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Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 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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7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

Dual-core

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

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15Points Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200) Compare Apple iPad mini 3 X
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

Octa-core

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)

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 mini 3 (4G 16GB)} 11 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB) vs Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)} 15 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
+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
+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
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6350 mAh51%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
1.3GHz 64bit Dual-corevs+1.8GHz 64bit Octa-core (14nm)87%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (11GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)91%
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
341 grams (11.94 ounces)vs+321 grams (11.24 ounces)6%
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
802.11 a/b/g/n [wifi4]vs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5]Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] 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

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
ModeliPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Other model namesiPad Mini 3 A1601 (4G LTE)Galaxy 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 date10/16/20144/1/2019, 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)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)321 grams (11.24 ounces)
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

📲 Display

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
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
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

🤖 Operating System

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
System versioniOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 12Android 11
User Interfacefeature not registeredOne UI core 1.1

⚙️ Processor

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Chipset64bit: Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)64bit: Samsung Exynos 7904 (14nm)
CPUDual-core, 1 processor:
2x 1.3GHz Cyclone (Dual-core)
Octa-core, 2 processors:
2x 1.8GHz ARM Cortex-A73 (Dual-core)
6x 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (Hexa-core)
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4ARM Mali-G71 MP2 (770MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
RAM memory1GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage16GB (11GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📶 Mobile networks

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Not supported
Maximum Download / Upload100/50 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bands Expand band details Collapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTENot supported
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
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 length32mm 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

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)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 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

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
LoudspeakerSupportedfeature not registered
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, MOVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4AMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
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 [wifi4] (2.4GHz, 5GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac [wifi5] (2.4GHz, 5GHz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported

🔋 Battery

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, wattsWired chargingWired charging
Inductive / wireless chargingfeature not registeredNot supported
Talk time autonomy10 hoursfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
Call controlVoice recorderNot supported
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedfeature not registered
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennafeature not registered
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous• Colors: Black on gray, White on silver, Gold
• Apple SIM only USA and UK
• Oleophobic coating on Retina display
• Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
• Aluminium body
• FaceTime
• Siri natural language
• iCloud cloud service
• Twitter and Facebook
• Lightning connector port
• OpenGL ES 3.0
• Colors: Black, Gray
• S Pen (Stylus Pen)
• Blue light filter

☢️ Radiation rate

iPad mini 3 (4G 16GB)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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