Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Google Pixel

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.0 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
441 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

66.27 %
68.88 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

16 megapixels
12.3 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.55 μm

Flash

LED
Dual LED

Video recording

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

Features

Optical image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.78 x 2.89 x 0.34 inches (146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6 mm)
5.66 x 2.74 x 0.34 inches (143.84 x 69.54 x 8.58 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum, Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature, Humidity
Splash, Dust

IP certified

IP 68
IP 53

MIL-STD-810 certified

Yes
 

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gray, White

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 530

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB, not expandable
128 GB, not expandable

Maximum User Storage

23 GB
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
2770 mAh

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
Yes

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)
26.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1379 min)

Stand-by time

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 21 days (498 h)

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 h)
 

Internet use

 
 

LTE

 
13 hours

Wi-Fi

 
13 hours

Music playback

61.00 hours
110.00 hours

Video playback

16.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 41

UMTS

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.0

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Location

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

M3, T3
M4, T4

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
 

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 12, 2015
Feb 12, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link
FCC ID value: NM8G-2PW4100 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.29 W/kg
0.92 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Body

0.17 W/kg
0.58 W/kg

Measured in

 
1900 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.40 W/kg
0.58 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD, A-C cable (USB 3.0), C-C cable (USB 2.0), SIM tool, Quick switch adapter, In box promos and collateral

MSRP price

 
$ 749
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