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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200) vs Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad Air 2 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)13Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)
8"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

5mp

3GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
9.7"
IPS

1536x2048

8
MP

1.2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit 3s

7340
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)

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 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)vsiPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)18 Advantages Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
+1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core64%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.5Ghz 64bit 3-Cores
+3GB LPDDR4X50%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+321 grams (11.24 ounces)38%
Lighter
vs444 grams (15.54 ounces)
+283 PPI7%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs264 PPI
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+f/2.0 (aperture)20%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
vsf/2.4 (aperture)
+(front) 5MP3 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1.2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs4.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsMicroUSB 2.0
32GB (21GB available)vs+128GB (117GB available)5 times
More internal storage for applications and files
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)46%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum body, glass frontAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
1200x1920 pixelsvs+1536x2048 pixels37%
Higher resolution screen
8"vs+9.7"21%
Larger screen
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
HDR photo only main cameravs+HDR photo/video and HDR photo on front cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
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+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
4200 mAhvs+7340 mAh75%
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
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

16 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+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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Physical featuresSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen WiFi (SM-P200), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"iPad Air 2 A1567 Cellular (4G LTE), iPad 6
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateApril, 2019October, 2014
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches)
Size (width x height)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)169.5 x 240 millimeters (6.67 x 9.45 in)
Weight321 grams (11.24 ounces)444 grams (15.54 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Antennafeature not registeredInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 8.0
Firmware updatefeature not registerediPadOS 13
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - Apple A8X (20nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
1.5Ghz 3-Cores Apple Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2PowerVR GXA6850 MP8
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X2GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
128GB (117GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches9.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.6% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels (16:10)1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)283 PPI264 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hz, HDR8feature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered100/50 Mbps
Network technologyfeature not registered2G, 3G, 4G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkNot supportedCDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkNot supportedCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedLTE Cat4 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedGPRS, 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 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredSupported
Video callingfeature not registeredSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fpsFull HD (1920x1080) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
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/video and HDR photo on front camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.2 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered31mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
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+
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
- Retina display
- Oleophobic coating
- AirDrop file sharing
- iCloud service
- iCloud Keychain
- FaceTime HD
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh7340 mAh
Charger, watts• 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 S Pen (2019, SM-P200)Apple iPad Air 2 (4G 128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.4W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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