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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

12.3 inches
12.9 inches
6.1 inches

Resolution:

1824 x 2736 pixels, 267 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2532 x 1170 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio, 457 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
OLED

Screen-to-body:

76.86 %
85.43 %
86.93 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
1200 cd/m2 (nit)

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
60Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Ceramic Shield), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Intel Core i7 8650U
Apple M1
Apple A14 Bionic

Processor:

Quad-core, 1900 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Hexa-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Intel UHD Graphics 620
Apple 8-core GPU
Yes

RAM:

16GB
8GB
6GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

1000GB
128GB, not expandable
128GB (NVMe), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC

Device type:

Tablet
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

Windows (10)
iPadOS (14.x)
iOS (14.x)

Battery

Capacity:

10758 mAh
2815 mAh

Type:

Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Battery life test results:

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, MagSafe wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

8 MP (Autofocus)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 26 mm; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera:

10 MP (Ultra-wide)
12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 52 mm

Third camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 13 mm

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Time-lapse video
OIS, HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light

Front:

5 MP
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
12 MP (Time-of-Flight (ToF), EIS, HDR, Slow-motion videos)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

11.5 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches (292.1 x 200.7 x 8.4 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
5.78 x 2.82 x 0.29 inches (146.7 x 71.6 x 7.4 mm)

Weight:

27.94 oz (792.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
6.66 oz (189.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Metal
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray
Pacific blue, Gold, Silver, Graphite

Resistance:

Water, Splash, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock
3D Face unlock
3D Face unlock

Keys:

Right: Volume control
Left: Volume control, Other; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Gray

Cellular

5G:

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79, n260, n261, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 42(3500), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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

Dual SIM:

Yes

SIM type:

Nano SIM, eSIM

HD Voice:

Yes

VoLTE:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Atmos

Screen mirroring:

Mini Displayport
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Additional microphone(s):

Yes
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.1
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

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

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, Headphones port

Location:

GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner

Other:

Tethering, Computer sync
NFC, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling)

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4

Phone features

Other features:

Voice commands, Voice recording

Buyers information

Price:

$ 550
$ 1000

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
USB‑C to Lightning Cable, Documentation

Warranty period:

12 Months

Availability

Officially announced:

Oct 03, 2018
Apr 20, 2021
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