• Microsoft Surface 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE vs Apple iPad Air 2

Phone Comparison - Microsoft Surface 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE vs Apple iPad Air 2

general General Info

Manufacturer Microsoft Samsung Apple
Announced September 2013 June 2014 October 2014
Status Available - October 2013 Available - July 2014 Available - October 2014
Price - - Rs. 30,150 ($443.38) [Similarly Priced]
Colors Dark Titanium Dazzling White, Titanium Bronze Space Gray, Silver, Gold
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm
(10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 in)
247.3 x 177.3 x 6.6 mm
(9.74 x 6.98 x 0.26 in)
240 x 169.5 x 6.1 mm
(9.45 x 6.67 x 0.24 in)
Weight 675.9 g (23.81.0.32 oz) 467 g (16.47 oz) 437 g / 444 g (15.41 oz / 15.66 oz)
2G Network No GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
3G Network No HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2600 LTE
Messaging , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - - Fingerprint sensor (Touch ID)

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat) iOS 8.1
Processor Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra 4 T40 Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based), Apple A8X
GPU ULP GeForce (72 cores) Adreno 330 PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
RAM 2 GB 3 GB 1 GB
Internal Memory 32/64 GB storage 16/32 GB 16/64/128 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB No

display Display

Type TFT capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 10.6 inches 10.5 inches 9.7 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (208 ppi) 1600 x 2560 pixels (288 ppi) 1536 x 2048 pixels (264 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.28% 72.66% 71.58%
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 5 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash No
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, 1.12µm Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/smile Detection, HDR (photo/panorama)
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 3.5 MP, 1080p@30fps videos [Similar] Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar] 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, Face [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS No Yes Yes
Edge No Yes Yes
3G No HSDPA, HSUPA; LTE DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 150 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE v4.0, A2DP, EDR
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, USB v3.0, USB Host support Yes, microUSB v2.0 v2.0
GPS Yes Yes, with A-GPS support, GLONASS, Beidou Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML5 HTML5 HTML5 (Safari)

memory User Memory

Internal 32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM 16/64/128 GB, 1 GB RAM DDR3
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB No
USB OTG Supported - -

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint 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-Po Battery (32.4 Wh)
Capacity - 7900 mAh 8600 mAh
Stand by - - -
Talk Time - - Up to 10 h (multimedia)