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Microsoft Surface 3 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019)

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

Display

Size:

10.8 inches
8.0 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 1920 pixels, 214 PPI
1280 x 800 pixels, 16:10 ratio, 189 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

69.59 %
70.98 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Intel Atom x7 Z8700
Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 SDM429

Processor:

Quad-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
Quad-core, 1950 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 12 nm

GPU:

Intel HD
Adreno 504

RAM:

4GB
2GB LPDDR3

Internal storage:

128GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC
microSDXC up to 512 GB

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet

OS:

Windows (8.1)
Android (11, 10, 9.0 Pie), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

5100 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus)

Video recording:

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

Features:

Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

3.5 MP
2 MP

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions:

10.51 x 7.36 x 0.34 inches (267 x 187 x 8.7 mm)
8.27 x 4.90 x 0.31 inches (210 x 124.4 x 8 mm)

Weight:

21.92 oz (621.0 g)
12.17 oz (345.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Aluminum

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Silver

Tablet dock:

Yes

Cellular

Data Speed:

LTE, HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.2

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

USB 3.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging, Mass storage device

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Buyers information

Price:

$ 699

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 31, 2015
Jul 05, 2019
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