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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)07Points
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 Air 2 (4G 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Triple

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)

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)7 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)20 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
+2GHz 64bit Quad-Core64%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5GHz 64bit Triple-Core
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+345 grams (12.08 ounces)29%
Lighter
vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
+(front) 2MP56%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 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
vs4.0 + A2DP
32GB (21GB available)vs+64GB (54GB available)157%
More internal storage for applications and files
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)31%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass front, aluminum backvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
800x1280 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
189 PPIvs+264 PPI40%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
8"vs+9.7"21%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
Not supportedvs+4G LTEAdvantage
The 4G LTE network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(4G LTE) 100 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
5100 mAhvs+7340 mAh44%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

18 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
60Hz
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+11 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

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOiPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date7/5/201910/24/2014, Announced: 10/16/2014
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 8.0
Firmware updateAndroid 11iPadOS 13
User InterfaceOne UI Core 1.1 / 2.5 / 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Triple-Core, 1 processor:
1.5GHz Triple-Core Typhoon
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504PowerVR GX6450 Rogue (8-core)
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 35288 (v8)Basemark X: 29753

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (54GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels1536x2048 pixels (4:3)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz
Display featuresNot supportedNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered100/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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

📷 Camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video and HDR photo on front camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound with dual speakersSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
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, eAAC+

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Barometer
Compass
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered10 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- Kids Home
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.33W/kg (body)feature not registered
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