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Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 2 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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6400
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
18PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Compare Apple iPad mini 2 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)

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iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
+64GB (58GB available)176%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)19%
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
+324 PPI14%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs283 PPI
+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
+6400 mAh52%
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
1.3GHz 64bit Dual-Corevs+1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core87%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
331 grams (11.59 ounces)vs+325 grams (11.38 ounces)2%
Lighter
7.9"vs+8"1%
Larger screen
(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) 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
2300000 apps (App Store)vs+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
Not supportedvs+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
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
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.

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+8 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
ModeliPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Other model namesiPad mini 2 A1489 (WiFi)Galaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release date11/12/20134/1/2019, Announced: 3/4/2019
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)
Weight331 grams (11.59 ounces)325 grams (11.38 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
System versioniOS 7.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 12Android 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL0698 (28nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPUDual-Core, 1 processor:
1.3GHz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4ARM Mali-G71 MP2
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage64GB (58GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size7.9" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (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)324 PPI283 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered600/150 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 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 networkNot supportedGPRS, 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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)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 length33mm lensfeature 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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
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 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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)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
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)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 capacity6400 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy10 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black on slate, White on silver
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter

☢️ Radiation rate

Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)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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