How much better is the Galaxy S8 Active? Here's our thorough review of the specs and features

Created date: 09/30/2018, 14:17:02, Updated date: 10/01/2019, 14:10:08

We evaluated the Galaxy S8 Active from a number of perspectives. We evaluated the how much we can recommend it, by providing scores for performance aspects, such as CPU and RAM, ease of carrying and screen viewing, design aspects such as portability, as well as for functional aspects, such as the camera and the level of waterproofing.

Galaxy S8 Active's features, performance, reviews

Galaxy S8 Active's size

The Galaxy S8 Active has a width of 29.5 in (74.9 mm), a length of 59.8 in (151.9 mm), and a thickness of 3.9 in (9.9 mm).It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big.In addition, the weight of the Galaxy S8 Active is about 7.3 oz (208.1 g).You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Galaxy S8 Active, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Galaxy S8 Active's CPU specs

With the 2.35GHz+1.9GHz×8(OctaCore) for processing power, the Galaxy S8 Active has extremely high performance and will operate smoothly without stress, whichever app you use. Among all smartphones released to date, it is one with top class performance. It is also suitable for heavier 3D games, and quite smooth play will be possible.

With 4GB of RAM, the Galaxy S8 Active has a sufficient amount. Very occasional cases of insufficient RAM do occur, but with this sort of amount of RAM, it will rarely be the cause of feeling any stress.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Galaxy S8 Active, it is a smartphone in the high-end category and can almost always be used without stress. However, if you want smooth and comfortable usage in heavy apps like 3D games, caution is necessary.

Galaxy S8 Active's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Galaxy S8 Active is 64GB, and while it is enough for taking photos, it might feel insufficient for those who often shoot videos or who install many games.

The Galaxy S8 Active is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Galaxy S8 Active's screen

Galaxy S8 Active has a 5.8 inch display.It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Galaxy S8 Active has a very high-quality screen and any graphical content that you enjoy, including videos and games, will be displayed clearly.

Galaxy S8 Active's camera specs

Galaxy S8 Active has a 12 MP main camera, which can serve you well in most cases. However, you might feel a little dissatisfied with the quality of the images.

Also, Galaxy S8 Active has an 8 MP front camera, which is an average figure for a smartphone camera. It is good enough for taking selfies, but you may be a little dissatisfied when you need to take a group photo or print your photos.

Galaxy S8 Active's battery performance

The battery performance of the Galaxy S8 Active is 4000.0mAh, and which is an unusually large capacity.Compared to other smartphones, the Galaxy S8 Active has an unusually long battery life. At this amount you will be sufficiently pleased with the battery life. Even if you watch movies for a long time or play games, you will not have much trouble with the battery.

Galaxy S8 Active's general rating

The Galaxy S8 Active is a high-performance smartphone when viewed comprehensively. It works for everyday use with hardly any inconvenience.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of Galaxy S8 Active

Advantages of Galaxy S8 Active

  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • The screen quality is very high, and pictures and videos appear crisp.
  • It has a long battery life, so it is suited for watching videos or playing games for an extended period of time.
  • It has a high-grade CPU, so you can play 3D games without encountering stuttering.

Disadvantages of Galaxy S8 Active

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Comparing the specifications of Galaxy S8 Active against similar products.

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.grip

Galaxy S8 Active

50.4-Color: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)

Galaxy Feel SC-04J docomo

67.2Color:Opal Pink/Moon White/Indigo Black/Aurora Green, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):54.3 in (138 mm) x 26.4 in (67 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm), Weight:5.3 oz (149 g)

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

60.3Color:Midnight Black/Arctic Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):63.0 in (160 mm) x 28.7 in (73 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm), Weight:6.1 oz (173 g)

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

66.0Color:Coral Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):58.7 in (149 mm) x 26.8 in (68 mm) x 3.2 in (8.2 mm), Weight:5.3 oz (150 g)

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

66.0Color:コーラル ブルー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):58.7 in (149 mm) x 26.8 in (68 mm) x 3.2 in (8.2 mm), Weight:5.3 oz (150 g)

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

60.3Color:アークティック シルバー, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):63.0 in (160 mm) x 28.7 in (73 mm) x 3.3 in (8.3 mm), Weight:6.1 oz (173 g)

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

56.5Color:ミッドナイト ブラック/メープル ゴールド, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):64.2 in (163 mm) x 29.5 in (75 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm), Weight:6.7 oz (190 g)

Galaxy Note8 SC-01K docomo

56.5Color:Maple Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):64.2 in (163 mm) x 29.5 in (75 mm) x 3.4 in (8.7 mm), Weight:6.7 oz (190 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen cleanliness

Galaxy S8 Active

89.4-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy Feel SC-04J docomo

64.3Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720.0 x 1280.0, Pixel density:312ppi

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

88.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

89.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

88.4Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

88.2Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:522ppi

Galaxy Note8 SC-01K docomo

88.2Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:522ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the two.screen quality

Galaxy S8 Active

85.4-Display size:5.8 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy Feel SC-04J docomo

69.6Display size:4.7 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):720.0 x 1280.0, Pixel density:312ppi

Galaxy S8+ SC-03J docomo

87.4Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy S8 SC-02J docomo

85.4Display size:5.8 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S8 SCV36 au

85.4Display size:5.8 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:567ppi

Galaxy S8+ SCV35 au

87.4Display size:6.2 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:530ppi

Galaxy Note8 SCV37 au

87.9Display size:6.3 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:522ppi

Galaxy Note8 SC-01K docomo

87.9Display size:6.3 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1440.0 x 2960.0, Pixel density:522ppi

Galaxy S8 Active's specs

Galaxy S8 Active
ImageGalaxy S8 Active
MakerSamsung
Release date8, 2017
Colormeteor gray,tungsten gold
OSAndroid
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)
Weight7.3 oz (208.1 g)
Display size5.8 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1440.0 x 2960.0
Pixel density567ppi
Battery capacity4000.0mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU specs2.35GHz+1.9GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size64GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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