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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S8

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

5.8 inches
6.3 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 409 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

74.89 %
79.37 %
84.26 %

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)
Samsung Exynos 9611 (10 nm)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10 nm)

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 540
Mali-G72 MP3
Adreno 540

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
64GB, available to use: 48.5 GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
4050 mAh
3000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging
Fast charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
25 MP (PDAF)
12 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: 26 mm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

8 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; 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) (480 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (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
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
13 MP (HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD)

Design

Dimensions:

5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches (152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm)
6.30 x 3.02 x 0.39 inches (159.9 x 76.7 x 9.9 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)

Weight:

7.34 oz (208.0 g)
7.76 oz (220.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gold, Gray
Black
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red

Cellular

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), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 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)

LTE (TDD):

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

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 5(850), 8(900)

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.1, EDR
5.0
5.0, EDR

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
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 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M4, T3
M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 30, 2017
Aug 01, 2020
Apr 06, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG892A
A3LSMG715U
A3LSMG950U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.57 W/kg
0.68 W/kg
0.49 W/kg

Body:

0.37 W/kg
0.48 W/kg
0.48 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.58 W/kg
1.53 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.44 W/kg
0.78 W/kg
0.46 W/kg

Phablet:

3.88 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 850
$ 499 / € 496

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy XCover Pro User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

Availability

Officially announced:

Aug 07, 2017
Jan 12, 2020
Mar 29, 2017
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