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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.4 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution:

800 x 1280 pixels, 189 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI

Technology:

Super Clear LCD
TFT
TFT

Screen-to-body:

71.51 %
80.91 %
70.98 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 4212
Samsung Exynos 7904
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Mali-400 MP4
Mali-G71 MP2
Adreno 504

RAM:

1.5GB
3GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

32GB, available to use: 26.16 GB
32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (4.2.2)
Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4450 mAh
5000 mAh
5100 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

1.3 MP
5 MP
2 MP

Design

Dimensions:

8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 inches (209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)

Weight:

11.25 oz (319.0 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)
12.17 oz (345.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mocha
Black, Silver

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 18(800 Lower), 5(850), 8(900), 3(1800), 1(2100), 7(2600)
Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 66(AWS-3)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 28 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

MHL, TV-out
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging, Video out
Charging, Mass storage device

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer
Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
ANT+
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Feb 12, 2014

FCC ID value:

A3LSMT315T

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.50 W/kg

Body:

0.99 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.48 W/kg

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:

Jun 03, 2013
Mar 25, 2020
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