Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs A 10.1 

Released July, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

  • 10.5"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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by Android Police (Jun, 2014)
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Released June, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1

  • 10.1"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Significantly higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 1920 x 1200 Around 80% higher resolution
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Sharper screen 287 ppi vs 224 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 6.6 mm vs 8.2 mm Around 20% thinner
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Newer Jun, 2016 vs Jul, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs A 10.1 

screen resolution

Galaxy Tab S 10.5
2560 x 1600
Galaxy Tab A 10.1
1920 x 1200

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Galaxy Tab S 10.5
Octa core
Galaxy Tab A 10.1
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs
A 10.1 
Size 10.5" 10.1"
Technology AMOLED Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 1920 x 1200
PPI 287 ppi 224 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Octa core Quad core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz

form factor

Weight 467 g 525 g
Size 177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6 mm 155.3 x 254.2 x 8.2 mm
Thickness 6.6 mm 8.2 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab S 10.5  vs
A 10.1 
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 200 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 8 MP 8 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 2 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5
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