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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205) vs Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)

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

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Compare Apple iPad mini 2 XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)18Points
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)

vs
Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
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 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 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)18 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)vsiPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)11 Advantages Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
+1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core87%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3GHz 64bit Dual-Core
+3GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+325 grams (11.38 ounces)2%
Lighter
vs331 grams (11.59 ounces)
+8"1%
Larger screen
vs7.9"
+(back) 8MP59%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 5MP
+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)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vsNot supported
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 MbpsAdvantage
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(Not supported)
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
vsNot supported
+A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouAdvantage
It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device
vsNot supported
+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
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
+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.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
32GB (21GB available)vs+32GB (26GB available)24%
More internal storage for applications and files
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)19%
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
283 PPIvs+324 PPI14%
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
4200 mAhvs+6400 mAh52%
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

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
Capacitive
+8 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"iPad mini 2 A1489 (WiFi)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungApple
Release date4/1/2019, Announced: 3/4/201911/12/2013
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight325 grams (11.38 ounces)331 grams (11.59 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieiOS 7.0
Firmware updateAndroid 11iOS 12
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL0698 (28nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Dual-Core, 1 processor:
1.3GHz Dual-Core Cyclone ARM v8
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2PowerVR G6430 MP4
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X1GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
32GB (26GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels (16:10)1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)283 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hzfeature not registered

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Not supported
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbpsfeature not registered
Network technology2G, 3G, 4Gfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat12/13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
Not supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-ANot supported
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 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
Back camera (main camera)8 megapixels5 megapixels
Main camera resolution3264x2448 pixels2592x1944 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 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
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
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)feature 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 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedfeature not registered
Active noise cancellationNot supported2 microphones or more
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

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Gyroscope
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported

🔋 Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh6400 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered10 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsNot supported
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- 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

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Apple iPad mini 2 (WiFi 32GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.02W/kg (head), 1.35W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.683W/kg (head), 1.501W/kg (body)feature not registered
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