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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)19Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) X
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
7"
TFT

600x1024

3.1
MP

1.3mp

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Dual

4000
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)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsGalaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
+2GHz 64bit Quad-Core83%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.7GHz 32bit Dual-Core
+2GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1.5GB LPDDR2
+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)24%
Thinner
vs9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
+Plastic body, glass front, aluminum backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+800x1280 pixels67%
Higher resolution screen
vs600x1024 pixels
+189 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs170 PPI
+8"14%
Larger screen
vs7"
+(back) 8MP154%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 3.1MP
+AutofocusAdvantage
Best autofocus type for taking pictures
vsNot supported
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 2MP46%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.3MP
+Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsHD (1280x720)
+(front) HD (1280x720)2 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) VGA (640x480)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
+5100 mAh28%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4000 mAh
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
345 grams (12.08 ounces)vs+306 grams (10.71 ounces)13%
Lighter
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+Proximity sensorAdvantage
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.

14 Common items in both devices
TFT LCD
16 million
Only digital zoom
EIS: Digital stabilization
Capacitive
Multitouch
3.5mm jack
+7 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)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOGalaxy Tab 3 SM-T217S (Sprint)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
USA
USA
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date7/5/201910/1/2013
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)9.9 millimeters (0.39 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)111.1 x 188 millimeters (4.37 x 7.4 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)306 grams (10.71 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 4.4.2 KitKat
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8930AB (28nm)
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait 300
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504Qualcomm Adreno 305
Performance (benchmark)AnTuTu: 35288 (v8)feature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31.5GB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LCD
Screen size8" inches7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~66% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels600x1024 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI170 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered100/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedCDMA 800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE 1900
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedCDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, 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)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels3.1 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsHD (1280x720) 30 fps
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 stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection
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)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)VGA (640x480)
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)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh4000 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered7 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingfeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
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: Midnight Black
- Samsung TouchWiz UX UI
- Quickoffice HD
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 4G (SM-T217S)
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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