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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad mini 2 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)10Points
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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)

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Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)10 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsiPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)12 Advantages Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
+2GHz 64bit Quad-Core101%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3GHz 64bit Dual-Core
+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+8"1%
Larger screen
vs7.9"
+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+(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
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
32GB (21GB available)vs+64GB (58GB available)176%
More internal storage for applications and files
345 grams (12.08 ounces)vs+331 grams (11.59 ounces)4%
Lighter
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7%
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+324 PPI71%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
5100 mAhvs+6400 mAh25%
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

16 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)
+9 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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOiPad mini 2 A1489 (WiFi)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date7/5/201911/12/2013
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)331 grams (11.59 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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 7.0
Firmware updateAndroid 11iOS 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL0698 (28nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.3GHz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504PowerVR G6430 MP4
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 35288 (v8)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (58GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 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 registered33mm lens
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 sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 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 registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredfeature not registered
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+, M4A

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
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 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh6400 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 mini 2 (WiFi 64GB)
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- Colors: Black on slate, White on silver
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 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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