Microsoft Surface 3 vs Microsoft Surface Go

Display

Display size

10.8 inches
10.0 inches

Resolution

1920 x 1280 pixels
1800 x 1200 pixels

Pixel density

214 ppi
216 ppi

Screen-to-body

69.59 %
69.42 %

Colors

 
16 777 216

Touchscreen

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features

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

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Intel Atom x7 Z8700
Intel Pentium 4415Y

Processor

Quad-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
Dual-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Intel HD
Intel HD Graphics 615

RAM

4 GB
8 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
128 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC
microSDXC

Device type

Tablet
Tablet

OS

Windows (8.1)
Windows (10)

Battery

Type

User replaceable
 

Video playback

 
9.00 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Features

Autofocus
 

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Front

3.5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor

 
Candybar

Dimensions

10.51 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches (267 x 187 x 8.7 mm)
9.65 x 6.89 x 0.33 inches (245 x 175 x 8.3 mm)

Weight

21.92 oz (621 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)
18.41 oz (522 g)
the average is 21.2 oz (606 g)

Materials

 
Back: Metal

Biometrics

 
2D Face unlock

Colors

 
Silver

Tablet dock

Yes
 

Cellular

Data Speed

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS
 

2G Data

EDGE
 

SIM type

Nano SIM
 

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover
Album art cover, Background playback

Music player

 
 

Filter by

Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists

Supported formats

MP3
MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A (Apple lossless), AMR, OGG, MIDI

Video playback

 
 

Supported formats

MPEG4
MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.0
4.1

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band

USB

USB 3.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1

Features

OTG, Charging
OTG, Charging

Location

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
 

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Internet browsing

Browser

 
 

supports

HTML, HTML5
HTML, HTML5

Phone features

Organizer

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer (Office), Calculator
Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

E-mail

 
IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging

 
Skype

Other features

 
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 699
$ 550

Availability

Officially announced

Mar 31, 2015
Jul 09, 2018
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