• Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE vs Google Nexus 9 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE vs Google Nexus 9 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung HTC Sony
Announced June 2014 October 2014 September 2014
Status Available - July 2014 Available - October 2014 Available - November 2014
Colors White, Black Indigo Black, Lunar White, Sand Black, White
Form Factor Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze Candybar Candybar
Dimension 212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm
(8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 in)
228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm
(8.99 x 6.05 x 0.31 in)
213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm
(8.4 x 4.87 x 0.25 in)
Weight 298 g (10.51 oz) 425 g / 436 g (14.99 oz / 15.38 oz) 270 g (9.52 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - D6502, D6503, D6543
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - D6502, D6503, D6543
4G Network LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
LTE 850 / 2100
LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 - D6503
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features Fingerprint Sensor Dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound IP68 Certified - Dust Tight and Water Resistant over 1 Meter and 30 Minutes

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra K1 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801
GPU Adreno 330 ULP GeForce Kepler (192 cores) Adreno 330
RAM 3 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32 GB 16/32 GB 16 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 128 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 TFT LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 8.4 inches 8.9 inches 8.0 inches
Resolution 1600 x 2560 pixels (359 ppi) 2048 x 1536 pixels (288 ppi) 1200 x 1920 pixels (283 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 76.71% 69.76% 70.37%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8.1 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, OIS Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar] Yes, 1.6 MP [Similar] 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes Up to 107 kbps
Edge Yes Yes Up to 296 kbps
3G HSDPA, HSUPA; LTE HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM 16 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 128 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG - - Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 4900 mAh 6700 mAh 4500 mAh
Stand by - Up to 720 h Up to 1100 h (2G)
Up to 1300 h (3G)
Talk Time - Up to 9 h 30 min Up to 19 h (2G)
Up to 23 h (3G)