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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 24 Feb 2014
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (RT 8.1)Android (6.0, 5.1, 5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4) 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)10.47 x 6.77 x 0.25 inches (266 x 172 x 6.4 mm) 
Weight23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
15.49 oz (439 g)
the average is 21.6 oz (618 g)
 
Features Stylus 
Rugged Water, Dust resistant 
IP certified IP 58 
Colors Black, White 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1920 x 1200 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 ppi224 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 LCDIPS LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio65.41 %64.68 % 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassOleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Light sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels8.1 megapixels 
Hardware FeaturesAutofocusAutofocus 
Software Features Manual focus, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom 
Settings White balance presets 
Shooting Modes Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Features High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) 
Front-facing camera3.5 megapixels2.2 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)Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8074 
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, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorYesAdreno 330 
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.

2 GB RAM3 GB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Capacity 6000 mAh 
TypeNot user replaceableNot user replaceable 
Stand-by time15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
51.7 days (1240 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
Stand-by time (3G) 50.0 days (1200 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G) 50.0 days (1200 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 
Music playback 188.00 hours 
Video playback10.00 hours13.00 hours 
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Multimedia
MirroringTV-outDLNA, Miracast, MHL, MirrorLink 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM, RDS 
SpeakersLoudspeakerStereo speakers 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation, Video recording  
Cellular
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
LTE (FDD) Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20 
Data LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s 
Micro SIM Yes 
VoLTE Yes 
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Other featuresVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMI via microUSB 
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 
OtherOTA syncNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201324 Feb 2014 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price$ 449$ 500 

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