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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892A vs Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892A vs Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Active X00Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892A
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892A
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

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Compare Samsung Galaxy S8 Active X00Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
5.8"
AMOLED

1440x2960

12.2
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U

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! Comment!


00 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892A
Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892AvsGalaxy S8 Active SM-G892U

00 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892UvsGalaxy S8 Active SM-G892A

55 Common items in both devices
2.35Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
4GB LPDDR4
64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.0
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
208 grams (7.28 ounces)
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Aluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Super AMOLED
16 million
1440x2960 pixels
568 PPI
5.8"
(back) 12.2MP
LED flash
Only digital zoom
PDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
1/2.55" inches
f/1.7 (aperture)
(front) 8MP
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
600 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Iris scanner
Heart rate
4000 mAh
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
FM
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNA
5.1 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 5
IP68 certified, MIL-STD-810G military certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
ModelGalaxy S8 Active SM-G892AGalaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Also known asAT&T Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892AZAAATTT-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892UZAATMB (SM-G892T)
Country or region availableUSAUSA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2017November, 2017
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)74.9 x 151.9 millimeters (2.95 x 5.98 in)74.9 x 151.9 millimeters (2.95 x 5.98 in)
Weight208 grams (7.28 ounces)208 grams (7.28 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass front, plastic backAluminum body, glass front, plastic back
Protection against water and othersIP68 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
IP68 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
Operating system (OS)Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Operating systemAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Firmware updateAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.35Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
1.9Ghz Quad-Core Kryo
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 540
RAM memory4GB LPDDR44GB LPDDR4
Internal storage64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.0
64GB (51GB user available)
UFS 2.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.8" inches5.8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75% (screen-to-body ratio)~75% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1440x2960 pixels1440x2960 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)568 PPI568 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 5Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
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 networkTD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 28, 29, 30, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps600/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
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
Primary / back cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Main camera12.2 megapixels12.2 megapixels
Main camera resolution4032x3024 pixels4032x3024 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 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 on back camera and autofocus front cameraPDAF on back camera and autofocus front camera
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
Front / secondary cameraSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
Front camera8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)2K UHD (2560x1440 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length25mm lens25mm lens
Sensor size1/3.6" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.22µm pixel1.22µm pixel
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
RadioFMFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviDMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.1 version A2DP/LE5.1 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
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
Iris scanner
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Iris scanner
Heart rate
Hall effect
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Meteor Gray, Tungsten Gold
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- HDR10 screen
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Meteor Gray, Tungsten Gold
- Samsung DeX (desktop experience)
- Curved edge screen
- HDR10 screen
- Samsung Gear VR compatible
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Samsung Pay
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomySamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
BatteryLi-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging (Qi/PMA)
Battery capacity4000 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)15W15W
Talk time1920 minutes | 32 hours | 1.3 days1920 minutes | 32 hours | 1.3 days
Standby7200 minutes | 120 hours | 5 days7200 minutes | 120 hours | 5 days
Radiation rate (SAR)Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892ASamsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892U
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia0.97 W/Kg (head) | 1.58 W/Kg (body)0.97 W/Kg (head) | 1.58 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered