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Phone Essential Phone Samsung Galaxy S8 active
Current U.S. Carriers Sprint AT&T
Sprint
T-Mobile
Global Availability Released Released
Avg. User Rating (not enough ratings)
1 user review
(not enough ratings)
Specifications 
Display Size 5.7" diag.
20:10.3
5.8" diag.
18.5:9
Display Resolution & Type 1312 x 2560 pixels
(~504 ppi)
LCD (TFT/TFD)
1440 x 2960 pixels
(~568 ppi)
AMOLED
Battery Size 3040 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Style Non-removable Non-removable
Battery Life Talk: ?
Standby: ?
Talk: 32 hr
Standby: 120 hr
(5 days)
Processor 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) 2.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
Storage 128 GB raw hardware
100 GB available to user
64 GB raw hardware
53 GB available to user
Camera 13+ megapixel
Dual-lens: monochrome
12+ megapixel
Video Camera 4K UHD 4K UHD
Front Camera 8 megapixel 8 megapixel
Weight 6.53 oz
(185g)
7.34 oz
(208g)
Dimensions 5.57" x 2.8" x 0.31"
(141 x 71 x 7.8 mm)
5.99" x 2.95" x 0.39"
(152 x 75 x 9.9 mm)
Platform / OS Android Android
Modes LTE  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 40 / 41 / 66
WCDMA  1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
CDMA  800 / 850 / 1900
GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
LTE  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 40 / 41 / 66 / 71
WCDMA  1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Data Technology LTE (Cat 9) LTE (Cat 16)
SIM card size Nano (4FF) Nano (4FF)
Features 
Barometer Yes Yes
Fingerprint Reader Yes Yes
Flashlight Yes Yes
Ruggedized - Yes
VR-ready - Yes
Water-Resistant - Yes
IPX8 (SCUBA)
Accessibility
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
M4, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
Yes
M4, T3 (mostly tele-coil compatible)
Multiple Languages Yes Yes
TTY/TDD (Digital) Yes Yes
Alerts
Vibrate Yes Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth Yes Yes
MirrorLink - Yes
NFC Yes Yes
USB Yes
USB Type C
Yes
USB Type C
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Input
Side Keys Yes Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Capacitive
Yes
Capacitive
Memory
Memory Card Slot - Yes
Music
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) - Yes
Power
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Wireless Charging - Yes
Voice
HD Voice - Yes
Speaker Phone Yes Yes
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