Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018)

Display

Size

8.0 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

1280 x 800 pixels,
189 PPI
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio,
189 PPI

Technology

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body

70.45 %
70.90 %

Features

Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 8917
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Adreno 308
Adreno 308

RAM

2GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (8.1 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording

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

Front

5 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions

8.35 x 4.89 x 0.35 inches (212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm)
8.13 x 4.99 x 0.35 inches (206.5 x 126.7 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

12.84 oz (364 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (450 g)
12.64 oz (358 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (450 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Gold
Black

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

 
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

Accelerometer, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer

Other

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

Phone features

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Product safety warning, Brochure, Quick start guide, Power Adapter, microUSB cable, ejection pin

MSRP

 
$ 250
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