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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the camera and battery. The design and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the price and usability.

durability, performance, design, battery, camera

usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active review

 

The Galaxy S8 Active stands up to concrete, water, and whatever else you throw its way.

Durable design ; Long-lasting battery ; Speedy processor ; Great camera

Weak speaker ; Chunky looks

The Galaxy S8 Active is the Galaxy S8 in different clothing — perhaps a waterproof, shock-resistant vest. For the most part, it’s uncompromising. On the inside there’s the same processor, storage, sensors, and radios as the S8, and Samsung has taken...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Your less breakable Galaxy S8 with a 24-hour battery is here

 

The Galaxy S8 Active toughens up Samsung's everyday phone.

The Galaxy S8 Active has an all-day battery -- about 24 hours in our tests -- and has a sturdier body that’s basically a built-in case. It keeps the S8’s waterproofing and wireless charging.

Its flat screen isn’t as sharp as the regular S8's, and the S8 Active does away with the hardware buttons that helped give the original its identity.

The Galaxy S8 Active is a great phone, but if battery life isn’t your top concern, you’ll save money buying a regular Galaxy S8 and a case.

Oct, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

 

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active takes the best phone of the year, makes it tougher, and packs in a bigger battery. It's the ultimate rugged phone—but it's only available on AT&T.

Rugged build. Gorgeous screen. Best processor and modem available. Long-lasting battery.

Not available on carriers other than AT&T. Some bloatware.

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 and our Editors'...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Corey G. (phonearena.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Review

 

This year we see arguably the Android phone of the year – the Galaxy S8 – step up 1000 milliamps in battery size, and gain all the rugged military-grade hardware to produce the Galaxy S8 Active. But in a world where IP67 is the norm for flagship phones...

Military standards in durability and resilience ; Same excellent camera as the S8, excels in low-light and quick focus ; Squeezes a little more battery life than the original S8 ; Bixby much improved

Like it or not, it’s a heavier device than normal S8 ; Camera has a tendency to add a yellowish tint in certain scenes

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S8 Active hits Sprint and T-Mobile this month

 

Samsung's has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance, which means the phone can survive a 30 minute dip in pools of water up to 3 feet deep. But if you want a phone that's not just waterproof, but which also has a rugged case, a big battery, and...

The phone measures about 6″ x 3″ 0.4″ and weighs about 7.3 ounces.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

 

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active is a rugged version of the company's flagship Android smartphone. If you favor form over function, the Active delivers in spades. It includes all the great features of the S8 and packs them into a far tougher form factor that...

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a solid piece of hardware that would be impressive if the S8 hadn't preceded it. The S8 is more attractive in every way, and feels better in the hand thanks to its slim profile and comfortable weight. The Active makes up...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (tomsguide.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Review: Practically Indestructible

 

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...

Shatterproof screen ; Same great S8 performance and display ; Top-notch camera ; Long battery life

More expensive than the S8 ; Locked to AT&T ; Bulky

The Galaxy S8 goes rugged with a water-resistant body and a screen that won't crack.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Mark Knapp (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active review

 

Changing the best Android phone is a good way to spoil it

Battery life that forgives forgetfulness ; Beautiful, pixel-dense display ; A fantastic camera

Costs more than a standard Galaxy S8 with a great case ; 4K video is a lost cause ; Poor button and sensor placements

A lot of high-performance hardware held back by unfriendly UI and poor design choices. Only for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile customers who want a rugged Galaxy S8 and can’t fathom buying a case, but can spend up to $280 extra.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active review

 

Confession: If it weren't for the Galaxy S8 Active's monster battery life, I'd tell you to buy the regular Galaxy S8 and a good case.

The Galaxy S8 Active has an all-day battery -- about 24 hours in our tests -- and has a sturdier body that’s basically a built-in case. It keeps the S8’s waterproofing and wireless charging.

Its flat screen isn’t as sharp as the regular S8's, and the S8 Active does away with the hardware buttons that helped give the original its identity.

The Galaxy S8 Active is a great phone, but if battery life isn’t your top concern, you’ll save money buying a regular Galaxy S8 and a case.

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Wireless charging:Y

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Built-in flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:60
Multi-shot:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Design

Color of product:Gold / Grey
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:5.8
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 2960
Display Type:SAMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:577
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MID, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,AVI,FLV,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,1800,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA,TD-SCDMA,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Shock proof:Y
Shock proof up to:59.1
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35
Processor model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39
Height:5.98
Weight:7.34
Width:2.95