Galaxy S8 Active vs Galaxy S8 vs Galaxy S8+ Specs Comparison

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Aug 9, 2017
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With the Galaxy S8 Active official, we take a look at how the rugged flagship stacks up against its other variants, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in the latest specifications comparison. While there might be very few differences between the three high-end phones, there is always that one crucial factor that can immediately revert your purchasing decision or deviate it.

With a Smaller Resolution and Slightly Increased Bezels, Galaxy S8 Active Is the Least Attractive But Its Battery Life Will Definitely Get You Settled on It Real Quick

There are several differences separating the Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+. In manufacturing a rugged smartphone, Samsung would need to make a few trade-offs with the latest member of the family.

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Out of all the three versions, the Galaxy S8 Active can come out a champ after spending adequate time in an unforgiving environment. The rugged flagship also features a screen-to-body ratio that is less compared to the remaining two models, but that has been done to increase the ‘beating-taking’ ability of the handset.

Since it is currently being sold in the U.S., it is armed with a Snapdragon 835 and paired with 4GB RAM. Complementing the SoC and RAM, you have 64GB of internal storage, which should be plentiful for the average user. However, there is also a separate slot to accommodate a memory slot if you feel that you’re running low on storage.

However, one of the biggest advantages of owning the Galaxy S8 Active is going to be its huge battery capacity. The cell present in the rugged computing marvel is bigger than the one present in the Galaxy S8+, standing in at 4,000mAh despite touting nearly the same impressive design as its smartphone brethren.

If you want to check out the detailed specifications comparison between the three handsets, the chart has been detailed below. At the same time, we’d like to know your thoughts down in the comments on which device you’d end up owning.

  Galaxy S8 Active Galaxy S8 Galaxy S8+
Display size 5.8 inches 5.8 inches 6.2 inches
Display technology Super AMOLED Super AMOLED Super AMOLED
Dimensions 151.9 x 74.9 x 9.9mm (5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches) 148.9 x 68.1 x 8mm (5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches) 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1mm (6.28 x 2.89 x 0.32 inches)
Resolution 2560 x 1440 2960 x 1440 2960 x 1440
Weight (grams) 208.1 155 173
Screen-to-body ratio (percentage) 81.5 83.6 84
Protection IP68 certified: Dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes

MIL-STD-810G compliant: Salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
IP68 certified: Dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes IP68 certified: Dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
Chipset Snapdragon 835 Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895 Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8895
GPU Adreno 540 Adreno 540 or Mali-G71 Adreno 540 or Mali-G71
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB
Internal storage and memory expansion 64GB (memory expansion up to 256GB through microSD card slot) 64GB (memory expansion up to 256GB through microSD card slot) 64GB (memory expansion up to 256GB through microSD card slot)
Rear camera 12MP with F/1.7 aperture with OIS 12MP with F/1.7 aperture with OIS 12MP with F/1.7 aperture with OIS
Front camera 8MP with F/1.7 aperture 8MP with F/1.7 aperture 8MP with F/1.7 aperture
Bluetooth 5.1 5.0 5.0
NFC TBA Yes Yes
Infrared port No No No
Radio No No No
Charging port Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C USB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh 3,000mAh 3,500mAh
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