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

Display

Display size

8.0 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

800 x 1280 pixels
800 x 1280 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
16:10

Pixel density

189 ppi
189 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body ratio

70.45 %
70.90 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

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

Flash

LED
LED

Software Features

HDR, Face detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Panorama, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
 

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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 20.1 oz (573 g)
12.64 oz (358 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, Gold
Black

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

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

2 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16 GB
32 GB

Maximum User Storage

9.7 GB
 

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

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

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Charging connector

USB Type-C (reversible)
microUSB

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 40
 

UMTS

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

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

 
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Battery

Capacity

5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type

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

Stand-by time

 
23.3 days (559 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)

Talk time (3G)

36.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 

Music playback

153.00 hours
136.00 hours

Video playback

14.00 hours
13.00 hours

Phone features

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
Hangouts / Google Talk

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 price

 
$ 250

Availability

Officially announced

Oct 10, 2017
 
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