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

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Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution:

1024 x 768 pixels, 160 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 320 PPI

Technology:

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

68.99 %
74.31 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433

Processor:

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

GPU:

Adreno 306
Mali-T760 MP6

RAM:

1.5GB
3GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

16GB
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Battery

Capacity:

4200 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Video recording:

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

Features:

EIS, Video sharing

Front:

2 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)

Weight:

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

Materials:

Back: Metal

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Gray, Blue, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
4.1

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 05, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMT715

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.69 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 230

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 20, 2015
Jul 20, 2015
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