Samsung Galaxy S8 Active unboxing and first look










Samsung’s Galaxy Active series, and increasingly ruggedized wearables, have helped establish the company as a true champion of outdoors-people and athletes. Or perhaps just the more careless mobile consumer. Starting with the Galaxy S4 Active, Samsung began offering IP67 waterproofing – years before it was a flagship standard – as well as a rugged design, which has now expanded to military standard certifications in drop tests, extreme temperatures, and IP68 waterproofing. Today we take a look at the latest in the "Active" series, the Galaxy S8 Active. Retailing for $849.99 as an AT&T exclusive (for now) we take a first look at the long-anticipated, ruggedized follow-up to the phone of the year contender, the Galaxy S8.



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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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17 Comments

1. Cat97

Posts: 1892; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The screen corner radius is just much too large, making the phone look way uglier than what it could have been. I don't want my phone's screen to look like a TV from the 60's.

2. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

ha ha ha

4. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

You're joking right? lol

3. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Looks like G6

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

Exactly what I'm thinking, it looks like a V30 almost exactly on the front

7. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

G6 looks exactly like this without the second button, but V30, the curves to the edge made the V30 easily different.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Is the glass more durable tan the GG5 on the standard s8?

8. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It's not glass, it's plastic and it scratches easily. Best off adding a tempered glass screen protector on top of it to make it both scratch and shatter resistant.

9. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1060; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Thanks, So it's similar to the Moto Shattershield screens

10. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

12. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Or just use any screen protector? Are you sure its plastic? I thought they simply use a softer glass, because softer means less likely to shatter vs harder which shatters easier?

14. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No. They use GG5 but put a thin film over it to protect from shattering. That's you can have scratches on the film. Better put screen protector over it and voila.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The bezels of this S8 Active is smaller than I thought it would be... wow.

13. zr2s10

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 07, 2017

So is the extra side button bixby? Didn't hear it mentioned in the video, and haven't seen anything else on it. Or is the active key, and can be programmed to other things? One thing I've noticed on my S7A that is a pain, is the extra keys on the left make using car mounts a much bigger pain in the rear. The iOttie One Touch 3 works with it, if you go low enough on the phone, but then it smacks down on the SIM and SD card door, so I worry about long term damage. The S5A I had before seemed to make better use of space. I don't know why they moved the headphone jack and SIM/SD card door, compared to the S7Edge that I had (gave to my wife when insurance sent her the S7A).

15. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 373; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

looks good , i want one!, but I want all phones!!!

16. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I really want this over the curved screens which do not offer any functionality.

17. PisonArt

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Can I use it in Malaysia?

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