Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S8 Active


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Upgrading the Samsung Galaxy S6 to a newer generation Galaxy S8 Active brings a handful of hardware improvements. The most obvious is the Galaxy S8 Active's rugged, MIL-STD-810G rated body, and massive 4,000mAh battery. Other hardware upgrades include a larger 5.8-inch 18.5:9 (flat) screen, Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, IP68 water resistance, always-on display, micro SD card support, rear mounted fingerprint sensor, iris scanner, and USB-C charging port. The camera, although a lower resolution 12MP sensor, also sees a slight improvement with dual pixel phase detection autofocus, and larger f/1.7 aperture lens.

Storage Options

Galaxy S6 Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S6 has 3 storage options:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB

Which Galaxy S6 storage should I buy?

Galaxy S8 Active Storage

The Galaxy S8 Active has 1 storage option:

  • 64 GB

Which storage Galaxy S8 Active is the most popular?

The Galaxy S6 offers two storage sizes not found on the Galaxy S7 Active: 32 GB and 128 GB. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S8 Active share one storage option: 64 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy S6 Colors

The Galaxy S6 is available in 7 colors:

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gold
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White

Which Galaxy S6 color should you buy?

Galaxy S8 Active Colors

The Galaxy S8 Active is available in 3 colors:

  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Gray

Which color Galaxy S8 Active is the most popular?

The Galaxy S6 boasts five colors not found in the Galaxy S8 Active color palette: Black, Gold, Purple, Red and White. The Galaxy S8 Active sports one colors not available for the Galaxy S6: Gray. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S8 Active share two colors: Blue and Gold.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs

Physical
Size
(L x W x D)
143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm
5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches
Weight 138 grams
4.87 ounces
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Display Size 5.1 inches
Processor
Description Exynos 7420
Cores 4
Ghz 2.1
Camera(s)
Megapixels 16.0 megapixels
Battery
Lithium Ion 2550 mAh
Replaceable No

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs

Physical
Size
(L x W x D)
151.9 x 74.9 x 9.9 mm
5.98 x 2.95 x 0.39 inches
Weight 208.1 grams
7.34 ounces
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 568 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5
Resolution 1440 x 2960 pixels
Display Size 5.8 inches
DPI 568 dots per inch
Processor
Description Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
Cores 8
Ghz 2.35
Camera(s)
Description Rear: 12 MP | Front: 8 MP
Megapixels 12.0 megapixels
Second Camera yes - 8 MP
Megapixels 8.0 megapixels
Battery
Lithium Ion 4000 mAh
Replaceable No

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