Microsoft Surface 2 vs Apple iPad 10.2-inch

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Display

Display size

10.6 inches
10.2 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels
1620 x 2160 pixels

Pixel density

208 ppi
265 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

65.41 %
74.94 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization

Front

3.5 megapixels
1.2 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)
9.8 x 6.8 x 0.29 inches (248.9 x 172.7 x 7.4 mm)

Weight

23.84 oz (676 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
17.39 oz (493 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Materials

 
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

 
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

 
Silver, Space gray, Gold

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Screen mirroring

TV-out
 

Additional microphone(s)

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

NVIDIA Tegra 4 T114
Apple A10 Fusion APL1W24

Processor

Quad-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15, 28 nm
Quad-core, 2340 MHz, Hurricane and Zephyr, 64-bit, 16 nm

GPU

Yes
PowerVR 7XT GT7600 Plus

RAM

2 GB
 

Internal storage

32 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC
 

OS

Windows (RT 8.1)
iPadOS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct

USB

Full-size USB, USB 3.0
Lightning

Features

 
Mass storage device, USB charging

Location

 
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

 
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 66, 71

LTE (TDD)

 
Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Battery

Type

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Stand-by time

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

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Video playback

10.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
 

Other features

Voice recording
 

Shopping information

Warranty period

12 Months
 

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 449
$ 559
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