Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

Display

Display size

8.0 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1200 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

320 ppi
216 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body

74.31 %
76.32 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 506

RAM

3 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
7300 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording

2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video sharing
 

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)
10.24 x 6.34 x 0.31 inches (260 x 161.1 x 8 mm)

Weight

9.59 oz (272 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
18.84 oz (534 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

 
Black, Gray, Blue

Phone functionality

 
Yes

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), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)

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 Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, HSUPA, UMTS

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Charging, Mass storage device
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable

MSRP price

 
$ 450
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