Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Description

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active shares most of its internals with the regular S8, but it's got a tougher, different-looking exterior. That means you still get the Snapdragon 835 chip, paired with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB, the cameras are also the same as in the S8 (12 MP rear and 8 MP front). The new phone's 5.8-inch, 1440 x 2960 pixels display is flat and protected by raised margins, while a "durable metal frame" makes the device shock-resistant. Overall, the S8 Active will be a bit taller, wider, thicker, and heavier than the regular S8 - not only because of its rugged design, but also because it packs a larger (4000 mAh) battery.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G892A

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • Rugged device

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 5.8 inches
Resolution: 2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI
Technology: Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 74.89 %
Features: HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor: Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
GPU: Adreno 540
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
Internal storage: 64GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 256 GB
OS: Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI Screenshots

Battery

Benchmarks
Capacity: 4000 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Charging: Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
Features: HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Front: 8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
Dimensions: 5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)
Weight: 208.0 g
Resistance: Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Biometrics: Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Colors: Gold, Gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
LTE (TDD): Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Nano SIM
HD Voice: Yes

Multimedia

Benchmarks
Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.1, EDR
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, i; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
Other: NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Jun 30, 2017
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.57 W/kg
Body: 0.37 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.59 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.44 W/kg
Phablet: 3.88 W/kg

Buyers information

Price: $ 850
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Alternative variants

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT)
LTE (TDD): Bands 41(2600+)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:
LTE (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

AT&T
T-Mobile
Sprint
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