Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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Display

Size:

10.5 inches
10.1 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution:

1600 x 2560 pixels, 288 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 224 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super PLS LCD
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

72.88 %
74.96 %
72.71 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7870
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-T628 MP6
Mali-T830 MP2
Adreno 530

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
16GB, available to use: 10.5 GB
32GB, available to use: 24 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 200 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2)
Android (8.1 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

7900 mAh
7300 mAh
6000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
13 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

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

Video recording:

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

Front:

2.1 MP
2 MP
5 MP

Video capture:

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

Design

Dimensions:

9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 inches (247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm)
10.01 x 6.11 x 0.32 inches (254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm)
9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)

Weight:

16.47 oz (467.0 g)
18.52 oz (525.0 g)
15.13 oz (429.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White
Black, White
Black, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 9(1800), 20(800 DD)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

SIM type:

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging, Video out
Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, OTG, Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

Infrared, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Buyers information

Price:

$ 600

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 12, 2014
Feb 26, 2017
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