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 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

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

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

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

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

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 (308.2 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

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:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

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

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

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

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 679
$ 240

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 18, 2019
Mar 25, 2020
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