Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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Display

Size:

5.8 inches

Resolution:

1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio:

18.5:9

Pixel density:

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 & Performance

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

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time:

32.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1103 min)

Stand-by time:

5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 21 days (515 h)

Music playback:

113.00 hours

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

12 megapixels

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

Software Features:

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.2 oz (177 g)

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

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

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed:

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Global Roaming:

Yes

Multimedia

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

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3

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

Shopping information

MSRP:

$ 850

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 07, 2017
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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(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)

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

  • Supports wireless charging
  • Rugged device
  • High pixel density screen (568 PPI)

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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