Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Google Pixel 5 vs Google Pixel 4a

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Display

Size:

5.1 inches
6.0 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1440 pixels, 577 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 430 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

66.27 %
86.75 %
82.53 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
90Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 620
Adreno 618

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 23 GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable
128GB, not expandable

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (11)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

3500 mAh
4080 mAh
3140 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera:

16 MP (OIS, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, BSI sensor)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Time-lapse video, EIS
EIS

Front:

5 MP (HDR)
8 MP
8 MP

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
5.70 x 2.77 x 0.31 inches (144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

5.29 oz (150.0 g)
5.33 oz (151.0 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Blue, White
Just black, Sorta sage
Just black

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n258, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 6(800), 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
aptX, aptX-HD
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0
5.1

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M4, T3
M3, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, (MP3)

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 12, 2015
Jun 25, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG890A link
A4RG025J link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.29 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.17 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.40 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 700
$ 349

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool
18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 08, 2015
Sep 30, 2020
Aug 03, 2020
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