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

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

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Compare Apple iPad XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)14Points
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 (WiFi 64GB)
9.7"
IPS

768x1024

N/A
MP

256MB
RAM

32bit Single

6800
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)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsiPad (WiFi 64GB)6 Advantages Apple iPad (WiFi 64GB)
+2GHz 64bit Quad-Core3 times
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1GHz 32bit Single-Core
+2GB LPDDR37 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs256MB LPDDR
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+345 grams (12.08 ounces)97%
Lighter
vs680 grams (23.8 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)67%
Thinner
vs13.4 millimeters (0.53 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) 8MPAdvantage
With a camera you can take pictures anywhere
vsNot supported
+Full HD (1920x1080)Advantage
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsNot supported
+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
vs2.1 + A2DP
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
32GB (21GB available)vs+64GB (60GB available)186%
More internal storage for applications and files
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
8"vs+9.7"21%
Larger screen
5100 mAhvs+6800 mAh33%
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

9 Common items in both devices
16 million
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
+2 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (WiFi 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)iPad (WiFi 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOApple iPad 1 A1219 (WiFi)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date7/5/20193/1/2010
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)13.4 millimeters (0.53 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)189.7 x 242.8 millimeters (7.47 x 9.56 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)680 grams (23.8 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 (WiFi 64GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 4.0
Firmware updateAndroid 11iOS 5.1.1
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (WiFi 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)32bit - Samsung-Intrinsity Apple A4 (45nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Single-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A8
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504PowerVR SGX535
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 35288 (v8)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (WiFi 64GB)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR3256MB LPDDR
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (60GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (WiFi 64GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.3% (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 networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (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 (WiFi 64GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixelsNot supported
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsNot supported
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 stabilizationNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomNot supported
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (WiFi 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixelsNot supported
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixelsNot supported
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Not supported
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 (WiFi 64GB)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedfeature not registered
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (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 + A2DP2.1 + 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 (WiFi 64GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Apple iPad (WiFi 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh6800 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 (WiFi 64GB)
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
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: Silver
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Digital compass
- iCloud service

☢️ Radiation rate

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