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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T290 32GB vs. Apple iPad Air 64GB (4th Generation) + 9

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T290 32GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 SM-T290 32GB

£99.99

£129.00 Incl. delivery
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 SM-T500 32GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 SM-T500 32GB

£160.00

£167.50 Incl. delivery
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 11.0 SM-T870 128GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 11.0 SM-T870 128GB

£469.99

£499.00 Incl. delivery
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 12.4 SM-T970 128GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 12.4 SM-T970 128GB

£589.99

£682.95 Incl. delivery
Apple iPad 10.2" 32GB (8th Generation)

Apple iPad 10.2" 32GB (8th Generation)

£289.50

£299.08 Incl. delivery
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4 SM-P610 64GB

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4 SM-P610 64GB

£219.99

£309.99 Incl. delivery
Built-in camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Front camera
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Effective pixels front camera
2 megapixels
7 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels
8 megapixels
7 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels
5 megapixels
5 megapixels
12 megapixels
Camera features
Autofocus, Built-in flash/lamp
Autofocus, Integrated geotagging, Built-in flash/lamp
Autofocus
Autofocus, Built-in flash/lamp
Autofocus, Built-in flash/lamp
Autofocus, Integrated geotagging, Built-in flash/lamp
Autofocus, Integrated geotagging, Built-in flash/lamp
Autofocus, Built-in flash/lamp
Autofocus, Integrated geotagging
Autofocus
Autofocus, Built-in flash/lamp
Effective pixels
8.0 megapixels
12 megapixels
8.0 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels
8.0 megapixels
8.0 megapixels
12 megapixels
8.0 megapixels
8.0 megapixels
12 megapixels
Number of cameras
2 ​
2 ​
1 ​
3 ​
3 ​
2 ​
1 ​
3 ​
1 ​
2 ​
3 ​
Video recording
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max frame rate (highest resolution)
30 fps
30 fps
60 fps
60 fps
Maximum resolution (video)
1920x1080 (HD 1080) pixels
3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD) pixels
1920x1080 (HD 1080) pixels
4096x2160 (4K) pixels
1920x1080 (HD 1080) pixels
1920x1080 (HD 1080) pixels
3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD) pixels
1920x1080 (HD 1080) pixels
1920x1080 (HD 1080) pixels
3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD) pixels
2G (GSM)
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
3G (UMTS)
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
DC-HSPA
HSPA+
4G (LTE)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
5G (NR)
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Bluetooth version
4.2
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
4.2
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.0
Built-in navigation system
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Type of navigation system
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, GLONASS
GPS, A-GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS
Wireless network (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Wireless networking standard
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 4), 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5), 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Streaming standards
Google Cast/Chromecast
Data connector
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
Lightning
Lightning
USB
USB
USB
USB
Type of USB connector
Micro-USB
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (Type C)
USB (total)
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
2 ​
1 ​
USB 2.0
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
0 ​
1 ​
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
0 ​
1 ​
1 ​
1 ​
0 ​
0 ​
USB 4.0 (40Gbps)
1 ​
HDMI
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Keyboard included
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other connectors
Microphone input, Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
Headphone output
DisplayPort
Headphone output
Headphone output, DisplayPort
DisplayPort
Colour
Black, Silver, White, Grey
Black, Silver, Blue, Green, Grey, Yellow, Gold, Pink
Black, Silver, White, Grey, Yellow, Gold
Black, Silver, Blue, Brown, Bronze
Black, Silver, Brown, Bronze
Black, Silver, White, Grey, Yellow, Gold
Black, Silver, Grey, Yellow, Gold, Pink
Black, Silver, Grey
Blue, Grey, Pink
Black, Silver
Silver, Grey
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Depth
8 mm
6.1 mm
7 mm
6.3 mm
5.7 mm
6.1 mm
7.5 mm
6.4 mm
7 mm
8.5 mm
5.9 mm
Height
212 mm
178.5 mm
157.4 mm
165.3 mm
185 mm
203.2 mm
250.6 mm
214.9 mm
244.5 mm
201 mm
247.6 mm
Width
124 mm
247.6 mm
247.6 mm
253.8 mm
285 mm
134.8 mm
174.1 mm
280.6 mm
154.3 mm
292 mm
178.5 mm
Product weight
345 g
458 g
476 g
498 g
575 g
300.5 g
490 g
682 g
465 g
776 g
466 g
Features
Dockable, Supports NFC, Fingerprint reader
Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Supports NFC, Fingerprint reader
Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Fingerprint reader
Dockable, Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Supports NFC, Fingerprint reader
Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Fingerprint reader
Dockable, Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Face scanner
Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Face scanner
Dockable, Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Face scanner
Dockable, Stylus pen support (Active Digitizer), Face scanner
Aspect ratio
16:10
15:9
16:10
16:10
4:3
4:3
15:9
15:10
Display features
Scratch resistant display
120Hz refresh rate
120Hz refresh rate
Scratch resistant display
Scratch resistant display
Scratch resistant display, 120Hz refresh rate
Scratch resistant display, 120Hz refresh rate
Display technology
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
OLED (AMOLED)
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
LCD
Panel type
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
IPS (TFT)
Pixel density
264 PPI
224 PPI
276 PPI
266 PPI
326 PPI
264 PPI
265 PPI
224 PPI
267 PPI
265 PPI
Screen resolution (HxV)
1280x800 pixels
1640x2360 pixels
2000x1200 pixels
2560x1600 pixels
2800x1752 pixels
2048x1536 pixels
2160x1620 pixels
2048x2732 pixels
2000x1200 pixels
2736x1824 pixels
1668x2388 pixels
Screen size
8 inches
10.9 inches
10.4 inches
11 inches
12.4 inches
7.9 inches
10.2 inches
12.9 inches
10.4 inches
12.3 inches
11 inches
RAM size
2 GB
4 GB
3 GB
6 GB
6 GB
3 GB
3 GB
8 GB
4 GB
8 GB
8 GB
Type of memory
DDR4
DDR3
DDR4
DDR
DDR4
DDR4X
Release year
2019
2020
2020
2020
2020
2019
2020
2021
2020
2019
2021
Battery capacity
5100 mAh
7606 mAh
7040 mAh
8000 mAh
10090 mAh
5124 mAh
7040 mAh
7538 mAh
Battery life (running)
15 h
10 h
15 h
14 h
10 h
10 h
10 h
12 h
10.5 h
10 h
Battery type
Li-polymer
Li-polymer
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-polymer
Li-polymer
Li-polymer
Li-Ion
Li-Ion
Li-polymer
Graphics processor (GPU)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Graphics processor type
Adreno 504
Adreno 650
Adreno 650
ARM Mali-G72 MP3
Intel Iris Plus Graphics
Processor core type
4 (Quad) Core
6 (Hexa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
6 (Hexa) Core
6 (Hexa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
8 (Octa) Core
4 (Quad) Core
8 (Octa) Core
Processor speed
2 GHz
3 GHz
2 GHz
3 GHz
3 GHz
2.5 GHz
3.2 GHz
2.3 GHz
1.1 GHz
3.2 GHz
SoC/CPU (System on Chip)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429
Apple A14 Bionic
Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
Apple A12 Bionic
Apple A12 Bionic
Apple M1
Samsung Exynos 9 Octa (9611)
Intel Core i5 1035G4
Apple M1
32/64-bit OS
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
64-bit
Internal storage space (type)
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Flash memory/SSD
Memory card reader
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Compatible memory cards
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Maximum memory card size
512GB
1TB
1TB
1TB
Storage space
32 GB
64 GB
32 GB
128 GB
128 GB
64 GB
32 GB
128 GB
64 GB
128 GB
128 GB