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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

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Microsoft Surface Pro 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 (8.1 Pro)Android (4.2.2, 4.1.2) TouchWiz UI 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm)8.30 x 5.35 x 0.31 inches (210.8 x 135.9 x 7.95 mm) 
Weight31.99 oz (907 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
11.92 oz (338 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Tablet dockYes  
FeaturesUSB  
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 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
CameraYes5 megapixels 
Features Autofocus, Smile detection, ISO control, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama 
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps) 
Front-facing cameraYes1.3 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.

 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.

Dual core, 1600 MHz, Intel Core i5 4200UQuad core, 1600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorIntel HD Graphics 4400ARM 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.

4096 MB RAM2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage64 GB16 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Capacity 4600 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 speakersEarpiece, Stereo speakers 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet Explorer  
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 
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 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-FiYes802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 3.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device 
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncTV-Out, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced23 Sep 201324 Feb 2013 
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 899  

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