Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Samsung Galaxy A50

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Display

Display size

5.8 inches
6.4 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2960 pixels
1080 x 2340 pixels

Pixel density

568 ppi
403 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

74.89 %
85.24 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
25 megapixels

Hardware Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
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: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.8"; Pixel size: 0.9 μm

Second camera

 
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Third camera

 
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Depth information

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/5"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

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

Front

8 megapixels
25 megapixels

Features

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

Design

Dimensions

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)
6.24 x 2.93 x 0.30 inches (158.5 x 74.7 x 7.7 mm)

Weight

7.34 oz (208 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.86 oz (166 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Resistance

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

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Colors

Gold, Gray
Black, Pink, Blue, White

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
Wireless screen share

Radio

 
FM

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 9610

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Mali-G72 MP3

RAM

4 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
128 GB

Available to use

 
107 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

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

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; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
 

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

Samsung Pay
Samsung Pay

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

LTE (TDD)

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

UMTS

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

Data

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice

Yes
 

VoLTE

 
Yes

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

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

Charging

Yes, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Samsung Adaptive Fast 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)
 

Talk time (3G)

 
23.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1387 min)

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 15 hours

Music playback

113.00 hours
92.00 hours

Video playback

 
19.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Haptic feedback
 

Other features

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 30, 2017
Feb 11, 2019

FCC ID value: A3LSMG892A link
FCC ID value: A3LSMA505F link

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.57 W/kg
0.34 W/kg

Body

0.37 W/kg
0.45 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.44 W/kg

Wireless Router

0.44 W/kg
1.20 W/kg

Phablet

3.88 W/kg
1.07 W/kg

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 850
$ 350
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