Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

577 ppi
518 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

66.27 %
78.16 %

Features

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

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

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
Yes

Video recording

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

Features

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

Front

5 megapixels
5 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)
6.04 x 2.91 x 0.31 inches (153.5 x 73.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.29 oz (150 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.96 oz (169 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

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

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gold, Gray, Blue

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback, Preset equalizer
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Octa-core, 2100 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP8
Adreno 530

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB, not expandable
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

23 GB
 

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

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, Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
 

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
LTE-A, HSPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3500 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Yes, Qi wireless charging
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

24.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)
 

Stand-by time

14.0 days (336 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)
 

Stand-by time (3G)

19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 24 days (575 h)
 

Music playback

61.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 12, 2015
Jul 19, 2016

FCC ID value: A3LSMG890A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN930F link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.29 W/kg
0.39 W/kg

Body

0.17 W/kg
0.67 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.58 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.40 W/kg
1.10 W/kg
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