Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 vs. Galaxy Tab S

The Galaxy Tab S3 is Samsung’s latest attempt to sell us a tablet at a time when the tablet market has been on a steady decline, and the company has built in a few great features into the device. There’s the Super AMOLED display with HDR, four speakers tuned by AKG, a premium glass and metal design, and even the S Pen. The Tab S3 is a reasonable upgrade over the Galaxy Tab S2 from last year, but how does it fare with the original Galaxy Tab S?

We’ll be publishing a full review of the Galaxy Tab S3 in the coming weeks that will better tell you how the tablet fares, but for now, go ahead and take a look at the comparison table below to see how the Tab S3 compares to the Tab S. For a comparison with the Tab S2, take a look at this post. Detailed specifications can be found in our devices page.

Galaxy Tab S3 Galaxy Tab S 8.4/10.5
Display 9.7-inch Super AMOLED, 2048 x 1536, 4:3 Aspect Ratio 8.4/10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:9 Aspect Ratio
HDR Yes No
S Pen Yes No
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Processor Snapdragon 820 Exynos 5420 / Snapdragon 800
RAM 4GB 3GB
Storage 32GB 16/32GB
MicroSD Card Slot up to 256GB up to 256GB
Rear-Facing Camera 13MP, Autofocus, F1.9, LED flash, HDR, 4K Video Recording 8MP, Autofocus, F1.9, HDR, QHD Video Recording
Front-Facing Camera 5MP 2.1MP
Loudspeakers Quad Stereo, Tuned by AKG (Harman) Dual Stereo
Wireless Connectivity LTE Cat. 6 (600Mbps), Dual-Band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 with LE LTE Cat. 6 (300Mbps), Dual-Band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1 with LE
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou GPS, GLONASS
USB USB 3.1 Type-C microUSB 2.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Hall, Magnetic, Proximity, RGB Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Hall, Magnetic, Proximity, RGB
Keyboard Case Pogo Pins Bluetooth
Dimensions 169.0 x 237.3 x 6.0mm 212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6m, 177.3 x 247.3 x 6.6mm
Weight 429g (Wi-Fi) / 434g (LTE) 8.4: 294g (Wi-Fi), 298g (LTE) / 10.5: 465g (Wi-Fi), 467g (LTE)
Battery 6,000 mAh 4,900mAh/7,900 mAh

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