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Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE vs Microsoft Surface Pro

Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 LTE Remove phone

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Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - U.S. Cellular

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PA Rating - 8.5
Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
Phone functionalityYes  
OSAndroid (4.1) TouchWiz UIWindows (8 Pro) 
Dimensions10.3 x 7 x 0.35 inches (262 x 178 x 9 mm)10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm) 
Weight20.80 oz (590 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
32.00 oz (907 g)
the average is 16.4 oz (467 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches10.6 inches 
Resolution1280 x 800 pixels1920 x 1080 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.

149 ppi208 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 LCD 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels1 megapixel 
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus, Geo tagging  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps) 
Front-facing camera1.9 megapixelsYes 
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  
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, 1400 MHzDual core, 1700 MHz, Intel Core i5-3317U 
Graphics processorYesIntel HD Graphics 4000 
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 RAM4096 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Battery
Stand-by time30.0 days (720 hours)
the average is 29 days (692 h)
  
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 
Speakers Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter  
Technology
CDMA

CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

800, 1900 MHz  
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz  
FDD LTE700 (band 13) MHz  
DataLTE, HSPA (unspecified), UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, EV-DO Rev.A  
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  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation  
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 3.0 
ConnectorProprietaryFull-size USB 
FeaturesUSB Host  
OtherMHL, Computer sync, OTA sync, InfraredTV-Out, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsFlight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced07 Jan 201318 Jun 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
MSRP price $ 899 

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