Samsung GALAXY S5 Active - Tough enough for work and play

Dec 19 2017, 8:29 pm

Samsung Canada, one of the leading suppliers of smartphones to Canadians, announced the Canadian availability of the Samsung GALAXY S5 Active. A rugged and powerful smartphone powered with innovation that can be taken anywhere, the GALAXY S5 Active is built to last with US Mil-STD-810G certification and is designed to keep pace with any lifestyle.

Thanks to the shock, water and dust resistant casing, the GALAXY S5 Active is the ultimate device for the most demanding environments – from bike trails to the field office. Sounds like the perfect phone for Vancouverites!


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Featuring a modern design with a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, the GALAXY S5 Active offers users a varie of features that take the active user from work to pla 

  • Tough enough for any user: The GS5 Active is US Mil-STD-810G certified making it salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation and thermal shock resistant
  • Take on the Elements: With IP67 certification the GALAXY S5 Active withstands the effect of dust and the effect of water immersion of up to 1 m for 30 minutes – meaning Canadians can go from the mountain to the ocean with ease.
  • Capture Every Adventure: The HDR feature allows active users to balance colour and light, or create more depth by selecting which elements to focus and blur. The 16 megapixel rear-facing camera with digital zoom and a full editing suite make it easy to capture the perfect on-the go moment.
  • Stunning Clarity in Every Environment: Whether at the jobsite, office or mountain, the GALAXY S5 Active 5.1” Full HD Super AMOLED screen automatically adjusts contrast and brightness levels to keep your content vibrant, clear and rich.
  • Active Living: The built-in heart rate sensor, together with the S Health app, make it easy to track your fitness progress while counting your steps and receiving on-demand nutrition tips.
  • Stay connected from anywhereWhen access to power outlets are a luxury, the Ultra Power Saving Mode feature conserves battery life when you need it most by switching to a black and white display and limiting app options, getting up 24 hours on just 10% battery. Severe weather alerts are also available to keep users updated on extreme conditions. 
  • Separate Work and Play: Like having two devices in one, Samsung KNOX Workspace creates a virtual, separate and more secure space on the GS5 Active that lets users keep business data more safe and maintain productivity on the road. The secure “TrustZoneTM” is a tamper-resistant area of the ARM processor; backed with FIPS 140-2 certified ODE and VPN ensuring your data-at-rest and data-in-transit are more secure.
  • Business On-The-Go: Turn your Samsung GALAXY S5 Active into the ultimate mobile office with Locqus Field Service Management solution. Locqus makes it easy for field service businesses – like electricians, contractors, home repair service technicians and others – to schedule and dispatch jobs, track employee location and get real-time status. Locqus’ billing feature also allows easy and fast acceptance of debit and credit card payments from customers right on the spot, through Moneris Solutions. The free Locqus app is available for download on Galaxy Apps or
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