Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e vs Galaxy Tab S7

Samsung is the biggest stakeholder responsible for introducing economic smart devices in every possible form and shape. The designs under the sparkling Galaxy from Samsung have mesmerized the tech world and every new model seems brighter than the predecessor.

Last year Samsung introduced its simpleton and economic Galaxy Tab S5E which became an apple of the tech-world’s eye and they accepted it wholeheartedly. This tablet was a major development on its own because the design was minimal with a display that was at par. The fine camera quality and innumerable fascinating features made it the most wanted of all within the year 2019.

This year again Samsung has kept its legacy intact by introducing the gigantic Galaxy Tab S7 which right after its introduction within the potential market garnered a huge fan following because of the elegance in design and modernity in function. So, many of the tech gurus are assuming it is giving a hard time to its elder sibling.

This article gives you an honest review of the features which are specific to both of the devices helping them to maintain their uniqueness and fame within the market. Let’s get started.

Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
Metallic design.
HD display.
Super AMOLED technology.
13MP rear camera.
7040 mAh battery.
Octa-core processor.
Fast charging supported.
Metallic look.
Refreshing themes.
Slim bezels.
11 inches screen size.
Stylus support.
Dual camera.
Octa-core processor.
Fast charging.
No dual camera.
Lack of stylus support.
No 3.5mm audio jack.
No HDR or Panorama selfies.
No 3.5mm audio jack.


Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
Dimensions9.65 x 6.30 x 0.22 inches (245 x 160 x 5.5 mm)9.99 x 6.51 x 0.25 inches (253.8 x 165.3 x 6.3 mm)
Weight14.11 oz (400.0 g)17.71 oz (502.0 g)
MaterialsBack: Aluminum
Biometrics2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)Fingerprint (touch)
ColorsBlack, Gold, Silver

Siblings more often take to each other and Samsung believes in this factual knowledge. Therefore, we get to see the tiny babies taking after each other in terms of their basic design. It is an age of elegance but the sense should not be lost at all. This principle is the basis of the design of both devices.

The aluminium framework and back body are proof that things are getting a bit hard because of the required durability. Aluminium looks fine with both of the designs and the frontal glass is exceptional. Though, the new one shines more attractively than the older one. This indirect connotation implies that we get to find more improved glass within Tab S7 than that of Tab S5E making it extra resistive against minor damages.

Themes have always remained a specialty of Samsung. So, you find the shades getting sophisticated over a year. Shades within Tab S7 have the mystic essence in their presence so the simpler Black, Silver, and Bronze shades existing within Tab S5E are renewed with the Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, and Mystic Bronze shades.

Tab S5E remains a baby in comparison with its rival which weights 489g supporting the stylus up to 26cm latency. Tab S5E’s 400g weight with no stylus support put it behind the rival in this race. Although, both of the tablets do have Nano-SIM support.


Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
Size10.5 inches11.0 inches
Resolution2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 288 PPI2560 x 1600 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 274 PPI
TechnologySuper AMOLEDLCD
Screen-to-body81.50 %83.62 %
FeaturesAmbient light sensor120Hz refresh rate, HDR video support, Ambient light sensor

Gone are the days when Super AMOLED displays used to rule within the smart devices. This is time for the mighty IPS technology to take over the throne from the previous emperor. This predicts the types of display both tablets have to offer.

The Super AMOLED display of Tab S5E is no doubt impressive up to a fine extent but still becomes a bit outdated when compared to the LTPS IPS LCD existing in Tab S7. It means your dream of a clearest screen with zero pixel distortion is now becoming a reality with the presence of millions of colour combinations over here.

The display screens of both have a minor difference within them and the 11.0 inches screen of Tab S7 leads the way for the follower 10.5 inches screen of Tab S5E. This difference within the display isn’t a lot yet Tab S7 is not just about the display. It is all about the bezels which are gone slimmer than ever to ensure maximum display performance.

The resolution quality of both is the same with the presence of 1600x2560pixels which is quite an exceptional pixel rate for the cause of a splendid and flawless display screen.


Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
RearSingle cameraDual camera
Main camera13 MP (PDAF)13 MP (PDAF)
Second camera5 MP (Ultra-wide)
Video recording3840×2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)Yes
Front8 MP (Autofocus)8 MP

The camera feature is one thing about which you can surely claim the change. The rear camera lens is now dual within Tab S7 compared to the single rear camera lens of Tab S5E. The dual nature is not without reason but is there to fascinate you with the help of its ultra-wide feature.

Gear yourselves up for the new 5MP rear camera lens of Tab S7 apart from the already existing 13MP rear camera lens of both Tab S7 and Tab S5E. Tab S7 supports the HDR photos coming with the Panorama feature supporting the Ultra-HD 4K video. Tab S5E also supports the Ultra-HD video which is impressive.

The selfie cameras of both the tablets are not contrasting enough. Both of them have the same 8MP camera lens supporting 1080 pixels video recording within them which is not that bad for a tablet.


Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
HeadphonesNo 3.5mm jackNo 3.5mm jack
SpeakersMultiple speakersMultiple speakers
FeaturesDolby AtmosDolby Atmos

Both of the siblings share the same audio system within them and come up with 4 stereo speakers present in each one. Not only this feature resembles but wireless music by the usage of earbuds is prevalent in both. The reason behind this is the lack of the old 3.5mm audio jack within both of them.


Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
System chipQualcomm Snapdragon 670 SDM670Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SM8250-AB
ProcessorOcta-core, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A75 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 10 nmOcta-core, 3000 MHz, Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm
GPUAdreno 615Adreno 650
Internal storage128GB128GB

The Qualcomm chipset has seen a major upgrade moving from 2019 to 2020. This causes an alteration within the chipsets present in both of the devices. Tab S5E comes with the old Qualcomm SDM670 Snapdragon 670 which is of course fantastic but doesn’t catch the level of the recent chipset SM8250. This one is the specialty of Tab S7 coming in correspondence with the Snapdragon 865+.

The Octa-Core processor is a specialty of both of the devices but the efficient speed is only the specialty of Tab S7. The 3.09GHz processing speed is indeed a speed to die for since the system performs brilliantly over here. The 2.0 GHz processing rate of Tab S5E is tightly becoming the tale of the olden days.

THE 6GB RAM variant is the common variant existing in both of them. Other than that Tab S5E comes with an additional 4GB RAM variant which is replaced by the 8GB one existing in Tab S7. The storage memory capacity of both also finds this kind of deviation where we witness Tab S5E supporting the storage memory from over 64GB to 128GB. In the meanwhile, Tab S7 holds a storage memory capacity of 128GB which ends at 512GB. Both of them do provide micro-SD support.


Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
Device typeTabletTablet
OSAndroid (10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UIAndroid (10), Samsung One UI

One UI 2.5, or in other words Samsung’s life-giver enables both of them to support Android 10 which is the latest upgrade in both of the devices. This grants both of them a variety of new features including better security mechanics, finest accessibility to Google Play services, and active performance of in-built as well as the Google Play store’s apps.


Galaxy Tab S5eGalaxy Tab S7
Capacity7040 mAh8000 mAh
TypeLi – Ion, Not user replaceableNot user replaceable
ChargingFast charging

The Li-Po powered batteries in both are non-removable and you get to find the in-built batteries with stable function too. This is evident from the strong battery capacities of both of them. The 8000 mAh battery capacity existing in Tab S7 supports the device for up to 10 hours.

This stand by time is quite ideal if you are a person who wants continuous hours of binge-watching and gaming. Tab S5E, however, doesn’t lose its hope and remains successful at amazing you with its 7040 mAh battery capacity providing support for up to 9 hours which looks like a perfect standby time. Both of them have the fast charging feature available making them more preferable.


Before finding out the price range of both the devices, make yourself aware of one thing. This involves the difference between an economical and a mediocre range. Because both our tablets have prices dependent on this base. Tab S5E is a device that is quite economical meant for those with a super tight budget. Starting at $340, it is your fine choice. Tab S7 is the mediocre buddy coming for $640.


Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 wins this race by beating it’s an elder sibling. The refreshing design with aesthetic themes takes our attention towards the fine display existing over here. The display quality and screen size then further enhance the interest in the camera quality which accentuates the refined audio quality. All this is the result of a fine processor existing in it making it an ideal choice for 2020. But if, as we have stated earlier, your budget falls in the low range and you haven’t saved up a lot, Samsung Galaxy Tab S5E can be your next ideal device.