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


Last updated: August 1st, 2018 at 17:10 UTC+02:00

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 S4 Galaxy Tab S2 9.7/8.0
Display 10.5-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
HDR Yes No
S Pen Yes No
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (Android 6.0.1 on some models)
Processor Snapdragon 835
Exynos 5433/Snapdragon 652
Storage 64GB/256GB 32/64GB
microSD Card up to 400GB up to 256GB
Rear-facing camera 13MP, Autofocus, LED flash, HDR, 4K Video Recording
8 MP, Autofocus, Full HD video recording
Front-facing camera 8MP 2.1MP
Loudspeakers Quad Stereo, Tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support
Dual speakers
Wireless Connectivity LTE, 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
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou
USB USB 3.1 Type-C
USB 2.0 (microUSB)
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Iris scanner, Gyroscope, Hall, Proximity, RGB Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor
Keyboard Case Yes Yes
Dimensions 164.3 x 249.3 x 7.1mm Tab S2 9.7: 237.3 x 169 x 5.6mm
Tab S2 8.0: 198.6 x 134.8 x 5.6mm
Weight 482g (Wi-Fi) / 483g (LTE) Tab S2 9.7: 389g (Wi-Fi) / 392g (LTE)
Tab S2 8.0: 265g (Wi-Fi) / 272g (LTE)
Battery 7,300 mAh with fast charging 5,870 mAh


Tablet Galaxy Tab S2Galaxy Tab S4
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