Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 plus


General Specifications
Brand
Samsung
Samsung
Model
Galaxy S8 Active
Galaxy S8 plus
Origin
China
About the Product
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active runs on Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 5.8 inches AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 px resolution. The AMOLED technology is widely used for smartphones because of their gorgeous color reproduction abilities and very deep blacks.
The revolutionary design of the Galaxy S8+ begins from the inside out. We rethought every part of the phone's layout to break through the confines of the smartphone screen. So all you see is pure content and no bezel. It's the biggest, most immersive screen on a Galaxy smartphone of this size. And it's easy to hold in one hand.
Size & Weight
Height
5.98 in.
6.3 in.
Width
2.95 in.
2.31 in.
Depth
0.39 in.
0.3 in.
Weight
7.34 oz.
6.14 oz.
Display
Display Type
Super AMOLED
sAMOLED
Screen Size
5.8 in.
6.2 in.
Screen Resolution
2960 x 1440
2880 x 1440
Pixel Density
568 ppi
529 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB Sprint - Meteor Gray
  • This phone is awesome. I went from a Galaxy S8 to the S8 Active. I couldn't be happier. First off, no more curved screen. I hate the curved screen. I am very rough so I need a tough case like an otterbox to cover the screen and back.
  • The displace can scale from 1480x720, 2220x1080 and 2960x1440. I use 2220x1080, and the great detail for any application, videos, game, regular use, is way more for me than needed to satisfy my detail crave.
  • The screen is awesome, colors are vivid and true. No issues during calls so far. Now there are 2 things about the S8 Active I don't care for.
  • The phone overall is great. But the screen scratches easily.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Edge display is easier on the eyes and phone overall feels more intuitive.
  • Colors are amazing, camera is great, thin and true edge-to-edge display, fast.
  • The AMOLED edge to edge display is absolutely brilliant and with 16 million colors and 4.1 million pixels, colors pop and the images are phenomenally sharp.
  • The edge program is a great option for apps that are frequently accessed but you don't want taking up valuable screen real estate.
  • The infinity display has no equal. Excellent viewing experience. I'm discovering new things I like, every day! Awesome device!
Processor
Processor Name
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Exynos 8895 Octa
Number of Cores
8
8
Processor Speed
2.35 GHz
2.3 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB Sprint - Meteor Gray
  • I am so happy with the sturdy build of this phone. It's fast and takes great pictures.
  • I'm on my 3rd active and as always, I love it. Great feel, great design and great performance.
  • A little heavy, but great battery life, processes fast (up to now) and plenty of memory.
  • Performance is great, everything on the phone opens and operates quickly. I put a tempered glass protector on it right away due to reviewers stating that the screen can scratch easily.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Great processors, very good for multitasking. Plenty on memory for all your storage needs.
  • With the new processor, it is able to handle any game that I throw at it
  • The processor works smoothly and after a month use I can say the phone Never hanged once.
  • It keeps a wide variety of apps open in the background that use a low amount of ram for the users convenience.
Memory
Internal Memory
64 GB
64 GB
RAM
4 GB
4 GB
Expandable Memory up to
512 GB
256 GB
Camera
Rear-Facing Camera
12 MP
12 MP
Front-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
Video Resolution
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps
4K at 30 fps, 720p@240fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Other Functions
HDR, LED flash, Panorama, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, Continuous autofocus video, Body and face detection, Noise reduction, F/1.7, Auto HDR, 22mm Lens, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Phase Detection Autofocus, Slo-mo video, Geo-tagging, OIS, Smile detection
What customers say about "Camera"
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB Sprint - Meteor Gray
  • The camera is awesome, the screen is very bright and detailed. The phone runs super fast. I owned this phone about 3 months now and I couldn't be happier.
  • The Cameras are great. The Back camera can go up to 12 mega pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio, and 9.1 mega pixels with a 9:1 aspect ratio. The front facing camera can go up to 8 mega pixels with an aspect ratio of 4:3.
  • The battery life is fantastic, it runs very fast, and the camera takes excellent pics!
  • Also wish they would of upgraded the camera, but again its still the best camera on the market.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • The camera takes great pictures and love the ability to use manual functions to take more professional pics
  • The cameras on this phone are both amazing. Makes great photos!
  • Great camera features shows clear focus is best I have seen just a handsome phone
  • Camera supports pictures with great clarity....just position and click.
  • This phone is very good and easy to use. The only downside is the camera, I personally still prefer the photos taken with Iphone camera.
Compatibility
Bluetooth
5.1
5.0 + LE
NFC Technology
Yes
Yes
Charging Interface
USB Type C
USB Type C
Network
Network Type
GSM / HSPA / LTE
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Frequency
800, 850, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100, 1700
Features
Operating System
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Unlocked
No
Yes
Voice Control App
S-Voice
Bixby
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Yes
Yes
Maximum Usage Time
32 hours
24 hours
Headphone Jack
Yes
Yes
Water Resistant
Yes
Yes
Extras
Clean ESN for Sprint, Ting, ACN, Flash, Ringplus or other Sprint MVNO networks, Samsung DeX Support, Gear Manager
Nano SIM, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, SpO2, Heart Rate, Photo/video editor, Document editor, Сompass, Skype video call, Iris scanner, Infinity Display: Beyond The Bezel, The Big Screen That Feels Small, Dolby Vision™ HDR, Audio/video/photo editor
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB Sprint - Meteor Gray
  • The phone is heavy, but I mean that in a good way, you can just feel that it's durable. I highly recommend the active for people who are out and about.
  • Connectivity is standard but still good on this phone. You have a SIM/micro SD card slot in a form like the apple phones, a USB C port and something Apple phones lack, a 3.5 mm audio slot. Connecting to a PC is much easier compared to my old phone.
  • The Bixby button should be able to be remapped to whatever I like, kinda like the S7 Active.
  • I really enjoy having a phone that doesn't require a cheap case. Cases take away the looks of any phone. I only wish I could remove the clock from the Lock Screen.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • Comes with a nice variety of accessories, including adapters for charging in case you want to use a micro-USB charger or want to hook up a USB cable accessory for any reason.
  • Wide range of settings for customizing your user experience and security. (Even more than the usual for an Android/Samsung device)
  • I haven't put the water resistance to the test, but I'm assuming it's as good as the last model. Glad it's there.
  • All my old Apps transferred without issue using the Samsung program
  • Cool new features (facial recognition, iris scanner, edge menu, etc)
  • I would rather have defined Home, and Back keys
  • USB cable changed to the Type C - overall a better cable, but had to buy a bunch of new cables. Good for the long term
Power
Battery Capacity
4000 mA/h
3500 mA/h
Wireless Charging
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB Sprint - Meteor Gray
  • The battery life is heavy duty. I used to kill my S8 battery by lunch time but this one can go well past dinner with great battery life.
  • The battery life of the S8 Active is nothing short of great. It has a 4000 mAh battery that even with playing games and going on youtube for hours, I still have more than 50% battery within 12 hours.
  • The battery life is incredible, better than most phones for sure. You can easily make it through a day or more without charging.
  • I love this phone battery life is the best out there fast charging
  • The battery life is amazing, video and sound quality are better than my old iPhone. This is a must buy.
Samsung Galaxy S8 plus 64GB Unlocked Phone - 6.2" Screen - International Version (Midnight Black)
  • The battery is general is much better than the Samsung s7
  • 2 days and still have 20% battery remaining. Big improvement over the S5 that had. Hope this phone last as long.
  • I go 2 days before it needs to be put on a charger (I usually plug it in around 60% battery or so) and it's fully recharged in less than 2 hours. The battery life is phenomenal
  • Phone is superfast,multi-tasking,great battery life. Charging once in 3 days. Superb battery life.
Accessories
Included With Unit
USB Power Adapter, USB Type С Cable
AKG Headphones, USB-C cable, Quick Charge Power Adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, FCC
FCC, CE


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