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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)

Side by side comparison between Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) tablets, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) XSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)14Points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)
8.4"
AMOLED

1600x2560

8
MP

2.1mp

3GB
RAM

32bit Octa

4900
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
06PointsSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)Compare Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 X
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
8"
TFT

800x1280

8
MP

2mp

2GB
RAM

64bit Quad

5100
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better tablet? Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 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 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)14 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)vsGalaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)6 Advantages Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
+3GB LPDDR350%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs2GB LPDDR3
+294 grams (10.29 ounces)17%
Lighter
vs345 grams (12.08 ounces)
+6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)21%
Thinner
vs8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+1600x2560 pixels3 times
Higher resolution screen
vs800x1280 pixels
+359 PPI90%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs189 PPI
+8.4"5%
Larger screen
vs8"
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+(front) 2.1MP8%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
vs(front) 2MP
+(front) Full HD (1920x1080)125%
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
vs(front) HD (1280x720)
+CompassAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+Fingerprint sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
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) + MIMO
1.9Ghz 32bit Octa-Corevs+2Ghz 64bit Quad-Core36%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
16GB (11.49GB available)vs+32GB (21GB available)83%
More internal storage for applications and files
Until 128GB microSD, microSDXCvs+Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC3 times
More external storage for files using memory cards
Android 6.0 Marshmallowvs+Android 10Advantage
Android 10 is newer and safer
4900 mAhvs+5100 mAh4%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4.0 + A2DPvs+4.2 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 4.2 + A2DP is newer and faster

16 Common items in both devices
16 million
(back) 8MP
Only digital zoom
Autofocus
HDR photo only main camera
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 S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
ModelGalaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Other model namesTablet Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 SM-T700, Samsung KlimtGalaxy Tab A8" WiFi SM-T290NZKMZTO
Country or region availablefeature not registered(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSamsungSamsung
Release dateJuly, 2014July, 2019
Depth6.6 millimeters (0.26 inches)8 millimeters (0.31 inches)
Size (width x height)125.6 x 212.8 millimeters (4.94 x 8.38 in)124.4 x 210 millimeters (4.9 x 8.27 in)
Weight294 grams (10.29 ounces)345 grams (12.08 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennafeature not registered
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front, aluminum back
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
System (OS)Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 KitKatAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updateAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowAndroid 10
HardwareSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Chipset32bit - Samsung Exynos 5 Octa 5420 (28nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429 (12nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
1.9Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A15
1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
2Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-T628 MP6Qualcomm Adreno 504
RAM memory3GB LPDDR32GB LPDDR3
Internal storage16GB (11.49GB available)32GB (21GB available)
eMMC 5.1
External storageUntil 128GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 512GB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
DisplaySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Display typeSuper AMOLEDTFT LCD
Screen size8.4" inches8" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~76.5% (screen-to-body ratio)~71% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1600x2560 pixels800x1280 pixels
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Pixel density (dot pitch)359 PPI189 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedNot supported
Display featuresfeature not registered60Hz
Mobile networksSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Network technologyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedNot supported
Primary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkNot supportedNot supported
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 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
MessagingE-mail, Push mailE-mail, Push mail
Speakerphonefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Video callingSupportedfeature not registered
Call controlNot supportedNot supported
CameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
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 aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
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 supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo only main cameraHDR photo only main camera
2ª cameraSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Front camera (secondary)2.1 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1920x1080 pixels1600x1200 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 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivitySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
USBMicroUSB 2.0MicroUSB 2.0, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputMicro-B USB MHLNot supported
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 + A2DP4.2 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedNot supported
NFCNot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
Active noise cancellationNot supportedNot supported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensor
Accelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Other features- Colors: Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
- Samsung TouchWiz UI
- 100.000:1 screen contrast
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver/white
- One UI core 1.1
- Dual speaker
- Kids Home
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplySamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity4900 mAh5100 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging7.75W (5V/1.55A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy660 minutes | 11 hours | 0.5 dayfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSamsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 (WiFi SM-T700 16GB)Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019, SM-T290)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)1.06W/kg (body)feature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)0.18W/kg (body)0.33W/kg (body)
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