Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels,
432 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
568 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

69.76 %
74.89 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400, 32-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 540

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 MP (BSI sensor, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

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

Features

HDR, Continuous autofocus, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 MP
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32 inches (142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

5.11 oz (145.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
7.34 oz (208.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys, Interchangeable covers, Notification light
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Blue, White
Gold, Gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
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, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 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

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.1, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 3.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, Charging

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M4, T3

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback, (MP3)
 

Other features

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
 

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

Buyers information

Price

 
$ 850

Availability

Officially announced

Feb 24, 2014
Aug 07, 2017
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