Samsung Galaxy S7 Active vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

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Display

Size

5.1 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1440 pixels,
576 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio,
516 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

64.29 %
83.51 %

Peak brightness

500 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
128GB

Available to use

23 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

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

Talk time

 
38.00 hours
the average is 15 h (905 min)

Stand-by time

 
12.0 days (288 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
29.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1348 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 17 hours

Music playback

 
95.00 hours

Video playback

 
21.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP
12 MP

Features

OIS, PDAF
OIS, PDAF

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP

Features

 
Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

Object tracking, HDR, Panorama, Smile detection, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Self-timer, Geo tagging
Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Features

HDR, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS

Front

5 MP
8 MP

Features

HDR
Wide Angle, Autofocus

Video capture

 
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm)
6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 inches (161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
7.09 oz (201 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Features

 
Notification light, Stylus

Keys

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

Colors

Camo green, Titanium gray, Sandy gold
Midnight black, Ocean blue, Cloud silver, Lavender purple

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
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), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

 
800, 1900 MHz

Data Speed

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

2G Data

 
EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

VoLTE

 
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO
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

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Hearing aid compatible

 
M4, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 22, 2016
Jul 03, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMG891A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMN960U link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.92 W/kg
0.27 W/kg

Body

0.75 W/kg
0.76 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.55 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.92 W/kg
1.35 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.90 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

 
S Pen, USB Cable, Earphones, SIM removal tool, USB power adaptor, USB connector, Pen, nibs, Tweezer, Clear cover case, Quick start guide, USB connector leaflet.

MSRP

$ 795
$ 1000

Availability

Officially announced

Jun 06, 2016
Aug 09, 2018
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