Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018)

Display

Display size

8.0 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
800 x 1280 pixels

Pixel density

320 ppi
189 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body ratio

74.31 %
70.90 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2

Flash

 
LED

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)
8.13 x 4.99 x 0.35 inches (206.5 x 126.7 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

9.59 oz (272 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
12.64 oz (358 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
 

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

 
Black

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 308

RAM

3 GB
2 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
up to 400 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (8.1 Oreo), Samsung Experience UI

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
5000 mAh

Stand-by time

 
23.3 days (559 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)

Music playback

 
136.00 hours

Video playback

 
13.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
 

Data

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE, HSPA, HSUPA

SIM type

 
Nano SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth

4.1
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
microUSB

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors

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

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Loudspeaker

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

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

 
Product safety warning, Brochure, Quick start guide, Power Adapter, microUSB cable, ejection pin

MSRP price

 
$ 250
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