Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Display size

6.3 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

522 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

82.98 %
74.89 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
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
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 megapixels
 

Hardware Features

Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus
 

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
 

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, 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

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
 

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
Yes

Biometrics

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

Features

Stylus
 

Colors

Black, Gray
Gold, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

6 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

53 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 256 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

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

Stand-by time

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

Internet use

 
 

3G

12 hours
 

LTE

13 hours
 

Wi-Fi

14 hours
 

Music playback

74.00 hours
113.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

CDMA

800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
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

5.0
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

Yes
USB 3.1

Connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, Video out
Mass storage device, USB charging

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

NFC, ANT+, 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), Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Notifications

Notification light, Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility

M4, T3
M4, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jul 28, 2017
Jun 30, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMN950U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.70 W/kg
0.57 W/kg

Body

0.14 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.36 W/kg
0.44 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 930
$ 850
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