Samsung Galaxy S8 Active size and specs comparisons vs Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, LG G6

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active size and specs comparisons vs Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, LG G6

In case you missed it, the Galaxy S8 Active became official yesterday. As is tradition with the 'Active' version of Samsung flagships, this one will be an AT&T exclusive initially, but is poised to arrive on other carriers and be available unlocked at some point in the future.

So far, so good, but is it the right phone for you, and more importantly, how does it fare against the Galaxy S8 and all the contemporary Android flagships out there? Taking tons of pages from Galaxy S8' s book, the S8 Active is a more rugged and durable alternative to Samsung's flagship that also offers slightly beefier specs while also boasting a slightly larger body to accomodate all the novel goodness inside.

So, let's first see how this one fares against the competing parties in a size comparison and we'll continue with a specs comparison in a minute.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Dimensions

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.10 oz (173 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches

148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm

Weight

5.47 oz (155 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Samsung Galaxy S8+

Dimensions

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches

159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm

Weight

6.10 oz (173 g)

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches

154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

Apple iPhone 7

Apple iPhone 7

Dimensions

5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches

138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1 mm

Weight

4.87 oz (138 g)

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus

Dimensions

6.23 x 3.07 x 0.29 inches

158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm

Weight

6.63 oz (188 g)

OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

Dimensions

6.07 x 2.92 x 0.29 inches

154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm

Weight

5.40 oz (153 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

Dimensions

6.13 x 2.99 x 0.24 inches

155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

HTC U11

HTC U11

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches

153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches

152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)

LG V20

LG V20

Dimensions

6.29 x 3.07 x 0.3 inches

159.7 x 78.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight

6.14 oz (174 g)

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

Motorola Moto Z2 Force Edition

Dimensions

6.13 x 2.99 x 0.24 inches

155.8 x 76 x 6.1 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

HTC U11

HTC U11

Dimensions

6.06 x 2.99 x 0.31 inches

153.9 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm

Weight

5.96 oz (169 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


And here's how it fares against the Galaxy S8+, the OnePlus 5, and the LG G6 in an improvised specs comparison:

SpecsSamsung Galaxy S8 ActiveSamsung Galaxy S8+OnePlus 5LG G6
Display5.8-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
6.2-inch AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
5.5-inch AMOLED
1080 x 1920 pixels
5.7-inch IPS LCD
1440 x 2880 pixels
Size151.8 x 74.93 x 9.9 mm159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
Screen-to-body ratio74.89%83.33%72.93%%79.47%
ProcessorSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835 - USA
Exynos 8895 (Intl)
Snapdragon 835Snapdragon 821
RAM4GB4GB6GB / 8GB4GB
Storage64GB + microSD 64GB + microSD 64, 128GB32GB + microSD
Battery4,000mAh, wireless + fast charging3,500mAh, wireless + fast charging3,300mAh, fast charging3,300mAh, fast charging
Rear camera12MP
f/1.7
OIS
4K video recording
12MP
f/1.7
OIS
4K video recording
16MP f/1.7 + 20MP
f/2.6
EIS
2.0x optical zoom
4K video recording
13MP f/1.8 + 13MP f/2.4 wide-angle
OIS
4K video recording
Front camera8MP f/1.78MP f/1.716MP f/2.05MP, f/2.2
SoftwareAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.xAndroid 7.1
Water resistanceYes, IP68-certified, shatter-resistantYes, IP68-certified-Yes, IP68-certified
Special featuresFingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, iris scanner, USB Type-CFingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, Dual nano-SIM slotFingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, dual camera
ColorsMeteor Gray, Titanium GoldBlack, Orchid Gray, Silver, Gold and BlueMidnight Black, Slate GrayBlack, Silver, White


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5 Comments

1. mrfriday2010

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 09, 2017

From what I read everywhere (including here) thats the OnePlus 5 has an AMOLED screen, why does the comparison table says its an LCD panel?

2. Landon

Posts: 1242; Member since: May 07, 2015

Ughh release the S8 Active to all carriers already!

3. libra89

Posts: 2252; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Am I the only one who finds it interesting that the height of the S7 active is pretty much the height of the current S8? I also find it interesting that the thickness is nearly the same between the actives.

4. zr2s10

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

At this point, the thickness is probably dictated by the "built in" case on the phone. Too thin, and it won't survive. Hopefully, it's actually waterproof, unlike my old S5 Active. I drowned it, so... yeah..not waterproof.

5. foreverNOOB

Posts: 146; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

S8 Active look like upside-down LG G6 with case

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