Samsung Galaxy S7 Active vs Galaxy S7 edge vs Galaxy S7: battle royale

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active could have easily skipped your attention. It's okay, we will fill you in! Announced yesterday as an AT&T-exclusive, the S7 Active is the latest rugged phone to join the ranks. 

With a durable body and shatter-proof Gorilla Glass 4 screen, the new device can certainly take a beating before succumbing its soul to the Happy hunting grounds. It's also IP68-certified, meaning it can survive for up to 30 minutes in a couple of feet of water and live to tell the tale. Oh, and it also has a new, customizable hardware button on the right side - useful for launching a certain app while you're in a hurry or an emergency. 

It's also improving the specs sheet. Apart from boasting a Snapdragon 820, 4GB RAM, and 12MP f/1.7 camera, the S7 Active also has a 4,000mAh in its belly - that sounds really promising and suggests that it will certainly lap the regular S7 and S7 edge in any battery life test.

But how do these three stack up? Here's how:

Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.5 inches
5.1 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

72.30 %
76.09 %
64.29 %

Peak brightness

 
 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 530
Adreno 530

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB
32GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3600 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0

Talk time (3G)

28.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
36.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
3G: 13 hours; LTE: 15 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

55.00 hours
66.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
19.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 inches (142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm)
5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)
5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

5.36 oz (152.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
5.54 oz (157.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)
6.53 oz (185.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (183 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust, Shock, Temperature; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 699
$ 799
$ 795



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