42points

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)

59points

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
42
points
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
59
points
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) better than Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7?

  • 4.12% bigger screen size
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    10.1"vs9.7"
  • 24.36% more battery power
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    7300mAhvs5870mAh
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4.1
  • LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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  • 82mm narrower
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    155.3mmvs237.3mm
  • Has touch autofocus
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  • 72GB more external memory supported
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    200GBvs128GB
  • 6 more languages supported
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    74vs68

Why is Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 better than Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)?

  • 36.53% higher resolution
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    2048 x 1536pxvs1920 x 1200px
  • 1GB more RAM memory
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    3GBvs2GB
  • 17.86% higher pixel density
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    264ppivs224ppi
  • 133g lighter
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    392gvs525g
  • 48GB more internal storage
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    64GBvs16GB
  • 2.6mm thinner
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    5.6mmvs8.2mm
  • 5% more megapixels (front camera)
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    2.1MPvs2MP
  • 85.2mm shorter
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    169mmvs254.2mm

Price comparison

Design

1.weight

525g

392g

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

8.2mm

5.6mm

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.height

254.2mm

169mm

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

155.3mm

237.3mm

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

323.71cm³

224.58cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1200px

2048 x 1536px

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.pixel density

224ppi

264ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

10.1"

9.7"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
5.has a touch screen
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
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

8 x 1.6GHz

4 x 1.9GHz & 4 x 1.3GHz (Samsung Exynos 5433)

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
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
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

64GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), 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
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Samsung Exynos 5433)
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.Uses big.LITTLE technology
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Samsung Exynos 5433)
Using big.LITTLE technology, a chip can switch between two sets of processor cores to maximize performance and battery life. For example, when playing a game the more powerful cores will be used to increase performance, whereas checking email will use the less powerful cores to maximize battery life.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

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)

2MP

2.1MP

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.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1440 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a front camera
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
5.has touch autofocus
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
6.Can create panoramas in-camera
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
It allows you to take multiple photos capturing different parts of the scene, and then joins them together into a single photo.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.Has a radio
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.battery power

7300mAh

5870mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a battery level indicator
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a removable battery
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
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.
2.Supports widgets
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
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.
3.is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
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.
4.The browser has word wrap
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.
5.Bluetooth version

4.2

4.1

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
6.Has a fingerprint scanner
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

Miscellaneous

1.Has an ultra power-saving mode
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SM-T580) (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (Android 5.0 Lollipop)
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.

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