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Microsoft Surface 3

Microsoft Surface 3

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

  • Lots of RAM (4 GB RAM)

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The Microsoft Surface 3 features a 10.8-inch display with 1920x1280. It is powered by a 1.6-GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded by a microSD card. The camera is an 8-megapixel unit and there is also a 3.5-megapixel one on the front.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows (8.1)
  • Dimensions:
    • 10.51 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches (267 x 187 x 8.7 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 21.92 oz (621 g)
      the average is 16 oz (457 g)
  • Tablet dock:
    • Yes

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 10.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1920 x 1280 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.

    • 214 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 69.59 %
  • Features:
    • Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup8 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 3.5 megapixels

Hardwarebenchmark

  • 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.

    • Intel 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, 1600 MHz, x7-Z8700, 64-bit
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Intel HD Graphics
  • 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.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 128 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC

Batterybenchmark

  • Type:
    • User replaceable

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers

Cellular

  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
  • Nano SIM:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • USB 3.0
    • Features:
      • USB Host
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. 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.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 31 Mar 2015

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 699

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.


Alternative variants

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

Microsoft Surface 3 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • 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.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB

Microsoft Surface 3 (Wi-Fi Only)

Differences from the main variant:

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 599

Microsoft Surface 3 64GB (Wi-Fi Only)

Differences from the main variant:

  • 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.

    • 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 499

Despite our efforts to provide full and correct Microsoft Surface 3 specifications, there is always a possibility of making a mistake. If you see any wrong or incomplete data, please LET US KNOW.


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