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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 vs Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 Remove phone

Posted: 23 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 Remove phone

Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, T-Mobile
Design
Device typeTabletTabletTablet
Phone functionality YesYes
OSWindows (8.1 Pro)Android (4.4, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0) TouchWiz / L!ve Panel UIAndroid (4.4.2, 4.3) TouchWiz UI
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)10.31 x 7.09 x 0.35 inches (262 x 180 x 8.9 mm)9.57 x 6.75 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 171.4 x 7.9 mm)
Weight31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
21.16 oz (600 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
19.29 oz (547 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
Tablet dockYes  
FeaturesUSB  
Display
Physical size10.6 inches10.1 inches10.1 inches
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels1280 x 800 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 ppi149 ppi299 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 LCDSuper PLS LCDSuper Clear LCD
Screen-to-body ratio65.22 %62.72 %70.97 %
Colors  16 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensorLight sensor
Camera
CameraYes5 megapixels8 megapixels
Flash LEDLED
Features Autofocus, Geo taggingBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Self-timer
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
Features Video calling 
Front-facing cameraYesOther2 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.

 Samsung Exynos 4 (4412)Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
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, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 4400ARM MaliAdreno 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.

4096 MB RAM2048 MB RAM3072 MB RAM
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB16 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time (3G)  43.00 hours
the average is 27 h (1620 min)
Capacity 7000 mAh8220 mAh
Not user replaceableYesYesYes
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
SpeakersStereo speakers Stereo speakers
YouTube player YesYes
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer  
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE  800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
Data HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A
Micro SIM  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.

 A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
Navigation YesTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspot  Yes
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectorFull-size USBProprietarymicroUSB
Features USB HostUSB Host
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncMHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredDLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201327 Feb 201204 Sep 2013
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 899  

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