Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-T285) vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-T290)

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General Specifications
Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-T285)
Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-T290)
About the Product
Wherever you’re heading, the Galaxy Tab A is your portal to a world of learning, fun and social connections. Fast performance makes everything quick and easy to navigate, a slim design means you can take it anywhere and a clear display provides the ideal viewing experience in any condition.
The everyday, everything tablet. Discover a companion in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 – a tablet that excels at the basics, but adds a lot more. With a design that makes it easy to carry with one hand, it's slim, compact and portable – the ideal blend of performance and design.
Key Specs
Screen Size
7 in.
8 in.
Storage Capacity
8 GB
32 GB
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-T285) 7" Tablet
  • It is a nice size and looks nice. Great screen.
  • Great screen and very useful for a load of different engineering and other tasks.
  • It works quickly and has got a clear screen.
  • The screen is very clear with vivid colors.
  • The screen is large and crisply clear. Great tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-T290) 8 Inch Android Tablet
  • The screen is easy to read. All my data was transferred easily.
  • The screen was plenty easy enough to see even in daylight outside.
  • Screen quality is great, you get a nice 1080p screen.
  • Everything very good: screen, speed, battery life and etc.
  • Touch screen doesn't respond well.
Size & Weight
7.36 in.
8.27 in.
4.28 in.
4.9 in.
0.34 in.
0.31 in.
9.98 oz.
12.17 oz.
Display Type
Screen Resolution
1280 x 800
1280 x 800
Pixel Density
216 ppi
189 ppi
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-T285) 7" Tablet
  • Clear, bright display. Quick. Sim cards work seamlessly to provide navigation.
  • It has a good display and it streams video and performs other entertainment tasks nicely.
  • The display is fantastic and the battery life is great.
  • It suits my needs with a clear display, good sound, and ease of use.
  • The screen displays a fantastic sharp image.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-T290) 8 Inch Android Tablet
  • Battery and screen display are good. Looks premium with aluminium casing.
  • The display is great and the tablet is fast.
  • The screen is crystal clear and it's extremely fast!
  • The screen colours are amazing. Great tablet.
  • Screen quality is amazing, all apps run smoothly and open quickly.
Front-Facing Camera
2 MP
2 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
5 MP
8 MP
Processor Model
Spreadtrum SC9830
Snapdragon 429
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.5 GHz
2 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-T285) 7" Tablet
  • It's quick, does not lag between switching apps, runs videos perfectly.
  • The apps works fast and clean, and I just love the screen quality.
  • It is fast, it is beautiful, it was easy to install all the apps I need.
  • The tablet is very fast. Great processor.
  • A great tablet! Very fun, very fast.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-T290) 8 Inch Android Tablet
  • The screen is excellent as is the battery life. It's quick at opening apps and browsing.
  • It is very fast and responsive and I have had no issues with the touch screen at all.
  • Great little tablet. Fast, long battery life, excellent display.
  • The processor in this tablet seems plenty fast to me.
  • Fast and responsive. Great price for a great device.
Operating System
Android 5.1
Android 9.0
Maximum Usage Time
11 hours
10 hours
Water Resistant
Accelerometer, Kids Mode
Accelerometer, Long-Lasting Battery, Two free months of YouTube Premium included, Minimum bezel, Compact Metal Design
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (SM-T285) 7" Tablet
  • Really nice display and nice features.
  • The response time is very fast. The storage size is generous.
  • The battery is amazing, I can watch Hulu for 3-4 hours and the battery is only at 65 percent.
  • It works great. Very fast and a very sharp screen. Great features.
  • Fast, beautiful image quality, great camera.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 (SM-T290) 8 Inch Android Tablet
  • The product is compact and very affordable.
  • The product feels premium at a cheap cost.
  • Android is smooth and fast and I'm able to get Netflix, and Prime Video, and Disney+ in HD.
  • Great screen and sound quality. Good battery life.
  • The battery life isn't amazing.
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
Micro USB
Micro USB
Included With Unit
USB Cable, Adapter
USB Cable, Adapter
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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