1. LineKill's Avatar
    Will you be or have you been waiting for this model?

    The Galaxy S8 Active is heading to AT&T - Android Authority
    04-14-2017 06:58 AM
  2. sweetypie31's Avatar
    04-14-2017 07:27 AM
  3. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I would bite but not on AT&T.
    04-14-2017 08:02 AM
  4. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Nope. Actives are the Ugliest phones on the market.
    04-14-2017 09:09 AM
  5. GrumpyMomofMacR's Avatar
    I already ordered the S8+, so I'm not interested beyond the usual curiosity over how it will look like, build quality and specs. As I recall, there were some unexpected problems with last year's version. I hope they do it right, this time, so that I might be tempted next time. I do like the idea of rugged phones. I just wish they would be released or at least announced at the same time as the regular versions. Going in to warm weather already, I'd rather have a rugged version sooner rather than later. Had I known an Active version was definitely going to be offered, I might have waited to consider it.
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    04-14-2017 09:37 AM
  6. LineKill's Avatar
    I already ordered the S8+, so I'm not interested beyond the usual curiosity over how it will look like, build quality and specs. As I recall, there were some unexpected problems with last year's version. I hope they do it right, this time, so that I might be tempted next time. I do like the idea of rugged phones. I just wish they would be released or at least announced at the same time as the regular versions. Going in to warm weather already, I'd rather have a rugged version sooner rather than later. Had I known an Active version was definitely going to be offered, I might have waited to consider it.
    I definitely agree, they should release it at the same time, or at least announce it.

    If I remember correctly, I believe it was an issue with the water resistance aspect of it in the first batch or two.
    04-14-2017 09:46 AM
  7. donm527's Avatar
    Just imagine... An S8 Active with, at the very least, the battery of an S8 Plus of 3500 mah. 4000 mah would be a winner.

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    04-14-2017 09:53 AM
  8. EMGSM's Avatar
    Just imagine... An S8 Active with, at the very least, the battery of an S8 Plus of 3500 mah. 4000 mah would be a winner.
    I was thinking the same thing. The S7 active had a 4000 mAh battery.
    04-14-2017 01:13 PM
  9. EMGSM's Avatar
    What I don't get is why Samsung couldn't put a 3500 mAh battery in the S8 and a 4000 mAh battery in the S8+. The S7 edge and S7 active had no exploding problems at least not to the extent of Note 7.
    04-14-2017 01:20 PM
  10. donm527's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it comes down to size... they want the phones to be a certain size and thinness.

    With the Active, they won't care as much about thickness more than bulk up the phone with the Active casing so they can afford to stick a bigger battery.

    What I don't get is why Samsung couldn't put a 3500 mAh battery in the S8 and a 4000 mAh battery in the S8+. The S7 edge and S7 active had no exploding problems at least not to the extent of Note 7.
    04-14-2017 01:29 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure it comes down to size... they want the phones to be a certain size and thinness.

    With the Active, they won't care as much about thickness more than bulk up the phone with the Active casing so they can afford to stick a bigger battery.
    I agree, but like other people I too would sacrifice a little thickness for a little more battery.
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    04-14-2017 01:42 PM
  12. Matty's Avatar
    Just imagine... An S8 Active with, at the very least, the battery of an S8 Plus of 3500 mah. 4000 mah would be a winner.
    I did make a thread HERE which was discussion the potential battery size. If they kept the same 4,00mAh battery + the 835 processor. We should have even better battery life than last year. Im still hoping for a larger 4,200mAh just because Samsun has licence to make it a little more chunky

    Would i wait for the S8 Active? hmm, while i would LOVE the extra battery, i don't really think it will be worth the 3 + month wait.
    04-16-2017 03:24 AM
  13. daddyd302's Avatar
    By the time the Active is out the Note 8 will be either out or close to being out. Not only the Note, they have to compete with Apple and Google around summer/fall. I think Samsung is rather stupid not to release it at the same time as the regular S8. When you release something you want as few competition as possible.
    04-16-2017 05:20 AM
  14. EMGSM's Avatar
    while i would LOVE the extra battery, i don't really think it will be worth the 3 + month wait.
    I don't think so either. I can't wait for the specs and battery reviews.
    04-16-2017 11:34 AM
  15. bhatech's Avatar
    Comes along with all the AT&T/direct TV bloat/removed features and customized like crap. I never thought we will see a day when there is crappier version than the Verizon version.
    04-16-2017 12:58 PM

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