Phone Comparison - Microsoft Surface vs Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Microsoft Surface
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Sony Xperia Tablet Z
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general General Info

Manufacturer Microsoft Sony
Announced October 2012 Feb 2013
Status Released - November 2012 Available - May 2013
Colors Dark Titanium Black, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 274.6 x 172 x 9.4 mm
(10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 in)
266 x 172 x 6.9 mm
(10.47 x 6.77 x 0.27 in)
Weight 680.4 g ( oz) 495 g (17.46 oz)
2G Network N/A GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 2100 / 800
4G Network - LTE 1800 / 1500 / 2100
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Microsoft Windows RT Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A9, Nvidia Tegra 3 T30 [Similar] Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 [Similar]
GPU ULP GeForce [Similar] Adreno 320 [Similar]
RAM 2 GB [Browse Similar] 2 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 32 GB storage
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 10.6 inches [Similar] 10.1 inches [Similar]
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels (148 ppi) 1200 x 1920 pixels (224 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.42% 64.75%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

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

camera Camera

Rear Camera 1.2 MP [Similar] 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels [Similar]
Flash No No
Features Geo-tagging Auto focus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection
Video Yes, 720p Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Up to 107 kbps
Edge No Up to 296 kbps
3G - HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA, 5.76Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, USB v2.0, USB Host support Yes, v2.0
GPS Yes Yes
Browser HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 32 GB storage, 2GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64GB
USB OTG Supported -

Apps Sensors

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

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable, Li-Po Battery
Capacity 31.5 Wh 6000 mAh
Stand by Up to 360 h Up to 1230 h (2G)
Up to 1270 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 8 h Up to 10 h