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

Display

Display size

8.4 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

1600 x 2560 pixels
800 x 1280 pixels

Aspect Ratio

 
16:10

Pixel density

359 ppi
189 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body

76.61 %
70.98 %

Colors

16 777 216
 

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

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 LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

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

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
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

Flash

LED
 

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Scenes, Effects
Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording

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

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV
 

Features

 
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
2 megapixels

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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 21.2 oz (606 g)
12.17 oz (345 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

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

Colors

Black, White
Black, Silver

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

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

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
 

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
 

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

SIM type

Micro SIM
 

Global Roaming

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

MHL
Wireless screen share

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, OGG
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Profiles/ Protocols

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), HID over GATT Profile (HOGP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)

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

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

Internet browsing

Browser

Chrome
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Notes
 

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

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
 

Availability

Officially announced

Jun 12, 2014
Jul 05, 2019
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