Product Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

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General Specifications
Galaxy Tab S2
Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR)
About the Product
Take your entertainment to the next level on your tablet’s vibrant screen. From games and social media to emails and presentations, everything looks its best thanks to the rich colors and crisp details only a Samsung Super AMOLED display can bring.
Featuring High Dynamic Range on a Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Tab S3 delivers cinematic vividness, detail and deep contrast to a screen that fits in your hands. The revolutionary S Pen has true-to-life pressure and angle sensitivity with the intelligence to translate, magnify, navigate and create with a full pallete of brush and pen types. And just like a real pen, it never needs to be charged. Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, calibrate with your movements as you rotate the Galaxy Tab S3, and intuitively reflect what’s playing on-screen.
Key Specs
Internet Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Screen Size
9.7 in.
9.7 in.
Storage Capacity
32 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • The size is much more manageable than the iPad Air it replaces. It is perfect for my intended use.
  • I love this tablet. It is the perfect size, it's FAST and it fits seamlessly with the other Samsung products. Screen is gorgeous.
  • Great size; small enough to easily hold, but big enough to be able to read books or view Web pages easily. Very happy with it!
  • Nice tablet. Convent size. Easy to hold, but large enough to be quite useful. Not the best size if you want multiple windows open at a the same time unles you have good eyesight.
  • 32GB internal storage- Even though this tablet allows for expandable storage, keep in mind that Samsung's flavor of android as far as I can tell does not allow for adoptable storage (ability to turn you SD card into system internal storage by formatting it as such)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet
  • Its a perfect size for a small bag...not bulky at all.
  • I'm not a techi, I use it for the everyday things and I really like it. I travel alot, so size was important for me. Takes great pictures, ample storage,
  • I have had the previous galaxy s tablets but they don’t compare to this 1. Love the resolution and screen size. Much easier to updat forms than the 8"
  • Great display, fast and expandable memory are just three of many things that make this a great tablet
  • The only drawback I have found is that it is WiFi only, and no LTE. Usually, I can find wifi, but sometimes I have to hotspot with my phone. I
Size & Weight
9.34 in.
9.3 in.
0.22 in.
6.65 in.
6.65 in.
0.24 in.
0.83 oz.
15.1 oz.
Display Type
Pixel Density
264 ppi
264 ppi
Screen Resolution
2048 x 1536
2048 x 1536
What customers say about "Display"
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • Gorgeous display. I have never seen better in an 9.7" format. Quick, responsive, everything you'd expect from a higher end Samsung.
  • The Super AMOLED display is dazzling and far superior to any other tablet I've seen. Watching movies is a great experience
  • The 9.7” display is just right for reading and viewing. The display is sharp in definition and is very colorful and responsive to videos being played.
  • The display has 4:3 aspect ratio so you can read digital publications in portrait orientation without it looking squashed.
  • Impressive display! Shading/blacks are the best that I have seen on any display.
  • 4:3 aspect ratio when watching movies. When viewing netflix and others you lose so much screen real estate unless you maximize the video which blows it up and then you lose detail.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet
  • Fast processing, and the display is almost as sharp as 4K.
  • The screen display is much brighter outdoors and quite usable.
  • The display is almost life like. Videos play in 4K, pictures jump out in your face and with the added memory this has compared to the S2, it never has a lag even playing HQ content
  • Nice bright and clear display. Drawback is that the back of the device is also glass, and although lightweight, is more prone to breakage.
  • The display is very sharp, great for movies. It's very responsive and fun to use.
Front-Facing Camera
2.1 MP
5 MP
Rear-Facing Camera
8 MP
13 MP
Processor Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652
Qualcomm APQ 8096
Number of Cores
Processor Speed
1.8 GHz
2.15 GHz
What customers say about "Processor"
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • The 1.9 GHz processor is quick and nimble and accomplishes tasks with no hesitation and the 32GB onboard memory, especially with the optional addition of a 128GB micro SD card, is more than adequate for my storage needs.
  • It has a fast, fast processor, a super screen, and I have yet to find something to complain about.
  • The specs include an 8-core processor, 3 GB of RAM and a 4000mah battery. In my opinion the overall speed of the unit barely compares to my last 4 core and 2 GB of RAM Android.
  • Best build quality, no much bloatware. And really good processor for multi tasking. Good battery life.
  • 2. Quick processor speed. This tablet is very fast in accessing apps, e-mail, calling up photos, music, etc. It's more like a computer than the typical tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet
  • Fast processing, and the display is almost as sharp as 4K.
  • The screen display is much brighter outdoors and quite usable.
  • The display is almost life like. Videos play in 4K, pictures jump out in your face and with the added memory this has compared to the S2, it never has a lag even playing HQ content
  • The display is amazing, the processor is noticeably faster than the S2, and the keyboard syncs flawlessly.
  • 2017 tablet using Snapdragon 820 processor. This is still a reasonably fast processor, but not state of the art like the Snapdragon 835. They didn't even go for the 821 Snapdragon
Operating System
Android 6.0
Android 7.0 Nougat
Maximum Usage Time
12 hours
12 hours
Water Resistant
Lightning quick, Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, Super AMOLED Display
Lightning quick, Powerful Quad speakers, tuned by AKG, HDR-ready Super AMOLED display, Galaxy Tab S3 - S Pen
What customers say about "Features"
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet
  • Battery life greatly improved with Marshmallow on this model compared to Lollipop.
  • Light weight and portable. Feels nice holding. Very comfortable to hold because of the light weight
  • Speakers- This tablet comes with 2 bottom or side firing speakers that I was expecting much from but they are loud without distortion but they don't really provide much base. Still, when in the shower playing music I have not issues hearing the songs.
  • Micro SD card expansion slot. This is really, REALLY nice. I know a lot of devices have this now, but Google is stuck in the Middle Ages and haven’t really made the jump to allow this feature, so having a tablet have this is awesome.
  • Finger print scanner is pretty horrible and pointless because it is not reliable. Not a big deal to many people.
  • Tends to have trouble with black levels in movies more than my old Nexus 7. Turning off auto brightness helps some but not all the way
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 (SM-T820NZSAXAR) 9.7-Inch, 32GB Tablet
  • It has a battery slightly less than twice the size of the one in my phone, but the operational life is astounding. I can sit and read or play a game for hours and it barely dents the battery. I imagine it could easily last 12 hours or more.
  • The sound is amazing from such small speakers. I'm also thrilled it didn't come with a lot of bloat ware, and what did come on it is easily disabled.
  • You can tailor the sound somewhat, using the Bass/Treble and Instrumental/Vocal controls in the Sound settings, although that was also available on the S2. Basically, two more speakers seems to work better for me.
  • Nice little tablet, performance is great but battery life is poor. To the point that I may try to return it. You use it for a couple of hours during the day, put it away for the evening and the battery is dead by the next morning.
  • Reading the forums there is a WiFi issue that kills the battery on standby but Samsung doesn't seem to care.
NFC Technology
Charging Interface
Micro USB
USB Type-C
Included With Unit
Travel Adapter, MicroUSB Cable
S Pen, USB Power Adapter, USB Type-C cable
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
549.99 $

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