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Microsoft Surface 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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Microsoft Surface 2 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - AT&T

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSWindows (RT 8.1)Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2) TouchWiz UI 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inches (210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm) 
Weight23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
11.92 oz (338 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Design features Stylus 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches8.0 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1280 x 800 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 ppi189 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 LCDTFT 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus, Smile detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing camera3.5 megapixels1.3 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 4 Quad (Exynos 4412) 
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-A15Quad core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesARM Mali-400 MP4 
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 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
  
Video playback10.00 hours  
Capacity 4600 mAh 
Type Li - Ion 
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+, FLAC, WMA 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, WMV 
SpeakersLoudspeakerEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer 11  
supportsHTML, HTML5, FlashHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
Data HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Global Roaming Yes 
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, S-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Phone features
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, NotepadCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator 
Messaging SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingWindows Live / MSNHangouts / Google Talk, ChatON 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Dual antennas, MIMO  
Wi-Fi Direct Yes 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Charging connector microUSB 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

 12 Mar 2013 
 FCC ID value: A3LGTN5100 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

   
Head 0.78 W/kg 
Product Specific Use 1.07 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission 1.59 W/kg 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201324 Feb 2013 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price$ 449  

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