Samsung Galaxy S8 Active VS. Samsung Galaxy S9

                         

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Samsung Galaxy S9

Model Name

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

SM-G892A, SM-G892U

Samsung Galaxy S9

SM-G960F, SM-G960, SM-G960F, SM-G960U, SM-G960W, SM-G9600, SM-G960U1, SM-G960N

Summary

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

4.7
4.6
4.4
4.3

Samsung Galaxy S9

4.6
4.6
4.5
4.4

Description

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

With an IP68 rating and a military-grade body, the Galaxy S8 Active SMARTPHONE is ready for wherever the day takes you. From the pool to the hiking trail, go confidently with a water/ shock / dust-resistant device housed in a durable metal frame. Features a shatter-resistant screen,¹ a military-grade body with a durable metal frame.

Samsung Galaxy S9

Price

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

268.00

Samsung Galaxy S9

449.99

Rating

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

3.7

Samsung Galaxy S9

4.1

Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

78

Samsung Galaxy S9

1

Network

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

GSM / HSPA / LTE

Samsung Galaxy S9

GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE

Dimension

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

151.9 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm (5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 in)

Samsung Galaxy S9

147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm (5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 in)

Weight

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

208.1 g (7.34 oz)

Samsung Galaxy S9

163 g (5.75 oz)

Build

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Aluminum frame, corner bumpers, plastic back

Samsung Galaxy S9

Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame

SIM

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Nano-SIM

Samsung Galaxy S9

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display Type

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Samsung Galaxy S9

Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Display Size

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

5.8 inches, 85.4 cm2 (~75.0% screen-to-body ratio)

Samsung Galaxy S9

5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)

Display Resolution

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~568 ppi density)

Samsung Galaxy S9

1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~570 ppi density)

Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)

Samsung Galaxy S9

Android 8.0 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie)

Chipset

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)

Samsung Galaxy S9

Exynos 9810 (10 nm) – EMEAQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) – USA/LATAM, China

CPU

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)

Samsung Galaxy S9

Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Mongoose M3 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) – EMEAOcta-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) – USA/LATAM, China

GPU

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Adreno 540

Samsung Galaxy S9

Mali-G72 MP18 – EMEAAdreno 630 – USA/LATAM, China

Internal Storage

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

64 GB, 4 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy S9

64/128/256 GB, 4 GB RAM

SD Card

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

microSD, up to 1 TB (dedicated slot)

Samsung Galaxy S9

microSD, up to 1 TB (uses shared SIM slot) – dual SIM model only

Camera Front Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Samsung Galaxy S9

LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama

Camera Back Specs

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Dual video call, Auto-HDR

Samsung Galaxy S9

Dual video call, Auto-HDR

WIFI

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Samsung Galaxy S9

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX

Samsung Galaxy S9

5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX

Radio

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

No

Samsung Galaxy S9

FM radio (USA & Canada only)

Sensors

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate

Samsung Galaxy S9

Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

Battery

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Samsung Galaxy S9

1 Lithium Polymer batteries required.

Colors

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Meteor Gray, Tungsten Gold

Samsung Galaxy S9

Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, Burgundy Red, Sunrise Gold, Ice Blue