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Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

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

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Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

0.3mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

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11PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Compare Apple iPad 3 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)

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iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)13 Advantages Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
+32GB (27GB available)29%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+264 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs189 PPI
+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
+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+11560 mAh127%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs5100 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+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
662 grams (23.17 ounces)vs+345 grams (12.08 ounces)92%
Lighter
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)18%
Thinner
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 0.3MPvs+(front) 2MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
2100000 apps (App Store)vs+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

16 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+9 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 featuresApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
ModeliPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Other model namesVerizon iPad 3 A1403 (4G + CDMA)Galaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTO
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateMarch, 2012July, 2019
Depth9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)
Weight662 grams (23.17 ounces)345 grams (12.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennafeature not registered
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Operating systemiOS 5.1.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 9.0Android 10
HardwareApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5X APL5498 (45nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A92Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543MP4Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size9.7" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 13)Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedfeature not registered
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
CameraApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
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 supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.4 (aperture)feature not registered
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
2ª cameraApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Front camera (secondary)0.3 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution640x480 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
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
ConnectivityApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
USBUSB 2.0 proprietary connectorMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- WiFi hotspot
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity11560 mAh5100 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy540 minutes | 9 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standby43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad 3 (CDMA 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.33W/kg (body)
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