• Microsoft Surface 2 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE

Phone Comparison - Microsoft Surface 2 vs Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE

general General Info

Manufacturer Microsoft Amazon Samsung
Announced September 2013 September 2013 June 2014
Status Available - October 2013 Available - November 2013 Available - July 2014
Colors Dark Titanium Black Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm
(10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 in)
231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
(9.09 x 6.22 x 0.31 in)
247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm
(9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 in)
Weight 675.9 g (23.81.0.32 oz) 374 g/ 384 g (13.19 oz/ 13.55 oz) 467 g (16.47 oz)
2G Network No GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network No HSDPA HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT Android OS, v4.x (Jelly Bean - customized) Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra 4 T40 Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
GPU ULP GeForce (72 cores) Adreno 330 Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16/32/64 GB 16/32 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 10.6 inches 8.9 inches 10.5 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (208 ppi) 2560 x 1600 pixels (339 ppi) 1600 x 2560 pixels (288 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.28% 63.00% 72.66%
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, 2592х1936 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 3.5 MP, 1080p@30fps videos [Similar] Yes, 720p [Similar] Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Yes
Edge No Yes Yes
3G No HSPA+, LTE HSDPA, HSUPA; LTE
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
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 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, USB v3.0, USB Host support Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes Yes, with A-GPS support (4G model) Yes, with A-GPS support, GLONASS, Beidou
Browser HTML5 HTML5 (Amazon Silk) HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16/32/64 GB, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB No microSD, up to 128 GB
USB OTG 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 Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion battery Non-removable Li-Ion Battery
Capacity - - 7900 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time - Up to 12 h -