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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB) vs Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Apple iPad mini 3 tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPad mini 3 XSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)16Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)
8.4"
AMOLED

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
04PointsApple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 X
Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
7.9"
IPS

1536x2048

5
MP

1.2mp

1GB
RAM

64bit Dual

6350
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)

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 S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)16 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)vsiPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)4 Advantages Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
+1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Core41%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs1.3Ghz 64bit Dual-Core
+3GB LPDDR32 times
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs1GB LPDDR3
+Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+298 grams (10.43 ounces)14%
Lighter
vs341 grams (11.94 ounces)
+6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)14%
Thinner
vs7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
+1600x2560 pixels30%
Higher resolution screen
vs1536x2048 pixels
+359 PPI11%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs324 PPI
+8.4"6%
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
+(front) 2.1MP69%
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
+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)Advantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) is newer and faster
vs802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
16GB (11.49GB available)vs+64GB (56GB available)4 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
4900 mAhvs+6350 mAh30%
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

23 Common items in both devices
16 million
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
Full HD (1920x1080)
4G LTE
100 Mbps
+16 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 S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
ModelGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
Other model namesTablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE SM-T705M, Samsung KlimtVerizon iPad Mini 3 A1600 (4G LTE + CDMA)
Country or region availablefeature not registeredUSA
USA
BrandSamsungApple
Release dateJuly, 2014October, 2014
Depth6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)7.5 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)134.7 x 200 millimeters (5.3 x 7.87 in)
Weight298 grams (10.43 ounces)341 grams (11.94 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsfeature not registeredAluminum body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatiOS 8.0
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowiOS 12
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)64bit - Apple A7 APL5698 (28nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
1.3Ghz Dual-Core Cyclone
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6PowerVR G6430 MP4
RAM memory3GB LPDDR31GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11.49GB available)64GB (56GB available)
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LED-Backlit IPS LCD
Screen size8.4" inches7.9" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~71.7% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1600x2560 pixels1536x2048 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)359 PPI324 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload100/50 Mbps100/50 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 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat3 800/900/1800/2600 (Bands 3,7,8,20)LTE Cat3 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTEGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
CallingSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
MessagingSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice recorder
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
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 aperturefeature not registeredf/2.4 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered32mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredEIS: 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
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels1.2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1280x960 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)HD (1280x720)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.264, H.263, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC, M4A
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLProprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.0 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor (front-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black on gray, White on silver, Gold
- Apple SIM only USA and UK
- Oleophobic coating on Retina display
- Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)
- Aluminium body
- FaceTime
- Siri natural language
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter and Facebook
- Lightning connector port
- OpenGL ES 3.0
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4900 mAh6350 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging Standard charging
Talk time autonomy1740 minutes | 29 hours | 1.2 days600 minutes | 10 hours | 0.4 day
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (4G SM-T705 16GB)Apple iPad mini 3 (CDMA 64GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)0.63W/kg (head) | 1.56W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.26W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)feature not registered
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