Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Featured in Best Rugged
Announced:
Aug 7, 2017
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Aug 11, 2017

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Display size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density:

568 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

74.89 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 megapixels

Features:

Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

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)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics:

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Colors:

Gold, Gray

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540

RAM:

4 GB

Internal storage:

64 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS:

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, i; MIMO, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Mobile Payment:

Samsung Pay

Other:

NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS:

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

32.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Music playback:

113.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 30, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG892A link

FCC 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

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 850

This device is also known as Samsung SM-G892A

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ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

for Sprint

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28

LTE (TDD):

Bands 41

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

for T-Mobile

Differences from the main variant:

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 66, 71

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Available
  • AT&T Since Aug 11, 2017
  • Sprint Since Nov 17, 2017
Discontinued

Pros

  • Rugged phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (568 ppi)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)
  • Big battery (4000 mAh)

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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.

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