Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

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Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 800 pixels, 189 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body:

70.45 %
80.91 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 8917
Samsung Exynos 7904

Processor:

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Adreno 308
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 9.7 GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Front:

5 MP
5 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

8.35 x 4.89 x 0.35 inches (212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)

Weight:

12.84 oz (364.0 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Gold
Mocha

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), 20(800 DD), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Hall (for flip covers)
Accelerometer

Other:

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

Phone features

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Buyers information

Price:

$ 240

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Charging block, USB-C cable, SIM eject tool, QuickStart Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 10, 2017
Mar 25, 2020
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