These two phones share the same core, and not much else in terms of design.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active are made for people with different design sensibilities. One is sleek, smooth, shiny and maybe even beautiful — the other is built to take a beating, and doesn’t necessarily care that it’s a little bigger than other phones.
We’ve talked about the subtle differences between the two phones, now let’s look at the clear physical differences. Here’s what the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 active look like side-by-side.