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Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019) tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

0.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Compare Apple iPad 3 X
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)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

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!

iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)9 Advantages Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT IPS LCD
+1536x2048 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
vs1200x1920 pixels
+9.7"21%
Larger screen
vs8"
+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+11560 mAh175%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
vsNot supported
1GHz 32bit Dual-Corevs+1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+3GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
662 grams (23.17 ounces)vs+325 grams (11.38 ounces)104%
Lighter
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)6%
Thinner
264 PPIvs+283 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/2.4 (aperture)vs+f/2.0 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 5MP15 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)6 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps5 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
USB 2.0 proprietary connectorvs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

18 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE / 4G+ LTE-A
+11 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

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
ModeliPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Other model namesVerizon iPad 3 A1403 (4G + CDMA)Galaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release date3/16/20124/1/2019, Announced: 3/4/2019
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)
Weight662 grams (23.17 ounces)325 grams (11.38 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
System versioniOS 5.1.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 9.0Android 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5X APL5498 (45nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP4ARM Mali-G71 MP2
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR23GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1200x1920 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI283 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps600/150 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 networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 13)LTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2592x1944 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
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 sensorSupportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNASupportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity11560 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy9 hoursfeature not registered
Standby720 hours (30 days)feature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice 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, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.02W/kg (head), 1.35W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.683W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)
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