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Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Apple iPad 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) tablets with full specifications. What's the best?

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Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

11560
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Compare Apple iPad 4 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? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

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iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
+TFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitAdvantage
This device has a TFT LCD IPS LED-Backlit screen, which are brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+264 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and video 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
+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
+Proprietary TV-outAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
vsNot supported
+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
1.4Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core123%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
16GB (11GB user free)vs+32GB (21GB user free)91%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
652 grams (22.82 ounces)vs+345 grams (12.08 ounces)89%
Lighter
9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)18%
Thinner
(back) 5MPvs+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
(front) 1.2MPvs+(front) 2MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
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
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
4.0 version A2DPvs+4.2 version A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 version 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)
(front) HD (1280x720)
+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 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
ModeliPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Other model namesiPad 4 A1458 (WiFi)Galaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTO
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateNovember, 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)
Weight652 grams (22.82 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 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Operating systemiOS 6.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 10feature not registered
HardwareApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Chipset32bit - Apple A6X APL5598 (32nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processor1.4Ghz Dual-Core Apple Swift2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX554 MP4Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory1GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11GB user free)32GB (21GB user free)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Display typeTFT LCD IPS LED-BacklitTFT LCD
Screen size9.7" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels800x1280 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Mobile networksApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedfeature not registered
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)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 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)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 4 (WiFi 16GB)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 4 (WiFi 16GB)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 version A2DP4.2 version A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Other features- Colors: Black, White
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- 16:10 display
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)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
Battery model / charger (watts)feature not registered5V/1.55A=7.75W
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standby43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad 4 (WiFi 16GB)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)