94points

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

68points

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) vs Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Why is Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835) better than Samsung Galaxy S5 Active?

  • 0.3mm thinner
    8.6mmvs8.9mm
  • Wireless charging
  • Has a fingerprint scanner
  • Has a dual-tone LED flash
  • 18nm smaller semiconductor size
    10nmvs28nm
  • Supports two SIM cards
  • Supports 64-bit
  • Has AF tracking

Why is Samsung Galaxy S5 Active better than Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)?

  • 25g lighter
    170gvs195g
  • Has a removable battery
  • 1.4mm narrower
    73.4mmvs74.8mm
  • 17.3mm shorter
    145.2mmvs162.5mm
  • Has an ultra power save mode
  • 9.26% less body volume
    94.85cm³vs104.533cm³

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Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

2.Weather sealed
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

3.weight

195g

170g

Best

Palm Phone

62.5g

4.thickness

8.6mm

8.9mm

Best

Asus Zenfone AR 64GB

4.6mm

5.width

74.8mm

73.4mm

Best

Vertu Signature for Bentley

42mm

6.height

162.5mm

145.2mm

Best

Motorola FlipOut

67mm

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Display

1.resolution

1440 x 2960px

1080 x 1920px

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

2160 x 4320px

2.has branded damage resistant glass
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

3.pixel density

521ppi

432ppi

Best

Sony Xperia H8541

847ppi

4.screen size

6.3"

5.1"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

7.2"

5.every pixel has three subpixels
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

For example

ZTE Nubia Red Magic Mars (64GB / 6GB RAM)

6.Has an AMOLED display
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AMOLED displays, also known as active matrix OLED displays, offer higher refresh rates and consume less power than other types of displays.

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Performance

1.Has integrated LTE
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

2.GPU clock speed

624MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

578MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3)

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Best

Infinix Zero 5 Pro

1000MHz

3.RAM speed

1688MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)

933MHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC v3)

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Alcatel 7

3200MHz

4.Has integrated graphics
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.

5.Uses big.LITTLE technology
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores in order to maximise performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximise battery life.

6.Has out-of-order execution
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Out-of-order execution is used in CPUs to make use of instruction cycles that would normally be wasted due to delays.

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Cameras

1.megapixels

12MP & 12MP

16MP

Best

Huawei Mate 20 X

40 & 20 & 8MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.

3.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

Best

Crosscall Trekker-X4

1080 x 120fps

4.Has laser autofocus
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

A laser autofocus system quickly determines the depth of the subject you want to focus on, allowing you to take photos much faster.

For example

Huawei Mate 20 X

5.front camera megapixels

8MP

2MP

Best

Wiko View2 Pro

16 & 16MP

6.Has a dual-lens (or multi-lens) main camera
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

A dual-lens camera captures two images and overlays them. This technology creates sharper images, especially in low light conditions, and allows you to use effects such as softening the background.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

For example

Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2

2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Motorola Moto Z3

4

4.has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

It works as an FM radio with included headsets

For example

Panasonic Eluga X1

5.has dedicated media keys
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

The music player can be blindly used.

For example

ZTE Nubia X

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Battery

1.battery power

3300mAh

2800mAh

Best

Energizer Power Max P16K Pro

16000mAh

2.Has an ultra power save mode
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

The device can save battery by using just a black-and-white screen with a few basic icons. This means even with a small amount of battery, you can keep the device running for a long time.

3.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

4.wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Qualcomm Snapdragon 835)
Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

5.Supports fast charging
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.

6.has a battery level indicator
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.Is a multi-user system
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
2.Has offline voice recognition
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Offline voice recognition enables you to perform voice actions, like dictating texts or using various voice commands, without an internet connection.

3.Supports Java
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
4.Allows app installs on the device's external storage
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
5.Is free and open source
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Anyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.

6.Has sharing intents
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

If an app has sharing capabilities and the developers have indicated it, the app will automatically appear in your list of sharing options. Some OS’s limit direct sharing options to a select few apps, which means you have to open apps separately in order to upload the files you want to share.

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