Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S8 Active


The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a significant upgrade from the Galaxy S7. A special version of the Galaxy S8 (5.8-inch), the Galaxy S8 Active features a rugged body, flat screen (18.5:9 aspect ratio), and high capacity 4,000mAh battery, even larger than what you'll find on the Galaxy S8+. Other hardware specs are the same as the regular Galaxy S8, with the S8 Active featuring on-screen navigation buttons, Snapdragon 835 processor, 64GB internal storage, 12MP f/1.7 camera, 8MP f/1.7 front facing camera, IP68 water resistance, rear mounted fingerprint sensor, iris scanner, USB-C charging port, and loads of Samsung exclusive software features.

Storage Options

Galaxy S7 Storage

The Samsung Galaxy S7 has 2 storage options:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB

Which Galaxy S7 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 S7 offers one storage size not found on the Galaxy S7 Active: 32 GB. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 Active share one storage option: 64 GB.

Color Choices

Galaxy S7 Colors

The Galaxy S7 is available in 5 colors:

  • Black
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver
  • White

Which Galaxy S7 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 S7 boasts four colors not found in the Galaxy S8 Active color palette: Black, Rose Gold, Silver and White. The Galaxy S8 Active sports two colors not available for the Galaxy S7: Blue and Gray. Both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 Active share one color: Gold.

More Specs

Samsung Galaxy S7 Specs

Size (L x W x D) 2.74in x 5.61in x 0.31in
Weight 152 grams
Display / Screen
Description Quad HD Super AMOLED | Gorilla Glass 5 | 577 ppi
Description Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Description 4 Gb
Main Camera 12 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash
Selfie Camera Yes - 5 MP
Description 3000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Specs

Size (L x W x D) 2.95in x 5.98in x 0.39in
Weight 208 grams
Display / Screen
Description Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors | 568 ppi | Gorilla Glass 5
Description Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 (10 nm)
Description 4 Gb
Main Camera 12 MP
Selfie Camera yes - 8 MP
Description 4000 mAh

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