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Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A) vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Samsung Galaxy S7 Active phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S7 Active XSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)05Points
Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

3000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
03PointsSamsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)Compare Samsung Galaxy S7 X
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
5.1"
AMOLED

1440x2560

12.2
MP

5mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Quad

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)5 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)vsGalaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)3 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
+152 grams (5.32 ounces)22%
Lighter
vs185 grams (6.48 ounces)
+7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)25%
Thinner
vs9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+(front) 2K UHD (2560x1440)78%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) Full HD (1920x1080)
+Android 8.0 OreoAdvantage
Android 8.0 Oreo is newer and safer
vsAndroid 7.0 Nougat
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
3000 mAhvs+4000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
IP68 certifiedvs+IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G military certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

51 Common items in both devices
2.15Ghz 64bit Quad-Core
4GB LPDDR4
32GB (22GB available)
UFS 2.0
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
Aluminum frame, glass front/back / Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Super AMOLED
+44 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
ModelGalaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Other model namesAT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 G930A, Samsung HeroAT&T Galaxy S7 active G891A
Country or region availableUSA
USA
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2016June, 2016
Depth7.9 millimeters (0.31 inches)9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)69.6 x 142.4 millimeters (2.74 x 5.61 in)74.9 x 148.8 millimeters (2.95 x 5.86 in)
Weight152 grams (5.32 ounces)185 grams (6.48 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust/water proof over 1.5 meter and 30min.
MIL-STD-810G military certified: salt, dust, humidity, rain, vibration, solar radiation, transport and thermal shock resistant.
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Operating systemAndroid 6.0.1 MarshmallowAndroid 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Firmware updateAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 7.0 Nougat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (14nm)
CPU processorQuad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
Quad-Core, 2 processors:
2.15Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
1.6Ghz Dual-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 530Qualcomm Adreno 530
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (22GB available)
UFS 2.0
32GB (22GB available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 256GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.1" inches5.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~72.3% (screen-to-body ratio)~64.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1440x2560 pixels1440x2560 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)576 PPI576 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 4Gorilla Glass 4
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload450/50 Mbps450/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat9 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 29, 30)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Back camera (main camera)12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/2.55" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size1.4µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution2592x1944 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length22mm lens22mm lens
Sensor size1/4.1" inches1/4.1" inches
Pixel size1.34µm pixel1.34µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
SpO2
Hall effect
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Heart rate
SpO2
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
ANT+
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Gold, Silver
- Body material: Aluminium
- Corning Gorilla Glass back panel
- USB OTG On-The-Go
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Fast battery charging: 83% in 30min
- Quick Charge 3.0
- Qi Wireless charging (PMA)
- OneDrive 115GB
- Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard)
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- IP68 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30min
- Colors: Sandy gold, Green camo, Titanium gray
- Fast battery charging: 60% in 30min
- Quick Charge 2.0
- OneDrive 115GB
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity3000 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
15W Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Talk time autonomy1680 minutes | 28 hours | 1.2 days1920 minutes | 32 hours | 1.3 days
Standby17280 minutes | 288 hours | 12 days23040 minutes | 384 hours | 16 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy S7 (SM-G930A)Samsung Galaxy S7 Active (SM-G891A)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.24W/kg (head) | 1.59W/kg (body)1.25W/kg (head) | 1.55W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.316W/kg (head) | 0.981W/kg (body)
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