The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active is a rugged version of the regular Samsung Galaxy S5, with nearly identical hardware. However, the regular Galaxy S5 already has water resistance, so lets find out what makes the Galaxy S5 Active special.
By itself, the Galaxy S5 Active is a top-notch smartphone that offers nearly all the features offered by the regular Galaxy S5. It added a layer of protection on top of its body meant for those who have an active lifestyle not suited for the sleek and light Galaxy S5 chassis.
So if you are looking for a smartphone that can bear almost everything you throw at it, the Galaxy S5 can be yours for $200 on contract or for $600 if you don't like to be tied down to a commitment with your carrier.
source - PhoneArena