Samsung Galaxy S8+ vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Display

Display size

6.2 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18.5:9
18.5:9

Pixel density

529 ppi
568 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

83.32 %
74.89 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), 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: 1/2.55"; 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

Software Features

Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, 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), 2560x1440 (QHD), 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), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, 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

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

Dimensions

6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches (159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 mm)
5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)

Weight

6.10 oz (173 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

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

Biometrics

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

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold, Gray, Silver, Pink, Blue
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

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type

Smart phone
Smart phone

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
5.1, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
USB Type-C (reversible)

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
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

Hearing aid compatible

M3, T3
M4, T3

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
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
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

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

CDMA

1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A, EV-DO
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
Yes

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

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

Talk time

34.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)
32.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1205 min)

Stand-by time

4.3 days (103 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
5.0 days (120 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G)

24.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)
 

Internet use

3G: 14 hours; LTE: 16 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours
 

Music playback

99.00 hours
113.00 hours

Video playback

20.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
Haptic feedback

Phonebook

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Unit converter, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, World clock, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Memo

Messaging

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Apr 06, 2017
Jun 30, 2017

FCC ID value: A3LSMG955U link
FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.33 W/kg
0.57 W/kg

Body

0.29 W/kg
0.37 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.55 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.19 W/kg
0.44 W/kg

Phablet

 
3.88 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 850

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 29, 2017
Aug 07, 2017
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