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Apple iPad mini (4G 32GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

Side by side comparison between Apple iPad mini 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 (4G 32GB)
7.9"
IPS

768x1024

5
MP

1.2mp

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

4440
mAh

(Non removable)

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12PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Compare Apple iPad mini 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 mini (4G 32GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad mini (4G 32GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
+32GB (27GB available)29%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs32GB (21GB available)
+312 grams (10.92 ounces)11%
Lighter
vs345 grams (12.08 ounces)
+7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)11%
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
+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
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
1Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
512MB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR33 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
768x1024 pixelsvs+800x1280 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
162 PPIvs+189 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
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
4440 mAhvs+5100 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware 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

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

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Physical featuresApple iPad mini (4G 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
ModeliPad mini (4G 32GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Other model namesiPad mini A1454 (4G LTE), iPad mini A1455 (CDMA)Galaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTO
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandAppleSamsung
Release dateNovember, 2012July, 2019
Depth7.2 millimeters (0.28 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)
Weight312 grams (10.92 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 (4G 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Operating systemiOS 6.0Android 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateiOS 9.0Android 10
HardwareApple iPad mini (4G 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Chipset32bit - Apple A5 APL2498 (45nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processor1Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A92Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerPowerVR SGX543 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory512MB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (27GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageNot supportedUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplayApple iPad mini (4G 32GB)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 resolution768x1024 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)162 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksApple iPad mini (4G 32GB)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 networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900, A1455: CDMA 800/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 3G networkA1454 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

A1455 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3

A1454 version:
LTE (Bands 4, 17)

A1455 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, 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 (4G 32GB)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 (4G 32GB)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 mini (4G 32GB)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 (4G 32GB)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 mini (4G 32GB)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
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsApple iPad mini (4G 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertNot supportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Black on slate, White on silver
- Oleophobic coating
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyApple iPad mini (4G 32GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4440 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 (4G 32GB)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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