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

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Display

Size

8.4 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution

2560 x 1600 pixels,
359 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio,
270 PPI

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body

76.61 %
80.91 %

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Samsung Exynos 7904

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

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM

3GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

32GB
32GB

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)

Battery

Capacity

4900 mAh
5000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
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)

Front

2.1 MP
5 MP

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)

Weight

10.51 oz (298 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)
10.9 oz (309 g)
the average is 16.6 oz (475 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
2D Face unlock

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, White
Mocha

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

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

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

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging, Video out
 

HDMI

Yes
 

Sensors

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

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
ANT+

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP

 
$ 240
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