Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Specs summary


The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active's screen is 5.8 inches with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery. Samsung's performance ratings are 5 days standby time, 1920 minutes (2G).

Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

Android Central

Come for the ruggedness, stay for the battery

from Android Central
Power users who are always hunting for the biggest possible battery will undoubtedly be drawn to the idea of a high-end phone like the Galaxy S8 with an extra-large 4000mAh battery. And yes, the Galaxy S8 Active provides that — it is, in terms of features, software and performance, every bit the same as a standard Galaxy S8. But in order to get that 4000mAh battery, you have to give up quite a bit of what makes the standard Galaxy S8 so appealing — primarily, its entire hardware design... Full review
Talk Android

A flagship for the clumsy and adventurous

from Talk Android
There’s a lot to love about the Galaxy S8 Active, mostly because there was a lot to love about the Galaxy S8. This variant doesn’t do anything radically different, so if you didn’t like the Galaxy S8, you won’t find anything here to really change your mind. If you liked the GS8 but wanted a bigger battery and a more rugged design, then this is going to be perfect for you... Full review
Tom's Guide

Practically indestructible

from Tom's Guide
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is perfect for people who truly torture their phones. It offers the same great display, camera and performance as the original S8, and it can withstand heaps of abuse. Most of us can get by with a less-expensive phone and a solid smartphone case, but if you're willing to pay a premium for extra protection — and you like AT&T — the S8 Active will be a reliable partner... Full review

The phone for anyone who hates cases

from BGR
I’d recommend the S8 Active in a heartbeat to any of my own friends looking for an Android phone to last them a while. If you’re the kind of person who likes buying the newest, prettiest, shiniest device every year, I’d look elsewhere. If your only condition is ruggedness, you’d almost be better off buying a regular Galaxy S8 for $600 and sinking the rest of your money into a serious case... Full review
PC Magazine

Takes the best phone of the year, makes it tougher, and packs in a bigger battery

from PC Magazine
For a $100 premium over the standard S8, the Galaxy S8 Active gets you more battery life and increased durability. If you're looking for a phone that can stand up to abuse and doesn't compromise on performance, it's your best option.. Full review
Android Police

A really rugged, really expensive phone

from Android Police
This is a phone built with a specific subset of customers in mind, and for them, it may be extremely appealing. Greatly reduced danger of screen breakage from a drop is no small feat, and as someone with family members who have broken a good many phones, I can understand why some people may just want to give up on all the cases and insurance plans and just buy a phone they're less likely to damage in the first place. It makes sense... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date August 11, 2017
Regions available USA
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.35 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
64 GB
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1 W/kg
Body: 0.8 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1920 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Meteor Gray, Titanium Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.2 x 7.5 x 1.0 cm
(6 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 207 grams
(7.3 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged Design Yes
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel Density 568 pixels
Size 5.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/1.7
Resolution 12+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Phase detection, Exposure compensation, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording, Voice activation
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info Auto focus, Wide-Angle lens, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube, Samsung+, UBER, Samsung Bixby)
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Samsung SM-G892A

Additional Sensors: Heart rate sensor, Iris scanner
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