Microsoft Surface 2

Announced:
Sep 23, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 22, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Display size:

10.6 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1080 pixels

Pixel density:

208 ppi

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio:

65.41 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front:

3.5 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)

Weight:

23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

NVIDIA Tegra 4 T114

Processor:

Quad-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15, 28 nm

GPU:

Yes

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

32 GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC

OS:

Windows (RT 8.1)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO

USB:

Full-size USB, USB 3.0

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

OTA sync

Battery

Type:

Not user replaceable

Stand-by time:

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Video playback:

10.00 hours

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Shopping information

Warranty period:

12 Months

MSRP price:

$ 449

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Microsoft Surface 2 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64 GB

MSRP price:

$ 549

Microsoft Surface 2 LTE

for AT&T

Differences from the main variant:

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

LTE (FDD):

Bands 17, 5, 4, 2, 7

UMTS:

850, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data:

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash
  • Too little RAM
  • Lacks GPS

Description

Microsoft Surface 2 is a new tablet that comes to succeed last year's Surface RT. That's right, Microsoft is keeping Windows RT around, and so the Surface 2 will be powered by the updated Windows RT 8.1 OS. Rather than treating us to some kind of a complete redesign, Microsoft is keeping all the good stuff about the Surface RT and has upgraded the device where necessary. With a slightly thinner and lighter design, the Surface 2 will also sport a much better 10.6" screen, upping the resolution from 1366 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels - a much-needed improvement. Under the hood, the Surface 2 will be powered by the new Tegra 4 chipset (the Surface RT had Tegra 3). Unfortunately, Tegra 4 hasn't seen much spotlight as far as smartphones are concerned, but it's slowly and steadily grabbing chunks of market share when it comes to tablets. A nice extra that Microsoft is going to bundle with the Surface 2 is called "Best of Skype". Basically, new Surface 2 owners will gain access to one year of free Skype Wi-Fi hotspots, as well as one year of free international Skype calls. What's more, users will also get 200 GB of free Skydrive storage.

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