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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad mini XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)13Points
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 (4G 16GB)
7.9"
IPS

768x1024

5
MP

1.2mp

512MB
RAM

32bit Dual

4440
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)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsiPad mini (4G 16GB)10 Advantages Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)
+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
+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+800x1280 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
vs768x1024 pixels
+189 PPI17%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs162 PPI
+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)
+5100 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4440 mAh
+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
345 grams (12.08 ounces)vs+312 grams (10.92 ounces)11%
Lighter
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.2 millimeters (0.28 inches)11%
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
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
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+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.

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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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)iPad mini (4G 16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOiPad mini A1454 (4G LTE), iPad mini A1455 (CDMA)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date7/5/201911/2/2012
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.2 millimeters (0.28 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)312 grams (10.92 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 (4G 16GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 6.0
Firmware updateAndroid 11iOS 9.0
User InterfaceOne UI Core 1.1 / 2.5 / 3.1feature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)32bit - Apple A5 APL2498 (45nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504PowerVR SGX543 MP2
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 35288 (v8)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR3512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)
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 pixels768x1024 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI162 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Refresh rate60Hzfeature not registered
Display featuresNot supportedfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)
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 supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900, A1455: CDMA 800/1900/2100
Primary 3G networkNot supportedA1454 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
A1455 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat3
A1454 version:
LTE (Bands 4, 17)
A1455 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 13)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, 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 mini (4G 16GB)
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 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 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 (4G 16GB)
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 (4G 16GB)
LoudspeakerMono sound with dual speakersSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
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 mini (4G 16GB)
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 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 mini (4G 16GB)
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 (4G 16GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh4440 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 (4G 16GB)
Call controlNot supportedVoice recorder
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: Black on slate, White on silver
- Oleophobic coating
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (4G 16GB)
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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