Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 vs Google Pixel 4a

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Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.0 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 283 PPI
2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 444 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

67.81 %
68.46 %
82.53 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Samsung Exynos 9810
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SM7150-AA

Processor:

Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2700 MHz, Exynos M3 and Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2200 MHz, Kryo 470, 64-bit, 8 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP3
Mali-G72 MP18
Adreno 618

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
6GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 9.8 GB
64GB
128GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10)
Android (11, 10)

Battery

Capacity:

4450 mAh
5050 mAh
3140 mAh

Type:

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

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging
USB Power Delivery

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W
Wired: 18.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (PDAF)
12.2 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing
EIS

Front:

5 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

8.45 x 5.02 x 0.39 inches (214.7 x 127.6 x 9.9 mm)
8.42 x 4.99 x 0.39 inches (213.8 x 126.8 x 9.9 mm)
5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 inches (144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm)

Weight:

14.78 oz (419.0 g)
15.03 oz (426.0 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Plastic; Frame: Plastic

Resistance:

Water, Dust, Vibration, Temperature; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust, Shock, Vibration, Temperature; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Notification light, Stylus
Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black
Black
Just black

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT)
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), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM, eSIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback
aptX, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
5.1

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Charging
Charging

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Phone features

Notifications:

Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 24, 2017
Jun 25, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMT395C link
A4RG025J link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.00 W/kg
1.18 W/kg

Body:

0.65 W/kg
1.19 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 520
$ 490
$ 349

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab Active 3 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

18W USB-C power adapter, 1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0), Quick Start Guide, Quick Switch Adapter, SIM tool

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 20, 2017
Sep 28, 2020
Aug 03, 2020
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