Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018)

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Display

Display size

8.4 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

1600 x 2560 pixels
800 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

359 ppi
189 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body ratio

76.61 %
70.90 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2

Flash

LED
LED

Video recording

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

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
8.13 x 4.99 x 0.35 inches (206.5 x 126.7 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

10.51 oz (298 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
12.64 oz (358 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, White
Black

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 308

RAM

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 400 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (8.1 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

4900 mAh
5000 mAh

Stand-by time

 
23.3 days (559 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)

Talk time (3G)

29.00 hours
the average is 51 h (3060 min)
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
136.00 hours

Video playback

12.00 hours
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Micro SIM
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging, Video out
Mass storage device

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

MHL
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMT705 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.19 W/kg
 

Body

1.01 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Product safety warning, Brochure, Quick start guide, Power Adapter, microUSB cable, ejection pin

MSRP price

 
$ 250
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