Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

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Display

Display size

8.4 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

1600 x 2560 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

359 ppi
320 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

76.61 %
74.31 %

Features

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, CMOS image sensor
Autofocus

Flash

LED
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)

Features

 
Digital image stabilization, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)

Weight

10.51 oz (298 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)
9.59 oz (272 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

 
Back: Metal

Biometrics

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

Black, White
 

Phone functionality

Yes
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Loudspeaker

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
Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit

GPU

Mali-T628 MP6
Mali-T760 MP6

RAM

3 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

OS

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

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; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

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

HDMI

Yes
 

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20

UMTS

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

Data

LTE, HSPA, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

Micro SIM
 

Battery

Capacity

4900 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Talk time (3G)

29.00 hours
the average is 0 h (0 min)
 

Music playback

80.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Flight mode, Silent mode

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

May 16, 2014
Jun 05, 2015

FCC ID value: A3LSMT705 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMT715 link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.19 W/kg
0.69 W/kg

Body

1.01 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.56 W/kg
1.59 W/kg
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