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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?


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

Microsoft Surface RT 32GB
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Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
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What's the best device? The PhoneMore's choice is Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

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07 Advantages Microsoft Surface RT 32GB

Surface RT 32GB vs Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
1300Mhz 32bits Quad-Core vs 1200Mhz 32bits Dual-Core
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 64GB vs Until 32GB
+Higher resolution screen
768 x 1366 pixels vs 480 x 800 pixels
+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+Bluetooth 4.0 version with A2DP is newer and faster 4.0 version with A2DP vs 3.0 version with A2DP

20 Advantages Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB

Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB vs Surface RT 32GB
+More internal storage for applications and files
16GB vs 32GB (15GB user available)
 5X (times)100%
116 grams (4.06 ounces) vs 680 grams (23.8 ounces)
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
+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 (7.99) vs 1 MegaPixels (0.92)
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 Supported vs Not supported
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
2 MegaPixels (1.92) vs 1 MegaPixels (0.92)
+More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) vs HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
 6X (times)100%
+More apps available to download and use
1350000 apps (Google Play Store) vs 190000 apps (Windows Store)
+More talk time with your family and friends
8.7 hours vs 8 hours
+More standby time, fewer times to charge the battery
600 hours vs 360 hours
Advantage+Faster for surfing the internet and download files (3G+ HSPA+) 21 Mbps vs Not supported
Advantage+Removable battery can be replaced easily Lithium ion - Removable vs Lithium ion Polymer (LiPo) - Fixed
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 and GeoTagging vs Not supported
Advantage+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device Supported vs Not supported
Advantage+The NFC lets simple and safe communication between near electronic devices Supported vs Not supported
Advantage+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys Gorilla Glass vs Not supported


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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
Chipset and Hardware Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
CPU / Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L / ARM Cortex-A9Samsung Exynos 4210 / ARM Cortex-A9
Processor Clock / Cores 1300Mhz 32bits Quad-Core1200Mhz 32bits Dual-Core
GPU Graphical Controller ULP GeForce 520MHzARM Mali-400
Internal Storage 32GB (15GB user available)16GB
External Storage Until 64GB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
Mobile Networks and Data Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Dual SIM Not supportedNot supported
SIM Card Slots feature not registered1 slot
SIM Card Type Not supportedStandard 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
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
SMS Not supportedSMS with SWYPE
MMS Not supportedSupported
E-mail SupportedSupported
Push Mail SupportedSupported
Speakerphone SupportedSupported
Video Calling SupportedSupported
Call Control Not supportedVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Display and Graphical System Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Screen Inches 10.6"4.3"
Display Type TFT LCDSuper AMOLED Plus
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
Digital Camera / Camcorder Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Main Camera 1 MegaPixels (0.92) 8 MegaPixels (7.99)
Main Camera resolution 1280 x 720 pixels3264 x 2448 pixels
Flash Not supportedLED Flash
Zoom Only digital zoomOnly digital zoom
Autofocus SupportedSupported
Touch focus Not supportedSupported
Smile detection Not supportedSupported
Face detection Not supportedSupported
Sensor Size feature not registered1/3.2" inches
Aperture F feature not registeredf/2.6
BSI Sensor Not supportedSupported
HDR Not supportedNot supported
Front-Camera 1 MegaPixels (0.92) 2 MegaPixels (1.92)
Front-Camera resolution 1280 x 720 pixels1600 x 1200 pixels
Multimedia Microsoft Surface RT 32GBSamsung Galaxy S2 GT-i9100 16GB
Video Recording HD (1280 x 720 pixels) 30 fps Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) 30 fps
Video Rec Secondary Camera HD (1280 x 720 pixels) VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
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
Audios 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 DUSB micro-B with 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 and 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
Flash Player SupportedSupported
Java Not supportedSupported
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass and Ambient LightAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Compass
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) - FixedLithium 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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