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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Google Nexus 7 (2013)

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Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 24 Jul 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSWindows (8.1 Pro)Android (5.0, 4.4.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 inches (200 x 114 x 8.65 mm) 
Weight31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
10.55 oz (299 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
 
Design featuresStylus  
Tablet dockYes  
FeaturesUSB (4)  
Display
Physical size10.6 inches7.0 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 ppi323 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 ratio65.22 %62.32 % 
Peak brightness 300 cd/m2 (nit) 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) 
Camera
CameraYes5 megapixels 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

 F2.4 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing cameraYes1.2 megapixels 
Video capture1280x720 (720p HD)  
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.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 
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.

Dual core, 1600 MHz, Intel Core i5 4200UQuad core, 1500 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 4400Adreno 320 
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.

4096 MB RAM (Dual-channel) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 533 MHz) 
Built-in storage64 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC  
Battery
Video playback 9.00 hours 
Capacity 3950 mAh 
Type Li - Polymer 
Not user replaceableYes  
Wireless charging Built-in 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3MP3 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4, H.263, H.264 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer  
supportsHTML, HTML5, FlashHTML, HTML5 
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1) MHz 
Data LTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
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, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Phone features
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer (Office, PDF), Calculator, World clock, Timer, NotepadCalendar, Alarm, 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 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
Dual antennas, MIMO  
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
HDMI Yes 
Charging connector microUSB 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, SlimPort, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201324 Jul 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 899$ 350 

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