Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

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Display

Size:

8.4 inches
10.5 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution:

2560 x 1600 pixels, 359 PPI
2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body:

76.61 %
81.93 %
80.91 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Samsung Exynos 7904

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Mali-T628 MP6
Adreno 640
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
256GB, available to use: 224.3 GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 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 (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

4900 mAh
7040 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera:

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

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

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

Front:

2.1 MP
8 MP (Dual-Camera)
5 MP

Design

Dimensions:

8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 inches (212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm)
9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)

Weight:

10.51 oz (298.0 g)
14.82 oz (420.0 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (swipe)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
2D Face unlock

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, White
Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush
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:

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
No 3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

MHL
Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

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

USB:

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

Features:

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

HDMI:

Yes

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

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:

$ 730
$ 240

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) 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
Jul 31, 2019
Mar 25, 2020
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