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

Aspect Ratio

 
4:3

Pixel density

320 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

74.31 %
70.65 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
500 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
 

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

Software Features

Face detection, Self-timer, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, HDR, Panorama, Effects
Digital image stabilization, Panorama, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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)

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Form factor

Candybar
Candybar

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 20.1 oz (573 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 20.1 oz (573 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Keys

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

Colors

 
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
 

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
 

Supported formats

MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI
 

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

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 LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
 

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0, EDR

Profiles/ Protocols

 
Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN)

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

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

Charging connector

microUSB
Lightning

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

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

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

2G Data

EDGE, GPRS
EDGE, GPRS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Global Roaming

Yes
Yes

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
5058 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Internet browsing

Browser

Chrome
Safari

supports

HTML, HTML5
 

Built-in online services support

YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
Vibration

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, Notes

E-mail

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
 

Instant Messaging

Hangouts / Google Talk
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice 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

Availability

Officially announced

Jul 20, 2015
Mar 18, 2019
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