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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

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

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019) XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)04Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
12PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)

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)4 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)12 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core10%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
+8 millimeters (0.31 inches)11%
Thinner
vs8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
+Plastic body, glass front, aluminum backAdvantage
More resistant material
vsPlastic body, glass front
+5100 mAh21%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4200 mAh
2GB LPDDR3vs+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
347 grams (12.15 ounces)vs+325 grams (11.38 ounces)7%
Lighter
TFT LCDvs+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
800x1280 pixelsvs+1200x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
189 PPIvs+283 PPI50%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Not supportedvs+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
(front) 2MPvs+(front) 5MP156%
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
(4G LTE) 150 Mbpsvs+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps3 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
4.2 + A2DPvs+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Govs+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.

26 Common items in both devices
32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
60Hz
16 million
8"
(back) 8MP
+19 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" 4G LTE SM-T295NZKMZTOGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJuly, 2019April, 2019
Depth8 millimeters (0.31 inches)8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)
Weight347 grams (12.15 ounces)325 grams (11.38 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass front, aluminum backPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)
CPU processor2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53Octa-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 504ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM memory2GB LPDDR33GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Display typeTFT LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~71% (screen-to-body ratio)~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution800x1280 pixels1200x1920 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)189 PPI283 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload150/50 Mbps600/150 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
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 40, 41)
LTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
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)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
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 supportedLED flash
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-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Front camera (secondary)2 megapixels5 megapixels
Front camera resolution1600x1200 pixels2560x1920 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280x720)Full HD (1920x1080)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.2 (aperture)
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)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.2 + A2DP5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Other features- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity5100 mAh4200 mAh
Charger, watts7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T295)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.53W/kg (head) | 0.75W/kg (body)1.02W/kg (head) | 1.35W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.75W/kg (head) | 1.19W/kg (body)0.683W/kg (head) | 1.501W/kg (body)
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