Apple iPad mini (2019) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

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Display

Size

7.9 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution

2048 x 1536 pixels, 4:3 ratio,
324 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio,
270 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body

70.65 %
80.91 %

Features

Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Samsung Exynos 7904

Processor

Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Apple 4-core GPU
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

256GB
32GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

iPadOS (13.x)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

5058 mAh
5000 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

7 MP (HDR)
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)
10.9 oz (309 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock

Colors

Gold, Gray, Silver
Mocha

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM

Yes
 

SIM type

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

 
Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0, EDR
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot

USB

Lightning
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features

Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
 

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer

Other

UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop
ANT+

Shopping information

In The Box

Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter
Charging block, USB-C cable, SIM eject tool, QuickStart Guide

MSRP

$ 679
$ 240
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