Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

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Display

Size:

8.0 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels, 320 PPI
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body:

74.31 %
70.98 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 504

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

64GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
5100 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Video recording:

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

Features:

EIS, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

2.1 MP
2 MP

Design

Dimensions:

7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)

Weight:

9.59 oz (272.0 g)
12.17 oz (345.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Silver

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 20(800 DD)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

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

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

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, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jun 05, 2015

FCC ID value:

A3LSMT715

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.69 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Availability

Officially announced:

Jul 20, 2015
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