Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

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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 %
70.98 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

Video recording

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

Features

 
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)

Weight

10.51 oz (298 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
12.17 oz (345 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, White
Black, Silver

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

MHL
Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 504

RAM

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

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

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, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
 

SIM type

Micro SIM
 

Battery

Capacity

4900 mAh
5100 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G)

29.00 hours
the average is 45 h (2700 min)
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 16, 2014
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMT705 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.19 W/kg
 

Body

1.01 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
 
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