Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

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Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.0 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 283 PPI
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
TFT
TFT

Screen-to-body:

68.46 %
70.98 %
80.91 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 9810
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429
Samsung Exynos 7904

Processor:

Octa-core, 2700 MHz, Exynos M3 and Arm Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 10 nm
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-G72 MP18
Adreno 504
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM:

4GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (10)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

5050 mAh
5100 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Not 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:

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

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

5 MP
2 MP
5 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

8.42 x 4.99 x 0.39 inches (213.8 x 126.8 x 9.9 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)

Weight:

15.03 oz (426.0 g)
12.17 oz (345.0 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Plastic
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Features:

Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black
Black, Silver
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
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.0
4.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 490
$ 240

User Manual:

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 28, 2020
Jul 05, 2019
Mar 25, 2020
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