Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

8.4 inches
8.4 inches
10.4 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1600 pixels, 359 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI
2000 x 1200 pixels, 5:3 ratio, 224 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
TFT
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

76.61 %
80.91 %
78.94 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Samsung Exynos 7904
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm

GPU:

Mali-T628 MP6
Mali-G71 MP2
Adreno 610

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4
3GB

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB
32GB, available to use: 19.5 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB
microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (10)

Battery

Capacity:

4900 mAh
5000 mAh
7040 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Front:

2.1 MP
5 MP
5 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)
9.75 x 6.20 x 0.28 inches (247.6 x 157.4 x 7 mm)

Weight:

10.51 oz (298.0 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)
16.79 oz (476.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)
2D Face unlock

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Mocha
Dark gray, Silver, Gold

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800 DD)
Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 66(AWS-3)

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE, 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
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0
5.0

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

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

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

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.19 W/kg

Body:

1.01 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.56 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 240
$ 230 / € 223

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.
This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab A7 User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Charging block, USB-C cable, SIM eject tool, QuickStart Guide

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 12, 2014
Mar 25, 2020
Oct 08, 2020
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