Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

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Display

Size

8.4 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio,
270 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels,
264 PPI

Technology

TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

80.91 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7904
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU

Mali-G71 MP2
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

3GB LPDDR4
 

Internal storage

32GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 512 GB
 

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity

5000 mAh
 

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front

5 MP
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Design

Dimensions

7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

10.9 oz (309.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (483 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)
the average is 16.9 oz (483 g)

Materials

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

2D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys

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

Colors

Mocha
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 66(AWS-3)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB

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

Features

 
Charging, Headphones port

Location

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

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other

ANT+
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Buyers information

Price

$ 240
$ 729

User Manual

Download the Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) Manual as a PDF file.
 

In The Box

Charging block, USB-C cable, SIM eject tool, QuickStart Guide
USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 25, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Scheduled release

 
October 2020
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