Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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Display

Display size

9.7 inches
9.7 inches

Resolution

1536 x 2048 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

264 ppi
264 ppi

Technology

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio

72.71 %
72.71 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
HDR video support, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal length: 27 mm

Video recording

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

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)
9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)

Weight

13.83 oz (392 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
15.13 oz (429 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Glass

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Touch sensitive control keys
Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys

Colors

 
Black, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

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

Screen mirroring

Wireless screen share
Wireless screen share

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 5433
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996

Processor

Octa-core, 1900 MHz, ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 20 nm
Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Mali-T760 MP6
Adreno 530

RAM

3 GB
4 GB

Internal storage

64 GB
32 GB

Available to use

 
24 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

OS

Android (7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.0 Lollipop)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI

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, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, USB charging
Mass storage device, USB OTG, USB charging

Location

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

Sensors

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

Other

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

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20
 

UMTS

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
 

Data

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

Battery

Capacity

5870 mAh
6000 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging

 
Yes

Video playback

 
12.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode
 

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval

 
 

Date approved

Jun 05, 2015
 

FCC ID value: A3LSMT715 link
 

Measured SAR

 
 

Head

0.69 W/kg
 

Body

1.08 W/kg
 

Simultaneous Transmission

1.59 W/kg
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

 
$ 600
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