Microsoft Surface Go vs Apple iPad mini (2019)

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Display

Display size

10.0 inches
7.9 inches

Resolution

1800 x 1200 pixels
1536 x 2048 pixels

Pixel density

216 ppi
324 ppi

Technology

 
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

69.42 %
70.65 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor
Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 32 mm; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (120 fps)

Features

 
Time-lapse video, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
7 megapixels

Features

 
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Design

Dimensions

9.65 x 6.89 x 0.33 inches (245 x 175 x 8.3 mm)
8 x 5.3 x 0.24 inches (203.2 x 134.6 x 6.1 mm)

Weight

18.41 oz (522 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)
10.87 oz (308 g)
the average is 20.6 oz (589 g)

Materials

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum

Biometrics

2D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Colors

Silver
Gold, Gray, Silver

Multimedia

Headphones

3.5 mm jack
3.5 mm jack

Speakers

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers

Features

Album art cover, Background playback
 

Additional microphone(s)

 
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Intel Pentium 4415Y
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81

Processor

Dual-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm

GPU

Intel HD Graphics 615
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

8 GB
3 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
256 GB

Storage expansion

microSDXC
 

OS

Windows (10)
iPadOS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

4.1
5.0, EDR

Wi-Fi

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

USB

USB Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Lightning

Features

USB OTG
Mass storage device, Video out

Location

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

Sensors

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

Mobile Payment

 
Apple Pay

Other

 
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, AirDrop

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, 46

UMTS

 
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data

 
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM

 
Yes

SIM type

 
Nano SIM, eSIM

Battery

Capacity

 
5058 mAh

Type

 
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Internet use

 
LTE: 9 hours; Wi-Fi: 10 hours

Video playback

9.00 hours
 

Phone features

Notifications

 
Vibration

Other features

Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

In The Box

 
Lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter

MSRP price

$ 550
$ 679
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