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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active VS. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
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February 13, 2020

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Bottom line: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a better device

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a better device in this review because it has more battery power, faster CPU speed, 1GB more RAM memory, higher resolution, bigger screen size, more megapixels (front camera), has external memory slot and has wider aperture at minimum focal length.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active:  DESIGN

Dimensions; Galaxy s6 active has 146.8 x 73.4 x 8.6mm whereas Galaxy S8 Active has 152.1 x 74.9 x 9.9mm

Weight; Galaxy S6 Active is 150g whereas galaxy S8 Active is 208g

Resistance; both phones are water-resistant and dustproof

Bottom line: Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is better in design

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: DISPLAY

Size; Galaxy S6 Active is 5.1 inches whereas Galaxy S8 Active is 5.8 inches

Resolution; Galaxy S6 Active has 2560 x 1440 pixels whereas Galaxy S8 Active has 2960 x 1440 pixels

Pixel density; Galaxy S6 Active has 577 PPI whereas Galaxy S8 Active has 2960 x 1440 pixels

Technology; both phones have super AMOLED

Features; Galaxy S6 Active has scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 4), Ambient light sensor and proximity while Galaxy S8 Active has HDR video support, scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor and proximity sensor.

Bottom line: Galaxy S8 Active is better in terms of display

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Main camera; Galaxy S6 Active has 16MP while Galaxy S8 Active has 12MP

Features; Galaxy S6 Active has optical image stabilization, Laser autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) while Galaxy S8 Active has optical image stabilization and phase-detection autofocus

Video recording; Galaxy S6 Active has 3840×2160 (4K UHD) (30fps), 1920×1080 (Full HD) (60fps) & 1280×720 (HD) (120fps) while Galaxy S8 Active has 3840×2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560×1440 (QHD), 1920×1080 (Full HD) (60fps), 1280×720 (HD) (240)

Front; Galaxy S6 Active has 5MP while galaxy S8 Active has 8MP

Bottom line: Galaxy S8 Active has better camera features.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

Chipset; Galaxy S6 Active has Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420 whereas Galaxy S8 Active has Qualcomm Snapdragon 835MSM8998

CPU; Galaxy S6 Active has Octa-core, 2100MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit whereas Galaxy S8 Active has Octa-core, 2350MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10nm

GPU; Galaxy S6 Active has Mali-T760 MP8 whereas Galaxy S8 Active has Adreno 540

RAM; Galaxy S6 Active has 3GB while Galaxy S8 Active has 4GB

Internal storage; Galaxy S6 Active has 32GB, not expandable whereas Galaxy S8 Active has 64GB

Storage expansion; Galaxy S8 Active has up to 256GB

Bottom line: Galaxy S8 Active is better

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: AUDIO

Headphones; both phones have 3.5mm audio jack

Bottom line: both phones have the same audio features

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: BATTERY

Capacity; galaxy S6 Active has 3500mAh whereas Galaxy S8 Active has 4000mAh

Fast charging; both phones support fast charging

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active: CONNECTIVITY & FEATURES

Bluetooth; Galaxy S6 Active has 4.1 while Galaxy S8 Active has 5.1, EDR

Wi-Fi; Galaxy S6 Active has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct while Galaxy S8 Active has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB; Galaxy S6 Active has USB 2.0 whereas Galaxy S8 Active has USB 3.1

Sensors; both phones have Accelerometer, Gyro, Compass and Barometer

NFC; both phones have NFC.

Bottom line: Galaxy S8 Active is better

Conclusion

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is better when we compare the two devices with unique features.

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