Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

Display

Size

10.5 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1600 pixels
1200 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

288 PPI
216 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body

72.88 %
76.32 %

Features

Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 506

RAM

3GB
3GB

Internal storage

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

7900 mAh
7300 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 inches (247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm)
10.24 x 6.34 x 0.31 inches (260 x 161.1 x 8 mm)

Weight

16.47 oz (467 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)
18.84 oz (534 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)

Materials

 
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
2D Face unlock

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, White
Black, Gray, Blue

Phone functionality

 
Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

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

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
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, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable

MSRP

 
$ 450
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