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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Featured in Best Rugged

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
5.8"
1440 x 2960 pixels
12 MP
8 MP front
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Octa-core, 2350 MHz
RAM: 4 GB
MEMORY: 64 GB + MicroSD
BATTERY: 4000 mAh
Announced: Aug 7, 2017
Market status: Released
Release date: Aug 11, 2017
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

US carrier availability

Upcoming: AT&T

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (74.89 %)
  • Big display (5.8 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone
  • Extremely high pixel density screen (568 ppi)
  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)
  • Large camera sensor pixel size (1.4 μm)

Cons

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Description

TheGalaxy 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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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (7.0)
  • 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 5.5 oz (158 g)
  • Features:
    • Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration resistant
    • IP certified:

      IP certified - The IP code indicates the degree of protection against dust and water. The first number represents dust protection, while the second represents water protection. In IP67, for example, 6 means a completely dust-tight device, while 7 means the device can stay immersed in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. In IP68, a higher level of water protection is expected, but exact numbers aren't specified: both depth and continuance are specified by the manufacturer on per device basis.

      • IP 68
    • MIL-STD-810 certified:
      • Yes
  • Colors:
    • Gold, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 5.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 568 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 74.89 %
  • Features:
    • HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 12 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.7
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):

      Focal length (35mm equivalent) - The lower (shorter) the focal length number, the wider the shot will be. Conversely, longer focal length cameras produce narrower frames, which can be used for telephoto (zoomed-in) purposes.

      • 26 mm
    • Camera sensor size:

      Camera sensor size - A bigger camera sensor is able to capture more light, and thus produce better photos.

      • 1/2.55"
    • Pixel size:

      Pixel size - The size of an individual pixel on a camera's sensor. The bigger, the better.

      • 1.4 μm
    • Hardware Features:
      • Optical image stabilization, Autofocus (Phase detection)
    • Software Features:
      • Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control
    • Shooting Modes:
      • Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Frames, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p 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-facing camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Adreno 540
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 4000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable, Li - Ion
  • Wireless charging:
    • Built-in (Qi, Powermat)
  • Talk time:
    • 32.00 hours
      the average is 21 h (1247 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 5.0 days (120 hours)
      the average is 19 days (450 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 113.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • LTE (FDD):
    • Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30
  • LTE (TDD):
    • Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
  • Data:
    • LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes
  • HD Voice:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer
  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3
  • Other features:
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 5.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, i
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 3.1
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Mobile Payment:
    • Samsung Pay
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
  • Other:
    • NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 07 Aug 2017

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 850

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This device is also known as Samsung SM-G892A


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