Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

Display

Display size

8.0 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

320 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

74.31 %
70.65 %

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

9.59 oz (272 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

 
Gold, Gray, Silver

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

3 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
iOS (12.x)

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
5058 mAh

Internet use

 
 

LTE

 
9 hours

Wi-Fi

 
10 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
Yes

Connector

microUSB
Lightning

Features

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 05, 2015
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMT715 link
 

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.69 W/kg
 

Body

1.08 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

 
$ 679
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