Samsung Galaxy S5 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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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 %
84.36 %

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

Phase detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 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 calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.72 x 2.89 x 0.35 inches (145 x 73 x 9 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6 oz (170 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light

Colors

Gray, Green, Red
Black, Gold, Gray, Purple, Blue, Red

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring

MHL, TV-out
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 630

RAM

2 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB

Available to use

11 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 4.4.4, 4.4.2)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 17
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

Yes
 

Battery

Capacity

2800 mAh
3000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

 
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

29.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)
31.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Internet use

 
3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours

Music playback

77.00 hours
51.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
17.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 08, 2014
Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG870A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG960U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.66 W/kg
0.35 W/kg

Body

1.09 W/kg
0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.48 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

1.09 W/kg
0.95 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 720
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