Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
- 08 Feb 2023
I've had my for almost 5 years and it's been great. The last 2 months I've noticed the battery is running down by the end of the day and I don't use it that much. I am replacing the phone because it is GSM and I want to switch to Visible which does not support GSM.
- Lady of Sass
- 25 Nov 2022
LOVE this phone. Still runs at a decent speed and I play it pretty much all the time. I do believe the battery life has gone down a bit since I first got it. It used to last forever. It still lasts a decent amount to get through the day with minimal use.
I wish there was an upgraded version of this phone. Keeping all of the features it holds but adding the s pen and upgrading ram. Keep the headphone jack and the sd card slot
- 11 Oct 2022
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2022Did you get the s8 active?
Can you tell me about the batte... moreDecent enough - I don't do too much on my phone, avg. daily screen time is ~2-2.5h, but my phone easily lasts 3 days (at 5y old now, and 84% battery health). And then it has the ultra-power save mode (limited app choice) where it will possibly last 6-7 days with minor use.
I am happy with carrier supplied Android 9, of course I'd be happy if someone made a decluttered/ stripped down Android 13 based LineageOS ROM for this but sadly it doesn't exist. I do wish that Samsung reintroduces the Active line again - my handset is getting old and the LED is green tinged at less than 100% brightness after a hard fall (did not shatter r crack though!)
- 14 Sep 2022
Anonymous, 28 Mar 2022I thought the S6 active was the best active made, I had it,... moreDid you get the s8 active?
Can you tell me about the battery performance please?
- 01 Sep 2022
alnaggar, 20 Jul 2022How a great and powerful phone has no Android update. Stupi... moreLove my S8 active. Too bad there is no replacement.
- 22 Jul 2022
alnaggar, 20 Jul 2022How a great and powerful phone has no Android update. Stupi... moreLack of support for a reasonably modern phone that does not have a replacement available with the same kind physical protection.
- 20 Jul 2022
How a great and powerful phone has no Android update. Stupidity of Samsung
- 19 Jun 2022
Does it support Indian network operators?
- 01 May 2022
berettaboi, 12 Mar 2022i've been using an s8 active for about 2 years now. it... moreIt's the processor on the xcover phones what messes it up. I owned an Xcover Pro and it's the exynos processor what makes it slow. .. they should at least put a the galaxy s8 active's processor on the xcover line.
- 01 May 2022
I totally agree with you. They should have continued with the s active series. They came up with this xcover line. BUT ... I've owned a Galaxy xcover pro, and the phone is a beauty rugged and elegant with a giant removable battery. The downside of it is the processor. It runs on an exynos not a snapdragon. Therefore it's not that of a great phone. . Either the S active should make its return. . Or put at least a snapdragon 835 on the xcover series phones.
- 28 Mar 2022
Bing, 13 Feb 2022My S6 Active is dying, most likely the battery. Bout $100 f... moreI thought the S6 active was the best active made, I had it, then the S7 active, then the S8 active, still think the 6 was the best. I used the 8 active for about 6 months on ATT, then my contract was up, and phone wasn't paid off, so I couldn't use it anymore. I have been looking for a phone as tough as the active line for 2-3 years, never found one, so I just bought a S8 active on eBay, will be here in 2 days. I can't wait, I love all of the active phones, I break every other phone I get except the active. Why don't they bring out a new active line. I'm sure people would buy them. Just my opinion.
- 27 Mar 2022
Bing, 13 Feb 2022My S6 Active is dying, most likely the battery. Bout $100 f... moreChecking in with you to see what you've found. I see the refurbished S8s on Amazon. I have an S7Active and have no clue what I want to replace it with. Any recommendations at this point?
- 12 Mar 2022
Bing, 13 Feb 2022My S6 Active is dying, most likely the battery. Bout $100 f... morei've been using an s8 active for about 2 years now. it's been good overall (imo phones have gotten worse in some ways since the galaxy s1... relying on other downloaded apps to make them function better... keyboard -swipe-autopredict in particular). it's still a solid performer.
you can get used or new still on ebay, if you're in the US, perhaps craigslist. on ebay i tend to stick to sellers that use actual photos of the exact phone for sale, rather than "representative" photos, i want to see exactly what i'm sending money for.
I really wish there was a newer, updated option for the "active" line of phones, but the "xcover" in all forms is lackluster compared to the baseline model. slower, watered down version, in a tougher shell.
- 14 Feb 2022
I have used my trusty S8 Active since August of 2017. While it is still plenty fast enough for my needs the battery has finally degraded to a point where it isn't quite useable any more. Well done. Thank you Samsung.
Looking forward to the S22 Ultra I just preordered. :D
- 13 Feb 2022
Klutz, 02 Feb 2022Roger that. Watches and phones have a tenuous life in my ac... moreMy S6 Active is dying, most likely the battery. Bout $100 for a new battery, installed (Gotta go in by taking the screen off: I'm not gonna buy the battery kit and kill the phone by trying to install it myself.)
There is NOTHING on the market at less than $8-900 that I feel good about buying as a replacement. (Hell, I'd spend $900 if I saw something as good as my S6 out there.)
Currently shopping for a professionally refurbed S8 Active.
- 02 Feb 2022
JaheadNZ, 28 Apr 2021I was looking for a rugged phone, something that would han... moreRoger that. Watches and phones have a tenuous life in my active hands. My S8 survives all the abuse I dish out and has lasted 5 years. I dread it dying and having to get an "upgrade" which won't be. Still have a couple if useless (expensive) phones that did not make the cut in my closet.
- 17 Jan 2022
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2021I had this phone and the S7 Active before it. Both phones o... moreThey exsploded huh? Some of you just really have some bad luck or you making it up. I’ve had no issues with any galaxy phones all the way back to an s4. Dam you guys caring a time bomb.
- 08 Jan 2022
Going strong in 2022! Dropped it from 4 feet up and finally cracked the screen. But it's a hairline fracture. Can't see the crack unless screen is off and at an angle.
Full charge usually lasts an entire day unless heavy usage (gaming.)
- 10 Nov 2021
GAMIRSFM, 22 Mar 2021It does not have a built-in radioFM app.Eh-yes!
It does support (offline-) FM radio; just download the NEXTRADIO-apk from somewhere, install it and you're good to go.
I did this myself.
- Charles Bigelow
- 18 Sep 2021
4 years later still going strong.
Ended with Android P UI 1.0
AT&T variant. No FM radio, AT&T bloatware can be uninstalled or disabled with Samsung package disabler. No root needed.