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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 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 (2014 Edition) Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Verizon, T-Mobile

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSWindows (8.1 Pro)Android (4.4.2, 4.3) TouchWiz UI 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 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)
19.29 oz (547 g)
the average is 14.1 oz (404 g)
 
Tablet dockYes  
FeaturesUSB  
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 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 Clear LCD 
Screen-to-body ratio65.22 %70.97 % 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor 
Camera
CameraYes8 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Back-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)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
Front-facing cameraYes2 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.

 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, 2300 MHz, Krait 400 
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 4400Adreno 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 RAM3072 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time (3G) 43.00 hours
the average is 27 h (1620 min)
 
Capacity 8220 mAh 
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 
SpeakersStereo speakersStereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer  
Built-in online services support Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Technology
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 850, 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 LTE 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.

 GPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features USB Host 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncDLNA, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201304 Sep 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 899  

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