Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2  vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3 

Released February, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2

  • 12.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 4.3
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When you tack on keyboard folios, like the one Logitech introduced for the NotePRO, it starts to equate ultra thin and light laptops, which carry much more oomph than this huge tablet.
by PhoneArena (Feb, 2014)
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Released June, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

  • 12"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The camera preview is lower resolution than the picture you take.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2

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Significantly longer battery life 10 hour vs 3.77 hour Around 2.8x longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Significantly smaller 295.6 x 203.9 x Unknown vs 201 x 292 x 9 mm 100% smaller
Significantly faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 1.7 GHz More than 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution rear camera 8 MP vs 5 MP 60% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Higher resolution 2560 x 1600 vs 2160 x 1440 More than 30% higher resolution
Sharper screen 249 ppi vs 216 ppi More than 15% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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Has a Wi-Fi 802.11ac vs None Most tablets have a Wi-Fi
Much more RAM 8 GB vs 3 GB Around 2.8x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
More storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Windows) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 2 MP 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Features Key features of the Galaxy Note 12.2  vs Surface Pro 3 

screen resolution

Galaxy Note 12.2
2560 x 1600
Surface Pro 3
2160 x 1440

memory

camera resolution

CPU Frequency

Reviews Word on the street

Galaxy Note 12.2  vs Surface Pro 3 

8.0
8.5
In contrast to the Surface RT's 1366 x 768 resolution display, this is undoubtedly sharper with its visuals, since every single detail has definition – whereas some jagginess was evident with the Surface RT's display.
Surface Pro 3

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Note 12.2  vs
Surface Pro 3 
Size 12.1" 12"
Technology TFT LCD Super IPS LCD2
Resolution 2560 x 1600 2160 x 1440
PPI 249 ppi 216 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes No

processor

Clock speed 2.3 GHz 1.7 GHz

form factor

Weight 753 g 798 g
Size 295.6 x 203.9 x Unknown 201 x 292 x 9 mm
Battery life 10 hour 3.77 hour

storage

Galaxy Note 12.2  vs
Surface Pro 3 
Internal storage 32 GB 64 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 2 MP 5 MP
Rear camera 8 MP 5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes No
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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