Comparison between:
- Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Samsung Galaxy S6Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Samsung Galaxy S6
Prices
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Prices
Model aliasSM-G920A
G920A
SM-G920F
G920F
SM-G920S
G920S
SM-G920T
G920T
SM-G9200
G9200
SM-G9208
G9208
SM-T825
T825
SM-T827V
T827V

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width70.5 mm
7.05 cm
0.23 ft
2.78 in
237.3 mm
23.73 cm
0.78 ft
9.34 in
Height143.4 mm
14.34 cm
0.47 ft
5.65 in
169 mm
16.9 cm
0.55 ft
6.65 in
Thickness6.8 mm
0.68 cm
0.02 ft
0.27 in
6 mm
0.6 cm
0.02 ft
0.24 in
Weight138 g
0.3 lbs
4.87 oz
434 g
0.96 lbs
15.31 oz
Volume68.75 cm³
4.17 in³
240.62 cm³
14.61 in³
ColorsWhite
Black
Blue
Gold
Black
Silver
Body materialsGlass
Aluminium alloy
Metal
Glass

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards11

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz (SM-G920P
SM-G9200)
CDMA 1900 MHz (SM-G920P)
-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz (SM-G9200; SM-G9208)
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz (SM-G9200; SM-G9208)
-
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE 700 MHz
LTE 700 MHz Class 17 (SM-G920T)
LTE 800 MHz (SM-G920A)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39) (SM-G9200; SM-G9208)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40) (SM-G9200; SM-G9208)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41) (SM-G9200; SM-G9208)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38) (SM-G9200; SM-G9208)
LTE 700 MHz (B28) (SM-G9200; SM-G9208)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE 700 MHz (B28)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6
EV-DO Rev. A (SM-G920P
SM-G9200)
TD-SCDMA (SM-G9200)
TD-HSDPA (SM-G9200)
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 6

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo
Android 7.0 Nougat
Androd 8.0 Oreo
User interface (UI)TouchWiz-

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCSamsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Process technology14 nm14 nm
CPU4x 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, 4x 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A532x 2.15 GHz Kryo, 2x 1.6 GHz Kryo
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-1536 KB
1.5 MB
CPU cores84
CPU frequency2100 MHz2150 MHz
GPUARM Mali-T760 MP8Qualcomm Adreno 530
GPU cores8-
GPU frequency772 MHz624 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1552 MHz1866 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
32 GB

Memory cards

Memory cards are used in mobile devices for expanding their external storage capacity.

Types-microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Diagonal size5.1 in
129.54 mm
12.95 cm
9.7 in
246.38 mm
24.64 cm
Width2.5 in
63.51 mm
6.35 cm
7.76 in
197.1 mm
19.71 cm
Height4.45 in
112.9 mm
11.29 cm
5.82 in
147.83 mm
14.78 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
1.333:1
4:3
Resolution1440 x 2560 pixels2048 x 1536 pixels
Pixel density576 ppi
226 ppcm
264 ppi
103 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area71.15 %72.89 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 4-

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Heart rate
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
Fingerprint sensor model - Synaptics-Vadility B1202A0-01-

Rear camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed on its back and can be combined with one or more additional cameras.

Sensor modelSony IMX240 Exmor RS-
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS BSI
Sensor size5.95 x 3.35 mm
0.27 in
-
Pixel size1.12 µm
0.001120 mm
-
Crop factor6.34-
ISO50 - 3200-
Aperturef/1.9f/1.9
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent4.35 mm
27.56 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
27 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Flash typeLEDLED
Image resolution5312 x 2988 pixels
15.87 MP
4160 x 3120 pixels
12.98 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Available also with Samsung S5K2P2 (ISOCELL)
1080p @ 60 fps
720p @ 120 fps
-

Front camera

Modern smartphones have one or more front cameras and their positioning has led to various design concepts – pop-up camera, rotating camera, notch, punch hole, under-display camera, etc.

Sensor modelSamsung S5K4E6-
Sensor typeISOCELLCMOS BSI
Sensor size3.2 x 2.4 mm
0.16 in
-
Pixel size1.25 µm
0.001250 mm
-
Crop factor10.82-
Aperturef/1.9f/2.2
Focal length and 35 mm equivalent2.03 mm
21.96 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
23 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
Image resolution2560 x 1920 pixels
4.92 MP
2592 x 1944 pixels
5.04 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
-4x speakers

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11ac
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
-MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version4.14.2
FeaturesA2DP
AVRCP
DIP
HFP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PBAP
A2DP
LE

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeMicro USBUSB Type-C
Version2.03.1
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
Charging
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackYesYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
NFC
ANT+
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
ANT+

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
M4A
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
3GPP2
AVI
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VP9
WebM
WMV
3GPP
H.263
H.264
H.265
MP4
VC-1
VP8
WMV7
WMV8

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity2550 mAh6000 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Polymer
3G talk time23 h
1380 min
1 days
-
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Battery life - up to 12 h

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.382 W/kg-
Body SAR (EU)0.499 W/kg0.993 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)1.15 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)1.16 W/kg1.1 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresSM-G920A - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.289 W/kg; body - 0.601 W/kg
SM-G920A - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.13 W/kg; body - 1.25 W/kg
SM-G920P - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.09 W/kg; body - 1.13 W/kg
SM-G920S - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.486 W/kg; body - 0.878 W/kg
SM-G920S - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.57 W/kg; body - 1.33 W/kg
SM-G920T - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.289 W/kg; body - 0.540 W/kg
SM-G920T - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.11 W/kg; body - 1.31 W/kg
SM-G9200 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.451 W/kg; body - 0.574 W/kg
SM-G9208 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.451 W/kg; body - 0.574 W/kg
SM-G9208 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.58 W/kg; body - 1.45 W/kg
S Pen stylus (4096 pressure levels)
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