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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
alaScore 88

24 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and camera. The durability and design also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the usability and price.

performance, design, durability, camera, battery

price, usability

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (

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 (

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 (

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 : Hubert Nguyen (

Galaxy S8 Active Review


The Galaxy S8 Active was released in August 2017 and was initially targeted at the high-end rugged phones market. At publishing time, the Galaxy...

Excellent Performance ; Excellent Display ; Excellent Camera

Commands a price premium


Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Galaxy S8 in Anemone Purple


Samsung Galaxy S8 in the color Anemone Purple : At the MWC Shanghai, Samsung has released a new color edition for the Galaxy S8+. Rose Pink and Coral Blue are perfect matches for the summer. There are now a total of six color variants available: pink,...

It is still unknown whether this purple edition will be available worldwide, or just in select markets. Both the Maple Gold and the Rose Pink colors are not available in Europe or the USA.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurriën (

Samsung Galaxy S8 Limited Edition


Samsung Galaxy S8 Pirates of the Caribbean : Samsung and Disney have entered into a collaboration, resulting in a Limited Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S8 with a special Pirates of the Caribbean theme. The outside of the Samsung S8 remains the same as...

This is not the first time Samsung launches such a Limited Edition, earlier this year Samsung already launched a S8 Limited Edition in collaboration with Asian Airlines. Also, the Korean company released a Galaxy S7 edge Batman Edition last year and...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Corey G. (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

Price comparison for Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

  Store     Price
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, 64GB, Meteor Gray - For...
Locked to the GSM network and only compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Will not work with...
$239.00 TO SHOP
SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 Active (G892A) GSM Unlocked...
Unlocked for use with any GSM carriers worldwide (including AT&T and T-Mobile). Not compatible with CDMA...
$289.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active AT&T Unlocked GSM Phone w/...
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing...
$299.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB SM-G892A Unlocked GSM...
ATT Unlocked Version, works for all GSM networks including ATT, TMobile, Ultra, MetroPCS, Cricket, and more...
$259.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB SM-G892A Unlocked GSM...
Unlocked for use with any GSM carriers worldwide (including AT&T and T-Mobile). Not compatible with CDMA...
$299.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (G892A) AT&T Military-Grade...
Unlocked for use with any GSM carriers worldwide (including AT&T and T-Mobile). Not compatible with CDMA...
$419.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active 64GB SM-G892A at&T - Meteor...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor
$419.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (G892A) AT&T Military-Grade...
Unlocked for use with any GSM carriers worldwide (including AT&T and T-Mobile). Not compatible with CDMA...
$419.00 TO SHOP
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U 64GB Meteor Gray T... $169.00 TO SHOP Samsung Galaxy S8 Active G892A Unlocked AT&T Phone...
5.8 inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, 1440 x 2960 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
$107.00 TO SHOP

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