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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019) tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
14PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Compare Apple iPad Air 2 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)

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iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)16 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
+64GB (54GB available)157%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)46%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+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
+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsHDR photo only main camera
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+7340 mAh75%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
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
1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Coresvs+1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core72%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
437 grams (15.3 ounces)vs+321 grams (11.24 ounces)36%
Lighter
264 PPIvs+283 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
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) 1.2MPvs+(front) 5MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
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
Not supportedvs+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
4.0 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0vs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+8 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 Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
ModeliPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Other model namesiPad Air 2 A1566 (WiFi), iPad 6Galaxy Tab A8" S Pen WiFi (SM-P200), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014April, 2019
Depth6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)
Weight437 grams (15.3 ounces)321 grams (11.24 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennafeature not registered
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiPadOS 13Android 10
HardwareApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Chipset64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPU processor1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple CycloneOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR GXA6850 MP8ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (54GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size9.7" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels1200x1920 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)264 PPI283 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassScratch-resistant glassNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
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 Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedfeature not registered
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 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 length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature 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/video and HDR photo on front cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Front camera (secondary)1.2 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x960 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length31mm lensfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
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 Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputProprietary TV-outNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity7340 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad Air 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.4W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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