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Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB) vs Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy A20 devices with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy A20 X13Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X18Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
6.4"
AMOLED

720x1560

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


13 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)vsGalaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
 5 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
128GB (117GB user available)vs32GB (21GB user available)
 28%28%
+Thinner
6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)vs7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Advantage
+More resistant material
Aluminum body, front glassvsPlastic body, front glass
 180%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1536x2048 pixelsvs720x1560 pixels
 52%52%
+Larger screen
9.7"vs6.4"
Advantage
+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
BSI sensorvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Ambient LightvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 84%84%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
7340 mAhvs4000 mAh
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
Proprietary TV-outvsNot supported
Advantage
+WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Scratch-resistant glassvsNot supported

18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
 42%42%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
 50%50%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
3GB LPDDR4Xvs2GB LPDDR3
Advantage
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsNot supported
 163%100%
+Lighter
169 grams (5.92 ounces)vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Advantage
+This device has a Super AMOLED screen, which are brighter and more vivid
Super AMOLEDvsTFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit
 2%2%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
268 PPIvs264 PPI
 123%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(dual camera) 13MP + 5MPvs(back) 8MP
Advantage
+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
LED flashvsNot supported
 26%26%
+Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure
f/1.9 (aperture)vsf/2.4 (aperture)
 6 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 8MPvs(front) 1.2MP
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)vsHD (1280x720 pixels)
 50%50%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
ProximityvsNot supported
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
Advantage
+The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
Vibrating alertvsNot supported
Advantage
+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
FMvsNot supported
Advantage
+Bluetooth 5.0 version A2DP/LE is newer and faster
5.0 version A2DP/LEvs4.0 version A2DP
Advantage
+NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
NFCvsNot supported

21 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera / HDR photo on both cameras
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (front-mounted) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
MicroUSB 2.0 / USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
+ COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical featuresApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
ModeliPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Also known asiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6Galaxy A20 SM-A205W NFC, SM-A205WZKAXAC
Country or region availableVarious (International)Canada
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014April, 2019
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)74.7 x 158.4 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)
Weight444 grams (15.54 ounces)169 grams (5.92 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum body, front glassPlastic body, front glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiPadOS 13feature not registered
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884 (14nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.35Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (117GB user available)32GB (21GB user available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitSuper AMOLED
Screen size9.7" inches6.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~85% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels720x1560 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI268 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Mobile networks and dataApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
UMTS 850/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Messaging and callingApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Main camera8 megapixels(dual camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawide (f/2.2 12mm)
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4128x3096 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/1.9 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lens28mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Front camera1.2 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
RadioNot supportedFM
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version A2DP5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Black, Deep Blue, Red, Coral Orange
- 19.5:9 display ratio HD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyApple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity7340 mAh4000 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered15W
Talk time600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day1560 minutes | 26 hours | 1.1 days
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205W)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registered1.12 W/Kg (head) | 0.78 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered