As you may be able to guess from the name, the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a variant of the Galaxy S8 for those who maintain a very active lifestyle. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active parades a rugged design, a large Quad HD display, and a flagship Qualcomm processor. You may also be interested in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Key Specs & Features
- 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (506ppi)
- Octa-core 10nm-class chipset (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with 4GB RAM
- 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
- 12MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear), Iris Scan
- LTE Data (up to 600 Mbps download)
- 4000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Design and Display
Looking at the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, you will see a device that is not built to win a beauty contest. But this doesn’t mean it’s shabby – not by any chance. This one is built for a beating. It has extra durable metal frame and loses the glass on the rear for tough plastic.
The bumper that protects against shock also comes in thicker. You have a device built to military standards and able to survive multiple drops. An IP68 rating means can it stay in 1.5-meter deep water for up to 30 minutes without issues.
The 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display should offer super sharp images with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The shatter-resistant screen protects against drops from a height of up to five feet.
Camera and Storage
The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active looks ready to deliver image quality comparable to what the S8 and its Plus sibling can offer. On the rear is the 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilisation (OIS). It supports simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording capability.
The 8MP front facing camera also has an aperture size of f/1.7 and features autofocus. It boasts Auto HDR, dual video call and 2K video recording capability.
Hardware and Software
This is a flagship smartphone. So, it is not surprising to see the Samsung Galaxy s8 Active packing an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The 64-bit CPU combines with an Adreno 540 graphics solution, a good sign for gaming performance.
Onboard storage is 64 GB and is expandable up to 256 GB. The Galaxy S8 Active boots Android 7.0 Nougat OS with TouchWiz UI.
The rugged beast offers solid biometric authentication, with Iris (eye) and fingerprint scanners available. It comes with a humongous 4,000mAh Li-Ion battery rated to last up to 32 hours of talk time on a charge. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active supports Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
The device works on 4G LTE networks. It supports dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.1.
The Galaxy S8 Active will support LTE on all networks in Nigeria including MTN, Glo Mobile, 9Mobile, Smile, interC, and NTel.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Price and Availability
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active price starts at around $225. The Galaxy S8 Active Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 325,000 Naira to 420,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active launched on August 11, 2017 for $850 for a limited time exclusivity on AT&T in the United States.
The premium smartphone is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. When available, you can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in the countries.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active:
- Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Processor: Octa-core Processor: 2.35GHz quad-core and 1.9GHz quad-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
- GPU: Adreno 540
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Meteor Gray, Tungsten Gold
- Dimension: 151.9 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 208g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 pixels (506 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Rear Camera: 12MP Camera, 4K Ultra HD 2160p Video 1080p @60fps
- Rear Camera Features: Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash, OIS, Auto HDR, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, autofocus, HDR
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 20(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 600 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type C
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: Yes
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Bixby, Google Now, etc
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: Yes (Qi/PMA)
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Samsung Pay
- Water Resistant: Yes, survives in up to 1.5 metre of water for up to 30 minutes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 4000 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
- Talktime: up to 120 hours
- Standby Time: up to 32 hours
- Fast Charging: Yes