Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020): How Good Is It?

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

  • OS: Android 9 Pie.
  • Release date: March 2020.
  • Network Type: Wifi-only; 2G/3G/4G
  • Display: 8.4-inch, 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution
  • Processor: EXYNOS 7904
  • Selfie Camera: 5 MP
  • Rear camera: 8 MP
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • ROM: 32 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh.
  • Device Status: Official.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) is a budget tablet was officially launched in the U.S in March 2020. It comes in both Wifi-only and LTE versions. Internal storage is 32GB, and it is powered by an EXYNOS chipset along with 3GB of RAM. The battery has a 5000 mAh rating.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) Full Specs and Features

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: LTE 1(2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 38(2600) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 9 Pie + One UI

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 166.7 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 8.4 inches, 1920 x 1200 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, AMOLED screen
  • Colours: Mocha.
  • Physical Build: Plastic

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 64-bit, 1.8 GHz Octa-core, Cortex
  • Processor Name: EXYNOS 7904
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali G71
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP camera, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 5 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. USB-C reversible connector.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 5000 mAh
  • Battery Charging: Fast charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number: N/A.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) Price and Launch Date

  • Announced: March 2020
  • Release Date: March 2020
  • Country Availability: United States.
  • Price: $279 in the US.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) rear camera

Questions and Answers about Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020).

Does Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) have 4G LTE?

The Samsung Tab A 8.4 (2020) tablet has two variants: the first is Wifi-only, while the second is 4G LTE. Be sure to clarify which you are being offered at the point of purchase.

Does Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) have a fingerprint scanner?

No; the Tab A 8.4 does not have a fingerprint reader.

Does Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) have quick charging?

Yes; Samsung Tab A 8.4 has quick charging technology support for its 5000mAh  battery.

Does Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 (2020) have S Pen?

Like its 2019 predecessor, the Tab 8.4 (2020) does not have S Pen.

Will Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) work in USA?

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 is supported on US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular, and T-Mobile. Be sure to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.

What is the price of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)? How much does it sell for?

The Tab A 8.4 costs $279 in the United States.

Where can I get the product?

Visit the official websites of US carriers like Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, as well as Samsung’s US website.

Tablet Competition & Alternatives

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MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

Not available.

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Device Review Rating

We are yet to review the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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