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  1. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure I saw that these phones meet drop/impact/water resistance. I
    Got one and in less than two weeks the screen shattered from dropping 18 inches.

    Had an S5 before it and it took a beating
     
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  2. Yeti

    Yeti Frostmonkey Staff Member Premium Member

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    Glass is still glass and tempered glass is extremely weak at certain points. No amount of coatings will change that.
     
  3. Dallas O Hog

    Dallas O Hog O.C.D. Oakley Collecting Disorder haha Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    I don't throw mine around, but mine are pretty durable. We have had both the S5 and s6 active and like both. Also like hard keys at the bottom
     
  4. Glass is glass, and drops tend to break it. The active series is mostly for water and dust resistance anyway, and the extra crap on it isn't any better than a $5 phone case would be. You are better off buying the regular version of the phone and putting a quality case on it, or duct taping it to your hand so you quit dropping it.
     
  5. Slojack

    Slojack Oakley Collector Premium Member

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    I did way more abuse to my S5 and it shined. First drop with this one and tears.:(
     
  6. You either got a dud, or you hit it just right to shatter it. See below-
     
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  7. Rcga32

    Rcga32 Oakley Enthusiast

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    I had an S4 Active that got pretty beat up rather quickly (plus functionally it wasn't really that good). I moved to the S6 Active last summer and frankly it's an awesome phone.
    It's supposed to be a bit more rugged than the normal S6 and S6 Edge but based on past experience I still bought a protective case and installed the protective glass film. I've dropped it quite a few times and it's still good as new. FWIW In my office I've seen 2 shattered screens on an S5 , two on S6 and 1 on an S6 Edge...but my S6 Active is solid.

    Oh and it has the best battery life of all the above...by far.
     
  8. Stanleybb50

    Stanleybb50 Oakley Expert

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    Great video!