Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) vs Apple iPad Pro 11-inch (2021)

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Display

Size:

8.4 inches
11.0 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI
2388 x 1688 pixels, 266 PPI

Technology:

TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

80.91 %
85.43 %

Peak brightness:

600 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7904
Apple M1

Processor:

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm

GPU:

Mali-G71 MP2
Apple 8-core GPU

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
8GB

Internal storage:

32GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie)
iPadOS

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (PDAF)

Specifications:

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

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video

Front:

5 MP
12 MP (Wide Angle, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

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 0.23 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 5.9 mm)

Weight:

10.9 oz (309.0 g)
16.44 oz (466.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mocha

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 66(AWS-3)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink

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, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, Headphones port, Video out

Location:

GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

ANT+
Tethering, Computer sync

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
USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 25, 2020

Scheduled release:

(Official) May 21, 2021
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