Specs comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs. Galaxy Tab S2

The Galaxy Tab S4 is the latest flagship tablet from Samsung, and for Galaxy Tab S2 owners, it may look like an enticing upgrade. And there’s certainly a lot to like on the Galaxy Tab S4. It’s got a Super AMOLED display with 16:10 aspect ratio so you can enjoy movies and YouTube videos on the entire screen, four speakers with Dolby Atmos support, a desktop-like interface thanks to the built-in DeX mode, and a bigger battery.

Our review will go into detail about what makes the Galaxy Tab S4 tick (and what doesn’t), but if you’re wondering what the new tablet offers compared to the Galaxy Tab S2, our specs comparison table is a good place to get started. To see the differences between the Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy Tab S3, check out this article. For complete Galaxy Tab S4 specs, head over to our devices section.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 vs. Galaxy Tab S2

Galaxy Tab S4Galaxy Tab S2 9.7/8.0
Display10.5-inch Super AMOLED, 2560 x 1600, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
9.7-inch/8.0-inch Super AMOLED, 2048 x 1536, 4:3 Aspect Ratio
S PenYesNo
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop (Android 6.0.1 on some models)
ProcessorSnapdragon 835
Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 652
microSD Cardup to 400GBup to 256GB
Rear-facing camera13MP, Autofocus, LED flash, HDR, 4K Video Recording
8 MP, Autofocus, Full HD video recording
Front-facing camera8MP2.1MP
LoudspeakersQuad Stereo, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
Dual speakers
Wireless ConnectivityLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0
LTE, Dual-Band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac MIMI, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi Direct
GPSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C
USB 2.0 (microUSB)
SensorsAccelerometer, Ambient Light, Iris scanner, Gyroscope, Hall, Proximity, RGBAccelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Keyboard CaseYesYes
Dimensions164.3 x 249.3 x 7.1mmTab S2 9.7: 237.3 x 169 x 5.6mm
Tab S2 8.0: 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm
Weight482g (Wi-Fi) / 483g (LTE)Tab S2 9.7: 389g (Wi-Fi) / 392g (LTE)
Tab S2 8.0: 265g (Wi-Fi) / 272g (LTE)
Battery7,300 mAh with fast charging5,870 mAh


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