Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

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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

72.71 %
76.32 %

Features

HDR video support, Ambient light sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450

Processor

Quad-core, 2150 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 530
Adreno 506

RAM

4 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC up to 256 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity

6000 mAh
7300 mAh

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

Fast charging
Fast charging

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

9.34 x 6.65 x 0.24 inches (237.3 x 169 x 6 mm)
10.24 x 6.34 x 0.31 inches (260 x 161.1 x 8 mm)

Weight

15.13 oz (429 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
18.84 oz (534 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

Back: Glass
Back: Plastic

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock

Features

Stylus, Touch sensitive control keys
 

Colors

Black, Silver
Black, Gray, Blue

Phone functionality

 
Yes

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 28(700 APT), 66(AWS-3)

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 38(2600), 40(2300)

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

 
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

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Features

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.2
4.2

Wi-Fi

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

USB

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

Features

Mass storage device, OTG, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Sensors

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

Other

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

Shopping information

In The Box

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

MSRP price

$ 600
$ 450
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