Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

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Display

Size:

10.1 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1200 pixels, 224 PPI
2560 x 1600 pixels, 359 PPI

Technology:

Super PLS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

74.96 %
76.61 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420

Processor:

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP2
Mali-T628 MP6

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 10.5 GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

7300 mAh
4900 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9

Video recording:

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

Front:

2 MP
2.1 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

10.01 x 6.11 x 0.32 inches (254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm)
8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)

Weight:

18.52 oz (525.0 g)
10.51 oz (298.0 g)

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 9(1800), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
MHL

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
4.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

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

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers)

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

May 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

A3LSMT705

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.19 W/kg

Body:

1.01 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 12, 2014
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