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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205) vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019) vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet XSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)13Points
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 Z2 Tablet (3G)
10.1"
IPS

1200x1920

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Quad

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)13 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)vsXperia Z2 Tablet (3G)10 Advantages Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
+1.8Ghz 64bit Octa-Core6%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs2.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core
+3GB LPDDR4XAdvantage
This RAM type is better and more efficient.
vs3GB LPDDR3
+32GB (21GB available)110%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs16GB (10GB available)
+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC7 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsUntil 64GB microSD, microSDXC
+325 grams (11.38 ounces)35%
Lighter
vs439 grams (15.37 ounces)
+283 PPI26%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs224 PPI
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+(front) 5MP137%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2.1MP
+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
vsAndroid 4.4.4 KitKat
+4G+ LTE-AAdvantage
The 4G+ LTE-A network is newer and faster
vs3G+ HSPA+
+(4G+ LTE-A) 600 Mbps13 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
vs(3G+ HSPA+) 42 Mbps
+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
8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)vs+6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)39%
Thinner
8"vs+10.1"26%
Larger screen
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+FM (RDS)Advantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
Not supportedvs+Scratch-resistant glassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Not supportedvs+Waterproof (IP?)Advantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

22 Common items in both devices
TFT IPS LCD
16 million
1200x1920 pixels
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera / HDR photo/video only main camera
+15 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-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
ModelGalaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
Other model namesGalaxy Tab A8" S Pen 4G LTE (SM-P205), Galaxy Tab A Plus 8"Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet HSPA+ SGP541, Sony Castor
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
feature not registered
BrandSamsungSony
Release dateApril, 2019March, 2014
Depth8.9 millimeters (0.35 inches)6.4 millimeters (0.25 inches)
Size (width x height)122.4 x 201.5 millimeters (4.82 x 7.93 in)172 x 266 millimeters (6.77 x 10.47 in)
Weight325 grams (11.38 ounces)439 grams (15.37 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedWireless external keyboard
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontfeature not registered
Protection against water and othersNot supportedWaterproof (IP?)
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 4.4.2 KitKat
Firmware updateAndroid 10Android 4.4.4 KitKat
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
Chipset64bit - Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 (14nm)32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.8Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A73
1.6Ghz Hexa-Core ARM Cortex-A53
2.3Ghz Quad-Core Krait 400
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G71 MP2Qualcomm Adreno 330
RAM memory3GB LPDDR4X3GB LPDDR3
Internal storage32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
16GB (10GB available)
External storageUntil 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 64GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDTFT IPS LCD
Screen size8" inches10.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~75.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~64.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1200x1920 pixels (16:10)1200x1920 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)283 PPI224 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedScratch-resistant glass
Display features60Hzfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload600/150 Mbps42/5.76 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 850/900/1700/1900/2100
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
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
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 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
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 stabilizationfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo/video only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
Front camera (secondary)5 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Front camera resolution2560x1920 pixels1920x1080 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)Full HD (1920x1080)
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
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
RadioNot supportedFM (RDS)
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMV, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoMicroUSB 2.0
TV outputNot supportedMicro-B USB MHL-3
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 supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portNot supportedSupported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Hall effect
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Other features- Colors: Black, Gray
- One UI core 1.1
- S Pen (Stylus Pen)
- Blue light filter
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black
- Exmor RS on back camera
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- Sony TRILUMINOS
- Sony ClearAudio+
- S-Force front Surround 3D
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
- Miracast
- ANT+ support
- DUALSHOCK®3 PlayStation 3 support
- IP58 certified: dust proof and water resistant over 1m and 30min
- Java framework
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4200 mAh6000 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomyfeature not registered780 minutes | 13 hours | 0.5 day
Standbyfeature not registered85200 minutes | 1420 hours | 59.2 days
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 S Pen (2019, SM-P205)Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet (3G)
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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