Samsung Galaxy S5 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1080 x 1920 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

432 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

67.23 %
74.89 %

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), 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

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, 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

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Dimensions

5.72 x 2.89 x 0.35 inches (145 x 73 x 9 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

6 oz (170 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Resistance

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

IP certified

IP 67
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

Yes
Yes

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gray, Green, Red
Gold, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 540

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

11 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

 
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

29.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)
5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Music playback

77.00 hours
113.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
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
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
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

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, WAV), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Haptic feedback

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T4
M4, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

MHL, TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 08, 2014
Jun 30, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG870A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.66 W/kg
0.57 W/kg

Body

1.09 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.48 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.09 W/kg
0.44 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 850
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