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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Apple iPad 2 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad 2 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)17Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
9.7"
IPS

768x1024

0.7
MP

0.3mp

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

6930
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

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 A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)17 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsiPad 2 (3G 32GB)9 Advantages Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core2 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+2GB LPDDR33 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs512MB LPDDR2
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+345 grams (12.08 ounces)78%
Lighter
vs613 grams (21.46 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)10%
Thinner
vs8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+800x1280 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
vs768x1024 pixels
+189 PPI43%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs132 PPI
+(back) 8MP11 times
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 0.7MP
+AutofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
vsNot supported
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 2MP5 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 0.3MP
+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) VGA (640x480)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs2.1 + A2DP
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
32GB (21GB available)vs+32GB (27GB available)29%
More internal storage for applications and files
TFT LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
8"vs+9.7"21%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+3G HSUPAAdvantage
The 3G HSUPA network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(3G HSUPA) 14.4 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
5100 mAhvs+6930 mAh36%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

12 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
+5 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 A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOiPad 2 A1396 (Wi-Fi + 3G)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateJuly, 2019March, 2011
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)185.7 x 241.2 millimeters (7.31 x 9.5 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)613 grams (21.46 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 4.0
Firmware updateAndroid 10iOS 9.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)32bit - Apple A5 APL0498 (45nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504PowerVR SGX543MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR3512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (27GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~65.1% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels768x1024 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI132 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered14.4/2 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G
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 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels0.7 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels960x720 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 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
AutofocusAutofocusNot supported
Touch focusSupportedNot supported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels0.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels640x480 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)VGA (640x480)
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 A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP2.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, White
- Oleophobic coating
- iCloud service
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh6930 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered540 minutes | 9 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registered43200 minutes | 720 hours | 30 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad 2 (3G 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.33W/kg (body)1.19W/kg (body)
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