Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active ditches the Infinity Display for ruggedness

The Galaxy S8 Active is the beefier version of Samsung's flagship phone
The Galaxy S8 Active is the beefier version of Samsung's flagship phoneImage AT&T mashable composite

08 Agosto, 2017

The Galaxy S8 Active replaces the glass and metal build of the Galaxy S8 with more durable plastic and metal, that for obvious reasons, also adds to the phone's height and girth.

The manufacturer says the buffed Active model can withstand a five-foot (1.5 m) drop without cracking the screen, though it warns that drops could scratch the body or cause other damage.

There's no getting round the fact that Samsung's big hitters steal a lot of the limelight; flagships like the Galaxy S8 and members of the Galaxy Note phablet series, but Samsung has always been a firm which likes to provide a wide range of handsets at all levels of the market. There are no physical navigation buttons on this phone has there have been on past Active phones.

The certification is a joint initiative of the non-profit Green Electronics Council and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science organisation. It comes as no surprise then that the Galaxy S8 Active is being tipped as Samsung' toughest Galaxy phone yet.

Google confirmed at its I/O conference in June that dedicated Daydream VR headsets that don't require a phone at all are on the way. Users can connect Bixby with their LinkedIn account to have access to LinkedIn's content and calendar experience. On the rear is a 12MP dual pixel camera on the rear with f/1.7 aperture, OIS, and dual tone LED flash.

Internally, the Galaxy S8 Active is much like the standard Galaxy S8. But as I mentioned earlier, it's biggest feature (literally) is its giant 4,000 mAh battery.

The Galaxy S8 Activecomes in either "meteor gray" or "titanium gold" and can be yours for $28.34 for 30 months (for a total of $850.20) on AT&T's Next plan.

After weeks and months of leaks, the Galaxy S8 Active hasn't left much to the imagination. The trade-off, however, is that the Moto G does get stock Android and timely updates, while Samsung's Galaxy J5 has TouchWiz on-top and requires a bit of extra fettling between software versions.

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