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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) vs Apple iPad mini 6 vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

8.4 inches
8.3 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI
2266 x 1488 pixels, 327 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

TFT
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz
60Hz

Screen-to-body:

80.91 %
77.41 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7904
Apple A15 Bionic
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

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

GPU:

Mali-G71 MP2
Yes
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
64GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie)
iPadOS (15.x)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh
5078 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 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
12 MP
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)
7.69 x 5.31 x 0.25 inches (195.4 x 134.8 x 6.3 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)
10.34 oz (297.0 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mocha
Space Gray, Pink, Purple, Starlight
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79

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+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)
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), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes
Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
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); MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

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

Sensors:

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 240
$ 729

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 (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 25, 2020
Sep 14, 2021
Sep 15, 2020
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