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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290) vs Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)09Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

5mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Penta

6700
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)

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)9 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)vsMi Pad 7.9 (16GB)10 Advantages Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core19%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.2Ghz 32bit Penta-Core
+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
+345 grams (12.08 ounces)4%
Lighter
vs360 grams (12.6 ounces)
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)6%
Thinner
vs8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
+8"1%
Larger screen
vs7.9"
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
+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
TFT LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
800x1280 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels2 times
Higher resolution screen
189 PPIvs+324 PPI71%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
(front) 2MPvs+(front) 5MP162%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) HD (1280x720)vs+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Not supportedvs+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
5100 mAhvs+6700 mAh31%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Gorilla Glass 3Advantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

17 Common items in both devices
2GB LPDDR3
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
+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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTOTablet Xiaomi Pad 7.9
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungXiaomi
Release dateJuly, 2019June, 2014
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.5 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)135.4 x 202 millimeters (5.33 x 7.95 in)
Weight345 grams (12.08 ounces)360 grams (12.6 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 4.4.4 KitKat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra K1 Logan (28nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A532.2Ghz Penta-Core ARM Cortex-A15 R3
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504NVIDIA GeForce Kepler MP192
RAM memory2GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~70.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 3
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
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)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.0 (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 supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels2592x1944 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
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)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
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+
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
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/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
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: Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink, White, Gray
- MIUI 5.0
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh6700 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Xiaomi Mi Pad 7.9 (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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