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Microsoft Surface 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

10.6 inches
8.4 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels, 208 PPI
1920 x 1200 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 270 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body:

65.41 %
80.91 %

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

NVIDIA Tegra 4 T114
Samsung Exynos 7904

Processor:

Quad-core, 1700 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15, 28 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, Arm Cortex-A73 and Arm Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU:

Yes
Mali-G71 MP2

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

32GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Windows (RT 8.1)
Android (9.0 Pie)

Battery

Capacity:

5000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Charging:

Fast charging

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.9; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Front:

3.5 MP
5 MP

Design

Dimensions:

10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm)
7.95 x 4.93 x 0.28 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.1 mm)

Weight:

23.84 oz (675.8 g)
10.9 oz (309.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Mocha

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 13(700 c), 20(800 DD), 66(AWS-3)

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

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

SIM type:

Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Loudspeaker
Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

TV-out
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

Full-size USB, USB 3.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 2.0

Location:

GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer

Other:

OTA sync
ANT+

Phone features

Notifications:

Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Buyers information

Price:

$ 449
$ 240

User Manual:

This is the official Samsu​ng Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) User Guide in English provided from the manufacturer.

In The Box:

Charging block, USB-C cable, SIM eject tool, QuickStart Guide

Warranty period:

12 Months

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 23, 2013
Mar 25, 2020
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