Samsung Galaxy S7 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Display size

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

576 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

64.29 %
74.89 %

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Wide Angle, Autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
 

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Colors

Gold, Gray, Green
Gold, Gray

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Available to use

23 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.1, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

HSPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Yes
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
32.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Stand-by time

 
5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)

Music playback

 
113.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

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

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 22, 2016
Jun 30, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG891A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.92 W/kg
0.57 W/kg

Body

0.75 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.55 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.92 W/kg
0.44 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 795
$ 850
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