Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

Display

Display size

10.5 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1200 x 1920 pixels
1600 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

216 ppi
288 ppi

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

76.32 %
81.93 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 640

RAM

3 GB
8 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 400 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity

7300 mAh
7040 mAh

Type

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus

Second camera

 
5 megapixels

Features

 
Ultra-wide

Video recording

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

Front

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

 
Dual-Camera

Design

Dimensions

10.24 x 6.34 x 0.31 inches (260 x 161.1 x 8 mm)
9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)

Weight

18.84 oz (534 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
14.82 oz (420 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

2D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint

Features

 
Stylus

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue
Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)
 

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable
 

MSRP price

$ 450
$ 730
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