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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
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Posted: 29 Oct 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (RT 8.1)Android (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)10.39 x 6.99 x 0.35 inches (263.9 x 177.6 x 8.9 mm) 
Weight23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
21.27 oz (603 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels2560 x 1600 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

208 ppi300 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

IPS LCDTrue RGB Real Stripe PLS 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2) 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera3.5 megapixels1.9 megapixels 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 4 (T40)Samsung Exynos 5 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15Dual core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 
Graphics processorYesARM Mali-T604 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel) 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Battery
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
20.8 days (500 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
 
Music playback 90.00 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours9.00 hours 
Capacity 9000 mAh 
Type Li - Polymer 
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV, AVI, Flash Video, MKV 
SpeakersLoudspeakerStereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 11  
supportsHTML, HTML5, FlashHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 GPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Phone features
Phonebook Unlimited entries 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, NotepadCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingWindows Live / MSNHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.03.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n 
Dual antennas, MIMOMIMO 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI Micro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer 
OtherVoice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201329 Oct 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price$ 449$ 499 

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