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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Vs Tab A7: Which to Buy?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Vs Tab A7

Samsung has introduced several fantastic tablets under the flagship of Galaxy. The different series coming under the common ground is well related to each other despite the apparent differences. This makes many of the tablets siblings to each other based on the performance and features present within them.

Last year, Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E made its way into the Galaxy family. This tablet is known for its minimal design and the maximum number of features which constitute a large portion of its uniqueness.

This year Samsung Galaxy A7’s arrival has once again become reminiscent of its predecessor in terms of design and features. Within A7, the features are renewed once again by bringing innovation in the earlier existing technology and introducing certain new attributes. This makes it one final tablet of 2020 known for its minimal style.

This article lists all the varying features present within both of the devices explaining their nature as well as uniqueness. So, prepare yourself for this verbal journey, and let’s begin.

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
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PROSPROS
Minimal metallic design.
Lightweight.
Perfect camera.
Super AMOLED display.
Octa-core processor.
Perfect battery life.
Fast charging supported.
Metallic build.
HD display.
4 stereo speakers.
Octa-core processor.
3.5mm audio jack.
Fast charging supported.
CONSCONS
No 3.5mm audio jack.
No Gorilla glass.
No stylus support.
Less storage memory.
Less RAM.
Average camera.
Small display size.
No stylus support.

DESIGN & BUILD

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
Dimensions9.65 x 6.30 x 0.22 inches (245 x 160 x 5.5 mm)9.75 x 6.20 x 0.28 inches (247.6 x 157.4 x 7 mm)
Weight14.11 oz (400.0 g)16.79 oz (476.0 g)
MaterialsBack: Aluminum
Biometrics2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
ColorsBlack, Gold, SilverDark gray, Silver, Gold

The siblings share the same basic design which comprises a metallic body. The metal employed within both of the devices is Aluminum. The back and framework are consistent with Aluminium built which makes the structure more stable and strengthens it. Besides, you find the characteristic glass front in both of the devices which is strong enough to resist minute scratches though there isn’t any Gorilla glass used within any one of them.

The themes of both devices are similar to each other when it comes to the shades available. Both of them have three variable shades in which the tabs exist. One of the shades alternates in each one while the rest of the shades are common to both of the devices.

Gold and Silver shades are common in both of the tablets whereas Tab A7 comes up with a Dark Gray theme which adds a new kind of serenity. Tab S5E has the default Black them adding elegance to the whole device.

Since the features have increased within the latest Tab A7, so is its weight which marks a value of 476g. This is a perfect figure for being handy and convenient at the same time. Tab SE5 however becomes lighter than its sibling with a weight of 400g. So, you can deduce the more handy one among both. Both of them support nano-sim and you won’t find any stylus support in either of them.

DISPLAY

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
Size10.5 inches10.4 inches
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI2000 x 1200 pixels, 5:3 ratio, 224 PPI
TechnologySuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Screen-to-body81.50 %78.94 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensorAmbient light sensor

The display technology has seen a major shift and has shifted to Super AMOLED technology present in Tab S5E and IPS LCD within Tab A7. Super AMOLED display ensures great pixel quality whereas the IPS one is there to fascinate you by the presence of its color combinations.

The screen sizes aren’t much front from one another. Although, the ruling status still belongs to Tab S5E. The amazing 10.5 inches display screen is a fine reason to call it the true ruler. Tab A7, comes with a 10.4 inches screen size which looks the same as that of S5E upon the first look. But, then the haze clears as we move and find the real emperor.

The resolution quality within each of the devices is fine enough to be referred to as the perfect one. 1600×2560 pixels resolution rate present in Tab S5E ensures you fine quality pictures with no pixel distortion at all. Tab A7’s resolution rate is also commendable. The picture over here carries a resolution rate of 1200×2000 pixels which is a fine amount to make the count with colors that are intense but eye catchy at the very same time.

CAMERA

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
RearSingle cameraSingle camera
Main camera13 MP (PDAF)8 MP (Autofocus)
Video recording3840×2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)1920×1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Front8 MP (Autofocus)5 MP

The rear cameras present within both of the tablets find a tough competition with each other. We find a clear winner in the form of Tab S5E with a 13MP rear camera. This camera is fine enough to take the best of your photos with the help of its HDR and Panorama feature. The Ultra-HD 4K video recording is just another feature assigned to this beast making the list extensive.

Tab A7 comes with an 8MP camera that is efficient enough to take fine photos on an average level but the pictures are not as perfect as Tab S5E. Here you also find HD video recording up to 1080 pixels.

The selfie cameras are once again different in both of the devices. Tab S5E’s camera is relatively better than its rival having an 8MP lens. You get to find a 5MP lens in Tab A7 which indicates that the selfie game has again won by the former leader. Both of them support HD video recording from the front camera lens up to 1080pixels.

SPEAKERS

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
HeadphonesNo 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
SpeakersMultiple speakersMultiple speakers
FeaturesDolby AtmosDolby Atmos

The audio system of both of the devices is similar to each other and you find 4 stereo speakers in each one of them. The presence of 4 speakers counts a lot in enhancing the bass settings and giving the fine-tuned sound.

If you are thinking about wireless music, you come up with two different situations in both of them. For Tab S5E, you need to prepare yourself for the wireless earbuds corresponding with the device. However, A7 comes with the necessary 3.5mm audio jack.

HARDWARE & PERFORMANCE

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115
ProcessorOcta-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A75 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nmOcta-core, 2000 MHz, Kryo 260, 64-bit, 11 nm
GPUAdreno 615Adreno 610
RAM4GB LPDDR43GB
Internal storage128GB32GB, available to use: 19.5 GB

As both of the devices are siblings, we find a resemblance in the type of chipset associated with them. The Qualcomm chipset finds its two different versions in each of the devices. Tab S5E comes with Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 which constitutes the overall functioning of the device. The other one Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 runs the system of Tab A7. You find the same kind of processor in both. The Octa-Core processor is responsible for the system functioning at a common processing speed of 2.0GHz which is not bad at all.

The dual RAM variants occurring in Tab S5E compete with the single variant of Tab A7. 4GB and 6GB are two different variants of Tab S5E which enhance and support multitasking. This number automatically sets itself at a strong RAM value, hence set yourself free from all kinds of worries regarding the device freezing. Tab A7 however has a single 3GB RAM which sometimes appears insufficient to handle the increased functionality of the device.

The storage memory capacity again becomes maximum within Tab S5E imitating at 64GB and ending at 128GB. This comes in correspondence with the expandable memory source. You got it right! The presence of a micro-SD slot in the tab allows you to expand memory up to 512GB which is a great feature.

Tab A7 has a memory capacity as low as 32GB which ends right at 64GB. So, the expandable memory source, the micro-SD is your true rescuer in that case.

SOFTWARE

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
Device typeTabletTablet
OSAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UIAndroid (10)

There is no difference within the respective software of both of them. The main reason behind this is their relation with the same Galaxy family of Samsung that is powered by Android. So the essential One UI 2.5 exists within both which is mandatory for the functioning of the latest Android 10. This upgrade brings you powerful applications, enhanced security features, and much simpler accessibility features towards Google Play services and its associated apps.

BATTERY LIFE

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab A7
Capacity7040 mAh7040 mAh
TypeLi – Ion, Not user replaceableNot user replaceable
ChargingFast chargingFast charging

The Li-Po ions batteries existing in both the devices are significant in the regard that they are one-time batteries and there is no replaceability if they get damaged. This also signifies that you need to take special care of the batteries within both the devices which have done battery capacities to exist for a long time.

Both of them come up with the same battery capacity which is estimated at 7040mAh. This efficient capacity is one reason behind the 9 hours functioning of the tablet which varies to 6 hours in case of binge-watching seasons and movie watching. One fine feature about both of the devices is their support towards fast charging which seems unconditional. (Just Kidding)

PRICE COMPARISON

Both of the devices seem to be built for the ones who have a low budget range. Because the prices of both devices are not much expensive.

Though Tab S5E seems a bit expensive than Tab A7 that is not a lot and the reason behind the expense is more features available within it. Hence, it comes for $340, compared to the price of Tab A7 which is available at an economic cost of $220.

FINAL VERDICT

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E is the efficient one out of the two. It is known especially for its camera quality and the processing speed which is the most unique property of its design.

Not only the processing speed, but the ultra-HD display power also combine to make it the superior one. Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 is a fine idea in case you want to keep it low and want to enjoy the latest features at the same time.

Karan is senior editor of this website. He is known for his passion for tech related stuff and not only handles the writing ventures at My Next Tech Gadget as a tech writer but has also successfully pioneered many tech websites.

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