Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

Display

Display size

9.7 inches
10.5 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1200 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
216 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body ratio

72.71 %
76.32 %

Features

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

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

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

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/4"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

 
LED

Video recording

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

Features

Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
 

Front

2.1 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

9.34 x 6.65 x 0.22 inches (237.3 x 169 x 5.6 mm)
10.24 x 6.34 x 0.31 inches (260 x 161.1 x 8 mm)

Weight

13.83 oz (392 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)
18.84 oz (534 g)
the average is 20.4 oz (582 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

 
Black, Gray, Blue

Phone functionality

 
Yes

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, 20 nm
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

Maximum User Storage

 
22.2 GB

Storage expansion

up to 128 GB
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

5870 mAh
7300 mAh

Charging

 
Yes

Talk time (3G)

 
51.00 hours
the average is 51 h (3060 min)

Internet use

 
 

3G

 
14 hours

LTE

 
15 hours

Wi-Fi

 
15 hours

Music playback

 
183.00 hours

Video playback

 
15.00 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38, 40

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

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, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 2.0
USB 2.0

Connector

microUSB
USB Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device

Location

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

Other

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

Phone features

Sensors

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

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
Multiple speakers

Headphones connector

3.5mm
3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 05, 2015
Aug 02, 2018

FCC ID value: A3LSMT715 link
FCC ID value: A3LSMT595C link

FCC measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.69 W/kg
 

Body

1.08 W/kg
1.26 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

 
$ 450
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