Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) AT&T vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

267 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

72.05 %
74.89 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
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
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
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

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Dimensions

5.96 x 3.01 x 0.34 inches (151.5 x 76.4 x 8.6 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

5.6 oz (159 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Resistance

 
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature

IP certified

 
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
Yes

Biometrics

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

Colors

Black
Gold, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Mali-T830 MP1
Adreno 540

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

Yes
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

40.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

16.0 days (384 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Internet use

 
 

3G

14 hours
 

LTE

16 hours
 

Wi-Fi

18 hours
 

Music playback

156.00 hours
113.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1, EDR
5.1, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band, i

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T3
M4, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Radio

FM
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Mar 17, 2017
Jun 30, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMJ727A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.62 W/kg
0.57 W/kg

Body

0.57 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.25 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.75 W/kg
0.44 W/kg

Phablet

3.97 W/kg
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 240
$ 850
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