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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Google Pixel 4a 5G

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 416 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body:

74.89 %
82.94 %

Features:

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SM7250-AB

Processor:

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2400 MHz, Kryo 475, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU:

Adreno 540
Adreno 620

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
128GB (UFS 2.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11)

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
3885 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed:

Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

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: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

16 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording:

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

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
8 MP (Dual-Camera, Time-of-Flight (ToF))

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)
6.06 x 2.91 x 0.32 inches (153.9 x 74.0 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
5.93 oz (168.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Gray
Just black, Clearly white

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n5, n12, n25, n28, n41, n66, n71, n78, Sub-6

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
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), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging

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, Barometer

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T4

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 30, 2017
Sep 01, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG892A link
A4RG025E link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.57 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Body:

0.37 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.44 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Phablet:

3.88 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 850
$ 500

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 07, 2017
Sep 30, 2020
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