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

Comparison: 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 19 Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Microsoft Surface RT 32GB





32bit Quad


Non removable

Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB





32bit Dual



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

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best phone! Comment!

09 Advantages Microsoft Surface RT 32GB

Surface RT 32GBvsGalaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1.3Ghz 32bit Quad-Corevs1.2Ghz 32bit Dual-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vsUntil 32GB
+Higher resolution screen
768 x 1366 pixelsvs480 x 800 pixels
+Larger screen
 2 times100%
+More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)vsVGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceAmbient LightvsNot supported
Advantage+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster4.0 version with A2DPvs3.0 version with A2DP
Advantage+Better sites viewing on the internetHTML, XHTML, HTML5vsHTML, XHTML

19 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GBvsSurface RT 32GB
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GBvs32GB (15GB user available)
 5 times100%
116 grams (4.06 ounces)vs680 grams (23.8 ounces)
8.49 millimeters (0.33 inches)vs9.4 millimeters (0.37 inches)
Advantage+This device has a Super AMOLED Plus screen, which are brighter and more vividSuper AMOLED PlusvsTFT LCD
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
217 PPIvs148 PPI
 8 times100%
+Higher resolution main camera
8 megapixelsvs1 megapixels
Advantage+The LED flash helps in dark places or in low lightLED flashvsNot supported
Advantage+The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightnessBSI sensorvsNot supported
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2 megapixelsvs1 megapixels
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)vsHD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Advantage+The 3G+ HSPA+ network is newer and faster3G+ HSPA+vsNot supported
Advantage+Faster for surfing the internet and download files(3G+ HSPA+) 21 MbpsvsNot supported
Advantage+Sensors help you use the deviceProximityvsNot supported
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easilyLithium ion - RemovablevsLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removable
Advantage+The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in generalFM with RDSvsNot supported
Advantage+It's harder to lose yourself in the city with GPS on your deviceA-GPS, GeoTaggingvsNot supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible deviceDLNAvsNot supported
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devicesNFCvsNot supported
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keysGorilla GlassvsNot supported


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Model and physical featuresMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
ModelSurface RT 32GBGalaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Also known asTablet Microsoft Surface RT, Surface RT 1Samsung Galaxy S II i9100, Samsung GT-i9100, SGS2
Country or region where it's soldfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Release dateOctober, 2012April, 2012
Design / TypeBarBar
Depth9.4 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)
Weight680 grams (23.8 ounces)116 grams (4.06 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardDock with QWERTY keyboardNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Water protectionNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Operating systemWindows RT 8.0Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
Firmware updateWindows RT 8.1Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
HardwareMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Architecture - Chipset32bit - NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L32bit - Samsung Exynos 4210
CPU processor1.3Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A91.2Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU graphical controllerULP GeForce 520MHzARM Mali-400
Internal storage32GB (15GB user available)16GB
External storageUntil 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
DisplayMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Display typeTFT LCDSuper AMOLED Plus
Screen size10.6" inches4.3" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~65.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~63.5% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Display resolution768 x 1366 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)148 PPI217 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass
Mobile networks and dataMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Dual SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM cardNot supported1 slot
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
GSM Mhz bandNot supportedQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
2G networkNot supportedGSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G networkNot supportedUMTS 850/900/1900/2100
4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Data networkNot supportedGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
2G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
3G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
4G network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Data network SIM2Not supportedNot supported
Maximum download/uploadfeature not registered21/5.76 Mbps
Messaging and callingMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
MessagingE-mail, Push mailSMS (Swype), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlNot supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary camera / Back cameraMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Main camera1 megapixels8 megapixels
Main camera resolution1280 x 720 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Video recording (primary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fpsFull HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
FlashNot supportedLED flash
Focal aperturefeature not registeredf/2.6 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/3.2" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationfeature not registeredfeature not registered
ZoomOnly digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Face/smile detectionNot supportedFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Front camera / Secondary cameraMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Front camera1 megapixels2 megapixels
Front camera resolution1280 x 720 pixels1600 x 1200 pixels
Video recording (secondary)HD (1280 x 720 pixels)VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
MultimediaMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
RadioNot supportedFM with RDS
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, DivX, XviD, H.264, H.263, WMVMP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, H.263
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AC3, FLACMP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 Micro-B (Micro-USB)
TV outputMicro HDMI Type DMicro-B USB - MHL
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth4.0 version with A2DP3.0 version with A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n802.11 a/b/g/n
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSNot supportedA-GPS, GeoTagging
Infrared portNot supportedfeature not registered
Other functionsMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
Ringtonesfeature not registeredPolyphonic and customized
Java / Flash playerNo / YesSupported
Ambient Light
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 autonomyMicrosoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Battery technologyLithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Non removableLithium ion - Removable
Battery capacityfeature not registered1650 mAh
Battery modelfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Talk time480 minutes | 8 hours | 0.3 day520 minutes | 8.7 hours | 0.4 day
Standby21600 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, Colombiafeature not registered0.16 W/Kg (head) | 0.96 W/Kg (body)
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registered0.34 W/Kg (head)

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