Specs comparison: Galaxy S7 Active vs Galaxy S8 Active

AT&T finally unveiled the Galaxy S8 Active officially yesterday. It will start taking pre-orders for the device from today. Samsung says that the Galaxy S8 Active is the most toughest Galaxy smartphone it has ever made.

The device is built to military grade durability standards so it’s shatter, shock, water and dust resistant. It also has the same internals as the Galaxy S8 with one or two major changes which are immediately noticeable.

The Galaxy S8 Active is a big step up from the Galaxy S7 Active though. The chart below will give you a good idea of the specs comparison between these two handsets.

Samsung has said that the Galaxy S8 Active will be exclusive to AT&T for a limited time so it may be the first Active handset to eventually be available from other carriers as well. Who knows, Samsung might end up releasing an unlocked variant as well.

Galaxy S7 ActiveGalaxy S8 Active
Display5.1-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD, 16:95.8-inch Super AMOLED, Quad HD+, 18:5:9
Processor2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 64-bit2.45 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 64-bit
Rear camera12-megapixel, OIS, F1.7 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording12-megapixel, OIS, Dual Pixel, phase-detection autofocus, 4K video recording
Front camera5-megapixel, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording8-megapixel autofocus, F1.7 aperture, QHD video recording
Storage32GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)64GB internal, microSD slot (up to 256GB)
SoftwareAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow, upgradeable to NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Battery4,000mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging4,000mAh, Adaptive Fast Charge and fast wireless charging
Connectivity4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
Dimensions148.8×74.9x 9.9mm, 184.8g151.9×74.9×9.9mm, 208.1g
Other featuresSamsung Pay, IP68 water resistance, fingerprint sensorAKG earphones, 32-bit audio, Bixby virtual assistant, Samsung Pay, IP68 water & dust resistance, fingerprint sensor, iris/face recognition, pressure sensor, military standard durability
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