Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

768 x 1024 pixels
1600 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

132 ppi
288 ppi

Technology

TFT
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

71.98 %
78.07 %

Features

Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

 
LED

Video recording

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

Features

 
Hyperlapse, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

9.55 x 6.57 x 0.29 inches (242.6 x 166.9 x 7.4 mm)
9.81 x 6.47 x 0.28 inches (249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1 mm)

Weight

15.84 oz (449 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
17.04 oz (483 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

 
Back: Glass

Biometrics

 
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock

Features

 
Stylus

Colors

Gray, Blue, White
Black, Gray

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 8916
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Quad-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 306
Adreno 540

RAM

1.5 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB

Maximum User Storage

 
50.5 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (7.1 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 3.1

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, Video out

HDMI

 
Yes

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Sensors

Accelerometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Pedometer, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Battery

Capacity

6000 mAh
7300 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes

Internet use

 
LTE: 10 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Music playback

160.00 hours
195.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
16.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger, USB Type-C cable, User Manual And Warranty Card, S-Pen

MSRP price

$ 300
$ 650
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