Samsung Galaxy S7 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S9

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Display

Size

5.1 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

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

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

64.29 %
84.36 %

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
4GB

Internal storage

32GB
64GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3000 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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP
12 MP

Features

OIS, PDAF
OIS, PDAF

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

Front

5 MP
8 MP

Features

HDR
Autofocus, HDR

Design

Dimensions

5.86 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (148.8 x 75.0 x 9.9 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.75 oz (163 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

Colors

Camo green, Titanium gray, Sandy gold
Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue

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

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

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

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+

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 795
$ 720
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