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Microsoft Surface RT vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch

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Microsoft Surface RT Remove phone

Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch Remove phone

Posted: 03 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionality Yes 
OSWindows (RT)Android (4.2) 
Dimensions10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)9.57 x 6.93 x 0.31 inches (243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95 mm) 
Weight24.00 oz (680 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
18.06 oz (512 g)
the average is 15.1 oz (431 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.6 inches10.1 inches 
Resolution1366 x 768 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.

148 ppi149 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.

 TFT 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera1 megapixel3 megapixels 
Features Geo tagging, Panorama, Night mode 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
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.

NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30Intel Atom 
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, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Dual core, 1600 MHz 
Graphics processorULP GeForce @ 520MHzYes 
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.

2048 MB RAM1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Maximum User Storage 26.3 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time (3G) 40.00 hours
the average is 34 h (2040 min)
 
Capacity 6800 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 10  
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
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 Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 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, Glonass 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectorFull-size USBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIMicro HDMI (Type D)  
OtherTV-Out, OTA syncMHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, Infrared 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced18 Jun 201203 Jun 2013 
Shopping information
Warranty period12 Months  
MSRP price$ 500  

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