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Phone Samsung Galaxy S8 active Samsung Galaxy Note8
Current U.S. Carriers AT&T AT&T
Sprint
T-Mobile
U.S. Cellular
Verizon Wireless
Global Availability Released Released
Avg. User Rating (not enough ratings) (not enough ratings)
1 user review
Specifications 
Display Size 5.8" diag.
18.5:9
6.3" diag.
18.5:9
Display Resolution & Type 1440 x 2960 pixels
(~568 ppi)
AMOLED
1440 x 2960 pixels
(~522 ppi)
AMOLED
Battery Size 4000 mAh 3300 mAh
Battery Style Non-removable Non-removable
Battery Life Talk: 32 hr
Standby: 120 hr
(5 days)
Talk: 33 hr
Standby: 94 hr
(3.9 days)
Processor 2.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) 2.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998)
RAM 4 GB 6 GB
Storage 64 GB raw hardware
53 GB available to user
64 GB raw hardware
53 GB available to user
Camera 12+ megapixel 12+ megapixel
Dual-lens: telephoto (zoom)
Video Camera 4K UHD 4K UHD
Front Camera 8 megapixel 8 megapixel
Weight 7.34 oz
(208g)
6.88 oz
(195g)
Dimensions 5.99" x 2.95" x 0.39"
(152 x 75 x 9.9 mm)
6.4" x 2.94" x 0.34"
(163 x 75 x 8.6 mm)
Platform / OS Android Android
Modes 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
LTE  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 41 / 66
WCDMA  1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 8
CDMA  800 / 850 / 1900
GSM  850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Data Technology LTE (Cat 16) 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 Yes
Water-Resistant Yes
IPX8 (SCUBA)
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 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 Yes
Music
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) Yes Yes
Photo & Video
Miracast - Yes
Power
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Wireless Charging Yes Yes
Voice
HD Voice Yes Yes
Speaker Phone Yes Yes
  Samsung Galaxy S8 active Samsung Galaxy Note8
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Phone Samsung Galaxy S8 active Samsung Galaxy Note8

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