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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 vs Apple iPad Air (2020)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

8.0 inches
10.5 inches
10.9 inches

Resolution:

2048 x 1536 pixels, 320 PPI
2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI
2360 x 1640 pixels, 264 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Refresh rate:

60Hz

Screen-to-body:

74.31 %
81.93 %
81.23 %

Peak brightness:

500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
HDR support, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SM8150
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 485, 64-bit, 7 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, Firestorm and Icestorm, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 640
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM:

3GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

64GB
256GB, available to use: 224.3 GB
64GB, not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie)
iPadOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

4000 mAh
7040 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
13 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (PDAF, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8

Second camera:

5 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD), 640x480 (VGA)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)

Features:

EIS, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS

Front:

2.1 MP
8 MP (Dual-Camera)
7 MP (EIS, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

7.82 x 5.31 x 0.22 inches (198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6 mm)
9.63 x 6.28 x 0.22 inches (244.5 x 159.5 x 5.7 mm)
9.75 x 7.03 x 0.24 inches (247.6 x 178.5 x 6.1 mm)

Weight:

9.59 oz (272.0 g)
14.82 oz (420.0 g)
16.23 oz (460.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, In-screen fingerprint
Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus

Keys:

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

Colors:

Mountain gray, Cloud blue, Rose blush
Rose gold, Space gray, Silver, Green, Sky blue

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, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA
LTE-A, 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
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0
5.0

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, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible)

Features:

Charging, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

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

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

Buyers information

Price:

$ 730
$ 729

In The Box:

USB‑C Charge Cable (1 meter), 20W USB‑C Power Adapter

Availability

Officially announced:

Jul 20, 2015
Jul 31, 2019
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