Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs Microsoft Surface 3 

Released September, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

  • 9.7"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Android 6.0
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That's a good thing- despite the light weight, they don't feel or look cheap.
by MobileTechReview (Sep, 2015)
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Released May, 2015

Microsoft Surface 3

  • 10.8"
  • 128 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • Windows 8.1
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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch

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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lighter 392 g vs 621 g More than 35% lighter
Significantly thinner 5.6 mm vs 8.7 mm More than 35% thinner
Sharper screen 263 ppi vs 213 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Faster processor 1.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Higher resolution 2048 x 1536 vs 1920 x 1280 Around 30% higher resolution
Smaller 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm vs 187 x 267 x 8.7 mm Around 50% smaller
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Significantly more storage capacity 128 GB vs 32 GB 4x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB 16x more maximum capacity
Bigger screen 10.8" vs 9.7" More than 10% bigger screen
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Windows) vs No (Android) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
More RAM 4 GB vs 3 GB Around 35% more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Higher resolution rear camera 3.5 MP vs 2.1 MP More than 65% higher resolution rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera

Features Key features of the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs Surface 3 

screen resolution

Surface 3
1920 x 1280

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Surface 3
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs
Surface 3 
Size 9.7" 10.8"
Resolution 2048 x 1536 1920 x 1280
PPI 263 ppi 213 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11ac
802.11n
802.11a
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G Yes Yes

processor

Cores Octa core Quad core
Clock speed 1.9 GHz 1.6 GHz

form factor

Weight 392 g 621 g
Size 169 x 237.3 x 5.6 mm 187 x 267 x 8.7 mm
Thickness 5.6 mm 8.7 mm

storage

Galaxy Tab S2 9.7-inch  vs
Surface 3 
Internal storage 32 GB 128 GB
RAM capacity 3 GB 4 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 2,048 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support No Yes
Webcam 8 MP 8 MP
Rear camera 2.1 MP 3.5 MP

sensors

Has a GPS Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes
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