Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.0 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution:

1024 x 768 pixels, 160 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 320 PPI
2560 x 1600 pixels, 359 PPI

Technology:

TFT
Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

68.99 %
74.31 %
76.61 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420

Processor:

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7

GPU:

Adreno 306
Mali-T760 MP6
Mali-T628 MP6

RAM:

1.5GB
3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16GB
64GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI

Battery

Capacity:

4200 mAh
4000 mAh
4900 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD)
2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

EIS, Video sharing

Front:

2 MP
2.1 MP
2.1 MP

Design

Dimensions:

8.20 x 5.43 x 0.29 inches (208.3 x 137.9 x 7.4 mm)
7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)
8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)

Weight:

11.04 oz (313.0 g)
9.59 oz (272.0 g)
10.51 oz (298.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (swipe)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Blue, White
Black, White

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
MHL

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
4.1
4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, 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
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

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

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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:

Jun 05, 2015
May 16, 2014

FCC ID value:

A3LSMT715
A3LSMT705

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.69 W/kg
0.19 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg
1.01 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg
1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 230

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 20, 2015
Jul 20, 2015
Jun 12, 2014
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