• BlackBerry PlayBook 2012 vs Microsoft Surface vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5210

Phone Comparison - BlackBerry PlayBook 2012 vs Microsoft Surface vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 P5210

general General Info

Manufacturer BlackBerry Microsoft Samsung
Announced Not officially announced yet October 2012 June 2013
Status Cancelled Released - November 2012 Coming Soon - Q3 2013
Colors Black Dark Titanium Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 194 x 130 x 10 mm
(7.64 x 5.12 x 0.39 in)
274.6 x 172 x 9.4 mm
(10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in)
243.1 x 176.1 x 8 mm
(9.57 x 6.93 x 0.31 in)
Weight 425 g (14.99 oz) 680.4 g (23.99.0.14 oz) 510 g (17.99 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 N/A N/A
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 N/A
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS BlackBerry Tablet OS, v2.0 Microsoft Windows RT Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Dual-core 1.5 GHz, TI OMAP 4460 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9, Nvidia Tegra 3 T30 Dual-core 1.6 GHz
GPU ULP GeForce -
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB storage
External Memory No microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 7.0 inches 10.6 inches 10.1 inches
Resolution 600 x 1024 pixels (170 ppi) 1366 x 768 pixels (148 ppi) 1280 x 800 pixels (149 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.38% 65.42% 69.51%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels 1.2 MP 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels
Flash No No No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Geo-tagging Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 720p Yes, 720p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 3 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 1.3 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

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

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB storage, 1 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 not 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 Standard battery, Li-Po Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Capacity 4800 mAh 31.5 Wh 6800 mAh
Stand by - Up to 360 h -
Talk Time Up to 10 h Up to 8 h -