• Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Microsoft Surface 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Phone Comparison - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 vs Microsoft Surface 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Microsoft Samsung
Announced February 2012 September 2013 June 2014
Status Available - August 2012 Available - October 2013 Available - July 2014
Colors Black Dark Titanium White, Black
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.9 mm
(10.11 x 6.9 x 0.35 in)
274.6 x 172.5 x 8.9 mm
(10.81 x 6.79 x 0.35 in)
212.8 x 125.6 x 6.6 mm
(8.38 x 4.94 x 0.26 in)
Weight 594 g (20.95 oz) 675.9 g (23.81.0.32 oz) 294 g (10.37 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 No No
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 No No
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM , Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM
Build Features - - Fingerprint sensor

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Microsoft Windows 8.1 RT Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Processor Dual-core 1.4 GHz, Exynos 4412 Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15, Nvidia Tegra 4 T40 Quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5420
GPU Mali-400MP ULP GeForce (72 cores) Mali-T628 MP6
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 32/64 GB storage 32/64 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB

display Display

Type PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen TFT capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 10.1 inches 10.6 inches 8.4 inches
Resolution 800 x 1280 pixels (149 ppi) 1920 x 1080 pixels (208 ppi) 1600 x 2560 pixels (359 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 66.13% 65.28% 76.71%
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 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels 5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP [Similar] Yes, 3.5 MP, 1080p@30fps videos [Similar] Yes, 2.1 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps No No
Edge Class 12 No No
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps No No
Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot 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 Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, v2.0 Yes, USB v3.0, USB Host support Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS / S-GPS (WiFi version) support Yes Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1GB RAM 32/64 GB storage, 2 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32 GB microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 128 GB
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 Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 7000 mAh - 4900 mAh
Stand by Up to 1500 h - -
Talk Time Up to 33 h 20 min - -