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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205) vs Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)

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

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Compare Sony Xperia Tablet S XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)19Points
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
Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
9.4"
LED

800x1280

8
MP

1mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Penta

6000
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)19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)vsXperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)9 Advantages Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
+1.8GHz 64bit Octa-Core170%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3GHz 32bit Penta-Core
+3GB LPDDR4X2 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR2
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC15 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 32GB SD Card Standard
+325 grams (11.38 ounces)80%
Lighter
vs585 grams (20.48 ounces)
+TFT IPS LCDAdvantage
TFT IPS LCD display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit LCD
+1200x1920 pixels125%
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+283 PPI76%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs161 PPI
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+HDR photo only main cameraAdvantage
The HDR technology produced photos with more detail in dark areas
vsNot supported
+(front) 5MP4 times
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 1MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps28 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps
+Vibrating alertAdvantage
The vibration of the device aids in the use of several features
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 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
+5.0 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.0 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs3.0 + A2DP
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0
+HTML, XHTML, HTML5Advantage
Better sites viewing on the internet
vsHTML, XHTML
32GB (21GB available)vs+64GB (60GB available)186%
More internal storage for applications and files
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)1%
Thinner
8"vs+9.4"18%
Larger screen
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+6000 mAh43%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

18 Common items in both devices
Plastic body, glass front
60Hz
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
EIS: Digital stabilization
+11 specs and more in the table below

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📱 Model features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"Sony Xperia Tablet S (SGPT131)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Europe)CanadaUSA
(Europe), Canada, USA
BrandSamsungSony
Release date4/1/2019, Announced: 3/4/201910/1/2012, Announced: 9/1/2012
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)8.8 millimeters (0.35 inches)
Size (width x height)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)174.4 x 239.8 millimeters (6.87 x 9.44 in)
Weight325 grams (11.38 ounces)585 grams (20.48 ounces)
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)

🤖 Operating System

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
System versionAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS
Firmware updateAndroid 11Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 (T30L) (40nm)
CPUOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8GHz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6GHz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
Penta-Core, 2 processors:
1.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
500MHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2NVIDIA GeForce ULP MP12 (416MHz)
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredAnTuTu: 11457 (v2)

💽 Memory and storage

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X1GB LPDDR2
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
64GB (60GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 32GB SD Card Standard
(dedicated slot)

📲 Display

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT LED-Backlit LCD
Screen size8" inches9.4" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~61.3% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels (16:10)800x1280 pixels (16:10)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)283 PPI161 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display features60Hz60Hz

📶 Mobile networks

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps21/5.76 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G
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 850/900/1900/2100
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-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
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)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
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)feature not registered
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 supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1296x808 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)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.264, H.263, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC

🔌 Connectivity

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE3.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
WiFi Direct, hotspot
802.11 b/g/n (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedSupported

🧭 Sensors

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
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)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
Battery typeLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered12 hours
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered

➕ Other features

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice recorder
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedDock with QWERTY keyboard
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- Colors: Black on silver
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
- Oleophobic coating
- WiFi hotspot
- Java framework

☢️ Radiation rate

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Tablet S (3G 64GB)
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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