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Last Updated: July 16th, 2014

If you want an Galaxy S5 Active, your only choice is AT&T. Meanwhile, the newly announced Galaxy S5 Sport is a Sprint exclusive. Of course, these are pretty much the same phone with tiny aesthetic differences. Sprint is really pushing the fitness angle, though.

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The GS5 Sport has the same trio of physical buttons on the front as the Active, and the specs are the same. You can get the gist simply by reading up on the Active, and pretending it says "Sport." It's IP67 rated for water and dust resistance, and it's got a beefier, more textured casing than the regular GS5. Sprint is including six months of Spotify and a year of MapMyFitness MVP with purchase. This plugs into Sprint's new Fit Live hub, which is coming to all Sprint phones this year(yay, bloat). The device will come in either blue or red, presumably because it's sporty.

The device is going on sale July 25th with a limited time offer to get $50 off a Gear Fit. Pricing is listed as $27.09 for 24 months on Easy Pay. Sprint conveniently neglected to mention on-contract pricing, but it's probably going to be $200.

[Sprint, Samsung, Galaxy S5 Sport]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • gspida

    And the band-aid is now complete lol

    • abobobilly

      Wana bet on that? :p

      Its Samsung you are talking about. They might as well name the next brand "Military" because they can.

      • iKrontologist

        Maybe he's looking to be blown up by a few Army Crews armed with Samsung Tanks, Mobile Howitzers and Jets? They could then bring out Samsung Heavy Equipment to bury morons talking trash like him. Since Samsung has already sold more smartphones than CrApple will this year. or any other lame trash talking phone maker on the planet! ;-P This is just Samsung saying "We Could Bury YOU CRAPPLE! :D Samsung Techwin for the Win!!!

        http://www.samsungtechwin.com/about/about_area.asp

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com/ Aj Meadows

    Barf.

  • Moose

    Someone needs to tell Samsung to chill out.

  • Victoria

    I bet samsung can't make it any uglier than this!

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      You bet your ass they can

  • Lord_Santa

    My poor, poor eyes :(

  • Matthew Merrick

    I've been hearing this is not the same as the active because it lacks the milspec certification.

    • http://planetmew.com/blog/ Christopher Glass

      Nope. Sprint's own press release mentions the IP67 resistance.

      • Matthew Merrick

        IP ratings are for water and dust only. Milspec ratings are for ruggedness, shock resistance, UV protection, ect. Huge difference.

  • RTWright

    I normally don't defend or talk against Samsung on their looks. But..... Even I can't stand the way these look. Sheesh!

  • Jephri

    Only one other product I know of that looks sportier and sexier.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen: how many S5 versions total will Samsung release by the time S6 comes out?

  • gacl

    I want the S5 active on Sprint. I love the idea of a top-tier phone that can resist drops that is slightly less bulky than adding a rubber case to a regular phone. I hope this has roughly the same shock resistance as the S5 Active. I also love that Sprint sells these unlocked so you can install custom ROMs like CyanogenMod if you don't want the extra crapware.

    • A Skylit [S]unjΔy

      You can buy the international S5 Active.

    • Daniel Marcus

      There's always the Moto X. The bootloader is very easy to unlock, the phone is water repellent inside and out, and through MotoMaker you get a screen replacement if you break it within the first year. Plus, it feels a lot nicer in your hand, can be customized to your taste, has very useful features added on top of nearly stock Android, and is currently on Android 4.4.3, with 4.4.4 on the way.

  • TheLastAngel

    So they are going back to carrier variants now?

    Sales must be bad...

    • trimeta

      Seriously, I was so happy back when the Galaxy S2 came out and it had the same branding and features across all four major US carriers. I thought "finally, an Android maker has figured out how to launch a single product they can get behind, rather than 20 different versions that confuse everyone." And how the Galaxy S5 Active/Sport has carrier variants? I know it's a phrase not often said, but you're better than this, Samsung!

      • iKrontologist

        It's the Carrier's choice and has nothing to do with Samsung!

  • InfoPsyche

    Samsung has officially released Galaxy S5 Sport in June, 2014 which will be exclusively available on US-based carrier Sprint. The phone is powered by 4.4.2 KitKat android version.It is equipped with 16 megapixel camera, Quad-core processor, Gyroscope, Heart rate sensor, Wi-Fi, DLNA and NFC.
    http://tech.infopsyche.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-sport/