• BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Microsoft Surface 2

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry 4G LTE PlayBook vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 vs Microsoft Surface 2

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Samsung Microsoft
Announced August 2012 June 2013 September 2013
Status Available - August 2012 Available - July 2013 Available - October 2013
Colors Black White Dark Titanium
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm
(8.26 x 4.87 x 0.29 in)
274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm
(10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 in)
Weight 425 g (14.99 oz) 314 g (11.08 oz) 675.9 g (23.81.0.32 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 No
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 800 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 No
4G Network LTE 700 / 1700 LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 -
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry Tablet OS v2.0 Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz Dual-core 1.5 GHz, Exynos 4212 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra 4 T40
GPU - Mali-400MP ULP GeForce (72 cores)
RAM 1 GB 1.5 GB 2 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 8/16 GB 32/64 GB storage
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches 8.0 inches 10.6 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 800 x 1280 pixels (189 ppi) 1920 x 1080 pixels (208 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.38% 71.21% 65.28%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio No No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels
Flash No LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection Auto focus, Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 1080p Yes, 720p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 3 MP [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar] Yes, 3.5 MP, 1080p@30fps videos [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes No
Edge No Yes No
3G HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL No
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB Host Yes, USB v3.0, USB Host support
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support Yes
Browser HTML5, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 8/16 GB, 1.5 GB RAM 32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB
USB OTG - Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor not present proximity sensor present proximity sensor not present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Non-removable Li-Po battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery
Capacity 5300 mAh 4450 mAh -
Stand by - - -
Talk Time - Up to 11 h -