Deal: Samsung lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $699.99 ($150 off)


Officially announced yesterday, the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active can be pre-ordered in the US as of today - only on AT&T for now. The smartphone can be purchased both from AT&T, and from Samsung's website, and should start shipping later this week, on August 11.

If you're getting the S8 Active from Samsung, you can save $150, as the company is offering the handset for $699.99 (instead of AT&T's $849.99 outright price). Samsung also lets you buy the Galaxy S8 Active for $29.17 per month for 24 months ($700.08 in total) with Samsung Financing - in case you don't want to pay the full price upfront.

Later this year, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will probably be available unlocked, and maybe also on other carriers, as AT&T has exclusivity over the device only "for a limited time." If you want to find out more about the new handset, here's how the Galaxy S8 Active compares to the regular Galaxy S8 (and other relevant high-end smartphones).

source: Samsung

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Galaxy S8 Active
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(32h talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is a nice option to get it directly from Samsung so there's no carrier bloatware on the device.

2. cgraham8

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

It’s still an AT&T device so all bloatware will be intact. Only the unlocked versions are free of carrier junk.

3. adecvat

Posts: 646; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

LOL, no one interested of this model so huge discount incoming.

4. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

And your speaking for? The active phones are the most underrated phones each year. And I think demand is always good for these....hence the reason they make them each year. And why ATT pays to have them exclusive.

5. cgraham8

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

Agreed this is a huge seller for AT&T. I did read this year that AT&T exclusivity may be only for a limited time. I wonder which other carriers may get it?

10. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Worked for Verizon, EVERY year we had people coming in asking about if Verizon would carry the phone.

6. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Why do people think this phone is so pointless? It's a flat and shatter-proof screen (with no glass back), 1000mAh+, no case needed Galaxy S8. To me, that's better than a regular S8 any day of the week.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

What's it like having your head as your rear? I live in a military heavy town and I can tell you that many of the soldiers prefer the Active because of longer battery life and they don't have to worry about it shattering if dropped. This phone isn't for a prissy girl like you who uses their phone as a status symbol.

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1578; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Android phones go on sale all the time, so do other devices. IPad Pro is $250 off at Verizon right now, is it because no one wants it? Of course not.

8. viisign

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Just got my s8 active in the mail today. Earlier then i expected. I got the silver one. Very nice phone for someone that needs a rugged device. I would post pics but idk how.

11. maherk

Posts: 6960; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can use imgur :) Congrats on your purchase.

12. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

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