Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

Display

Size

9.7 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution

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

Technology

Super AMOLED
TFT

Screen-to-body

72.71 %
70.98 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware & Performance

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, 20 nm
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 504

RAM

3GB
2GB

Internal storage

64GB
32GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 512 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

5870 mAh
5100 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 MP (Autofocus)
 

 
Autofocus

Video recording

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

Features

EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

2.1 MP
2 MP

Design

Dimensions

9.34 x 6.65 x 0.22 inches (237.3 x 169 x 5.6 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)

Weight

13.83 oz (392 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (448 g)
12.17 oz (345 g)
the average is 15.7 oz (448 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
 

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
 

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

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data Speed

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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
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, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Mass storage device

Sensors

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

Other

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

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
 
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