Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.6  vs S2 8.0-inch 

First seen on September, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.6

  • 9.6"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Android 7.0
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Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0-inch

  • 8"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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We lay the praise at Ice Cream Sandwich's door for making better use of the dual-core chip held within.
by TechRadar (May, 2012)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Galaxy Tab S3 9.6 vs S2 8.0-inch

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.6

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More processing power 9,720 vs 8,633 Around 15% better passmark score
Bigger screen 9.6" vs 8" Around 20% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 5 MP vs 2.1 MP Around 2.5x higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
More RAM 4 GB vs 3 GB Around 35% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Significantly higher resolution front camera 12 MP vs 8 MP 50% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 2.15 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Reasons to consider the
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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly more storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Lighter 272 g vs 460 g More than 40% lighter
Sharper screen 320 ppi vs 266 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S3 9.6  vs
S2 8.0-inch 
Size 9.6" 8"
Technology AMOLED AMOLED
Resolution 2048 x 1536 2048 x 1536
PPI 266 ppi 320 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth
Supports 3G No Yes

processor

Cores Quad core Octa core
Clock speed 2.15 GHz 1.9 GHz

form factor

Weight 460 g 272 g

storage

Galaxy Tab S3 9.6  vs
S2 8.0-inch 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 3 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No No
Webcam 12 MP 8 MP
Rear camera 5 MP 2.1 MP

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor No Yes
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