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Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A

Comparison: side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A phones. Which is the best phone?

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08 Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A vs 01 Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

Removable

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
SpecificationsCompareModelsPictures
5.1"
AMOLED

1080x1920

16
MP

2.1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

2800
mAh

Removable

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!


08 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A

Galaxy S5 SM-G900AvsGalaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
 17%17%
+Lighter
145 grams (5.08 ounces)vs170 grams (5.95 ounces)
 10%10%
+Thinner
8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Advantage+You with less worry when taking pictures with auto focusPDAF: phase detection autofocusvsAutofocus
Advantage+Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is newer and saferAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowvsAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceBiometric (fingerprint)vsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceTemperaturevsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceHumidityvsNot supported
Advantage+More speed data transfer as mp3 and photos via USBUSB 3.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)vsUSB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)

01 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A

Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870AvsGalaxy S5 SM-G900A
 10%10%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB (11GB user available)vs16GB (10GB user available)

44 Common items in both devices

+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster2.5Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking2GB LPDDR3
+More external storage for files using memory cardsUntil 128GB
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED
+More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos16 million
+Higher resolution screen1080 x 1920 pixels
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)432 PPI
+Larger screen5.1"
+Higher resolution main camera16 megapixels
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flash
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take picturesOnly digital zoom
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensor
+The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areasHDR photo/video only main camera
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth1/2.6" inches
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposuref/2.2 (aperture)
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies2.1 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary cameraFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use2800 mAh
+The 4G LTE network is newer and faster4G LTE
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files150 Mbps
+Better touchscreen. The capacitive screen is much more sensitiveCapacitive
+Better touch type. Multitouch allows to use more fingers at the same timeMultitouch
+Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores3.5mm jack
+Sensors help you use the deviceAccelerometer
+Sensors help you use the deviceProximity
+Sensors help you use the deviceCompass
+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient Light
+Sensors help you use the deviceGyroscope
+Sensors help you use the deviceBarometer
+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - Removable
+Speakerphone is useful when you are driving and on other occasionsSpeakerphone
+The video calling allows to make calls with voice and videoVideo calling
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several featuresVibrating alert
+Noise-canceling microphone allows better call qualityActive noise cancellation
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cableMicro-B USB - MHL-2
+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac is newer and faster802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO / 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNA
+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version with A2DP
+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFC
+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla Glass 3
+Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for exampleWaterproof (IPxx certified)
+ 36 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
BrandSamsungSamsung
ModelGalaxy S5 SM-G900AGalaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Also known asAT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 4G LTE, Samsung PacificAT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A, Galaxy S5 Active 4G
Country or region where it's soldUSAUSA
Release dateApril, 2014May, 2014
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth8.1 millimeters (0.32 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)72.5 x 142 millimeters (2.85 x 5.59 in)73.4 x 145.3 millimeters (2.89 x 5.72 in)
Weight145 grams (5.08 ounces)170 grams (5.95 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionWaterproof (IPxx certified)Waterproof (IPxx certified)
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Architecture - Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AC (28nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3
CPU processor2.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 4002.5Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (10GB user available)16GB (11GB user available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 128GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.1" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~69.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~67.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI432 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 3
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot
micro-SIM (3FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
4G networkLTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,17)LTE Cat4 700/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,17)
Data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Main camera16 megapixels16 megapixels
Main camera resolution5312 x 2988 pixels4608 x 3456 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2.6" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video only main cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
Front camera / Secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Front camera2.1 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1920 x 1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal length22mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
USBUSB 3.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputMicro-B USB - MHL-2Micro-B USB - MHL-2
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version with A2DP4.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Biometric (fingerprint)
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Gold
- USB On-The-Go 1.3
- Dual Shot camera (video + photo)
- Download Booster (LTE + WiFi)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
- Colors: Camo Green, Titanium Grey, Ruby Red
- USB OTG On-The-Go 1.3
- Picture-taking during video recording
- HAC M3/T4
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- IP67 certified: dust and water resistant up to 1m and 30min
- MIL-STD-810G certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
Battery technologyLithium ion - RemovableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity2800 mAh2800 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time1260 minutes | 21 hours | 0.9 day1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days
Standby57600 minutes | 960 hours | 40 days28800 minutes | 480 hours | 20 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation)Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900ASamsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered0.92 W/Kg (head) | 1.48 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.667 W/Kg (head) | 0.451 W/Kg (body)

Mark 42PLEASE HELP!

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 ACTIVE (SM-G870A)

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A)

My USB port looks different than hers - apparently due to an additional portion of the plug for rapid charging (?).

My question is, which version of the MHL does the ACTIVE (G870A) use?
Does it use the 11 pin MHL 2.0 or the 5 Pin MHL 1.0?

Does my wife's S5 (G900A) use the same? I think it uses MHL 2.0. but I'm not sure.

Thanks, in advance
SHITU MAMADOthe sm-g900a has a usb 3.0 port and the sm-g870a has a usb 2.0 port its the diference
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