Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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General Specifications
Galaxy S8
Galaxy S8 Active
About the Product
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.
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.
Size & Weight
5.9 in.
5.98 in.
2.7 in.
2.95 in.
0.3 in.
0.39 in.
5.4 oz.
7.34 oz.
Display Type
Screen Size
5.8 in.
5.8 in.
Screen Resolution
2960 x 1440
2960 x 1440
Pixel Density
570 ppi
568 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy S8 Unlocked Mobile Phone
  • The S8 has the best display on the market. The phone is lightweight and powerful. Gaming and video playback are very smooth.
  • Awesome display and smooth interface.
  • I just bought a phone and first thing i liked was display with edge and sharp colors! Also when you watch videos on youtube, video will take full screen on phone and show you more view!
  • The edge to edge display further enhances the screen. Perhaps the best feature of the phone.
  • Love the edge display and how it works very well with the phone both locked and unlocked.
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.
Processor Name
Exynos 8895
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
2.3 GHz
2.35 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
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  • Love processor speed, resolution and everything in general.
  • The graphic is amazing and processor of the phone is fast.
  • It has fast ram that makes it efficient to run many apps at the same time. It also has enough memory to download several apps.
  • Zero lag due to 4gb Ram and QS835 processor. Definitely the best video quality in the market right now.
  • The processor is nice and fast, and I feel that the storage space is adequate. Should storage ever become an issue it's upgrade-able with Samsung bringing back the SD mini card holder again!
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.
Internal Memory
64 GB
64 GB
4 GB
4 GB
Expandable Memory up to
256 GB
512 GB
Rear-Facing Camera
12 MP
12 MP
Front-Facing Camera
8 MP
8 MP
Video Resolution
4K at 30 fps, 1080p at 60 fps, 720p@240fps
2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps
Other Functions
Optical image stabilization for video, Time‑lapse video with stabilization, F/1.7, Dual Video Call, Dual Pixel Autofocus, Face detection, Geo-tagging, Auto HDR, Panorama, Touch Focus, Digital Image Stabilization
HDR, LED flash, Panorama, OIS, dual pixel PDAF
What customers say about "Camera"
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  • Amazing camera quality.
  • The camera is a lot better than s7 edge. It is a lot faster too.
  • Great camera with super class picture and nice design. Easy to handle, fast processing.
  • Have the best camera ever. Pictures are stunning.
  • The S8 has an awesome camera, very easy to use. Screen is difficult to see in sunlight but picture quality is wonderful.
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.
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
USB Type C
USB Type C
Network Type
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
800, 850, 900, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100, 2100
800, 850, 1800, 1900, 1700/2100
Operating System
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Voice Control App
Mobile Payment Service Supported
Maximum Usage Time
20 hours
32 hours
Headphone Jack
Water Resistant
Sleek All Around, Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Barometer, Heart Rate, Photo/video editor, Document editor, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player, Сompass, Capture Every Moment, Iris scanner
Clean ESN for Sprint, Ting, ACN, Flash, Ringplus or other Sprint MVNO networks, Samsung DeX Support, Gear Manager
What customers say about "Features"
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  • Great phone. Love the iris scanner. Not impressed by location of the finger print scanner and the curve of the phones edges.
  • Excellent smartphone, with ip68 protocol for water issues.
  • Great Phone, Samsung has a lot of great features especially their Samsung pay feature.
  • I love the personal assistant "Bixby", the camera is fantastic, and the Samsung health feature lets me record my vitals and keep track of eating and sleeping habits.
  • I dont like how the speaker sounds. It´s a poor mono speaker.
  • It's a great phone, but wish Samsung would allow this phone to have the dual SIM card feature for their US version.
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.
Battery Capacity
3000 mA/h
4000 mA/h
Wireless Charging
What customers say about "Power"
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  • This is my first Samsung phone. I love it. The display is crystal clear. One full charge of battery lasted for > 24hrs.
  • I particularly like the long battery life and the cordless charger.
  • The other things are perfect but my only issue is regarding to the battery performance and it's not as I saw from the reviews and some YouTubes.
  • The only weakness I can find from S8 is the battery life. It cannot last for one whole day without charging. But the functionality is really much more powerful compared with iphone.
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.
Included With Unit
USB-C cable, AKG Headphones, OTG (USB Type С to USB A), Charger
USB Power Adapter, USB Type С Cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

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