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Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U) vs Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air XSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)22Points
Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)
6.4"
AMOLED

720x1560

13
MP

8mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsApple iPad Air (4G 128GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy A20 X
Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

8820
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)22 Advantages Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)vsiPad Air (4G 128GB)10 Advantages Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
+1.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core55%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.4Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+3GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+169 grams (5.92 ounces)183%
Lighter
vs478 grams (16.73 ounces)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+268 PPI2%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs264 PPI
+(dual camera) 13MP + 5MP3 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+HDR photo on both camerasAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+f/1.9 (aperture)26%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(front) 8MP6 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Face unlockAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
vsNot supported
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
32GB (21GB available)vs+128GB (117GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)4%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
720x1560 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels180%
Higher resolution screen
6.4"vs+9.7"52%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
4000 mAhvs+8820 mAh121%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

20 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE
Capacitive
+13 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
ModelGalaxy A20 (SM-A205U)iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy A20 SM-A205U (Unlocked) NFC, SM-A205UZKAXAAiPad Air A1475 (4G LTE + CDMA), iPad 5, iPad Air 1
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateApril, 2019November, 2013
Depth7.8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)74.7 x 158.4 millimeters (2.94 x 6.24 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight169 grams (5.92 ounces)478 grams (16.73 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 7.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediOS 12
HardwareSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7884 (14nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.35Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.4Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2PowerVR G6430 MP4
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X1GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (117GB available)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size6.4" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~85% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution720x1560 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)268 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1700/1900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 20, 28, 66)LTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(dual camera)
13 megapixels
5MP ultrawidef/2.212mm
5 megapixels
Main camera resolution4128x3096 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/1.9 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal length28mm lens33mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature 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 sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)feature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, Deep Blue, Red, Coral Orange
- 19.5:9 display ratio HD+
- One UI
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplySamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh8820 mAh
Charger, watts15W Fast battery charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1560 minutes | 26 hours | 1.1 days600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy A20 (SM-A205U)Apple iPad Air (4G 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.09W/kg (head) | 1.37W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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