Samsung!!

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