Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.0 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 283 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

67.81 %
68.46 %
72.71 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
HDR support, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7880
Samsung Exynos 9810
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

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
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-T830 MP3
Mali-G72 MP18
Adreno 530

RAM:

3GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 9.8 GB
64GB
32GB, available to use: 24 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (10)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4450 mAh
5050 mAh
6000 mAh

Type:

User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Fast charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (PDAF)
13 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP
5 MP
5 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)
9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)

Weight:

14.78 oz (419.0 g)
15.03 oz (426.0 g)
15.13 oz (429.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Glass

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
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black
Black
Black, Silver

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)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.2
5.0
4.2

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
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BeiDou

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Phone features

Notifications:

Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 24, 2017

FCC ID value:

A3LSMT395C link

Measured SAR:

Head:

1.00 W/kg

Body:

0.65 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.55 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 520
$ 490
$ 600

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 20, 2017
Sep 28, 2020
Feb 26, 2017
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