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Microsoft Surface RT 32GB vs Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Comparing side by side, pros and cons and the differences between Microsoft Surface RT 32GB vs Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB phones. Which is the best phone?

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09 Microsoft Surface RT 32GB vs 20 Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Microsoft Surface RT 32GB
Specifications Compare Models Pictures
10.6"
TFT

768x1366

1
MP

1mp

2GB
RAM

32bit Quad

N/A
mAh

Non removable

Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Specifications Compare Models Pictures
4.3"
AMOLED

480x800

8
MP

2mp

1GB
RAM

32bit Dual

1650
mAh

Removable

What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

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09 Advantages Microsoft Surface RT 32GB

Surface RT 32GB vs Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
 26%26%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Core vs 1.2Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
 100%100%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
2GB LPDDR2 vs 1GB LPDDR2
 100%100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vs Until 32GB
 173%100%
+Higher resolution screen
768 x 1366 pixels vs 480 x 800 pixels
 147%100%
+Larger screen
10.6" vs 4.3"
 2X (times)100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
HD (1280 x 720 pixels) vs VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Ambient Light vs Not supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster 4.0 version with A2DP vs 3.0 version with A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internet HTML, XHTML, HTML5 vs HTML, XHTML

20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB vs Surface RT 32GB
 7%7%
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB vs 32GB (15GB user available)
 5X (times)100%
+Lighter
116 grams (4.06 ounces) vs 680 grams (23.8 ounces)
 11%11%
+Thinner
8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches) vs 9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED Plus screen, which are brighter and more vivid Super AMOLED Plus vs TFT LCD
 47%47%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
217 PPI vs 148 PPI
 8X (times)100%
+Higher resolution main camera
8 megapixels vs 1 megapixels
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light LED flash vs Not supported
Advantage+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness BSI sensor vs Not supported
 108%100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2 megapixels vs 1 megapixels
 125%100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) vs HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
 10X (times)100%
+More apps available to download and use
2000000 apps (Google Play Store) vs 190000 apps (Windows Store)
Advantage+The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster 3G+ HSPA+ vs Not supported
Advantage+Faster for surfing the internet and download files (3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps vs Not supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the device Proximity vs Not supported
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easily Lithium ion - Removable vs Lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general FM with RDS vs Not supported
Advantage+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your device A-GPS, GeoTagging vs Not supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device DLNA vs Not supported
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devices NFC vs Not supported
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Gorilla Glass vs Not supported

+ 8 COMMON ITEMS

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Model and physical features Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Brand MicrosoftSamsung
Model Surface RT 32GBGalaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Also known as Tablet Microsoft Surface RT, Surface RT 1Samsung Galaxy S II i9100, Samsung GT-i9100, SGS2
Country or region where it's sold feature not registeredfeature not registered
Release date October, 2012April, 2012
Design / Type BarBar
Depth 9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)
Size (width x height) 172 x 274.6 millimeters (6.77 x 10.81 in)66.1 x 125.3 millimeters (2.6 x 4.93 in)
Weight 680 grams (23.8 ounces)116 grams (4.06 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboard Dock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
Antenna Internal antennaInternal antenna
Water protection Not supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS) Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Operating system Windows RT 8.0Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
Firmware update Windows RT 8.1Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Hardware Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Architecture - Chipset 32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L32bit - Samsung Exynos 4210
CPU processor 1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A91.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controller ULP GeForce 520MHzARM Mali-400
RAM memory 2GB LPDDR21GB LPDDR2
Internal storage 32GB (15GB user available)16GB
External storage Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
Display Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Display type TFT LCDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size 10.6" inches4.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio ~65.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
Touchscreen Capacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution 768 x 1366 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch) 148 PPI217 PPI
Colors 16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glass Not supportedGorilla Glass
Mobile networks and data Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM card Not supported1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
GSM Mhz band Not supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G network Not supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G network Not supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G network Not supportedNot supported
Data network Not supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
2G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2 Not supportedNot supported
Maximum speed download feature not registered21 Mbps
Maximum speed upload feature not registered5.76 Mbps
Messaging and calling Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Messaging E-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video calling SupportedSupported
Call control Not supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back camera Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Main camera 1 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution 1280 x 720 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary) HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
Flash Not supportedLED flash
Focal aperture feature not registeredf/2.6 (aperture)
Focal length feature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size feature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Autofocus AutofocusAutofocus
Touch focus Not supportedSupported
Image stabilization feature not registeredfeature not registered
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detection Not supportedFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensor Not supportedSupported
HDR Not supportedNot supported
Front camera / Secondary camera Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Front camera 1 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution 1280 x 720 pixels1600 x 1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary) HD (1280 x 720 pixels)VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front flash Not supportedNot supported
Focal aperture feature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal length feature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size feature not registeredfeature not registered
Multimedia Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Radio Not supportedFM with RDS
TV Not supportedNot supported
Video formats MP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfaces Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
USB USB 2.0USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV output Micro HDMI Type DMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output 3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP3.0 version with A2DP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNA Not supportedSupported
NFC Not supportedSupported
GPS Not supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared port Not supportedfeature not registered
Other functions Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Active noise cancellation SupportedSupported
Vibrating alert SupportedSupported
Ringtones feature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Web browser HTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML
Flash player SupportedSupported
Java Not supportedSupported
Sensors Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Gyroscope
Other features - Colors: Dark Titanium
- 5-point multitouch
- Optional Touch Cover with keyboard
- WiFi Direct
- Microsoft Office 2013 RT
- Colors: Black, White, Pink
- Samsung TouchWiz UI 4.0
- USB On-the-go 1.3
- WiFi direct
- WiFi hotspot
Power supply and autonomy Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Battery technology Lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacity feature not registered1650 mAh
Battery model feature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time 480 minutes | 8 hours | 0.3 day520 minutes | 8.7 hours | 0.4 day
Standby 21600 minutes | 360 hours | 15 days36000 minutes | 600 hours | 25 days
Specific absorption rate (radiation) Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombia feature not registered0.16 W/Kg (head) | 0.96 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UK feature not registered0.34 W/Kg (head)

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