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

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Apple iPad mini tablets, differences, pros, cons with 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 (WiFi 64GB)
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 (WiFi 64GB)9 Advantages Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
+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
+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
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 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
+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 (59GB available)181%
More internal storage for applications and files
345 grams (12.08 ounces)vs+308 grams (10.78 ounces)12%
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+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.

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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOiPad Mini 1 A1432 (Wi-Fi)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateJuly, 2019November, 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)308 grams (10.78 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 6.0
Firmware updateAndroid 10iOS 9.0
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)32bit - Apple A5 APL2498 (45nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504PowerVR SGX543 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR3512MB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (59GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (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 pixels768x1024 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI162 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (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 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
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+
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
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 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
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 on slate, White on silver
- Oleophobic coating
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (WiFi 64GB)
BatteryLiPo: 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 registered600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad mini (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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