We compared the features and capabilities of the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S8 Active. We reviewed them thoroughly to see which is best.

Created date: 02/10/2020, 09:31:33, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 10:52:44

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Explaining the difference between Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active by comparing Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active. Check it out if you are considering purchasing a new device but cannot decide between Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active.

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General rating:

73/100

(The 88th of all smartphones)

67.2/100

(The 386th of all smartphones)

Portability
73/100
59/100
Weight
65/100
48/100
Size of screen
90/100
86/100
Screen clarity
89/100
89/100
Battery duration
80/100
80/100
Processing capability
96/100
88/100
Memory capacity
93/100
70/100
Storage capacity
90/100
67/100
Rear camera function
100/100
59/100
Front camera function
64/100
58/100

Compare Performance and Usability

Size comparison of Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active. Which one would you choose?

Your device's size has a huge influence on how easy it is to hold or to operate with one hand. The smaller your device's width, the easier it will be to hold, but you'll also need to take device thickness into account. And when the length and width are both smaller, you'll find that it's much easier for you to operate it one-handed, since your fingers will find it much easier to reach where you want them to. On the other hand, longer lengths and wider widths might lead to devices that are hard to carry in your pocket, bulky even when you keep them in your bag, and all around less portable.

The Galaxy S20 is 27.2 in (69.1 mm) wide, 59.7 in (151.7 mm) tall, and 3.1 in (7.9 mm) thick.The Galaxy S8 Active is 29.5 in (74.9 mm) tall, 59.8 in (151.9 mm) wide, and 3.9 in (9.9 mm) thick.

The Galaxy S20 is also more compact than the Galaxy S8 Active in terms of the thickness of the devices. The Galaxy S20 is easier than the Galaxy S8 Active to hold with one hand, and you are less likely to accidentally drop it. If you're looking for a smartphone that fits nicely in your hand and can be gripped firmly, we recommend buying the Galaxy S20 rather than the Galaxy S8 Active.

There is no real difference in length or width between the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active, so they are both about the same in terms of usability, ease of carry, and bulkiness. Because of this, it is better to compare them based on other aspects of performance and function.

Comparing the overall size of the main unit, the Galaxy S20 is smaller than the Galaxy S8 Active. As a result, it is easier to use the Galaxy S20 with one hand compared to the Galaxy S8 Active, and its size makes it more comfortable to carry around. For this reason, the Galaxy S20 is recommended.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
Galaxy S2073/10027.2 in (69.1 mm) x 59.7 in (151.7 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm)
Galaxy S8 Active59/10029.5 in (74.9 mm) x 59.8 in (151.9 mm) x 3.9 in (9.9 mm)

Which one is easier to hold, Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S8 Active? Compare weight

The device weight will effect how quickly you tire from holding it, and how much stress is put on your wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you can hold it without feeling tired. Also, less stress on your wrist will make using it easier and more pleasant. Unless the weight is right for you, it might put too much strain on your body and make using it more stressful.

The Galaxy S20 weighs 5.7 oz (163 g). The Galaxy S8 Active clocks in at 7.3 oz (208.1 g).If you compare the weight of the two, the Galaxy S20 is a considerably lighter smartphone than the Galaxy S8 Active, with a difference of about 1.6 oz (163 g). Because of this, the Galaxy S20 puts less of a burden on the fingers and wrists than the Galaxy S8 Active. If you want a smartphone that won't tire your hands out even when using it for a long time, we recommend that you buy the Galaxy S20 rather than the Galaxy S8 Active.

ScoreWeight
Galaxy S2065/1005.7 oz (163 g)
Galaxy S8 Active48/1007.3 oz (208.1 g)

Which is better in terms of display, Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S8 Active?

Screen size influences how well you can control your device, as well as how clear the display is. With a large screen, the text and buttons in apps will display large enough so you'll be less likely to accidentally tap the button next to the one you were aiming for. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy more high-impact visuals for games and movies.

The screen size on the Galaxy S20 is 6.2 inch, and 5.8 inch on the Galaxy S8 Active.The screens of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active are roughly the same size, and so the ease of pressing app buttons are the same on both devices. Because of this, it is better to compare them based on other aspects of performance and function.

ScoreDisplay size
Galaxy S2090/1006.2 inch
Galaxy S8 Active86/1005.8 inch

Which one has a better display, Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S8 Active?

Pixel density influences how nice your device's screen looks, with high pixel densities making screens look more beautiful, and letting you get more out of your games and movies. Plus, the nicer you screen looks, the less strain you'll be putting on your eyes, so you'll tend to be able to use your device for longer before your eyes get tired.

The screen on the Galaxy S20 has a 1440 x 3200 resolution and a pixel density of 565ppi. The Galaxy S8 Active, on the other hand, has a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 and a pixel density of 567ppi.There is not much of a difference in the pixel resolutions of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active, so they are about the same in terms of clarity of image and gentleness on the eyes. For this reason it is better to compare them based on other aspects of performance and function.

ScorePixel density
Galaxy S2089/100565ppi
Galaxy S8 Active89/100567ppi

How is the battery duration of Galaxy S20 different from that of Galaxy S8 Active ? See the differences

Battery performance has a big effect on the battery life of your device. However, a high battery capacity doesn't necessarily mean a long battery life. Rather, the rate of power consumption needs to be taken into consideration as well. The larger the screen and the higher the CPU performance, the higher the rate of power consumption on your battery.

The Galaxy S20 has a battery capacity of 4000 mAh, while the Galaxy S8 Active has a 4000 mAh battery.The batteries of both the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active perform to the same extent. There is also no difference in the battery capacities of the Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy S8 Active. Since their battery life is practically identical, it would be better to compare them based on other aspects of performance and function.

ScoreBattery capacity
Galaxy S2080/1004000 mAh
Galaxy S8 Active80/1004000 mAh

Which is better in terms of CPU function, Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S8 Active?

Your CPU's speed will influence the processing power of the applications you run, and together with the number of cores in the CPU, as well as its clock frequency, will determine the processing power available for apps. The higher these performance factors, the smoother your games and apps will run. Conversely, if these factors are too low, your apps and games will be sluggish and struggle to run.

The Galaxy S20 is equipped with a Exynos 990 processor, and its performance speed is 2.73GHz+2.5GHz+2.0GHz×8.0(OctaCore).The Galaxy S8 Active uses an Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 CPU that performs at a speed of 2.35GHz+1.9GHz×8.0(OctaCore).Comparing their CPU performance, the Galaxy S20 has higher specs than the Galaxy S8 Active. For this reason, applications run better on the Galaxy S20 compared to the Galaxy S8 Active, and games run very smoothly. Therefore, the Galaxy S20 is recommended.

ScoreCPU specs
Galaxy S2096/1002.73GHz+2.5GHz+2.0GHz×8.0(OctaCore)
Galaxy S8 Active88/1002.35GHz+1.9GHz×8.0(OctaCore)

How is Galaxy S20 different from Galaxy S8 Active in terms of memory capacity?

Your device's multimedia performance and app stability are both influenced by the amount of memory it has available. The more memory, the more apps you can use simultaneously, while keeping everything stable and smooth. Plus, there'll be less chance of animations lagging or apps crashing. You also need to keep in mind that some games won't run at all if there's not enough memory available.

The Galaxy S20 has 8 GB of memory. The Galaxy S8 Active, on the other hand, has 4 GB.As for memory performance, the Galaxy S20 has a larger memory capacity than the Galaxy S8 Active, with a difference of about 4.0 GB. The Galaxy S20 has better multitasking, less crashing, and runs 3D games and VR video better than the Galaxy S8 Active. If you're looking for a smartphone that will remain stable even when you are using multiple apps at the same time, and which will allow you to play 3D games and VR video comfortably, we recommend that you buy the Galaxy S20 rather than the Galaxy S8 Active.

ScoreRAM size
Galaxy S2093/1008 GB
Galaxy S8 Active70/1004 GB

Which has a better storage capacity, Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S8 Active?

Storage capacity determines the amount of data you'll be able to save on your device. The more storage you have, the more photos you can take and the more apps you can install. Plus, if your smartphone is compatible with SD cards, then you can increase the amount of available storage. However, SD cards have a slower writespeed, making them less desirable in terms of performance, and users should be aware that it won't be possible to transfer all kinds of data to the card.

The Galaxy S20 has 128 GB of storage, while the Galaxy S8 Active has 64 GB.In terms of ROM and data storage, the Galaxy S20 has a much larger capacity than the Galaxy S8 Active, with a difference of about 64.0 GB. The Galaxy S20 can save more photos and keep more apps installed than the Galaxy S8 Active. If you're searching for a smartphone that can store more data, we recommended that you buy the Galaxy S20 rather than the Galaxy S8 Active.

ScoreStorage size
Galaxy S2090/100128 GB
Galaxy S8 Active67/10064 GB

Compare the rear cameras of Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active. Which one has better picture quality?

One factor in how well your rear camera (the camera on the back of your device) performs is its megapixel count. With a higher megapixel count, you'll be able to take photos with sharper detail, photos that stay clear and sharp even when printed.

The main camera on the Galaxy S20 has 64 MP. The Galaxy S8 Active has 12 MP.The rear-facing camera of the Galaxy S20 also has a higher pixel count than the Galaxy S8 Active, with a difference of about 52.0 MP. The Galaxy S20 is more capable than the Galaxy S8 Active of taking high-definition photos and videos, and produces better results when printing out the photos you have taken. If you want a smartphone that is designed for video and photography, we recommend buying the Galaxy S20 rather than the Galaxy S8 Active.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
Galaxy S20100/10064 MP
Galaxy S8 Active59/10012 MP

Which has a front camera with better picture quality, Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S8 Active?

One indication of how well your forward facing camera (the camera on the same side as your device's screen) performs is how many megapixels it has. More megapixels means you'll be able to take photos with sharper detail, that still look amazing printed out.

The forward-facing camera on the Galaxy S20 has a resolution of 10 MP. The Galaxy S8 Active's has 8 MP.Comparing the front-facing camera performance, the number of pixels of the front-facing camera on the Galaxy S20 is higher than the Galaxy S8 Active, with a difference of approximately 2.0 MP. For this reason, it is possible to take higher quality selfies and make clear prints with the Galaxy S20 than the Galaxy S8 Active. Therefore, the Galaxy S20 is recommended.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
Galaxy S2064/10010 MP
Galaxy S8 Active58/1008 MP

Detailed comparison of Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S8 Active.

Comparison for general rating.

ImageProduct nameReviewgeneral rating

Galaxy S20

Score

73.0

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

67.2

Comparison for body size.

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Galaxy S20

Score

59.1

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

52.0

Comparison for body weight.

ImageProduct nameReviewbody weight

Galaxy S20

Score

65.2

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

48.8

Comparison for screen size.

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen size

Galaxy S20

Score

90.3

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

86.8

Comparison for RAM capacity.

ImageProduct nameReviewRAM capacity

Galaxy S20

Score

93.4

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

70.0

Comparison for storage size.

ImageProduct nameReviewstorage size

Galaxy S20

Score

90.0

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

67.0

Comparison for battery.

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Galaxy S20

Score

80.0

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

80.0

Comparison for rear-camera resolution.

ImageProduct nameReviewrear-camera resolution

Galaxy S20

Score

100.0

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

59.3

Comparison for front-camera resolution.

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Galaxy S20

Score

64.2

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

58.3

Comparison for grip.

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Galaxy S20

Score

62.1Color:Cosmic Grey/Cloud Blue/Cloud Pink/Cloud White/Aura Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.2 in (69.1 mm) x 59.7 in (151.7 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm), Weight:5.7 oz (163 g)

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

50.4Color:Meteor Gray/Tungsten Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.5 in (74.9 mm) x 59.8 in (151.9 mm) x 3.9 in (9.9 mm), Weight:7.3 oz (208.1 g)

Comparison for screen cleanliness.

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Galaxy S20

Score

89.3Display type:Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 3200, Pixel density:565ppi

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Comparison for screen quality.

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen quality

Galaxy S20

Score

88.1Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 3200, Pixel density:565ppi

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

85.4Display size:5.8 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440 x 2960, Pixel density:567ppi

Comparison for performance.

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Galaxy S20

Score

96.1OS:Android

Galaxy S8 Active

Score

88.3OS:Android

Compare Performance Specs

Galaxy S20Galaxy S8 Active
ImageGalaxy S20Galaxy S8 Active
MakerSamsungSamsung
Release date3/6, 20208, 2017
ColorCosmic Grey/Cloud Blue/Cloud Pink/Cloud White/Aura RedMeteor Gray/Tungsten Gold
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)27.2 in (69.1 mm) x 59.7 in (151.7 mm) x 3.1 in (7.9 mm)29.5 in (74.9 mm) x 59.8 in (151.9 mm) x 3.9 in (9.9 mm)
Weight5.7 oz (163 g)7.3 oz (208.1 g)
Display size6.2 inch5.8 inch
Display typeDynamic AMOLED 2XSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1440 x 32001440 x 2960
Pixel density565ppi567ppi
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
ChipsetExynos 990Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU specs2.73GHz+2.5GHz+2.0GHz×8.0(OctaCore)2.35GHz+1.9GHz×8.0(OctaCore)
RAM size8 GB4 GB
Storage size128 GB64 GB
Rear-camera resolution64 MP12 MP
Front-camera resolution10 MP8 MP

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