Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

Display

Display size

8.0 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

800 x 1280 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

189 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

70.90 %
70.65 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.2
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

8.13 x 4.99 x 0.35 inches (206.5 x 126.7 x 8.9 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

12.64 oz (358 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Black
Gold, Gray, Silver

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Adreno 308
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

2 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

up to 400 GB
 

OS

Android (8.1 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI
iOS (12.x)

Battery

Capacity

5000 mAh
5058 mAh

Stand-by time

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

Internet use

 
 

LTE

 
9 hours

Wi-Fi

 
10 hours

Music playback

136.00 hours
 

Video playback

13.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

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

GSM

 
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.2
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

microUSB
Lightning

Features

Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Video out

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Location

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Notifications

 
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Shopping information

In The Box

Product safety warning, Brochure, Quick start guide, Power Adapter, microUSB cable, ejection pin
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 250
$ 679
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