Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Review

Score: 81.9 / 100

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a totally amazing cellphone launched in August 2017, which counts with a big size 5.8" screen, an exceptional Octa-Core processor ticking at 2.35 gigahertz, a 12 mega-pixels back-facing camera and an 8 MP front facing camera. We will get a better idea about this device's specs when we get into specific details.

This phone is incredibly slim and good-looking, with a thickness of just 0.39". This cellphone is only 5.99" long and 2.95" wide, but it's still able to fit a a 5.8" display. Samsung didn't seem to put much effort to reduce weight in this 7.34 oz phone. The S8 Active is available in 2 different colors, gold and gray.

This cellphone ships with a great 2.35 GHz Octa-Core processor, bundled in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 chip and a large 4 GB RAM. This cellphone counts with a 64 GB great internal storage memory and a slot for an external memory card, more than enough to store lots of apps, games, songs, photos and videos without having to worry about filling it.

This cellphone is equipped with two cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back facing camera and an 8 MP front side camera. this cellphone's back facing camera has a f/1.7 aperture so it can capture sharp photographs even in dark conditions. It is capable of capturing videos up to 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, and slow motion videos up to 1280x720 (HD) at 240 fps. In addition, this phone's camera also features auto-focus and time lapse video.

Samsung designed the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with a gorgeous 5.8" display, and a 1440 x 2960 resolution, providing this cellphone with a perfect image quality.

This phone comes with a 4000 mAh inmense Li - Ion non-removable battery, enough to provide this cellphone with an incredible battery duration. An issue to evaluate is that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active's battery isn't removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to live shorter, whereas having 4000 mAh you will probably discard this cellphone before it becomes an issue.

The S8 Active has Wi-Fi capability (which can be provided to other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE-A super quick connectivity and also HSPA+ internet connection (a bit slower 4G network) and 3G fast internet connection, supported by HSDPA technologies. This device uses a Nano SIM card for GSM services.

This phone also includes a great numbre of cool features like Fingerprint unlock, Biometric facial recognition, Wireless charging system, NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your device close to another NFC device or tag), Bluetooth (5.1, EDR ) and GPS Geolocation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The S8 Active is a great quality device and it's priced $ 245, quite close to other similar cellphones. No matter if you are looking for a work phone, want a gaming cellphone, want it majorly for social networks or love photography, you will definitely love this phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Also Known As:Samsung SM-G892A
Dimensions:5.99 x 2.95 x 0.39 inchesMetric15.21 x 7.49 x 0.99 cmImperial
Weight:7.34 ouncesMetric208.09 gImperial
Colors:Gold and Gray
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2017-08-11
Price:$ 245.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED
Size:5.8 inchesMetric14.7 cmImperial
Resolution:2960 x 1440 pixels
Pixel density:568 pixels per inchMetric223.62 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Processor:Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm (Octa-Core 2350 MHz)
RAM Memory:4 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 540
Internal Memory:64 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 256 GB)


Battery type:Li - Ion
Capacity:4000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:26mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.39 inches (1/2.55")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (240 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Slow Motion Video (8 times slower) and Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G) and HSDPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.1, EDR
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor