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Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 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 mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
09PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Compare Apple iPad mini 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 mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)

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iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)15 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
+64GB (56GB available)167%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+341 grams (11.94 ounces)1%
Lighter
vs345 grams (12.08 ounces)
+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
+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
+324 PPI71%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs189 PPI
+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
+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+6350 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs5100 mAh
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core101%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1GB LPDDR3vs+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
7.9"vs+8"1%
Larger screen
(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
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

17 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)
+10 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
ModeliPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Other model namesVerizon iPad Mini 3 A1600 (4G LTE + CDMA)Galaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTO
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateOctober, 2014July, 2019
Depth7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)
Weight341 grams (11.94 ounces)345 grams (12.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennafeature not registered
Build, materialsAluminum body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Operating systemiOS 8.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 12Android 10
HardwareApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Chipset64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processor1.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR G6430 MP4Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory1GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage64GB (56GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Display typeTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDTFT LCD
Screen size7.9" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1536x2048 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)324 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
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, 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)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 mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)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 mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)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 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
2ª cameraApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)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 mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
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
ConnectivityApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)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
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Active noise cancellationSupportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- 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: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6350 mAh5100 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)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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