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

74.31 %
70.65 %

Features

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

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

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
iPadOS

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
5058 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

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 21.2 oz (606 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

 
Gold, Gray, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46

UMTS

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

Data Speed

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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
Lightning

Features

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

 
Vibration

Other features

 
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

 
$ 679
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