Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Active

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 ActiveSamsung Galaxy S9 Active
Samsung Galaxy S5 ActiveSamsung Galaxy S9 Active
Model aliasSM-G870D
G870D
SM-G893
G893

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width74 mm
7.4 cm
0.243 ft
2.913 in
-
Height145 mm
14.5 cm
0.476 ft
5.709 in
-
Thickness9.2 mm
0.92 cm
0.03 ft
0.362 in
-
Weight171 g
0.38 lbs
6.03 oz
-
Volume98.72 cm³
5.99 in³
-
ColorsRed
Green
Gray
Lilac
Gray
Blue
Black
Body materials-Glass
Aluminium alloy
CertificationIP67
MIL-STD-810G
IP68
MIL-STD-810G

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeMicro-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11
Features-Dual SIM optional (A variant of the model with two SIM card slots is available)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
UMTSUMTS 800 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 1500 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE Class 33
GPRS Class 33
HSPA+
LTE Cat 4
LTE-A
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Android 8.0 Oreo
User interface (UI)-Experience 9.0

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACQualcomm Snapdragon 845
Process technology28 nm10 nm
CPUKrait 4004x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385
CPU bits32 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv7ARMv8-A
Level 0 cache memory (L0)4 KB + 4 KB-
Level 1 cache memory (L1)16 KB + 16 KB32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)2048 KB
2 MB
1536 KB
1.5 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-2048 KB
2 MB
CPU cores48
CPU frequency2500 MHz2800 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 330Qualcomm Adreno 630
GPU cores4-
GPU frequency578 MHz710 MHz
RAM capacity2 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR3LPDDR4X
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency933 MHz1866 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage16 GB64 GB
-UFS 2.1

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

TypesmicroSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size5.1 in
129.54 mm
12.95 cm
5.8 in
147.32 mm
14.73 cm
Width2.5 in
63.51 mm
6.35 cm
2.54 in
64.45 mm
6.44 cm
Height4.45 in
112.9 mm
11.29 cm
5.22 in
132.48 mm
13.25 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2.056:1
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1440 x 2960 pixels
Pixel density432 ppi
169 ppcm
568 ppi
223 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area67.04 %-
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Corning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Dual Edge display
Always-On Display
VR headset support
HDR10

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Heart rate
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Iris sensor

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSamsung S5K2P2XXSony IMX345 Exmor RS
Sensor typeISOCELLCMOS
Sensor size5.95 x 3.35 mm
0.27 in
-
Sensor format-1/2.55"
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
1.4 µm
0.001400 mm
Crop factor6.34-
ISO100 - 2000-
Aperturef/2.2f/1.5 - 2.4
Shutter speed1/14 - 1/10000-
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.89 mm
30.99 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
26 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-77 °
Flash typeLEDDual LED
Image resolution5312 x 2988 pixels
15.87 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
-Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Object tracking AF
Smart OIS
High CRI LED flash
2160p @ 60 fps
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 960 fps

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelSamsung S5K8B1Sony IMX320 Exmor RS
Sensor type-CMOS
Sensor format-1/3.6"
Pixel size-1.22 µm
0.001220 mm
Aperture-f/1.7
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent-2.92 mm
25 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Field of view-80 °
Image resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
2560 x 1440 pixels
3.69 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
-Auto HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Qualcomm WCD9320
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Compatibility
384 kHz / 32-bit
Dolby Atmos

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

Radio-Yes

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
-VHT80 MU-MiMO
1024-QAM

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
EDR
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
SAP
A2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-C
Version2.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

HDMI

The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is considered to be the digital alternative of the analog audio/video interface standards.

HDMIMicro USB to HDMI MHL adapter-

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
XMF
LDAC

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecsDivX
H.263
H.264
MP4
WMV
Xvid
3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
MKV
MP4
WebM
WMV
Xvid
ASF

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity2800 mAh4000 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
-
2G stand-by time480 h
28800 min
20 days
-
3G talk time29 h
1740 min
1.2 days
-
3G stand-by time480 h
28800 min
20 days
-
Charger output power-5 V / 2 A
9 V / 1.67 A
FeaturesRemovableWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Qi/PMA wireless charging
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