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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205) vs Apple iPhone SE (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019) vs Apple iPhone SE devices, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone SE XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)14Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
4"
IPS

640x1136

12
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Dual

1642
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better device? Apple iPhone SE (16GB)

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 Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)vsiPhone SE (16GB)18 Advantages Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
+1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core32%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.84GHz 64bit Dual-Core
+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR4
+32GB (21GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+1200x1920 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs640x1136 pixels
+8"100%
Larger screen
vs4"
+f/2.0 (aperture)10%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.2 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP3 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)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 150 Mbps
+4200 mAh156%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1642 mAh
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.2 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
eMMC 5.1vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
325 grams (11.38 ounces)vs+113 grams (3.96 ounces)188%
Lighter
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)17%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
283 PPIvs+326 PPI15%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 8MPvs+(back) 12MP50%
Higher resolution main camera
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 4Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

19 Common items in both devices
60Hz
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
4G+ LTE-A / 4G LTE
Capacitive
+12 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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)iPhone SE (16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"iPhone SE A1662, iPhone SE A1723, iPhone SE A1724
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date4/1/2019, Announced: 3/4/20193/31/2016, Announced: 3/21/2016
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)58.6 x 123.8 millimeters (2.31 x 4.87 in)
Weight325 grams (11.38 ounces)113 grams (3.96 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 9.0
Firmware updateAndroid 11iOS 15
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - Apple A9 (APL1022) (16nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.84GHz Dual-Core Twister
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2PowerVR GT7600 (6-core, 650MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredBasemark OS II: 2163 (2.0)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR4
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (10GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~60.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels (16:10)640x1136 pixels (16:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)283 PPI326 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 4
Display features60Hz60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps150/50 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 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000 (A1724)
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat4
A1662 model:
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 29)
A1723/A1724 model:
LTE Cat4 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28)
TD‑LTE (38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, 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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels12 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 30 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered29mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.22µm pixel
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 only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.264, H.265, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedSupported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh1642 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered14 hours
Standbyfeature not registered240 hours (10 days)

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold
- Oleophobic coating
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Simultaneous HD video and image recording
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud cloud service
- NFC for Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPhone SE (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.02W/kg (head), 1.35W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.683W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)feature not registered
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