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Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

8.4 inches
9.7 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1600 pixels, 359 PPI
2048 x 1536 pixels, 264 PPI
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body:

76.61 %
72.71 %
70.98 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 530
Adreno 504

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
4GB LPDDR4
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB, available to use: 24 GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2), Samsung TouchWiz UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4900 mAh
6000 mAh
5100 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2.1 MP
5 MP
2 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)
9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)

Weight:

10.51 oz (298.0 g)
15.13 oz (429.0 g)
12.17 oz (345.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Black, Silver
Black, Silver

Phone functionality:

Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro 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
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.2
4.2

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

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

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

$ 600

Availability

Officially announced:

Jun 12, 2014
Feb 26, 2017
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