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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablets, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 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
04PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) X
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
10.1"
TFT

1280x800

3.1
MP

1.3mp

1.5GB
RAM

32bit Quad

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)vsGalaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
+2GHz 64bit Quad-Core102%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.2GHz 32bit Quad-Core
+2GB LPDDR333%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1.5GB
+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
+345 grams (12.08 ounces)41%
Lighter
vs487 grams (17.05 ounces)
+189 PPI27%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs149 PPI
+(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)167%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) VGA (720x480)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
8"vs+10.1"26%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+3G+ HSPA+Advantage
The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster
(Not supported) vs+(3G+ HSPA+) 21 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
5100 mAhvs+6800 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use

16 Common items in both devices
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
TFT LCD
16 million
800x1280 pixels
Only digital zoom
Capacitive
Multitouch
+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)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOSamsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 SM-T531, Samsung SM-T531
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release date7/5/20196/1/2014
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)176.4 x 243.4 millimeters (6.94 x 9.58 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)487 grams (17.05 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 (SDM429) (12nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8226
CPUQuad-Core, 1 processor:
2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Quad-Core, 1 processor:
1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
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 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31.5GB
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 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT LCD
Screen size8" inches10.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~68.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels1280x800 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI149 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 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered21/5.76 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
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 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
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 stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile 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 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels1.3 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels1280x1024 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)VGA (720x480)
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 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
Loudspeakerfeature not registeredSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
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)
WiFi Direct, hotspot
DLNANot supportedNot supported
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)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
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)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice 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 supportedWireless external keyboard
Miscellaneous- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- Colors: White, Black
- Samsung TouchWiz UX UI

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (3G SM-T531)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered1.58W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.33W/kg (body)0.941W/kg (body)
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