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Apple iPad mini 6 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

8.3 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution:

2266 x 1488 pixels, 327 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
TFT

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

77.41 %
80.91 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Apple A15 Bionic
Samsung Exynos 7904

Processor:

Hexa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Yes
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

iPadOS (15.x)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

5078 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Front:

12 MP
5 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

7.69 x 5.31 x 0.25 inches (195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)

Weight:

10.34 oz (297.0 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock

Keys:

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

Colors:

Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight
Mocha

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79

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+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 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), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6); MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Features:

Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
ANT+

Buyers information

Price:

$ 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:

Charging block, USB-C cable, SIM eject tool, QuickStart Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 14, 2021
Mar 25, 2020
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