Samsung Galaxy S7 edge vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Display size

5.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Pixel density

534 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.09 %
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; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

5.94 x 2.86 x 0.30 inches (150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

5.54 oz (157 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4); Frame: Aluminum
 

Resistance

Water, Dust
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
Yes

Biometrics

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

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold, Silver, Pink, White
Gold, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 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

Maximum User Storage

24.4 GB
 

Storage expansion

up to 200 GB
up to 256 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

3600 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Talk time

 
32.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1342 min)

Stand-by time

 
5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 20 days (480 h)

Talk time (3G)

36.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1364 min)
 

Internet use

 
 

3G

13 hours
 

LTE

15 hours
 

Wi-Fi

15 hours
 

Music playback

66.00 hours
113.00 hours

Video playback

19.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE-A Cat 9 (450/50 Mbit/s), 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
Yes

VoLTE

Yes
 

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.1, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

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

Hearing aid compatibility

M4, T3
M4, T3

Other features

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

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Feb 12, 2016
Jun 30, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG935F link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.27 W/kg
0.57 W/kg

Body

0.66 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.96 W/kg
0.44 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 799
$ 850
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