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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) XSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)04Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)
7"
TFT

600x1024

3.1
MP

1.3mp

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Dual

4000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
20PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
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-T295)

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!

Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
+306 grams (10.71 ounces)13%
Lighter
vs347 grams (12.15 ounces)
+Proximity sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+CompassAdvantage
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
1.7Ghz 32bit Dual-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core83%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.5GB LPDDR2vs+2GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
16GB (12GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)vs+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)24%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Plastic body, glass front, aluminum backAdvantage
More resistant material
600x1024 pixelsvs+800x1280 pixels67%
Higher resolution screen
170 PPIvs+189 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
7"vs+8"14%
Larger screen
(back) 3.1MPvs+(back) 8MP154%
Higher resolution main camera
Not supportedvs+AutofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
Not supportedvs+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
(front) 1.3MPvs+(front) 2MP46%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
HD (1280x720)vs+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) VGA (640x480)vs+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 4.4.2 KitKatvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
(4G LTE) 100 Mbpsvs+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
4000 mAhvs+5100 mAh28%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
HTML, XHTMLvs+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet

17 Common items in both devices
TFT LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
4G LTE
Capacitive
Multitouch
+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 featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
ModelGalaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab 3 SM-T217T (T-Mobile)Galaxy Tab A8" 4G LTE SM-T295NZKMZTO
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateDecember, 2013July, 2019
Depth9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)111.1 x 188 millimeters (4.37 x 7.4 in)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)
Weight306 grams (10.71 ounces)347 grams (12.15 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Operating systemAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930AB (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processor1.7Ghz Dual-Core Krait 3002Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 305Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory1.5GB LPDDR22GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (12GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LCD
Screen size7" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~66% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution600x1024 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)170 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps150/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE 700/850/1700/2100LTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Back camera (main camera)3.1 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution2048x1536 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280x720) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
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
AutofocusNot supportedAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Front camera (secondary)1.3 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280x1024 pixels1600x1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)VGA (640x480)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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth3.0 + 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 portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Midnight Black
- Samsung TouchWiz UX UI
- Quickoffice HD
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4000 mAh5100 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy420 minutes | 7 hours | 0.3 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217T)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.53W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.75W/kg (head) | 1.19W/kg (body)
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