42points

Nvidia Shield Tablet

72points

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
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113 facts in comparison

Nvidia Shield Tablet vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)

Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)

Why is Nvidia Shield Tablet better than Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)?

  • Has an HDMI output
    ?
  • Has an IPS screen
    ?
  • Has a gyroscope
    ?
  • Has an OLED or AMOLED display
    ?

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) better than Nvidia Shield Tablet?

  • 1.5x faster CPU speed
    ?

    6 x 1.6GHz & 2 x 1.8GHzvs4 x 2.2GHz
  • 1GB more RAM memory
    ?

    3GBvs2GB
  • 5% bigger screen size
    ?

    8.4"vs8"
  • 81g lighter
    ?

    309gvs390g
  • 16GB more internal storage
    ?

    32GBvs16GB
  • 2.1mm thinner
    ?

    7.1mmvs9.2mm
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
    ?
  • 1.6x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    8MPvs5MP

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi And...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black (2019) - SM-T290NZKAXAR (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$129.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (LTE Verizon & WIFI) - SM-T307UZNAVZW (2020) US Model & Warranty
Amazon logo
$275.12
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (LTE AT&T & WIFI) - SM-T307UZNAATT (2020) US Model & Warranty (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$241.02
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5in 16gb SSD Wif...Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5in 16gb SSD Wifi Dazzling White (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$499.77
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$25.99

Design

1.weight

390g

309g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

9.2mm

7.1mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.height

126mm

125.2mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.width

221mm

201.9mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1200px

1920 x 1200px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.screen size

8"

8.4"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
3.has branded damage-resistant glass
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
4.has an IPS screen
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
5.has a touch screen
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 2.2GHz

6 x 1.6GHz & 2 x 1.8GHz (Samsung Exynos 7904)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

3GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.has an external memory slot
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

16GB

32GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.Supports 64-bit
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) (Samsung Exynos 7904)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
6.Has integrated LTE
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) (Samsung Exynos 7904)
The system on a chip (SoC) has an integrated LTE cellular chip. LTE is capable of downloading at faster speeds than older, 3G technology.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

5MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

5MP

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.has a flash
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
4.has a built-in HDR mode
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
5.has a CMOS sensor
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
6.has a front camera
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
4.Has dedicated media keys
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.Supports fast charging
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has wireless charging
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
5.has a removable battery
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
3.Supports widgets
Nvidia Shield Tablet (Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19))
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) (Android 9.0 Pie)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Nvidia Shield Tablet (Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19))
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) (Android 9.0 Pie)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
6.The browser has word wrap
Nvidia Shield Tablet (Android 4.4 KitKat (API level 19))
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) (Android 9.0 Pie)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Nvidia Shield Tablet
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) (Android 9.0 Pie)
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Price comparison

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020)

ProductStorePrice
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi And...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 32 GB Wifi Android 9.0 Pie Tablet Black (2019) - SM-T290NZKAXAR (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$129.99
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (LTE Verizon & WIFI) - SM-T307UZNAVZW (2020) US Model & Warranty
Amazon logo
$275.12
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (...Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4", 32GB, Mocha (LTE AT&T & WIFI) - SM-T307UZNAATT (2020) US Model & Warranty (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$241.02
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4" (2020) AmazonSamsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5in 16gb SSD Wif...Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5in 16gb SSD Wifi Dazzling White (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$499.77
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$25.99

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