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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295) vs Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) vs Apple iPad mini 2 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad mini 2 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)11Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)

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-T295)11 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)vsiPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core101%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+2GB LPDDR3100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+32GB (21GB available)75%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (12GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+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)
+(4G LTE) 150 Mbps50%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(4G LTE) 100 Mbps
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
347 grams (12.15 ounces)vs+341 grams (11.94 ounces)2%
Lighter
8 millimeters (0.31 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)7%
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
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)
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
5100 mAhvs+6400 mAh25%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality

20 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)
+13 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-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" 4G LTE SM-T295NZKMZTOiPad mini 2 A1491 (4G LTE), iPad mini 2 A1455/A1490 (CDMA)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateJuly, 2019November, 2013
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 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)
Weight347 grams (12.15 ounces)341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal 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-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 7.0
Firmware updateAndroid 10iOS 12
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL0698 (28nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A531.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504PowerVR G6430 MP4
RAM memory2GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (12GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
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 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps100/50 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900, A1490/A1455: CDMA 800/1900/2100
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100A1491 version:
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100

A1490/A1455 version:
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat3

A1490 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)

A1490/A1455 version:
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE
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-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
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 registered33mm lens
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-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
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-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
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+, M4A
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
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 supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
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 on Retina display
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh6400 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-T295)Apple iPad mini 2 (4G 16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.53W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.75W/kg (head) | 1.19W/kg (body)feature not registered
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